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FOY INSURANCE GROUP ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

1893 - Elwell Agency started by Col. Rufus Elwell at 121 Water Street, Exeter, NH. Rufus Elwell was also NH Insurance Commissioner (1917-1919) and NH Speaker of the House (1905). The agency was passed to his son, Clint W. Elwell.

1951 - Edwin "Bud" Collishaw, Jr. started with the Agency and purchased the agency in the year 1960. The name was changed to Elwell-Collishaw Agency, Inc.

1955 - Purchased the Marston Agency (Newton, NH.)

1968 - James M. Foy started with Elwell-Collishaw.

1969 - James M. Foy became 50% owner of Elwell-Collishaw.

1969 - Purchased Cheney Agency (Newton, NH).

1971 - Purchased Rathbone Agency (Exeter, NH).

1976 - Purchased Prescott Agency (Exeter, NH).

1980 - James M. Foy purchased 100% of Elwell-Collishaw Agency.

1981 - Purchased Eastman Agency (Kensington, NH).

1983 - Opened Atkinson Office (Atkinson, NH).

1984 - Purchased Spence-Mathews Agency (Berwick, ME).

1985 - Purchased Shibles Agency (No.Berwick, ME).

1987 - Started Lontine Agency (York, ME).

1988 - Started King Agency (Westbrook, ME).

1992 - Purchased Poliquin Agency (Nashua, Salem & Manchester, NH).

1992 - Closed Atkinson Office (Atkinson, NH).

1993 - Formed Foy Insurance Group.

1994 - Started Ballou Agency (Tyngsboro, MA).

1995 - Purchased Newson-Canfield Agency (York, ME).

1995 - Purchased United Risk Management (Portsmouth, NH).

1996 - Purchased Meader Agency (Concord, NH).

1997 - Started Kittery Insurance LLC DBA Newson Insurance (Kittery, ME).

1997 - Started Portsmouth Office (Portsmouth, NH).

1998 - Began Foy Business Division.

1998 - Purchased Frederick H. Woodward Agency (Lynn, MA).

1999 - Closed Kittery Office and merged clients into York office.

1999 - Transferred Tyngsboro Office from Ballou to Foy Insurance Agency, LLC.

1999 – Moved Gidge Agency into our Nashua office (December).

2000 – Purchased Cotsibas Agency (Tilton, NH).

2000 – Closed Tyngsboro office and merged clients into Nashua office.

2000 – Purchased GROUPadvantage P/L book in NH.

2001 - Closed Portsmouth office and merged clients into Exeter office.

2002 – Purchased Burns Insurance Agency (Saco ME) 3-7-2002

2002 – Purchased Wilkens Insurance (Tewksbury MA) 6-3-2002

2003 – Purchased Wageman Insurance (Hooksett NH) 4-1-03

2003 - Purchased Insurance Associates (So. Portland, ME). Merged into Westbrook

2005 – Purchased JB "Jack" Belanger 7-2005

2005 – Purchased Cerel Agency (Natick & Milford, MA) 11-2005

2007 – Purchased Ayles Agency (Pembroke, NH) 3-2007

2007 – Sold Natick office 4-2007

2008 – Dinner to celebrate reaching $1M premium with Commerce 9-2008

2008 – Purchased Pembroke building 10-2008

2008 – Moved Concord and Ayles offices into new Pembroke building 12-2008

2009 – Moved Milford office 7-2009

2009 – Purchased building 1889 Elm in Manchester north end 12-2009

2010 – Moved West Manchester and Hooksett offices into 1889 Elm 5-2010

2010 – Purchased book of business from Cornerstone Insurance in Derry 7-2010

2011 – Started Foy & Mariotti with Dan Mariotti 2-2011

2011 – Purchased Casco book from Country Agency in Buxton, MA 5-2011

2011 – Sold Lynn office 9-2011

2011 – Changed name of Tewksbury & Milford offices to Foy Insurance of MA LLC

2012 – Purchased Morin Agency (Brimfield, MA) 3-2012

2012 – Purchased building at 391 W. Main St. in Tilton, NH 5-2012

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