Our History

Our History 1

Incorporated in 1828, The Andover Companies has a modern business philosophy backed by a long and colorful history. We began as the Merrimack Mutual Fire Insurance Company, back when the Merrimack seal literally decided a home’s fate.

Our History 2

Today, The Andover Companies consists of three distinct companies, with headquarters in Andover, MA, and operations in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Illinois.

The Andover Companies has consistently received the highest possible rating (A+ Superior) from A.M. Best, an independent insurance rating firm. You can count on us for financial stability and dependability.


You can also count on us to stay on the leading edge of financial services technology. We’re cloud-based and mobile-friendly, and we’re continually investing in new technologies for our customers every day.

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