The Insurance Center

A history of insurance services to the people of New Hampshire and Vermont

The Insurance Center traces its roots in New Hampshire back over 100 years. During the early to mid 1900’s, the R.W. Michaud Agency and its predecessor, the Del Cushion Agency, were prominent insurance agencies in Claremont, NH, located at 52 Tremont Square.

Robert Sammon joined Robert Michaud as a partner in 1980, forming Michaud & Sammon Insurance, Inc. Bob Sammon became president in the decade that followed, after Bob Michaud’s retirement. To accommodate its growing staff, the agency needed more space and relocated to its own building at 107 Broad Street in Claremont.

Richard Bates joined the agency in 1987, and together Bob and Dick opened the Newport, NH office that year, moving to its present location at 30 South Main Street in 1990. With the expansion to Newport, the agency became known as The Insurance Center.

In 1991, Bob and Dick joined forces with George Curt, enabling The Insurance Center to provide its clients with a more complete range of business and personal insurance products by offering life, health and disability insurance services.

Based upon the success of the Newport office, Bob took the same approach when Ed Wojenski approached him about expanding operations to a Keene, NH location. In 2007, The Insurance Center opened its doors at 55 Main Street in Keene, with Ed as manager of that office.

Supplementing the recent years’ geographic expansion, The Insurance Center also acquired the books of business of the Hoidahl Insurance Agency (Newport, NH) in 1990 and the Thompson Insurance Agency (Claremont, NH) in 2013.

Today, The Insurance Center has grown to become one of the leading insurance agencies in western New Hampshire, serving clients in both New Hampshire and Vermont. We directly represent numerous top-rated insurance companies, and have access to countless others through our quality brokerage relationships. Our capable and experienced staff of 19, many of whom have been with The Insurance Center for decades, consistently strives to provide our clients with knowledgeable advice and quality insurance protection at the most competitive rates we can find.