NUAA in the News

Beals Insurance Agency, LLC Joins Northern United Agents Alliance

August 22, 2018
Source: Northern United Agents Alliance

Concord, N.H. – The Northern United Agents Alliance (NUAA) announced today that Beals Insurance Agency, LLC has joined the NUAA as a Participating Member.

Proudly serving Southern New Hampshire with offices in Bedford and Londonderry, Beals Insurance is a full-service independent insurance agency specializing in home, auto, commercial and life insurance. Since 2002, the agency has operated on its commitment to providing relevant and affordable insurance products and services with integrity, professionalism and a personalized level of customer service.

“All of our founding and participating NUAA members are excited to welcome Beals Insurance into our alliance,” said Ryan Towle, Vice President of the Davis & Towle Insurance Group, one of the founding members of the NUAA. “We look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

Headquartered in Concord, N.H., the Northern United Agents Alliance is an alliance of independent insurance agents in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont dedicated to providing the highest level of client service through the group’s longstanding relationships with its insurance carrier partners.

The NUAA partnership was formed in 2011 by four independent insurance agencies and has grown to include 35 agencies.

 

The Gateway Insurance Group LLC Joins Northern United Agents Alliance

January 22, 2018
Source: Northern United Agents Alliance

Concord, N.H. – The Northern United Agents Alliance (NUAA) announced today that the Gateway Insurance Group LLC has joined the NUAA.

The Gateway Insurance Group LLC is an organization of professional insurance agents formed and operated as an insurance management agency for the purpose of facilitating cooperation, maximizing resources, and reducing expenses in order to provide high quality products to its customers at the least possible cost.

The 17 independent insurance agencies that comprise the Gateway Insurance Group LLC are: Archie D. Jennings Agency of Winchester, N.H., Bean Insurance Agency of Hampton, N.H., Blossom Insurance Agency of Concord, N.H., Coffey Insurance Agency of Nashua and Portsmouth, N.H., Corriveau Insurance Agency of Nashua, N.H., Frank Massin Agency of Fitzwilliam, N.H., French Insurance Agency of Hudson, N.H., Gallant Insurance Agency of Bow, N.H., Hill Family Insurance of Jaffrey, N.H., Lake Sunapee Insurance of Sunapee, N.H., Marshall Insurance Agency of Berlin and Lancaster, N.H., Monadnock Insurance Agency of Jaffrey, N.H., New London Insurance Agency of New London, N.H., Paige Insurance Agency of Pittsfield, N.H., RW Insurance Agency of Dover, N.H., Turner-Liberty Insurance of Farmington, N.H., and Whittemore Insurance Agency of Londonderry, N.H. All 17 agencies of Gateway will have the opportunity to join NUAA as participating members.

“We are thrilled to offer the Gateway Insurance Group agency members the opportunity to align with us,” said Ryan Towle, Vice President of the Davis & Towle Insurance Group, one of the founding members of the NUAA. “The addition of a likeminded and well-established group of agents across New Hampshire will afford NUAA tremendous growth that will benefit our members and company partners alike.”

Headquartered in Concord, N.H., the Northern United Agents Alliance is an alliance of independent insurance agents in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont dedicated to providing the highest level of client service through the group’s longstanding relationships with its insurance carrier partners.

The NUAA partnership was formed in 2011 by four independent insurance agencies and has grown to include 34 agencies.

Geo M. Stevens Insurance, Voyager Insurance Services LLC, Wieczorek Insurance Join Northern United Agents Alliance as Participating Members

December 20, 2017
Source: Northern United Agents Alliance

Concord, N.H. – The Northern United Agents Alliance (NUAA) announced today that Geo M. Stevens Insurance, Voyager Insurance Services LLC, and Wieczorek Insurance have joined the NUAA as Participating Members effective January 1, 2018.

Geo M. Stevens Insurance has been serving New Hampshire and Vermont since 1882, offering a full range of personal and commercial insurance products, as well as a financial services department. The agency operates out of four locations in Lancaster, Littleton, Lisbon, and Colebrook, N.H.

Voyager Insurance Services LLC is a locally-owned, full-service agency that was formed in 2008. With offices in Portsmouth and Rye, N.H., Voyager Insurance Services prides itself on its continued growth and commitment to insurance industry education.

Wieczorek Insurance has been a respected independent insurance agency that develops quality, competitively priced insurance plans for individuals, families and businesses since 1964. The agency serves clients throughout New England from its two offices in Manchester and Keene, N.H.

“We are excited to welcome these three reputable agencies into our alliance,” said Ryan Towle, Vice President of the Davis & Towle Insurance Group, one of the founding members of the NUAA. “These new partnerships will strengthen NUAA, fostering further growth that will benefit our members and company partners alike.”

