Our new "Meet Our NH Insurance Agents" blog series will introduce you to the agents, one at a time, who serve you here at Eaton & Berube. Get to know your agent a little better, from both a professional and personal perspective. In our first blog post, meet Marty Thebodeau, our personal lines sales manager, who joined the Eaton & Berube team in 1988!
Celebrating her 24th anniversary at Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency earlier this year, it is no surprise that Marty Thebodeau, our personal lines sales manager, loves her job. From a professional, supportive staff to a cohesive work environment, there are many factors that account for Thebodeau’s enthusiasm about the agency.
“I really look forward to coming to work every day because E&B has the best team I have seen in the 24 years I’ve worked here,” Thebodeau said. “Everyone is knowledgeable and professional and they work together to get the job done, while maintaining a ‘family’ feeling.”
While everyone works together as a team, the agents also focus on accomplishing individual tasks. For Thebodeau, who works out of Eaton & Berube’s Nashua office, this primarily means quoting and writing new personal lines policies. In other words, Thebodeau works with many different insurance companies to help new clients find the New Hampshire home insurance and auto insurance policies that best suit their budgets as well as their coverage needs.
“I also like speaking with potential clients, quoting and writing their policies, as well as counseling them regarding recommended coverages and the various options they have,” Thebodeau said.
According to Thebodeau, these requests she receives for new insurance quotes are continuous, which she attributes in part to the agency’s reputation in the area.
“The agency has a great reputation, and as a result, we receive many new business referrals from existing clients,” Thebodeau said.
Eaton & Berube’s Operations Manager Beth Needham traces the agency’s reputation back to its hard-working staff.
“Employees like Marty who provide excellent service to our clients and collaborate with our company partners are what build and uphold our reputation in the community,” Needham said.
In addition to handling new personal lines business, Thebodeau’s role at Eaton & Berube also includes helping the account managers with hard-to-place risks, developing yearly department goals, meeting with representatives from our insurance company partners, and keeping the personal lines staff members updated on any changes that occur within these insurance companies.
“The employees at E&B are wonderful to work with and we are like a family,” Thebodeau said. “When you see this type of work environment, you know it starts at the top, which says a lot about the agency owners.”
Outside of the office, Thebodeau says she has two passions: her family, especially her three grandchildren, who she spends time with as often as possible, and the game of golf.
“On average, I play three 18-hole rounds a week and also play tournament golf when I can,” Thebodeau said, adding that she is also an avid candlepin bowler, having recently completed her 44th year on the same league.
Thebodeau’s love of golf has brought her to the Greater Nashua Boys and Girls Club, where she has spent about 20 years as a member of the golf committee for the organization’s annual charity golf tournament in September, as well as the Nashua Country Club, where she serves as Co-Chair of The First Tee NH. The First Tee NH is a non-profit organization that operates on its mission to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
“This is a great organization that not only teaches kids the game of golf, but more importantly, nine core values – confidence, courtesy, honesty, integrity, judgment, perseverance, respect, responsibility and sportsmanship,” Thebodeau said. “Not only do we offer the program to Nashua Country Club members’ children and grandchildren, we also invite 12 to 15 kids from the Greater Nashua Boys & Girls Club to join in.”
Marty Thebodeau can be reached at 603-689-7232 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.