FBinsure is a leader in providing insurance and risk solutions for our clients. Our mission, through the professionalism, education, and integrity of our employees, working in an innovative and technologically superior environment, is to continually improve our products and services to meet our clients' needs, allowing us to share our prosperity with our employees and our communities.
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Through the Years
Richardson-Cuddy Insurance Agency Established
April 5, 1869
H.K. Richardson Insurance, what would go on to become Richardson-Cuddy Insurance Agency, is established on Park Street in downtown Attleboro, Massachusetts.
Philip J. Farrell Insurance Agency Founded
November 1, 1951
1951, November – Philip Farrell starts the Philip J. Farrell Insurance Agency at the Taylor Building in Taunton, Massachusetts with his mother as his secretary and only employee.
R.E. Backlund Insurance Agency Established
October 8, 1959
In October of 1959 Rudolph Backlund starts R.E. Backlund Insurance Agency out of his bedroom at the family home on County Street in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. His son, Don Backlund, would join him & eventually take over the business to grow it successfully.
Don Backlund Joins R.E. Backlund
May 17, 1971
Don Backlund, long time Chief Executive Officer and now consultant, joins his father, Rudy, at R.E. Backlund serving the Dighton-Rehoboth area's insurance needs.
Mark Cuddy Joins Richardson-Cuddy
February 4, 1985
Mark Cuddy joins his father Tom Cuddy at the Richardson-Cuddy Insurance Agency of Attleboro.
R.E. Backlund Opens in Taunton
March 1, 1988
R.E. Backlund Insurance opens the agency's first office in Taunton on Cedar Street.
Tom Rogers Joins the Team
September 3, 2001
Tom Rogers joined FBinsure in the fall of 2001 following five years in systems and project management positions in the high technology industry.
Greg Arnold Comes Aboard
November 1, 2004
Farrell Backlund Merges with Bristol County Savings Bank
June 2, 2008
In early summer of 2008 Farrell Backlund merges with well-known local banking institution, Bristol County Savings Bank, bringing full service solutions to their both their customers.
Farrell Backlund Acquires Anderson-Cushing Insurance Agency
November 3, 2008
Farrell Backlund Insurance Agency purchases the Anderson-Cushing Insurance Agency of Middleboro & Freetown, in fall of 2008, growing the Agency to 4 locations in Southeastern Massachusetts
Nicole Martorana Joins FBinsure
March 2, 2009
Nicole Martorana joins FBinsure as the Senior Vice President of Operations, overseeing the daily operations and technology of the agency as well as the Commercial Lines & Personal Lines Departments.
Farrell Backlund Merges with Richardson-Cuddy
August 1, 2011
Don Backlund & Russ Martorana comes together with Mark Cuddy of the long established Richardson-Cuddy Insurance Agency of Attleboro, Massachusetts, to merge their Agencies, in the summer of 2011, expanding the Farrell-Backlund footprint further.
Farrell Backlund Insurance Becomes FBinsure
May 20, 2013
Farrell Backlund Insurance Agency undergoes a re-branding, evolving into the current brand, FBinsure, LLC.
“The new FBinsure brand is much more than just a new logo – it is a direct and important reflection of the growth and broader focus of our agency. Over the past few years, FBinsure has expanded into new business areas, such as Risk Management and Benefits, and have committed ourselves to developing innovative strategies to address the risks that drive our clients’ total cost of risk,” said Don Backlund, CEO of FBinsure at the time.
FBinsure Acquire Hardy & Ponte Insurance Agency
January 8, 2016
As of January 2016, FBinsure acquired the Hardy & Ponte Insurance Agency, an independent agency, located in New Bedford, Massachusetts on Mt. Pleasant Street originally founded by Arthur J. Hardy Jr. and George P. Ponte.
FBinsure Acquires the Jose S. Castelo Insurance Agency
July 2, 2018
FBinsure announced in July 2018, it had acquired the Jose S. Castelo Insurance Agency, an independent agency located in New Bedford, Dartmouth, and Fall River, Massachusetts. Established in 1981 by Jose S. Castelo, the South Coast agency provided personal and business insurance to nearly 5,000 clients while also offering real estate and mortgage services.
Reid-Hofmann Joins the FBinsure Family
December 3, 2018