Headquartered in Concord, N.H., the Northern United Agents Alliance is an alliance of independent insurance agents in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont dedicated to providing the highest level of client service through the group’s longstanding relationships with its insurance carrier partners.

The NUAA partnership was formed in 2011 by four independent insurance agencies and has grown to include 17 agencies.

 

The Richards Group Joins Davis & Towle Insurance Group and Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency as Partner of the Northern United Agents Alliance

August 25, 2017
Source: Northern United Agents Alliance

Concord, N.H. – The Northern United Agents Alliance (NUAA) announced today that The Richards Group of Brattleboro, V.T., has joined NUAA along with Davis & Towle Insurance Group of Concord, N.H., and Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency of Nashua, N.H. as a founder level partner.

A third-generation family business, The Richards Group has provided local Insurance, Employee Benefits and Retirement Plan solutions to clients throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts since 1867.  The firm employs roughly 120 professionals throughout its 11 offices and serves more than 20,000 clients.

“We are thrilled to partner with such prominent agencies in the area that share our core values,” said Drew Richards, Vice President of The Richards Group. “We are eager to leverage this partnership to combine our resources, enhance our operations, and better serve our clients.”

“It is with great excitement that we welcome The Richards Group as a NUAA partner,” said Marc Berube, President of Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency. “We are confident that together we will continue to strengthen NUAA for our Participants and company partners and anticipate further growth in northern New England. “

Headquartered in Concord, N.H., the Northern United Agents Alliance is an alliance of independent insurance agents in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont dedicated to providing the highest level of client service through the group’s longstanding relationships with its insurance carrier partners.

The NUAA was formed in 2011 by four independent insurance agencies and has grown to include 14 agencies.

 

G&A Insurance Joins Northern United Agents Alliance as Participating Member

August 24, 2017
Source: Northern United Agents Alliance

Concord, N.H. – The Northern United Agents Alliance (NUAA) announced today that G&A Insurance of Dover, N.H., has joined the NUAA as a Participating Member.

G&A Insurance is a locally-owned, full-service agency that was formed in April 2011. The team of agents at G&A has been providing quality customer service and insurance to individuals and businesses for more than 35 years.

“We are very excited to align ourselves with like-minded agencies that will help us enhance our current operations and prepare for future growth,” said G&A Insurance President Jeff Gray. “We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

“All of our founding and participating NUAA members are thrilled to welcome G&A Insurance into our alliance,” said Ryan Towle, Vice President of the Davis & Towle Insurance Group, one of the founding members of the NUAA.

Headquartered in Concord, N.H., the Northern United Agents Alliance is an alliance of independent insurance agents in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont dedicated to providing the highest level of client service through the group’s longstanding relationships with its insurance carrier partners.

The NUAA partnership was formed in 2011 by four independent insurance agencies and has grown to include 14 agencies.

 

Jamieson Insurance Joins Northern United Agents Alliance

August 30, 2014
Source: Northern United Agents Alliance

The Northern United Agents Alliance (NUAA) is pleased to announce that effective Aug. 10, 2014, Jamieson Insurance has joined the NUAA as a Participating Member.

Jamieson Insurance is an independent, family-owned agency with locations in Waitsfield, Richmond, and Waterbury, V.T. The Jamieson family has been in the insurance business in Vermont since 1865, and the agency is currently in its second generation of family ownership after the transfer of ownership from Dick Jamieson to Jon Jamieson in 2004. Jamieson Insurance provides a full range of personal and commercial insurance products.

We look forward to including Jon Jamieson, CIC and his staff as a Participating Member of the Northern United Agents Alliance.

Newest Member of the Northern United Agents Alliance Announced

May 29, 2013
Source: Northern United Agents Alliance

The Northern United Agents Alliance, LLC (NUAA) is pleased to announce the addition of the Kinney Insurance Agency, based in South Hero, V.T. as the newest member of the NUAA.

“We are focused to substantially grow our agency in the coming years and by affiliating with the Northern United Agents Alliance we can make major strides toward that goal”, said Kim Kinney, President of Kinney Insurance. “We are honored to be a member of NUAA and look forward to a long and successful relationship. We are very happy to be affiliated with the other 12 participating agencies within NUAA”

“We are pleased to welcome Kim, Alan and Drew Kinney and their entire team into our group. We look forward to including Kinney Insurance as a Participating Member of the Northern United Agents Alliance” stated Tom Minkler of the Clark-Mortenson Agency and one of the four founding NUAA agency members.

