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Four Generations of Service

Holden & Company History

For 103 years, Holden and Company Insurance has called DC home. Four generations later, we are still growing here at home and across the country. It’s been a long journey and we look forward to the next chapter of growth and service to the history of our agency.

  • Present – A Century of Service

    With a growing staff and headquarters in Alexandria, Holden and Company is situated firmly in DC’s business community. Our goal is simple: we want to provide personalized service and tailored coverage that meet your specific needs, backed by our expertise and years of experience in the industry. At Holden and Company, you are not just a policy number but a valued client and partner in managing your risks and achieving your goals.

  • 2014 – Back to our Roots

    With over 20 years of experience and a nationally recognized book of business, Scott rebranded the agency name and original service. model to reflect the roots his great grandfather had built nearly 100 years prior.

  • 1995 – A Fourth Generation Joins

    The Holden legacy continued into the mid 1990’s when Charles III son, Scott Holden arrived on Saint Asaph Street with his recent risk management graduate degree from The College of Insurance. Scott joined as a broker and producer of new business.

  • 1987- Expanding the Company

    With a staff of more than 25 employees, Charles III took advantage of an opportune its to collaborate with London based agency Hogg Robinson.  This new partnership allowed Holden and Company to expand their operations and services.

  • 1964 – A Third Generation Joins

    As Alexandria transformed from an old Colonial seaport to a modern city, the early 60’s marked the first major expansion for the once boutique local business. Transitioning to the third generation of the Holden family, Charles III was able to learn the business from the previous two generations, take advantage of the urbanization of the area and grow the business exponentially.

  • 1945 – Charles Holden Jr. Joins

    Holden and Company saw its first transition of power when Charles’ son, Charles JR., joined the agency and guided it through the post World War 2 era.

  • 1917 – Charles F. Holden Starts Holden & Company

    Charles F. Holden founds Holden and Company Insurance and Real Estate on Saint Asaph Street in Old Town Alexandria. Located just blocks from the Virginia Marine railway and Shipbuilding Company, the U.S. Naval Torpedo Factory and one of the busiest seaports in the nation at the time, Holden carved out a niche working to serve the diverse and growing community.


Holden & Company Insurance

115 N Fairfax St.
Alexandria VA 22314


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Fax Number: 703-566-5568

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