The idea for the McGinniss Himmel Insurance Agency started in late 2008 as just two friends and a problem to be solved.


With many major insurance companies leaving the state of Florida, and the home insurance market in turmoil, there was a need going unfulfilled. Our goal was simply to help guide homeowners to the right company and right coverages. We began a relationship with the VanAllen Insurance Agency in Inverness Florida, and in June 2009 started their Tallahassee branch.


When we opened our doors we had some hand me down desks, two computers, a few used phones, and a total of two clients. Those two clients were Allen McGinniss and Michael Himmel. Two knowledgeable insurance agents… scared completely out of their minds.


Since then, we’ve grown to 10 team members, finally gotten rid of those ridiculous old desks, and in January 2015 that Tallahassee branch officially became the McGinniss Himmel Insurance Agency.


We are incredibly thankful for the support from our clients, friends, family, business partners, and especially Linda VanAllen. Without all your help, our little idea wouldn’t have become such a great story.