For more than 25 years, Kinney Insurance Agency, with office locations in South Hero, St Albans and Milton, V.T., has served the insurance needs of people in northwestern Vermont. They believe in forming and maintaining good, long-lasting business relationships and providing affordable insurance solutions to protect their client’s assets.

Headquartered in Concord, N.H., the Northern United Agents Alliance is an alliance of independent insurance agents in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont dedicated to providing the highest level of client service through their strong affiliation with their insurance carrier partners.

The NUAA partnership was formed in 2011 with four founding agencies in New Hampshire: Clark-Mortenson Agency in Keene; Davis & Towle Insurance Group in Concord; Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency in Nashua; and The Melcher & Prescott Insurance Agency in Laconia. The alliance has grown to include 13 agency members.

Winooski Insurance Agency Joins Northern United Agents Alliance

January 30, 2013
Source: Northern United Agents Alliance

The Northern United Agents Alliance (NUAA) announced today that effective January 1, 2013, Winooski Insurance Agency, based in Winooski, V.T., has joined the NUAA as a Participating Member.

Winooski Insurance was established in 1983 and provides a full range of insurance products to residents of the greater Burlington, Winooski and surrounding Chittenden County Vermont areas.  Winooski employs 12 people and services over 3,000 customers, including many Vermont businesses. The agency has been ranked in the TOP 100 by Vermont Business Magazine based on sales volume. Winooski Insurance has a 50/50 Personal Lines/Commercial lines split.

We look forward to including Joe Burkhard and his staff as a Participating Member of the Northern United Agents Alliance.

Santo Insurance Joins Northern United Agents Alliance

August 31, 2012
Source: Northern United Agents Alliance

The Northern United Agents Alliance (NUAA) announced today that Santo Insurance has joined the NUAA as a Participating Member.

Santo Insurance is one of New England’s fastest growing agencies and has locations in Salem and Manchester, New Hampshire. Santo Insurance serves clients throughout New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.

We look forward to including Santo Insurance President Jamie Santo and his fine staff as a Participating Member of the NUAA.

NUAA Announces Partnership with Scarafoni Financial Group to Form Berkshire Fairfield Insurance Agency

July 2, 2012
Source: Northern United Agents Alliance

CONCORD, NH — The Northern United Agents Alliance (NUAA), an independent agency partnership based in New Hampshire, announced that it has partnered with Scarafoni Financial Group to form Berkshire Fairfield Insurance Agency of Pittsfield, Mass., a firm offering a wide range of property & casualty insurance products and risk management services.  J.J. Filiault has been appointed President of Berkshire Fairfield with Matthew J. Scarafoni designated Chief Executive Officer and Brian M. Tremblay named Chief Financial Officer.

Established in 1993, Scarafoni Financial Group is a leading provider of corporate benefits and financial and insurance services.  “Expanding into the P&C market place has always been part of the master plan for us,” explained Matthew Scarafoni, President of Scarafoni Financial Group, “and now that we have partnered with NUAA we will greatly expand and improve our value proposition and resources for our clients.”  As operating leader at Berkshire Fairfield, Mr. Filiault brings a depth of experience and a proven track record as a top commercial P&C producer.

“I love being a commercial insurance agent,” Filiault said. “It’s been my dream to lead an agency and to create a uniquely identifiable experience by which we service our clients in this dynamic and evolving industry.”

“The barriers to entry into P&C for new insurance agencies these days are overwhelming, and we have created a model that has significantly reduced them,” said Shaun Farley, COO of Melcher & Prescott.  With over $200 Million in written premiums, NUAA now has 10 participating agencies with 31 locations in four New England States.

“We have tremendous confidence in our Berkshire Fairfield partners and look forward to sharing our experience and contacts with them,” said Marc Berube, President of Eaton & Berube.

“This is a new approach for us,” said Jeff Towle, President of Davis & Towle. “Until now we have only brought in well-established P&C agencies, but there are many great producers in large shops who would like an opportunity to become business owners, and we believe we have created a model that that will set them up to be successful.”

About the Northern United Agents Alliance

Established in 2011, the NUAA partnership was formed with four founding agencies in New Hampshire: Clark-Mortenson Agency in Keene; Davis & Towle Insurance Group in Concord; Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency in Nashua; and The Melcher & Prescott Insurance Agency in Laconia. For more information about NUAA, please visit: nuaalliance.com/

About Scarafoni Financial Group

Scarafoni Financial Group is a financial services firm committed to exceeding clients’ benefits, insurance and financial goals with the highest quality products and services for business, personal, wealth management and estate planning needs. Customized strategies are designed by professionals and delivered with an unprecedented level of personalized service. Scarafoni Financial Group offers incomparable client attention and outstanding business experience. For more information about Scarafoni Financial Group, LLC, please visit: www.scarafonifinancial.com

N.H.-Based Northern United Agents Alliance Announces New Member Agency

June 1, 2012
Source: Insurance Journal

The Northern United Agents Alliance (NUAA), an independent agency partnership based in New Hampshire, said Hunkins & Eaton Insurance Agency has joined the group as its newest member.

