To give all customers the best customer service of any agency in our area.
To continually work toward having open, competitive markets for our customers.
To be on top of the automated trends and to foster a commitment to technology.
To see the individual growth, both personally and professionally, of all employees by offering educational opportunities as well as opportunities for advancement.
Like the Blackstone Valley and its strong sense of history, Soucy Insurance Agency is also steeped in tradition. The company was started in 1914 by Adelard L. Soucy, a first-generation French Canadian born in Manville, Rhode Island. Adelard Soucy was a leader in the community and went on to represent Woonsocket in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. In 1918, he was elected mayor of Woonsocket by the largest plurality of any candidate in the history of the office up until that time. Mr. Soucy served four terms as mayor and was honored as a keynote speaker at the Mayor’s Conference in Washington, DC, in 1919.
From 1945 through 1994, Rodrigue Soucy turned the business his father had started out of a room in his house into a thriving insurance and real estate agency. His brother, Adelard Soucy, Jr., who worked for the company for over thirty years, assisted in the growth of the family business through his spearheading of the burgeoning real estate division.
Over the next four decades, the company witnessed tremendous growth. In 1994, David Soucy became the third member of the Soucy family to take the helm as president. David was no stranger to the business, working as a teenager emptying trash baskets, clerking in the office during school and serving as a customer service representative after college.
Under David’s leadership the agency has continued to expand and, today, is one of Northern Rhode Island’s largest independent insurance agencies. David is not the only family member working in the agency. His sister Diane (Colerick) is a long-time employee of the company, helping with the company’s computer interface.
The loyalty to the family business extends beyond the Soucy’s immediate family. Among Soucy Insurance Agency’s fourteen employees are men and women of all ages, some of whom have been with the agency for decades. Raymond Caron, vice-president and head of the commercial division, along with Joanne Paul, systems manager and bookkeeper, are thirty-year veterans of the company. Office manager Debbie Zinck has worked for over 20 years with the agency.
Soucy Insurance Agency continues to this day to be a dedicated corporate citizen in the Blackstone Valley, sponsoring little league teams, theater events, festivals and a number of social service agencies. One thing that holds true to Soucy Insurance Agency today as it did 90 years ago is this: while times may change, their service and commitment remains true.