Dorchester Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Dorchester Insurance is proud of its commitment to customer service. It is without a doubt our highest priority. We are a professional and friendly office serving you with a wealth of knowledge and experience. We believe this is an important part of what sets us apart from our competition.
Founded in 1989 by Brian Wallace and Ken Thornton and now operated by their son’s Owen Wallace and Derek Thornton, Dorchester Insurance Brokers Ltd is an independent family owned insurance brokerage located in Dorchester, Ontario. For over 25 years now we have been taking care of our client’s insurance needs by specializing in personalized service. We offer a full range of insurance products and we’ll meet with you in person in order to understand your particular requirements and lifestyle needs. This makes it easier for us to maintain a more personal relationship and to provide you with a clearer understanding of your insurance options.
Owen Wallace grew up in Dorchester, Ontario and graduated from Lord Dorchester High School. He attended Fanshawe College and received an Honours diploma from the Legal Assistant program in 1995. Owen received his Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) license in 1998 and has worked as an insurance broker since that time. In 2002, he received his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation. During the first ten years of his career Owen worked for Haas Insurance in London, Ontario. He joined the team at Dorchester Insurance in April 2008. He has extensive experience in handling personal and commercial insurance risks.
Owen is married to Rebecca and resides in Thamesford, Ontario. They have a son, Isaiah, who was born in 2007 and a daughter Lyla who was born in 2011. Owen’s interests include fishing, sports, reading and spending time with his family and friends.
Derek Thornton grew up in Dorchester, Ontario and graduated from Lord Dorchester High School. He attended Fanshawe College and received his Business Insurance diploma in 2002. The same year, Derek received his Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) license and joined Dorchester Insurance. He completed his Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation in 2008. He has extensive experience in handling personal and commercial insurance risks.
Derek resides in London, ON and is married to Katie. He enjoys golf, baseball, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Colleen Gough joined Dorchester Insurance Brokers in May 2013 as receptionist/broker assistant and obtained her Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO) in September 2013. Colleen is friendly and outgoing and has been a wonderful addition to our team. Colleen is married to Gord and resides in Dorchester, ON.
If you are ever caught in the unfortunate circumstance of having to make a claim, we will always be by your side. We will do our best to assist you quickly and to make sure that you are treated fairly by the insurance company.
Dorchester Insurance is proud to support local community events and groups such as the annual Dorchester Fair, Dorchester Minor Hockey Association, Dorchester Lions Club, Dorchester Dolphins Junior C Hockey Team, Dorchester Minor Soccer, Donnybrook Fiddle and Step Dance Competition, and The Optimist Club of North Dorchester and Thamesford Minor Hockey Association.
We are members of the Thames Centre Business Association, Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario, London Insurance Brokers Association and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.