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500 East Main St. Suite 200
Branford. CT 06405
(203) 481-2684
(800) 566-1886

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About Us

Our Mission

As a Trusted Choice® independent insurance agency, the dedicated team at V.F. McNeil Insurance promises to provide you with:

Quality Insurance Products + Affordable Coverage + Unmatched Service = Zero Compromises.

In short, we treat you the way we would want to be treated.  It's been our golden rule since 1886!  We invite you to ....Contact us today to experience the V.F. McNeil Difference!


Virgil F. McNeil

Charles McNeil

Thomas Sturgess

Macneil Sturgess

Paul H. Sturgess

Daniel McNamara

Our History

Since 1886, when Virgil F. McNeil started the company, V.F. McNeil Insurance has been serving the property and casualty insurance needs of businesses, families, and individuals primarily in Connecticut, but also throughout the country.

Operating under the ownership of the McNeil-Sturgess family since 1886, the full-service, Trusted Choice® independent insurance agency transferred ownership in 2012 to Daniel McNamara, a long-time employee and Vice President at V.F. McNeil. Under the leadership of Mr. McNamara, the agency remains committed to the same level of service to its clients and its community for which the McNeil-Sturgess family and all of V.F. McNeil have become so well known for. This reputation has identified V.F. McNeil as a new model for independent agencies in the 21st century.

The agency represents some of the finest insurance companies in the world and has worked hard to develop strong, long-lasting relationships with each of these carriers. In turn, these relationships enable V.F. McNeil Insurance to service its commercial and personal lines clients in the best way possible. The longevity of its client relationships are a true testament to the agency’s commitment to exceptional service and professionalism in its field.

While providing multiple lines of insurance for the needs of business owners, families, and individuals, V.F. McNeil Insurance also has a strong track record of administering the protection packages for a variety of specialty markets, such as commercial, habitational properties, manufacturers, technology-based companies, large contractors, cultural institutions, and high-value homeowners.

V.F. McNeil Insurance believes that the best source for insurance is an independent insurance agency, but not just any independent insurance agency. V.F. McNeil Insurance is a Trusted Choice independent insurance agency that always has the best interest of its clients and its community in mind. Featured as Trusted Choice Agency of the Month in 2008, a PIACT Community Service award recipient in 2009, a What Works agency in 2011 by IA Magazine, and a recipient of the Safeco Insurance Agent Giving Grant for non-profits in 2011, V.F. McNeil’s actions and accomplishments exemplify its commitment to serving its clients and its community.