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Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory
City of Brewer
Town of Bucksport

Being a Maine owned and operated independent insurance agency, we are able to offer insurance policies to both personal and commercial accounts with our customers' needs in mind.

Our agency was founded in 1937 by Ivor Grindle, who at the time inspected coastal Hancock County dairy farms plus worked his own farm in Bucksport. Ivor saw the need for farmers to have a "safety net" in the event of a catastrophic fire, storm, or accident: a method of transferring the risk of such a loss... via insurance.

The CLOTHES DRYER burned down their home?!... Seen or read the news this week about THREE families losing their homes to a fire? Fire which started in their clothes dryer?!

2:00 AM fire alarm?! Ck. batteries & chimney now! It's not pleasant, but imagine your smoke detectors going off in the middle of the night when your family is in deep, sound sleep...

Swimming pools must be fenced. It's the LAW. Maine law REQUIRES inground swimming pools be properly fenced.

New law: "Buckle up, No Excuses!"

Ivor survived being in the trenches of France in WW1 with the Infantry (he was awarded the Croix de Guerre for bravery under fire), and lived through the Depression in rural Maine. He knew that his clients, his friends, neighbors, & fellow farmers, were depending on him and the policies he recommended to be there when needed. This same philosophy was carried on by Ivor's son, Roland, who took over the business upon leaving the service after WWII, and now continues with his grandson, Terry.

We still advise and insure many descendants of the same families Ivor served starting 70 years ago, as well as many, many more "new comers". While, unfortunately there are very few farms left, our philosophy of service is still the same... advise the clients as to the protection they should have and why, provide that protection at a fair premium, inform them as best we can as to just what is & is not covered & what options are available, and be there to help if a loss occurs.

We now serve the entire Penobscot River valley, including the greater Bangor/Brewer, Old Town/Orono areas, east to the Ellsworth/Blue Hill region, along the coast to the Bucksport/Searsport areas, and northwesterly including the Hampden to Newburgh region.