Otterstedt Insurance Agency was founded in 1919 by Fred H. Otterstedt. Upon his retirement in 1955, Joseph C. Parisi, Sr. acquired the agency and the rest is history. Otterstedt Insurance Agency, Inc. has been owned, operated and grown under the experience and excellence of the Parisi family. Our agency was built by Joseph Parisi Sr. and his wife, Lucille. Through hard work, they successfully grew the agency from a three-employee shop in Guttenberg, to a 103 employee agency with six locations throughout North Jersey.
In 1979, Joseph C. Parisi, Jr. joined the Agency and since then he has brilliantly moved the agency into the 21st century. Parisi Jr. now serves as the Chairman of the Otterstedt Insurance Agency’s Board of Directors and is the Agency’s CEO. He also served the community as councilman for the Borough of Englewood Cliffs for five years. Upon the passing of his father, Parisi Jr. became Mayor of Englewood Cliffs, a role he served for ten years.
“We still think of individuals by name and not as an account number,” states Parisi Jr. It is that mindset coupled with a long-standing presence in the community and nearly 100 years in the insurance industry that makes us proud to say that Otterstedt is: Leading With Experience.