Glastonbury, CT – Effective July 1, 2024. Monroe Insurance Center, Inc., an independent insurance and risk management agency located in Monroe, CT, has merged its operations with Smith Brothers Insurance. Smith Brothers main office is located at 68 National Drive, Glastonbury, CT, and has offices across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.

The leadership team at Monroe Insurance Center including John Rodrigues, Anna Rodrigues, Peter Lozier, Gary Freeman, Alan Helfer, and Paul Ackert will continue to serve clients, and along with their team, join Smith Brothers Insurance. They will maintain their office in Monroe, CT, while leveraging the resources of Smith Brothers, one of the nation’s Top 100 Risk Management and Insurance brokers.

“The Monroe Insurance Center brings a history of serving the insurance needs of families and businesses. This merger will allow their clients to gain access to additional carriers, coverages, and risk management services. We look forward to working together to serve our clients and give back to the communities where we live and work”, states Joe B. Smith, President & CEO of Smith Brothers Insurance.

John Rodrigues states, “As I have come to know members of the Smith Brothers team, it is clear we share the same values and commitment to quality service. Our clients will benefit from an expanded portfolio of products and a broader network of insurance professionals dedicated to their success. We are excited to join the Smith Brothers team.”


Smith Brothers Insurance is an independently operated, Top 100 Risk Management and Insurance broker in the United States. As family confidant and outsourced risk manager, we help families and businesses manage risk, protect assets, and grow.

Founded in Hartford, Connecticut in 1971 by brothers, Bob and Brian Smith, Smith Brothers Insurance has expanded to more than 250 professionals to help protect clients from risk and uncertainty.

Smith Brothers is licensed in every state in the U.S. and protects risk all over the world. Our offices are throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.