Founder David J. Cohen was born and raised on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, moved with his family to Kings Highway in Brooklyn and, ultimately, to Long Island. He graduated from Stony Brook University in 1971 with aspirations to be a dentist and stumbled into the insurance industry, where he started out as an Individual Life salesman.
In 1976, with just an idea and a dime, he ended his career as a producer and started The DBL Center Ltd. to focus on servicing brokers and selling on their behalf. In 1986 he expanded to the state of Hawaii and his company currently manages a premium block of $50 million on the behalf of its sub-producing agents.
Nine years later, he became a member of the prestigious Friars Club in NYC, where he found a way to blend his passion for the arts with his day job to assist with the growth of The DBL’s Center’s General Agency, which he is proud to say has more than doubled since he came on board.