981 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Cochrane & Porter has a long, distinguished history, with our roots going back to pre-World War II in the last century. Bob Cochrane began his insurance career at the New York City offices of Royal Insurance Company after graduating Harvard in 1938. After moving back home to Boston, Bob turned his expertise to his hometown community, assisting neighboring businesses and families with their varied insurance needs under the name of the Robert C. Cochrane, Jr. Insurance Agency. In 1980, he formed a partnership with friend and neighbor Dick Porter, an experienced agent in his own right, and the agency name changed to the one it continues to bear today: Cochrane & Porter Insurance Agency.
Bob’s son J. Bruce Cochrane, joined the agency in 1976, and within a year, Bruce’s wife Janet joined the agency, too. Over the years, they introduced many agency innovations and built a business steadfastly focused on exceptional service. Throughout, a guiding principle was to stay true to founder Bob Cochrane’s vision of providing the very best insurance solutions and advisory services to their clients.
In addition to expanding the array of insurance protection options available to businesses, individuals and families, the agency also formed strong partnerships with some of best regional and national insurance companies. In addition to auto, homeowners, and other types of personal insurance protection, Cochrane & Porter Insurance developed a strong expertise in the insurance needs of small and medium sized businesses throughout New England. Bruce Cochrane was a leader in helping to remedy the workers’ compensation crisis in the mid-1990s and forming some of the nation’s first self-insurance groups. A recognized leader in the insurance industry, he held numerous executive roles in industry association and earned many awards from his peers.
Eventually, as the Cochrane & Porter Agency grew, Bruce and Janet founded a visionary business called Renaissance Allianc, which enables insurance agencies like Cochrane & Porter to maintain independence while gaining advantages of scale by partnering with other independent agencies and insurers. This enabled and even broader range of services and solutions for agency clients.
Our Executive Vice President, Glen Davis, now runs the day-to-day operations of the agency. He and our experienced Insurance Services professional Dan Bernblum work to maintain our well-earned reputation for exceptional service, competitive options, and trusted consultation. While much has changed over the years – innovations and technological advancements that afford even better service – some things haven’t changed. We think that Bob Cochrane would feel right at home with today’s staff, who adhere closely to the same principles of service excellence upon which he founded the agency nearly eight decades ago.
Rest Insured, We’ve Got You Covered.