Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.
Ray MacDonald Insurance Agency Ltd., a second generation insurance brokerage, has been providing insurance services to the Truro and surrounding area since 1968. Founded by its namesake, Ray MacDonald, who, after working in the financial services sector and life insurance business, had the opportunity to purchase the A.G. MacPhail Insurance portfolio from the Sun Alliance. Ray operated out of a one room office in the basement of the Bank of Montreal building on Commercial/Prince Streets in Truro, NS.
In the mid 1970s, he moved the business to 7 Queen Street (previous Church’s Hair Care building) and in 1978 his oldest son, Mike, joined the insurance firm. Doug, the second oldest, joined the firm in 1981 and the youngest son, Scott, joined in 1983.
After continuous growth, Ray saw an opportunity to purchase a building for the business at 26 College Road in the Village of Bible Hill, where he and his wife, Carole (Patterson) raised their 3 sons. After a new addition was added and major renovations were completed to the existing building, the family owned business moved into their new, and current, location on October 29, 1990. It was at this time that Ray and Carole decided to implement their succession plan and sold their shares in the company to their 3 sons so they could be equal partners and carry on the family business. Ray continued to work until 1995, at which time he decided to retire at the young age of 61 so he could enjoy his cottage, fishing and trips to Florida. Kenda Frizell joined the firm in June 1995 to handle the reception and customer service duties and was a great addition to the business. Ironically Carole looked after Kenda from an infant up until she started school.
In 2010 Ray MacDonald Insurance Agency Ltd. was awarded the Corporate Service Award by the Village of Bible Hill. This award was presented to them in recognition of their volunteer service to the community of Bible Hill.
Our locally owned, family business is committed to providing efficient and quality customer service and offering insurance products that best protect our customers' changing needs. For reliable, exceptional, personal service come into our office any time and get to know us, no appointment is necessary.