Larry Hecht's Profile and Contact Information
One of the founders of the family business, Larry Hecht, established himself early on as a trusted, respected and customer-service-driven partner while servicing the needs of the agency’s clients. With more than 35 years in the insurance industry, his experience and reputation established a sound background for understanding customer needs and the development of comprehensive insurance packages from available domestic and international markets.
As the agency grew and prospered, Larry's personal interest in the individual needs of each client typified his role as an experienced independent agent, assessing and matching the needs of each individual with the proper coverage and company. His success in representing his clients’ interests was reflected in the bonding lines and premium advantages he established.
Throughout his career, Larry served as a President of the Oregon Professional Insurance Agents Association, a board member of the N/NE Business Alliance board and has remain active in advocating for the insurance needs of his clients and partners, in particular those of the Oregon Independent Auto Dealers Association (OIADA) and Washington State Independent Dealers Association (WSIADA).
Larry was born and raised in Portland Oregon. He is the eldest of five siblings, and attended University of Washington where he swam backstroke and earned a B.A. in Business Administration. After graduation, Larry served in active duty in the Air Force before returning to Portland to found Hecht & Hecht with his father and brother.
Larry is an accomplished handyman (known for remodeling a 1902 Victorian home inch-by-inch), a skilled artist and an outstanding cook. Larry raised his kids on outdoor weekends including camping, skiing, and outdoor cooking. He is an avid golfer and Larry and his wife Sharon spend as much time as possible in the sunshine of Southern California – around the pool or on the greens.