Carlos Sotomayor

Carlos Sotomayor,

General Manager, Express Driving School

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your professionalism and dedication.  Despite all that is going on with our industry due to COVID-19, you worked tirelessly to give us an opportunity to maintain our business relationship with Borden Perlman and Philadelphia Insurance Company.  Once again, a big thank you from all of us at Express Driving School.

Randall Brett,

President, The Jewish Center

The Jewish Center, in Princeton, New Jersey, is an egalitarian conservative synagogue serving a diverse Jewish population in Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset counties. Like any vibrant non-profit organization, we operate on a tight budget while providing a wide range of services and programs to our membership and the community at large. Our insurance needs are as diverse as our membership. Traditional fire, property, workers compensation, and liability insurance coverage for our property, our religious artifacts, and our employees are only the beginning. We also require affordable yet comprehensive coverage for our Board of Directors, protection against cybercrimes, employee dishonesty, terrorism, and many other risks that require a carefully crafted insurance strategy. Most of all, we need an insurance broker that can see beyond the traditional and anticipate our future needs. For us, that insurance broker is the Borden Perlman Agency. 

For over 15 years, Borden Perlman, led by Jeffrey Perlman, has provided the guidance, service, and insurance strategy that has allowed the leadership of The Jewish Center to focus on our mission even during times of crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is a case-in-point. At the beginning of the crisis, Jeff and his team anticipated our needs and analyzed our coverage to provide advice on where we needed to concentrate our insurance dollars. They guided us and secured coverage sufficient to protect the organization should the virus be transmitted at a religious service. This was the forward thinking that we needed.

Cost is always a factor in purchasing insurance coverage for a non-profit. Borden Perlman has consistently provided competitive quotes, fair rates, and comprehensive explanations of the insurance market so that our Board of Directors can make informed decisions regarding what we buy. We could not ask for a better partner than Borden Perlman in general, and Jeffrey Perlman in particular.


Hands on, attentive, helpful, and quick to reply. I am new to the agency, it appears that you have the staff and are committed to active customer service. My contacts with the staff has far exceeded my expectations - pleasant, informative, prompt, and eager to please.

Eleanor Horne

Eleanor Horne,

Co-President, Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation

I would like to commend Siobhan Kumm, the account manager for the Lawrence Hopewell Trail.  She has been very helpful and efficient, despite the fact that we are probably not her easiest or largest client.  I respect and rely on her advice.  I want you to know that she is an excellent representative of Borden Perlman.

John McDowell,

Senior Operations Manager, Groundswell Design Group

As our business continued to grow and our liability exposures became more complex, Borden Perlman was there to take our insurance and risk management program to the next level. In particular, as a landscape design and architecture firm, Professional Liability is one of our critical exposures, and Borden Perlman was able to put together a cost effective solution with great coverage terms. Our enhanced insurance program has allowed us to take on bigger projects, and meet the contractual requirements of our sophisticated clients. Borden Perlman has also played a key role in helping think through our subcontractor agreements to better transfer risk away from our company. In addition to helping us take control of our risk exposures, their service is phenomenal, and we would highly recommend them to organizations facing complex risk management issues.

Bill Kurtain,

President, Winning Touch Tennis Inc.

In a business world where customer satisfaction is often forgotten, Borden Perlman Insurance Company sets a higher standard. Recently faced with significant building damage at my business, the people at Borden Perlman worked tirelessly to not only to negotiate my claim, but also to work closely with me as I went through an unfamiliar process that was quite daunting.  Thanks to Borden Perlman, my building has been repaired and the claim was paid to my satisfaction with very little interruption to my business. I highly recommend Borden Perlman Insurance Company.

Dave Fried,

Mayor of Robinsville

We recently had a complicated water damage claim.  At first, the claim was denied.  A large part of the claim was eventually paid. We appreciate the efforts of Borden Perlman throughout the process.  Their staff was always availble, helpful knowledgable and on our side.

Victor Martinez

Victor Martinez,

Chief CDL Instructor, E-Z Wheels Driving School

We have been a client of Borden Perlman for many years, and they have always provided us with the highest levels of expertise and customer service.  By working hard to control our insurance costs, Borden Perlman has helped our business continue to grow.  Also, when we have had accidents with our cars, Borden Perlman and the Claims Team have been incredibly helpful in processing and settling the claim, and getting our cars back on the road as fast as possible.  We highly recommend Borden Perlman to other driving schools, and to other businesses as well!

Laurie Emde

Laurie Emde,

Director of Operations, D&R Greenway Land Trust

Since making the switch to Borden Perlman two years ago, I have been very happy with their expert advice, thoughtful and responsive service, and generous support of our organization.  Up front they conducted a detailed examination of our policies, helping us optimize our program by identifying places where we were either under- or over-insured.  After this in-depth analysis and the subsequent changes we decided to make, we saved a substantial sum of money and felt confident that our insurance was properly tailored to our situation.  As time goes on, our team at Borden Perlman stays on top of changes going on at D&R Greenway Land Trust and makes sure that our insurance program adapts to reflect our changing needs.

Zoe Brookes

Zoe Brookes,

Executive Director, Trenton Circus Squad

Borden Perlman has been an outstanding and generous partner of Trenton Circus Squad from the start, showing an unusual level of attention to the exact nature of our work. We have come to rely on their expert advice and terrific service. We’re particularly grateful for their determined hard work in putting together an insurance program that comprehensively addresses the complex needs of our unusual program (and that doesn’t break the bank!). They have rapidly become one of the leading insurance providers for circus arts, aerial arts, and gymnastics programs around the country. We highly recommend them to all organizations that appreciate the value of having the proper protection.

