About Us

A distinguished history

Hartshorne & Curley Insurance, Inc. has a long tradition of providing local insurance expertise and service to our neighbors. The Chas. F. Hartshorne & Son, Inc. Insurance Agency dates back to 1870, the first insurance agency to operate in Wakefield. In its infancy, the agency worked with two insurance companies (including the Franklin Fire Insurance Company founded by Benjamin Franklin), specializing only in fire insurance. Early records also indicate that there was an earthquake coverage policy taken out by the Wakefield Trust Company, the first such policy written in New England.

The Joseph A. Curley Insurance Agency, Inc., was established nearly a century later in 1964 when Joe Curley bolted a desk in the back of a van and drove around Wakefield selling insurance to family, friends and acquaintances. In 2017, the two firms merged to combine expertise and to deepen service capabilities.

We are also a proud member of the prestigious Renaissance Alliance.

What does this all mean to you?

We work with more than 40 insurance companies. Don’t worry about running around getting quotes and comparing policies – we do that for you, and get the best price for the right coverage. Whether it be auto, homeowners, business insurance or some specialty coverage, we can help you protect your assets. Our membership in Renaissance Alliance gives us the financial strength, power and confidence of a large insurance company while still providing you with our superior local knowledge and excellent customer service.

Finding a full-service agency that meets all your insurance needs can be important for many reasons… perhaps the most important reason is peace of mind. The assurance you have that your home, automobile, business — even life — insurance is being overseen by one agency that has been serving the Wakefield community since 1870.

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