About Us



Ellen D Fenton, CPCU, AU

Co-founder of Ellen Fenton & Company Insurance on December 1, 2016.  Licensed agent and broker since 1984.  Experienced in all lines of insurance including personal, commercial and life.   After spending years in the corporate world, Ellen, with her husband Tom’s encouragement, decided to make the jump. Opened up the office at 39 Mill St, Ellicottville, NY,  in March of 2017.    Licensed insurance agent & broker, licensed real estate agent and NYS notary.  We have strong a team to serve your insurance needs.

Thomas S Fenton, Co-Founder

Co-Founder and inspiration of Ellen Fenton & Company Insurance.  Bringing to fruition the opening of EFC.  Tom comes from a family of insurance owned agencies which started with his grandfather back in the 50’s.  Entrepreneur and visionary, he leads the sales team to helping those in need.

Jessica G Wallace, Licensed Agent

Joined the EFC team in 2018.  Incredibly talented, she is our Office Development Manager.  Jessica oversees all of our advertising, marketing, social media and more.  She is a licensed agent and broker and a valuable part of our sales team.  A great asset!

Bringing over 30 years of experience collectively to Ellen Fenton & Company Insurance clients. Strategically located in Ellicottville, NY, serving all of the Western New York area.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Ellicottville, New York, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Ellen Fenton & Company Insurance represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies. Therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn't purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn't have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family's financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, you wouldn't have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, because it's up to you to make the final choice.

April 13th, 2020 by Ellen Fenton & Company Insurance