Jeff Nathanson, Executive Director & Mark Germond, Director of Operations

Jeff Nathanson, Executive Director & Mark Germond, Director of Operations,

Arts Council of Princeton

Borden Perlman has quickly become a trusted partner of the Arts Council of Princeton.  Not only has Borden Perlman worked hard to optimize our insurance program and provided sound, thoughtful advice through several complex insurance-related issues, they have also demonstrated generosity and a commitment to giving back to our community.  Through an annual gift, Borden Perlman helps finance one of our Creative Aging programs, which provides seniors in an area residential assisted living facility with meaningful artistic experiences throughout the year.

Nancy Fennelly,

Fennelly Associates, Inc.

As a small business with diverse needs we sought out Borden Perlman to gain more expanded options. What we found is that their knowledge of the insurance landscape is expansive and diverse. This was a huge benefit to our company as they spent the time to fully educate us on our options, and continue to do that each year and with each additional requirement that we have. Further, their management support team is exceptional. Insurance issues can be complicated; Borden Perlman’s support team helps us to navigate through quickly and comprehensively.




Thank you so very much for all your help! This was a challenging situation and we truly appreciate you stepping in to help us at the last  minute, and really coming through with appropriate options.  Thanks to you, we can actually buy our long-term family home.

Jeff Hurley

Jeff Hurley,

COO/General Manager, Trenton Thunder

Borden Perlman was very helpful in the renewal process for the Trenton Thunder.  This is the first year working with them and they went through the process step by step to make sure everything was covered.  Jeff and Jeremy’s knowledge of the market made for an easier transition.  The Thunder are excited to have a community partner like Borden Perlman and we are looking forward to a continued partnership for many years to come.

Amie Rukenstein

Amie Rukenstein,

Lawrence Hopewell Trail

Borden Perlman has been a great partner to the Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation.  As a unique, multi-faceted public-private partnership, we have unique insurance needs that require a clear understanding of our potential liability and protections in state law. Our agent, Jeremy Perlman, invested the time to understand our needs, identify the right coverage, and to package that coverage at a reasonable cost.  The result is that we are now confident that we have the coverage we need at the lowest possible cost.  We also appreciate the fact that whenever we have questions, Jeremy has been quick to respond, even when he was on vacation.

Amie Rukenstein

Amie Rukenstein,

L&S Residential Management

L&S Residential Management is a new company that will be taking on the management of various affordable housing developments this year.  The first one came on line January 1st and the transition from the prior management to us was very quick.  We had many insurance needs from employee benefits to workers comp to liability.  Borden Perlman made the insurance part of our transition very comfortable.  Our agent, Jeremy Perlman, worked diligently to get us the best coverage for the best rates, and explained why as he went along.  As we add new sites, Jeremy stays in touch and continues to be a valuable resource to our firm.

John A. Horvath

John A. Horvath,


We have been using Borden Perlman for all of our professional liability and building coverage since 2011. We find them extremely responsive and know that they have our best interest in mind with respect to pricing and coverage. We feel confident in their service and recommend them on a regular basis.

Robert Pluta,

Leonardo’s II

Thank you Borden Perlman for helping me to grow my business. The service is impeccable and I enjoy working with their friendly staff.

Zalman Drew,

Cedar Harbor Adult Day Care Center

Borden Perlman’s expert staff developed a comprehensive risk management plan that addressed the wide range of exposures one finds in the adult day care industry. As we custom-tailored the plan to meet our unique needs and budget, account executive Sharon Cappella was always personally available to answer our questions. Thanks to Borden Perlman, we now have superior policies for Property, General Liability and Professional Liability. We also were able to secure Abuse & Molestation coverage.

Cynthia Oberkofler

Cynthia Oberkofler,

Executive Director, Millhill Child & Family Development, Trenton, NJ

Borden Perlman has been an incredible partner to Millhill.  They have consistently offered sound advice, are cost conscious without sacrificing quality and have always promptly addressed any questions or concerns we might have.  They have also generously supported the work we do and the community we serve. 

Steve Cook,

Executive Director of the Arc Mercer

I was impressed when Borden Perlman was able to connect the Arc Mercer with an unemployment insurance product that helped us save more than $140,000 on our bottom line, funds we were able to redeploy as we carry out our important mission. When we realized the Arc Mercer is poised to save over 50% of the original premium in our second year with the program… well, that made us understand and appreciate the expertise Borden Perlman has as it takes its’ clients insurance needs to market.

Eric Lear,

Lear & Pannepacker

Borden Perlman have been instrumental in guiding our Firm through a maze of insurance and risk management issues for many years. We have expanded our coverages, and minimized our exposure as well as reduced our total insurance costs along the way. We consider Jeff Perlman and team to be our strategic partners with our accounting firm and well as for our clients.

Arieh Feigenbaum

Arieh Feigenbaum,

Vice President, Princeton International Properties

It is without hesitation that we provide a testimonial for Borden Perlman. Princeton International Properties has been a client of Borden Perlmanís for many years. We have found the staff, especially Ms. Sharon Cappella, to be professional, efficient and responsive. Borden Perlman has provided Princeton International Properties with professional advice and excellent service. We thank you for a job well done!

Marco Cucchi

Marco Cucchi,

Owner of Thomas Sweet

When we had an insurance claim this past summer, the staff at Borden Perlman was amazing. They were at the store that afternoon, arranged for the cleanup, and paid the claim quickly and fairly. I recommend Borden Perlman to all businesses who want the highest quality risk management and insurance services.

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Borden Perlman has been a trusteed partner and advisor with the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce helping the Chamber and our Chamber Foundation navigate the many levels of insurance for not for profits organizations.

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