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41 E Mill RdLong Valley, NJ 07853

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About Michael Short - Long Valley Insurance Agent

  • Family
  • Foodie
  • Music
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Photography
  • Self-Improvement
  • Technology
  • Travel
  • Volunteerism

As the third generation in my family to work with Allstate, I am fortunate to have exceptional role models who showed me the value that insurance provides in challenging situations as well as the importance of always acting with integrity.

I got my own start in the insurance business when I worked at my father's agency as a student at West Morris High School. After graduating from the University of Scranton, I volunteered in Brooklyn and also worked as a high school administrator in Scranton for several years before joining my father in his Long Valley agency in 2003. Knowing the relationships that he had built with customers over the years and how he helped them through tough times while also building friendships, coming home to work with my father in Long Valley made perfect sense. In 2008, I purchased the agency from my father and gave him the opportunity to begin his much-deserved retirement.

I am proud to call Morris County home. From Schooley’s Mountain Park to Patriot’s Path, this is such a beautiful area with wonderful people. New Jersey is a great place for my wife and me to raise our young son, and we love spending time together on the beaches, golf courses, and ski slopes right here in the Garden State. I stay active in the community as a member of the Long Valley Village Association, and I’m a proud supporter of the West Morris Central athletic teams. I am honored to give back to the community that has given me so much through sponsorships including the Washington Township Historical Society, the Action for Distraction Run/Walk (to benefit the Goryeb Children's Hospital), Alex's Lemonade Stand and more.

With the Short Family Agency, you’ll experience the personalized service that comes with a family-run business. Whether you need auto, home, and life insurance or are looking to start saving for college or retirement, my team and are I here to help you choose what works best in your life. We look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll stop by today. We are right next to the Sunoco gas station on East Mill Road!

  • B.S. The University of Scranton
  • The American Business College
  • West Morris Central High School
  • Civic Services
  • Long Valley Village Association - Member
  • Local Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • Industry Services
  • #1 Allstate NJ Agency for Loss Ratio (2014)
  • #2 Performing Allstate NJ Agency (2009 and 2010)
  • #6 Performing Allstate Agency Countrywide (2010)
  • REALTOR - National Association of Realtors - Member
  • #1 Allstate NJ Agency for Retention (2010 to 2014)
  • Allstate - Premier Service Agency Designation (2008 to 2015)
  • Allstate - Pioneer Technology Agency (2011 to present)
  • Awards
  • Inner Circle Elite-2 years
  • Circle of Champions-4 years
  • Allstate Leader's Forum-4 years
  • National Conference Award-9 years
  • Honor Ring-9 years
  • Community Services
  • Denville - Chamber of Commerce (member)
  • Long Valley Fireworks Festival - Event Sponsor
  • The University of Scranton Alumni Board of Governors
  • Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • Long Valley Baseball - Team Sponsor
  • Long Valley Soccer - Team Sponsor
  • Long Valley Football (Raiders) - Team Sponsor
  • West Morris Central High School - Football Sponsor
  • West Morris Central High School - Wrestling Sponsor
  • University of Scranton Alumni Board of Governors
  • 10+ Years of Service

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Meet the 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. Mike’s father, Ken, was an agent for 36 years, and Mike purchased the Long Valley agency from his father in April 2008.
Brian Slaton
Licensed Customer Advocate
Brian has his property, casualty, and life insurance license and would be happy to assist you with your insurance needs.
Lynn Bergman
Licensed Customer Advocate
Lynn has her property and casualty license and would be delighted to help you with your insurance needs.
Carlos Aviles
Licensed Customer Advocate
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.
Denise Tappen
Licensed Customer Advocate
Denise holds property, casualty, and life insurance licenses in NJ, which qualifies her to discuss many lines of insurance with the customers, including car insurance.
Jessica Butler
Licensed Account Executive
Jessica has her property, casualty, and life insurance license and would be happy to assist you in putting your family in Good Hands.
Eric Sugerman
Licensed Account Executive
Eric has his property and casualty licenses and would enjoy helping you with your insurance needs.
Susanna Short
Licensed Account Executive
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.

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Insurance Products & Services

Insurance is unlike any other product out there - you pay for it and hope you never have to use it. And that makes paying more than you need to that much more uncomfortable.

With a policy from Allstate, you can help keep your insurance costs low with the wide variety of discounts we offer. Keep in mind, not all discounts are available in every state. The best way to get all that you qualify for is to get an insurance quote specific to Long Valley.

You can get a rough "ballpark" insurance quote from many companies online, but talking with an agent allows you to ask questions and get a quote for coverage that matters most to you. As an Allstate agent, I can prepare a quote that details the coverage, deductibles (your portion of a loss) and cost (premium) of your insurance policy.

Insurance products and services offered at my Allstate agency include:

  • Auto Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Flood Insurance
  • Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • Home Insurance
  • Insurance Quote
  • Insurance Agency
  • Business Insurance
  • Annuities
  • Retirement
  • College Savings Plan

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Areas Served

Proud to serve the areas of:

  • Long Valley
  • Hackettstown
  • All of NJ

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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). Life insurance issued by Allstate Life Insurance Company: Northbrook, IL; and American Heritage Life Insurance Company: Jacksonville, FL. In New York, Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York: Hauppauge, NY. Securities offered by Personal Financial Representatives through Allstate Financial Services, LLC (LSA Securities in LA and PA). Registered Broker-Dealer. Member FINRA, SIPC. Main Office: 2920 South 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506. (877) 525-5727.

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