Founded in 1880, Littleton, N.H.-based Hunkins & Eaton Insurance Agency is an independent, locally owned and operated insurance firm. It offers both personal and business lines of insurance.

Headquartered in Concord, N.H., the NUAA is an alliance of independent insurance agents dedicated to providing client service through their strong affiliation with their insurance carrier partners. The agencies said the partnership was formed to take advantage of the combined strengths of their members in the key areas of management, marketing, growth and stability.

The NUAA partnership was formed last year with four founding agencies in New Hampshire: Clark-Mortenson Agency in Keene; Davis & Towle Insurance Group in Concord; Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency in Nashua; and The Melcher & Prescott Insurance Agency in Laconia. The alliance currently has nine members.

Maloney Associates Insurance, Bernier Insurance Inc., Join Northern United Agents Alliance

May 18,2012
Source: Northern United Agents Alliance

The Northern United Agents Alliance (NUAA) is pleased to announce that Maloney Associates Insurance and Bernier Insurance Agency have joined the NUAA as Participating Members.

Maloney Associates Insurance was founded in 1969 in Hanover, N.H. A family company under the leadership of Joe and Mark Maloney, the firm serves the insurance needs of individuals and businesses throughout New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts.

Bernier Insurance Inc. in Rochester, N.H., was founded in 1981 by President Harvey Bernier Jr., and is the largest locally owned independent insurance agency in the greater Rochester area. Their client base consists of business in New Hampshire and Maine.

We look forward to welcoming both agencies as Participating Members of the Northern United Agents Alliance.

Barton Insurance Agency, Inc. Joins the Northern United Agents Alliance

April 12, 2012
Source: Northern United Agents Alliance

The Northern United Agents Alliance (NUAA) is pleased to announce that effective April 11, 2012, Barton Insurance Agency, Inc., based in New London, NH has joined the Northern United Agents Alliance as a Participating Member.

Barton Insurance Agency has a long and proud history dating back to 1954. Barton Insurance has been providing quality insurance service to the Lake Sunapee and Contoocook areas over two generations of family ownership. Barton provides a full range of insurance needs, including personal, commercial, life, and other business insurance services.

We look forward to including Barton Insurance Agency President Benjamin K. Barton and his fine staff as a Participating Member of the Northern United Agents Alliance.

Northern United Agents Alliance Welcomes The Noyes Agency, Inc. as Participating Member

January 10, 2012
Source: Northern United Agents Alliance

NUAA is pleased to announce Noyes Insurance Agency, Inc. based in Plymouth, NH has joined the Northern United Agents Alliance as a Participating Member.

The Noyes Agency has a long and proud history dating back to 1934. Three generations of Noyes’s have provided steady service to their customers. Noyes Agency offers a full range of insurance needs, including personal, commercial, life, health, and other financial services.

We look forward to including Noyes Agency President John H. Noyes and his staff as a Participating Member of the Northern United Agents Alliance.

Four New Hampshire Agencies Form Regional Alliance

December 13, 2011
Source: Insurance Journal

Four insurance agencies in New Hampshire announced the formation of a new partnership called Northern United Agents Alliance (NUAA). The agencies said the move will help combine their resources to meet the needs of a changing marketplace.

The four participating New Hampshire agencies are: Clark-Mortenson Agency in Keene; Davis & Towle Insurance Group in Concord; Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency in Nashua; and The Melcher & Prescott Insurance Agency in Laconia.

The agencies said the partnership was formed to take advantage of the combined strengths of their members in the key areas of management, marketing, growth and stability.

It plans to grow beyond the original four founding agencies over the coming years. The group said they anticipate communicating with agencies throughout the region that share the founders’ core values and expansion plans.

“We believe the time is right to form this alliance to better serve our clients, be proactive with our carriers and to best prepare our respective agencies for new growth and expansion down the road,” said Jeff Towle, president of Davis & Towle.

“We feel the agencies that have come together operate on the same core values of integrity within our industry, especially in serving our respective clients,” said Tom Minkler, president of Clark-Mortenson.

Marc Berube, president of Eaton & Berube, said his main goal in forming the alliance is combining agencies’ strengths and enhancing their presence and brand in local communities.

Tom Volpe, the president of Melcher and Prescott, added, “We believe this is a great opportunity for our clients. We would only align our agency with other agencies that share the same culture and value professional integrity.”

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