Born and raised in Worcester, Earl V. Atchue, Jr. graduated from Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury and Assumption College in Worcester. He began his insurance career as an account representative for the former American Mutual Insurance Company of Boston in 1977 where he earned top honors in various areas. He was named to the Company’s Quality Club and served as one of the Directors.
Mr. Atchue left the Company to establish his own independent insurance agency. In 1982, Atchue Insurance Agency was born and opened its first “office” in Mr. Atchue’s home in Worcester, employing at the time only a typewriter, telephone, answering machine and one filing cabinet for equipment.
As Atchue Insurance grew in size and became fully automated throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Atchue moved his business to Worcester offices in Tatnuck Square and northern Park Avenue before purchasing and settling into the current location at 190 Park Avenue, Worcester in 1995.
A Licensed Insurance Broker in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, Mr. Atchue is also a Licensed Life Insurance Advisor and is happy to assist clients – both old and new – with all forms of insurance needs.
Mr. Atchue is a past president of the Worcester Life Underwriters Association (WLUA), the Massachusetts Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors (MAIFA), and the Massachusetts Underwriters Foundation, Inc. He has received both the Harry Warner Award and the John P. Meehan Award, the highest honors bestowed upon members of the WLUA and the MAIFA, respectively.
Mr. Atchue has been a speaker at several industry group meetings as well as a presenter at various other professional groups, such as the Worcester County Bar Association Real Estate section and SCORE (Senior Corp of Retired Executives).
Mr. Atchue managed and coached youth baseball in the Paxton Little League and West Side Babe Ruth leagues for 18 years. He and his wife, Nancy, have three children: Andrew (“AJ”), Kevin, and Daniel.
In August 2015, Mr. Atchue’s son, AJ Atchue, joined Atchue Insurance as a Licensed Agent. AJ is a licensed broker of Property/Casualty and Life/Accident/Health insurance products and came to the agency following three years in the Worcester processing and underwriting office of Harleysville/Nationwide Insurance. Prior to that, AJ spent four years as Coordinator of Communications at the American Hockey League’s headquarters in Springfield, Mass.
More than 40 years after first opening its doors, Atchue Insurance continues to offer a full range of personal, commercial, and financial insurance products and is staffed by a friendly team of experienced insurance professionals. Atchue Insurance remains committed to finding you the best coverage at the best value to meet your ever-changing needs, and we pride ourselves on providing the personal service necessary to earn and maintain your trust.