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Dorchester Insurance Brokers Ltd is an independent, family owned, insurance brokerage located in Dorchester, Ontario. The brokerage was founded in 1989 by Brian Wallace and Ken Thornton. Ken’s son, Derek, joined the brokerage in 2002, followed by Brian’s son, Owen in 2008. Upon Brian and Ken’s retirement in March of 2010, Derek and Owen took over full responsibility for the business.
For over 25 years now we have been taking care of our client’s insurance needs by specializing in personalized service. We also enjoy long-standing and strong relationships with the various insurance companies we represent.
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.
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. As licensed insurance brokers, Derek and Owen are available to provide you with peace of mind and the security you deserve.
Dorchester Insurance is proud to support local community events and groups such as the annual Dorchester Fair, Dorchester Minor Hockey Association, Dorchester Minor Soccer, Dorchester Dolphins Jr C Hockey Team and the Thamesford Area Minor Hockey Association. We are members of the Thames Centre Business Association, Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario, and the London Insurance Brokers Association.
Office: (519) 268-3535
Cell: (226) 377-4270
Derek Thornton grew up in Dorchester 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.
Derek lives in London, ON and is married to his lovely wife, Katie. He enjoys golf, baseball, reading, travelling and spending time with friends and family.
Office: (519) 268-3535
Cell: (226) 373-0077
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.
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, music and spending time with his family and friends.