Atlantic Insurance, originally known as The Boyer Insurance Agency, had been serving Connecticut’s coastal community since 1976. In 1990, Roger H. Evans purchased and renamed the agency to Atlantic Insurance, Inc.
The agency, located in Waterford since its inception, provided personal and business insurance to their neighbors in the surrounding towns and communities in Southeastern Connecticut.
In September 2014, Smith Brothers Insurance, a family-run agency located in Glastonbury, CT, acquired Atlantic Insurance. The following month, The Insurance Professionals merged with Atlantic Insurance.
The Insurance Professionals was founded in 1971 by Stanley J. Grab, Jr. and was located in Groton, CT. TIP, as the agency was known to its clients, was acquired by Smith Brothers Insurance in 2010 and offered both personal and business insurance to its clients.
In October 2015, Atlantic Insurance moved to its current location on Main Street in Niantic, CT. The staff at Atlantic Insurance offered expertise to their clients as they lived and were active in the local community.
Bayberry Insurance was founded in 1988 by owner Pamela Atkins. Pamela started out in the insurance world back in 1971 working in Mystic for Ashby Anderson, founder of Anderson Inc. After obtaining her business management degree, Certified Insurance Counselors designation, and eighteen years of experience, Pam decided it was time to go out on her own and opened an independent insurance agency in Groton. With the addition of experienced agents and outstanding companies the agency has been offering specialized service and knowledge to the community for the last 26 years.
Bayberry Agency was proud to contribute to the community through the Groton Rotary with the help of the late Catherine Lathrop, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital and Auxiliary, with many dinner parties and fundraisers, Hospice, the Groton Food Bank, the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and many other community contributions. As a small business, they were proud to have been able to give back to the area.
In October 2015, Pam decided it was now time for the agency to grow stronger and give even more expertise to our clients. The solution was found when they decided to partner with Smith Brothers of Glastonbury, CT. Smith Brothers Insurance understands the importance of community spirit and presence that Bayberry Insurance had given to the community. The new association with Smith Brothers provided clients with an expansion of products and services that enhanced the smaller Bayberry Agency.
The Smith Brothers agency and its staff in Groton, formerly known as Bayberry Insurance, are active members of Southeastern Connecticut, servicing Groton, Mystic, and Stonington, Ledyard, New London and its surrounding towns. They continue to see their clients as neighbors, providing a level of service, honesty and professionalism without peer in the business