Established in 1974 by John Risley, our company has grown to a full service insurance agency. 

Currently, The John M. Risley Insurance Agency Inc. serves the insurance needs of about of about 3,000 individuals and families, and the insurance needs of 1,500 business concerns in Tolland and Hartford Counties and adjacent areas.

Our office includes a state-of-the-art computer system for record keeping. In addition, we have a special rating computer so that instant rate comparisons can be made of the country's finest insurance companies.


The John M. Risley Insurance Agency Inc. is a firm of proven professionals and caring and conscientious people; the kind of people you can depend on.

Our primary objectives are:

  • to be honest and fair in all our dealings.
  • to be interested in people and their problems
  • to treat the client's needs as though they were out own.

We have a commitment to maintain a high standard of excellence in all that we do and to establish a firms relationship of mutual trust and service with each of our clients.


We do not work for an insurance company, we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment.

We represent a carefully selected group of finacially sound, reputable insurance companies, and we place your policy with the company offereing the best coverage at a competitive price.