About Our Agency


Our Firm:

Robert Van Riper Insurance Agency Inc, located in Northern New Jersey in Pompton Plains and Riverdale, primarily provides coverage for individuals and corporations for Life, Health, Dental, Disability, Vision, Auto, Home, Flood and Commercial. We are an independent agency that represents dozens of insurance companies. This enables you to get the best coverage at the lowest possible price.

Meet Our Team:

Robert Van Riper LUTCF, President
[email protected]

Robert Van Riper LUTCF, is the President and has been in the business since 1984 as an independent insurance agent. He is presently licensed in New Jersey, New York, and New Hampshire. With his affiliations, he can write insurance in all 50 states if necessary.

Bob specializes in Life, Health insurance, Long Term Care Insurance and oversees many independent agents that assist him.


Renee Kazanowski, Licensed Agent/Partner
[email protected]

Renee started in the insurance business with State Farm and had her own Allstate Agency in Pompton Plains for 8 years up until January 2012 when she sold it. After taking some time off, Renee is back in the insurance business again and is looking forward to contacting her old friends and clients and servicing their insurance needs for many years to come.


Kenneth R. Snowe, Financial Services

Ken Snowe started in 1995 with our agency. Ken is also affiliated with Financial Resources, a New Jersey-based Wealth Management firm as an independent financial consultant and investment advisory representative. His Broker/Dealer and Investment Advisor is GWN Securities, Inc. Ken specializes in assisting clients plan for retirement and other financial goals such as saving for college. His email is [email protected] and he may be reached at 973-839-0819. His cell is 973-303-7505.


Steve GrossbardFinancial Advisor

Experience and Advice You Can Trust
Our success is not measured by performance statistics, but rather by our clients’ success in achieving their goals.

Steve Grossbard is a financial advisor with over 29 years of experience. Steve is registered with the SEC as an Investment Advisor, (RIA) and registered with FINRA as a Broker.

With a successful history of building long-term relationships based on integrity and trust, Steve helps protect our clients and their assets by selecting the best financial solutions from among the wide universe of financial products and services.

Steve uses a needs based and consultative approach that allows him to better understand your financial goals, needs and dreams to deliver results. As your financial coach, his goal is to help you prepare you for all stages of your financial life.

Services offered include personal management of investment portfolios, variable annuities Financial Planning:

  • Portfolio Management for Individuals
  • Portfolio Management for Businesses/Institutional
  • Pension Consulting
  • 401k Reviews
  • Securities Portfolio Management
  • Selection of Other Advisors
  • Wrap Fee Program
  • Other Advisory Services

Bill Van Riper, Retired

Bill Van Riper retired in 1995 after 41 years in the insurance industry. Many clients still ask about Bill. He enjoys retirement, playing tennis, staying active in his community and Rotary. He now lives in Florida and he can be reached via email at [email protected] for anyone interested in saying hello.

Robert Van Riper Insurance Agency also has over a dozen independent agents and financial planners that work along side Bob to assist clients with all their financial needs.

Agency Codes
Links & Numbers