Marine Agency Corp was founded in 1922 and was then located in New York City. At that time, we only offered “marine” coverages (ocean cargo, shipping, and the like). Following the Great Depression, it became necessary to diversify our product offerings and began writing policies for all types of businesses. An early success was in coverage for barber shops and beauty salons. Our then President, Darryl C Stevens, joined the agency in 1975. Under Darryl’s leadership, we built on our experience covering personal care businesses and expanded during the 1980’s to also provide coverage for electrology (permanent hair removal) and aesthetics (skin care) businesses.
By 1996, the day spa explosion was in full swing… and our underwriters were ready to grow with us and the industries we serve. Under Darryl’s continued guidance and the help of Mary Lynne Blaesser CIC (Marketing Director) and R Chas. Stevens II, CIC CRM CISR (current President), Marine Agency Corp became a full-fledged “managing general agent” and established itself as the day spa insurance expert. At the same time, Marine Agency also became the only national provider of an admitted, occurrence form insurance policy for tattoo, body piercing, and micropigmentation (cosmetic tattooing) professionals.
Today, Chas. oversees the agency operations and spends time with local commercial customers throughout New Jersey. Our licensed agents are available to assist with coverage for “Main Street” businesses, contractors, and personal lines including homeowner’s and personal auto coverage. Please ask about our national programs including bodyBeautiful™ (spa/salon, electrology/aesthetics, massage/bodywork, yoga/pilates, and micropigmentation), bodyMed™ (laser/IPL & medispa), and bodyMod™ (tattoo & body piercing).