In 1985, Margaret J. Grassi quit her corporate job in Boston to open her own insurance brokerage firm in Wareham.
In 1989, her daughter, Deb, joined.
And now, Deb’s son Matt is part of the team — the third generation to be a part of the company.
Margaret said that she never imagined her company would become a family business when she struck out on her own. She faced some resistance from the corporate job she was quitting.
“The big boss came down from New York and said I couldn’t afford to quit,” Margaret recalled. “I was determined I was going to make it.”
She was one of two women who owned their own brokerages in the area at the time, Deb said. Insurance brokers work to help clients help the right insurance plan, and work with a variety of insurance carriers. Brokers also advocate for clients when they need