Advocacy - Choice - Trust

At Foy, our role is to ADVOCATE for our clients’ interests, ensuring they have a wide array of CHOICES and offering assistance they can TRUST. Simply put, we A.C.T.

Foy Insurance a Division of World Insurance Associates

Foy Insurance has community roots back to 1893 in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. Part of the World Insurance Associates family we now have access to even more products and services to assist our customers' insurance needs.

As an independent insurance agency, our goal is to assist you in your insurance needs. We will help you manage and plan for your potential risks. With your assistance, we assess your needs and offer you a variety of insurance products to choose from. Service, whether it is in response to an insurance claim or general question, is the most important value we offer you.

The employees at Foy Insurance a Division of World Insurance Associates work hard to build a trusted relationship with our customers. We strive to make you feel both comfortable and confident in our abilities. We want you to have the confidence in us that your parents may have had and that your children will have. We are an organization dedicated to our customers and seek out great companies that offer a choice of coverages at a fair price.

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Company History

Our founder, James M. Foy, began his insurance career with the Fireman’s Fund in Boston, MA, after growing up in the sleepy New England town of Newton, NH (just south of Foy Insurance headquarters in Exeter). He joined Bud Collishaw (his parent’s insurance agent) at Elwell-Collishaw Agency in Exeter, NH, in 1968. Elwell-Collishaw Agency was originally founded by Colonel Rufus Elwell in 1893 and known as Elwell’s Insurance Agency. Jim doubled the size of the agency within a year and, consequently, he was made vice president and acquired 50% ownership. The internal growth and acquisitions of small local agencies began then and continued at a steady pace until 1992. In March of that year, the agency group acquired the Poliquin Agency with its 3 offices in Nashua, Salem, and Manchester. The acquisition increased the size of the agency group by 75%, making Foy Insurance Group one of the largest agencies in NH.  We have moved or opened new offices in Milford MA, Manchester NH, Tilton NH, Dover NH, Windham NH, York ME and Scarborough ME.  In 2016 we were recognized as NH Business of the Year by Business NH Magazine.  In 2023 we joined the World Insurance Associates LLC family allowing us access to more products and services to assist our customer needs along with building stronger relationships with the insurance companies we represent.

A Commitment to Service

The Foy family motto – from old English times – is “deeds not words.” Our philosophy of doing business is true to this short but succinct statement – we care for our clients’ needs and carrier relationships 7 days a week and 52 weeks a year.

I am a client of Foy insurance - I have been for years. I have had several representatives with Foy -all very good. For the past two years, I have had Kim and she is in a league, all of her own, excellence! Whenever I have contacted Kim, she has answered my questions, reviewed my policies, and if by chance, she does not know the answer, she gets back to me in a timely manner. Kim is the best! It is a pleasure to do business with Foy! Virginia K

Virginia K
Exeter NH

Dear Mr. Foy, I just felt compelled to write this note to you about your agency and one of your employees with whom I have had the pleasure of working with. Diane Berube called me yesterday because she noticed that my car insurance renewal was coming up AND it was increasing by about $600. I can't tell you how impressed I was with that ! Honestly, who does that? No one that I know of. And now, she is looking for cheaper insurance for me ! I have had nothing but excellent interactions with Diane and your Insurance Company and will tell everyone I know about Foy Insurance. I have been in customer service for over 30 years and I expect to be taken good care...but it usually does not happen. I am so happy for the day I called Foy Insurance when I decided to "shop around" as most smart people do when their insurance is renewing. Thank you for providing me and my family with excellent customer service! And a special thanks to Diane for being so good and caring for her customers. It says a lot about your company and your values. Sincerely, Marie B

Marie B
Manchester NH

Hello again Denise! I just knew you’d come up with a solution! You not only deserve a raise . . . but the Employee Of The Year Award for putting up with me!! - Martha M.

Martha M
Laconia NH

I just wanted to recognize one of your agents in the Milford office and the outstanding service that was provided to my wife and I as we moved from NH to MA. I have been a long time Foy client through the years and have enjoyed outstanding service from your Manchester branch, most recently working with Diane Berube. We recently relocated to the Marlborough MA area Diane in your NH office helped me to closeout out the NH insurances and referred us to John Niro in your Milford, MA office to help get our MA insurance initiated. Through the entire process John has been outstanding and has helped us make an easy, painless transition. He filled out all the RMV paperwork for us, met us at the registry to get our plates and address any issues that came up. It happened that one of our vehicles was purchased in MA a couple years back and the RMV wanted to charge us retroactive sales tax. John worked with the dealer we bought the car from to get the proper documentation to avert paying sales tax saving us around $1K. John drove to the dealership on our behalf, retrieved the paperwork went back to the registry to finalize the registration paperwork and then drove the vehicle plates and registration to my place of work in Westborough the next day. John’s efforts through the entire process were so far above and beyond what I imagined I wanted to bring his exemplary work to the company’s attention. This is exactly why I choose to stay with an insurance agent rather than go direct through the Geico’s and Progressives of the world. Keep up the good work! John Niro is a great face of your company! Steve P

Steve P

This client had their account transferred to Jeannette.... Our apprehensions quickly changed once we got to know our new agent Jeannette L. Pinard. Jeannette has serviced our account for many years which is why I say this letter is long overdue. We would like to tell you how Jeannette has done a superb job for us. She returns our calls promptly. If she doesn't have an immediate answer to a question she researches the answer and responds quickly. Through the years she has contacted us several times suggesting changes in our policy that would save us money after initiating the research on her own. It was always a wonderful feeling to save money and to know that Jeannette was working for us. We value Jeannette's guidance, patience, expertise and advice. Jeannette makes us feel very confident and trusting that we are not over or under insured. That is a very comforting feeling. Having Jeanette on your staff says great things about your company as well. You hire and are able to keep quality people. Jeannette is wonderful. With sincere gratitude, Mr and Mrs A.

Mr & Mrs A.
Exeter NH

Dan Mariotti has handled all of my insurance needs for the last 5+ years. The insurance products he provides have the best prices and are top quality. But over and above that, the service Dan provides is impeccable. Whenever I have a question or needed insurance, he has always been there to help. You won’t regret your decision to turn your insurance needs over to Dan.

Sue M
DOver NH

Kathy, thank you for taking the time to review our insurance coverage and for making sure we got the best coverage at a fair price. It is a pleasure doing business with such a kind and caring person. It is always a pleasure to speak with you for whatever reason I might have called." - Dorothy

Nashua NH

Becky Towle and our Manchester office. It is so refreshing to do business with Foy, an organization that provides knowledgeable, professional individual service quickly. Recently we were in a minor car accident and we had to call our agent at Foy who gave us great guidance right away. ... We are obviously very satisfied with the level of service we received on this particular issue but it is also the knowledgeable staff who help put together a well thought out insurance plan that sets Foy Insurance apart from some of the other agencies I have used. Foy Insurance conducts business with a client-first mentality that I firmly believe is what builds a loyal customer base. I highly recommend Becky and Foy Insurance in general if you want a company that is going to stand by your side not only when things are going well, but more importantly, when things are not so well and you, the policyholder, need help the most. -Matt

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