Allstate Insurance Agent
Michael ShortDenville, NJ

Office Hours

Day of the WeekHours
MonAvailable by appointment9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
TueAvailable by appointment9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
WedAvailable by appointment9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
ThuAvailable by appointment9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
FriAvailable by appointment9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SatAvailable by appointment
After-hours appointments available.
Available 24/7 at

26 Bloomfield Ave,
Ste 3
Denville, NJ 07834


Located at 26 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 3, Denville, NJ 07834. Below Arthur Murray Dance Studio and next door to the Bloomfield Avenue entrance of Thatcher McGee's Irish Pub & Eatery.

Other Locations

Areas Served

Denville, NJ, Rockaway, NJ, All of New Jersey

Additional Contact

Fax: (973) 627-5501


English, Spanish
Michael Short: Allstate Insurance
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Local Allstate Agent: Meet Michael Short

As a third-generation member of the Allstate family, I have learned how insurance can help during challenging times — and how important it is to act with integrity. These values are at the core of the Short Family Agency in Denville.

My start in insurance came when I was a student at West Morris High School and worked at my father's agency. I later graduated from the University of Scranton, and after volunteering in Brooklyn and working as a high school administrator in Scranton for several years, I returned to my father's Long Valley agency in 2003. Five years later, I bought the agency from my father so he could retire. I'm proud to build on the lasting relationships and friendships he developed with customers over the years.

In 2010, I bought my Denville, New Jersey, agency. I've grown to love the people here, and I'm an active member of the Denville Chamber of Commerce. I'm also a proud resident of Morris County and take advantage of the many wonderful offerings of the Garden State. From beaches to golf courses and ski slopes, it's a great place for my wife and me to raise our son.

I give back to our community through sponsorships of the Denville Rotary Club, the Action for Distraction Run/Walk (to benefit the Goryeb Children's Hospital), Alex's Lemonade Stand and more. This community has given me so much, and I'm happy to support area organizations and local athletic teams.

The Short Family Agency is a family-run business, and we offer personalized service for your auto, home, life and other insurance needs. Whether you need to save for college or retirement, we look forward to working with your family and helping you choose what works best for your life. We are right below the Arthur Murray Dance Studio and next to the rear entrance of Thatcher McGee's on Bloomfield Avenue.

Products we offer:

  • Auto
  • Home
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Motorcycle
  • Business
  • Life
  • ATV
  • Boat
Years of
Years in the
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Bachelor Of Science-The University of Scranton
Other-The American Business College
Other-West Morris Central High School
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Honor Ring-14 years
Inner Circle Elite Award-2 years
Allstate Leader's Forum-5 years
Best In Company Award - Profitability-1 years
National Conference Award-9 years
Circle Of Champions Award-5 years
Community Involvement
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Long Valley Baseball - Team Sponsor
West Morris Central High School - Sponsor of Various Teams
President - The University of Scranton Alumni Society
Member - National Association of REALTORS
Long Valley Football - Team Sponsor
Long Valley Soccer - Team Sponsor
Civic Services
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Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Long Valley Village Association - Member
Denville Chamber of Commerce - Member
Industry Services
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#6 Performing Allstate Agency Countrywide (2010)
#2 Performing Allstate NJ Agency (2009 and 2010)
#1 Allstate NJ Agency for Retention (2010 to 2016)
Voted Best Insurance Agency in Morris County, NJ (2014 to 2016)
#1 Allstate NJ Agency for Loss Ratio (2014)

Our team

Michael Short

Agency Owner
Mike is the third generation of the Short family to work with Allstate. Mike’s grandfather, Bill, was a manager in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

In May of 2010, Mike purchased the Denville agency and has implemented the customer-focused approach to the customers in the “hub of Morris County.”

Brian Slaton

Customer Team Leader
Brian has his property, casualty, and life insurance license and would be happy to assist you with your insurance needs.

Carlos Aviles

Licensed Customer Sales
Carlos brings over a decade of Allstate product experience to our agency and is able to assist both English and Spanish-speaking customers. Carlos has his property, casualty, and life insurance license and would be happy to assist you with your insurance needs.

Dora Barbato

Licensed Account Executive

Susanna Short

Life Insurance
Susanna is an integral member of both the Short family and the Short Family Agency. She values the customers and her coworkers. Susanna has her property, casualty, and life insurance license and would be happy to assist you with your insurance needs.

Michael DeOre

Licensed Account Executive`
Michael has his property and casualty insurance licenses and would be happy to assist you with your insurance needs.

Eric Sugerman

Licensed Sales Producer

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As volunteers with New Horizons in Autism, our team recently helped the organization qualify for a $20,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant. The grant supports New Horizons’ efforts to help people become more knowledgeable about autism. We see firsthand the opportunities and challenges facing our area, which is why we support New Horizons’ work. We are proud to be one of thousands of Allstate agencies around the country that care for their communities by supporting important local causes.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What are your agency hours?
Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
Are you open on weekends?
Sunday: Closed
Can I text your agency with questions?
No, we do not have text messaging services.
What languages do you speak?
We have staff members available who speak the following languages: English, Spanish
Do you have more than one location?
Referral Rewards: The referred customer must purchase an auto policy with Allstate New Jersey Property and Casualty Insurance Co. Under extremely rare circumstances the actual credit may be less than $75. These circumstances include instances where the premium charged is less than the credit amount. Maximum of three rewards can be banked at a time. Other rules and conditions apply.

*Note: In Florida, Allstate agencies are authorized to represent a number of companies that are part of the Allstate family. Through these separate and distinct companies a wide variety of insurance products are available. For example, auto insurance in Florida is available from Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company(Home Office:Northbrook, IL). Property insurance, such as homeowners, condominium owners and renters insurance is available in Florida from Castle Key Insurance Company and Castle Key Indemnity Company(Home Offices: St. Petersburg, FL).

It's important to note that Castle Key Insurance Company and Castle Key Indemnity Company are separate and distinct companies from each other and from Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company, Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Allstate Life Insurance Company. This means, for example, that property insurance products provided by Castle Key Insurance Company and Castle Key Indemnity Company are not underwritten or reinsured by Allstate Insurance Company or Allstate Life Insurance Company.

Michael Short is insurance licensed in the state(s) of Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. If you do not reside in the state(s) of Florida, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania, please go to the Find an Agent section on to search for another Allstate Agent or Personal Financial Representative.

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This material is intended for educational purposes only. Auto and homeowners insurance, and other property and casualty insurance products, are available from Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company, Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company (Home Offices: Northbrook, IL); Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company and Allstate New Jersey Property and Casualty Insurance Company (Home Offices: Bridgewater, NJ); and Allstate County Mutual Insurance Company and Allstate Texas Lloyd's (Home Offices: Irving, TX). This life insurance information is provided for general consumer educational purposes and is not intended to provide legal, tax or investment advice. Allstate life insurance issued by Allstate Life Ins. Co. & Allstate Assurance Co., 3075 Sanders Rd, Northbrook IL 60062; American Heritage Life Ins. Co., 1776 American Heritage Life Dr., Jacksonville FL 32224. In New York, life insurance issued through Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York, Hauppauge NY. Life insurance also offered and issued by third party companies not affiliated with Allstate. Each company is solely responsible for the financial obligations accruing under the products it issues. Product guarantees are backed by the financial strength and claims-paying ability of the issuing company.

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