Proudly Serving Your Community Since 1927
Here For Our Customers Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.
G.H. Dunn Insurance Agency, Inc. is a full service insurance agency serving our local communities for more than ninety years. We have 4 convenient office locations and are a founding member of The Waters Insurance Network. We have the local knowledge and resources necessary to serve your needs today. We will stay current with the newest products and technology to serve you well tomorrow – while staying true to the same values that have guided us since 1927.
G.H. Dunn Insurance Agency, Inc. is a third generation family-owned business founded in 1927 by Ralph C. Dunn, a former chicken farmer from Mattapoisett Massachusetts. The agency was originally known as the Ralph C. Dunn Insurance Agency and the first office was located in Mr. Dunn’s home on Point Connett in Mattapoisett. Later that year, he relocated his business to the center of town.
In 1962, Giles H. Dunn purchased the agency from his father, changed the name to G.H. Dunn Insurance Agency, Inc., and through select acquisitions grew the agency size exponentially. In 1995, David W. Dunn (current President) joined the agency after running a number of small businesses in Boston. In 2003, he purchased the agency from his father and became the 3rd generation owner. Since taking over, David has grown the agency to five times its original size.
OUR BRAND: WHY A FIRE TRUCK?
In 1949, the town of Mattapoisett purchased our fire truck from the Maxim Motor Company in Middleboro Massachusetts. In the 70’s, the Maxim fire truck was auctioned by the Town of Mattapoisett and Giles Dunn won the closed bid for $302. Joseph C. Whitcomb, Dunn’s father-in-law, was President of Maxim Motor Company at the time the truck was built, so it held a special significance to him.
Giles Dunn planned to incorporate the fire truck into the agency’s brand by using the image as a logo for letterhead and signage. As a fully-working fire truck, he joked that he’d also drive it around town to sign up new customers. Throughout the years the truck was used in many parades and for fundraising events.
In 2011, the truck was in need of repairs and the agency was moving to a new larger facility. David Dunn looked for a place the truck could be well cared for and still serve its special place in Mattapoisett. After a chance conversation with the Mattapoisett Fire Chief, the truck was donated to the Mattapoisett Rescue Association to be maintained and showcased at local parades and events. The 1949 Fire Truck continues to be a Mattapoisett fixture.
Part of our logo since 1975, the G.H. Dunn fire truck has remained important to our agency. Representing not only the history of the G.H. Dunn family and Mattapoisett, the fire truck signifies safety, community, strength, and commitment – some of our most important core values.
“The truck has always meant the world to my family and the agency. When we announced plans to sell it a few years ago, we received a tremendous amount of feedback and concern that the truck would be gone forever. It was nice to know that the truck was so well-loved in the community.” — David Dunn, President
I just wanted to let you know about the wonderful experience I had with GH Dunn Insurance, and specifically Michelle Barengo.
From the first phone call I made to inquire about H06 and Flood Insurance for my new condo in Falmouth, Michelle was extremely responsive, helpful, professional and friendly.
Buying a home is a daunting task, but thanks to Michelle this was one area of the purchase where I felt confident that someone was acting in my best interest, helping me to get the best value I could, and save money where possible.
Donna - Falmouth
My awesome mortgage broker, Meagan Arone referred me to Dunn Insurance and I'm glad she did! I transferred both my home and auto insurance and saved over $1500! Awesome customer service too! Highly recommended!
Lianne M. - Taunton
Capeway Veterinary Hospital has been using GH Dunn for our insurance needs for over 20 years! They are prompt to respond to any inquires, they understand our business and ensure we have the proper coverage for our needs. David & Robyn are very professional and we are happy with the outstanding service we receive. Thank you for all you do!
Cindy D. - Fairhaven
Our family recently signed on with GH DUNN. We met with Dave and he went over everything in terms that were honest and understandable! Right now we have our first home, flood and auto insured with them and looking to add our commercial business as well! Dave and his associates have been awesome to work with! Thank you all so much!
Christina L. - Marion
I have worked with Jason at GH Dunn for a while and I am very impressed at the knowledge and service! I highly recommend!
Dustin A. - South Yarmouth
From personal, homeowners, life and commercial insurance, we have never been disappointed. Great service, and knowledgeable staff.
Meredith R. – Rochester