To our valued customers:
We are closing our offices to foot traffic until further notice per the advice of the CDC and government authorities. We feel this is best for our customers, our employees and everyone they come in contact with. Fortunately, our technology allows us to provide you the similar level of service via the phone, email, or fax that we do in person.
Many of our insurance carriers are willing to adjust coverages or exclusions during the pandemic to assist insureds who need coverage that generally would not be available or excluded like using your personal vehicle to deliver food for a restaurant that can only offer take-out. However, we need to hear from you and communicate the normally excluded vehicle use to the carrier to certify the exception. Many carriers are also willing to extend payment terms/dates for people who were laid off or had their hours cut due to economic factors. Again, please communicate with us via phone or email if you need an exception.
Thank you for your understanding and patience. We will get through this and will be even better prepared if something like this occurs in the future.
Foy Insurance Group and its related corporations are a set of local insurance offices that are all principally owned by the Foy family and have been doing business in New Hampshire for over 100 years. We are hard-working “Yankee” businesspeople who expect growth and profitability from each of our locations. Our growth has been both internal – via aggressive new business activities – and external – via acquisitions. We have averaged almost one agency acquisition per year for the last 15 years.
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. In recent years 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.
A Commitment to Service
Today, Foy Insurance Group has offices in 3 states and over $70 million in written premiums. Our organization structure is simple with centralized upper management, bookkeeping, and automation so that location managers, sales representatives, and service personnel can focus on being the best in their communities. We are committed to providing you with educated and licensed sales and service representatives, many of whom have professional insurance designations. Our computer system is linked to all our office locations, making client service simple and efficient.
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.