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New Hampshire Agency Awarded Trusted Choice® Agency of the Month

Tobey & Merrill Insurance Agency in Hampton Receives National Recognition

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 27, 2009 – Tobey & Merrill Insurance Agency has been named the Trusted Choice® Agency of the Month by Trusted Choice®, the consumer branding program for independent insurance agents and brokers.

“The experienced team at Tobey & Merrill Insurance Agency provides the personalized and professional service that exemplifies the Trusted Choice® Pledge of Performance,” says Dave Evans, Trusted Choice® executive director. “We are proud to announce that they are the Trusted Choice® Agency of the Month.”

Tobey & Merrill Insurance was founded in 1920 in downtown Hampton and has grown with the town for almost a century. They provide auto, home, business, life and financial protection products. The Tobey & Merrill Insurance Agency leadership is dedicated to continuing education for the whole team. Through training and experience, they are committed to meeting the challenges of an ever changing market place to better serve their customers. The agency employees have a combined 250 years of experience in the insurance industry.

“We have been a member of the Independent Agents since 1920 and we wanted to be a part of branding efforts of Trusted Choice®,” says Dean & Geoff Merrill, the owners of Tobey & Merrill Insurance. “Trusted Choice® is at the forefront of our branding efforts and on behalf of our entire team, we thank you for honoring Tobey & Merrill Insurance as the Trusted Choice® Agency of the Month.”

The team at Tobey & Merrill Insurance prides itself in their community involvement. The owners and staff are involved in charitable organizations such as Hampton Rotary, Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce, Toys for Tots, Hampton Firefighter Association, Hampton Police Association, Special Olympics, Local Boy Scouts of America, NH Food Bank, and local school, church and other non-profit organizations in the Seacoast Area.

The Trusted Choice® Agency of the Month program recognizes those Trusted Choice® agencies that are going above and beyond in living the tenets of the Trusted Choice® Pledge of Performance and in communicating the benefits of their services to consumers. Trusted Choice® agencies agree to adhere to a written pledge that states they will work with their customers to identify the insurance and financial services that are right for them, their families or their business and use their access to multiple companies to deliver those products. It also states that they will help guide consumers through the claims process and help them solve problems related to their coverage or account, among other things.

Trusted Choice® educates consumers about the benefits of using independent agents and brokers for their insurance needs: choice of companies, customized policies and advocacy support. Trusted Choice® is the consumer marketing identity for over 10,400 independent insurance agencies and brokerage firms and 53 leading insurance companies.  Go to and click on “Find a Trusted Choice® Agent” on the homepage to locate the right agency for your needs.

​127 South Peyton Street
Alexandria VA 22314
​phone: 800.221.7917
fax: 703.683.7556

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