Our Story

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

With many major insurance companies leaving the state of Florida, and the home insurance market in turmoil, we saw a need going unfulfilled. In early 2009 we began a relationship with the VanAllen Insurance Agency in Inverness Florida, and shortly thereafter the Tallahassee branch of the VanAllen Insurance Agency was born. Our initial goal was simply to help guide homeowners to the right company and right coverages.

We opened our doors in June 2009 with 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 very knowledgeable insurance agents… scared completely out of their minds.

Since then, we’ve added an experienced and energetic team member in Kira Meiners, finally gotten rid of those old desks, and cultivated a client base which now allows us to stand on our own.

On January 1, 2015 the Tallahassee branch of the VanAllen Insurance Agency officially became the McGinniss Himmel Insurance Agency. We’re 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.