Company Profile

Overton & Company was established in 1839, making it the oldest customs brokerage firm in America today. Specializing in import clearance, and understanding that time is essential in the clearance of freight, keeps us one step ahead of the competition.

Overton & Company has about fifteen employees, ten of whom are entry specialists with an average work experience of fifteen years. Five of the entry specialists hold individual Customs Brokers licenses. This is an extremely high percentage of licensed brokers for an office of this size.

Our location at 700 Rockaway Tpke., Lawrence , New York is just two miles from

J.F.K. International Airport . This proves to be an important asset because the U.S. Customs House at J.F.K. is open seven days a week. This allows us to clear freight and present documentation to U.S. Customs on the weekends as well as weekdays, including evenings.  

The office hours at Overton & Company are 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. On the weekends we have a limited staff working on air freight shipments arriving on Saturday and Sunday. We also specialize in meeting passengers arriving from overseas carrying merchandise on their person needing immediate clearance upon arrival at J.F.K. Airport . This service is available seven days a week regardless of the time of arrival of the flight. Our A.B.I. (Automated Broker Interface) system allows us to transmit data and clear merchandise electronically to U.S Customs seven days a week,  24 hours a day.

Every employee of Overton & Company realizes that our job is to hold the paperwork for the shortest period of time. We are to move documents through the custom system expeditiously and proceed to deliver the pick up orders to the delivery truckers as soon as possible.

700 Rockaway Turnpike   Lawrence, N.Y. 11559

Suite 201

Customs Brokers    Freight Forwarders

Established 1839



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