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.
Started by Phil Farrell and Rudy Backlund as two separate entities in the early 1950s, the Taunton and Rehoboth based agencies merged in 1999 and formed Farrell Backlund Insurance Agency, LLC. In 2008 and 2011,respectively, Anderson-Cushing Insurance Agency of Middleboro and East Freetown and the long standing Richardson-Cuddy Insurance Agency of Attleboro merged with FBIA. In 2013 Farrell Backlund Insurance Agency transitioned into one brand name, FBinsure and adopted the "beyond insuring. ensuring" promise to better reflect the rapidly growing agency and its values. Since FBinsure has acquired the Gramlich Insurance Agency in New Bedford, as well as Newbury Insurance, and Hardy & Ponte Insurance Agency of New Bedford. The Agency's most recent merge has been that of Jose S. Castelo Insurance Agency of New Bedford, Dartmouth & Fall River. The agency has grown to eleven locations across nine towns – Taunton, Rehoboth, Dighton, Middleboro, East Freetown, Attleboro, New Bedford, Dartmouth & Fall River – and employs over 106 experienced insurance professionals.
Our Core Values
What Makes the Difference Between Insuring and Ensuring
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
October, 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 learn from him and eventually take over the business to and grow it successfully to the present day.
Don Backlund Joins R.E. Backlund
May 17, 1971
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.
R.E. Backlund Opens in Taunton
March 1, 1988
R.E. Backlund Insurance opens the agency's first office in Taunton on Cedar Street.
Greg Arnold Comes Aboard
November 1, 2004
Farrell Backlund Merges with Bristol County Savings Bank
June 2, 2008
June, 2008 – Farrell Backlund merges with well-known local institution, Bristol County Savings Bank, bringing full service solutions to their both their customers.
Farrell Backlund Acquires Anderson-Cushing Insurance Agency
November 3, 2008
November, 2008 – Farrell Backlund Insurance Agency purchases the Anderson-Cushing Insurance Agency of Middleboro & Freetown, growing the Agency to 4 locations in Southeastern Massachusetts
Farrell Backlund Merges with Richardson-Cuddy
August 1, 2011
August, 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, adding another Farrell-Backlund location.
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.