About Us

Doherty Insurance "The Person to Person People"


Doherty Insurance Agency was founded in 1934 by William A. Doherty with the simple goal of providing guidance, quality insurance products and personal service.  In 1937, Bill’s Brother, Jim, join him in the Agency, and the two formed a partnership that not only provided the best possible insurance coverage to their clients, but also a commitment to give back to the community in which they worked and lived. 

While a great deal has changed since 1934, our commitment to our clients and community was never changed.  Today Doherty Insurance is owned and operated by two of Jim’s children, Sheila M Doherty and Jay Doherty .  They are proud to follow in their Father and Uncle’s footsteps and to build on the foundation they established for the agency.

Doherty Insurance is a full service independent insurance agency.  That means we work for our clients, not the insurance companies.  Only after fully understanding our clients’ needs do we make recommendations, and match our clients with an insurance company that provides the best combination of coverage and price for that client’s individual situation.

Whether you are looking for personal insurance, life insurance or business insurance, we would like the opportunity to be of service to you.  We are proud of our heritage and the many satisfied clients we serve in the Merrimack Valley.

Serving the needs of our clients and their satisfaction is our #1 priority.


Doherty Insurance Agency
21 Elm Street
Andover, MA. 01810
Telephone: 978-475-0260
Fax: 978-475-0303