Company History at a Glance

The Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire was founded by Benjamin Franklin and his fellow firefighters to provide fire insurance to homeowners in Philadelphia and the surrounding region. The company issued its first policies in 1752. Although our policies have changed to meet the needs of the modern market our goals remain the same. We are still committed to writing urban risks, which we define as row homes, flat roofs, older-aged and low-valued or multi-family residences, while focusing on suburban and higher value homes as well. We provide homeowners, fire and liability insurance to customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland through The Philadelphia Contributionship and its subsidiary companies. To view more about The Philadelphia Contributionship, click here.

Vector Security Holdings, Inc., our residential and commercial security subsidiary, is the eigth largest supplier of electronic security, fire alarm, video surveillance, access control, emergency response services, and central station monitoring to homes and businesses throughout the United States. Vector Security has received numerous awards for its outstanding quality of service and has earned a reputation as an industry leader. To view more about Vector Security, click here.