Company History

Brownell Insurance Agency started in April of 1986. At the time, Marie Brownell worked at Prudential Insurance and wanted to build a strong book of business. The agency’s first home was at 4 Crystal Avenue in Derry, NH. Marie had one employee at that time and their efforts earned a top sales position at Prudential in 1987. For the next several years, our young agency continued to grow in sales volume at a rapid pace. This growth eventually had us outgrowing our original office space.

At the end of April of 1987, Rick Brownell also joined the agency and made BIC truly a family affair. We remained captive agents for Prudential until 1991. Prudential was changing; home and auto insurance was no longer their business focus. This prompted the Brownells’ to join forces with Gloria Fields in 1992 and form Brownell Insurance Center, Inc. (BIC). Having left Prudential and no longer captive agents, Rick and Marie with two employees, moved to 122 West Broadway, Derry (now 5 Nashua Rd, Londonderry, NH 03038 due to a postal change of address) to open their new independent insurance agency. Being in our own building gave further opportunities for the business to continue to flourish. The insurance industry has had many fluctuations but our family agency has been able to weather the storm.

In 2004, Marie Brownell rejoined the agency after pursuing her Masters Degree in Education. She formed Brownell Financial Services Group, LLC (BFSG). BFSG will help BIC expand the book of business. We will also provide our clients with full range of insurance services cover all of their insurance needs. The future of both companies is quite bright and the anticipated growth of our client base substantial.

We opened our second office in May 2009 on Rte. # 1, Hampton NH. Our Hampton office is now open Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Thanks to our tremendous Hampton clients, the Hampton location is growing despite these challenging financial times. Rick and Marie are very proud of the accomplishments of BIC and wish to thank all of our employees and clients contributions to help make this dream come true. We welcome your questions, comments, or concerns about our agency or the services we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us: phone: (603) 437-1992 (Londonderry) or (603) 296-0077 (Hampton).

We offer auto insurance, home insurance and commercial insurance to those in the Derry/Londonderry and Hampton/Portsmouth, NH areas.

We welcome your questions, comments, or concerns about our agency or the services we provide, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Phone: (603) 437-1992/toll free (800) 287-2467
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