The right insurance from day one®

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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 
that will grow with you no matter what tomorrow brings.

In short, we treat you the way we would want to be treated. It’s been our golden rule since 1886! 

Our Vision

To be thought of as a top choice for insurance in Connecticut
when you want to be sure you’re getting the right insurance from day one.

About Our Vision

At V.F. McNeil,  we always knew our mission was to treat people
the way we would want to be treated. Our team has always taken the job of getting our clients
the best coverage for their needs, at a cost they could afford, very seriously.
We've always been dedicated to providing our clients with the support they need to choose and manage their insurance
no matter what tomorrow brings. When it comes to our community, we've always believed in the importance of doing our part to strengthen 
the communities where our staff and clients live and work.

However, a true written Vision, one that inspired our official tagline...The right insurance from day one®,
wasn't born until 2020.  We started reviewing almost fifteen years of feedback
from our clients, and this effort brought our team to one conclusion.  Based on this collective feedback, it was frequently remarked,
that after coming to V.F. McNeil, each responding client felt as if they finally got the right insurance. 

Whether it was because, they now have a clear understanding of what they are paying for,
or that they now know how their coverage works, or because they finally receive prompt service and response time,
or periodic coverage reviews, or that we made the effort to find opportunities for them to save,
or helped them through a claim, and believe it or not, that they are now being treated nicely,
our clients expressed this satisfaction and confidence in their remarks. 

Our team is incredibly proud of this and is whole heartedly committed to continuing to provide our clients
with the type of experience that makes each one feel like they finally got the The right insurance from day one® with V.F. McNeil Insurance.

Community Involvement

We are people living in your communities. Although we service all of Connecticut, our insurance professionals have roots specifically in Branford, North Branford, Wallingford, North Haven, Durham, Meriden, New Haven, Guilford, Higganum, and Brooklyn Connecticut. 
Our kids may even go to school with your kids.  The health and growth of our communities is important to us.
That’s why we focus on people.  We focus on treating others the way we would expect to be treated,
by helping our communities grow healthy and vibrant.  Our team works hard so we can serve our communities in the best way possible.

Since 1886, our hallmark has been long-term relationships with our clients and a responsibility and commitment to our community.
There are many components to our community relationships. We strive each year to further develop these relationships as well as create new ones. 
Below is a listing of the different organizations that V.F. McNeil Insurance provides support to.

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.


500 East Main St.
Suite 200
Branford, CT 06405


Friday: 8am-4:30pm
2023 Summer Hours



FAX 203-483-1891