Credit: NJ Monthly — SINGER NELSON CHARLMERS
What began as a summer job for Al Singer selling life insurance is now approaching a 50-year career. In 1958, Al launched Teaneck-based Nelson Charlmers, which became an industry leader. In 1987, he started the Singer Insurance Group with son David. The company, now 42 employees, also includes Al’s second son Jonathan.
“Our family values are based upon treating others the way we want to be treated, and that translates to the company,” David says. “A lot of insurance companies do not live up to their promises–we make sure that we do.” Boasting a retention rate of more than 95 percent, the company also has developed programs to optimize health care coverage and contribute to their community.
Al founded People Against Children Starving to deliver food to needy children, and Jonathan, motivated by his daughter’s rare chromosomal disorder, launched the Drive for Rebecca to establish the REED Academy and generate funds for autism education and research. –J.L.N.