About Us

Poland & Sullivan Insurance provides our clients with Wealth Preservation strategies through various insurance programs and Wealth Accumulation strategies through a multitude of investment programs.

Founded by locals John Poland & Jack Sullivan, Poland & Sullivan Insurance has been part of the City of Newark Community since 1970. In 2003 the agency was purchased by advisors Andre Hoeschel and John Yasik. Andre and John are lifelong Newark residents and graduates of the University of Delaware, where they both competed on the Cross Country & Track teams. Andre and John take pride in being active in various community and charitable programs, and were the “founding fathers” of the Hockessin Fourth of July Neighborhood Relays, a mainstay holiday attraction for over 20 years. Andre and John are members of the state, regional and national professional organizations, which affords them the opportunity to keep abreast of current trends, laws and best practices and share their talents and expertise in leadership roles with other independent insurance advisors.

We are also committed to doing our part to manage our resources and help protect and preserve our community. We were one of the first Newark businesses to establish an energy saving solar panel program. We take advantage of every opportunity to be as paperless as possible, recycle continuously and are working hard to keep our environmental footprint to a minimum.

Those who decide to become a member of our Poland & Sullivan community are in excellent hands. Our professional staff averages eighteen years in the insurance industry, which means years of insurance education and experience. When you call our office during business hours, you will always be personally greeted by one of these customer service representatives, as we believe no computer can provide the level of care and attention that we give to our customers. You will also encounter knowledgeable staff members eager to listen and help you with your insurance needs.

Our focus is on our clients, which is why the majority of our new business comes directly from customer referrals. When you work with Poland & Sullivan you are working with people that live, engage and care about our communities.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Newark, Delaware, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. Poland & Sullivan Insurance represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies; therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price. Should you experience a loss and need to make a claim, we will work with you through the resolution process to make certain that you receive fair, prompt service.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, there are many choices and features to consider. It is usually a thoughtful, careful decision made after some personal investigation and research. But, what if the car manufacturers decided to only make one type of vehicle and take those choices away from you?

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance- car insurance, home insurance or businessowner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be to rely on that company and accept what they have to offer.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision, one who can truly be an advisor to you.

An independent agent has multiple companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. Additionally, your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments should you experience a loss and need to make a claim.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace. The independent insurance advisors at Poland & Sullivan will assist you with your decision, make sure that you have the proper coverages and allow you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have made an excellent choice. When you make the determination to do business with Poland & Sullivan, the rest of the insurance decisions will be made in partnership with an experience, caring advisor.