Pictured right is Scott Bramble and past owner Robert T.Fleetwood welcoming his grandson Creg Fleetwood, current President, to the agency back in 2003.
The agency traces its roots to two well respected insurance agencies with a long history in Kent County. The Fleetwood-Kirby Agency was formed in the 1920’s and operated in Chestertown under this name until 1957. At that time the name was changed to Fleetwood-Macbeth, Inc. and remained so until 1968. The Townsend-Kane Agency was organized around the same time. Operating as a corporation from the beginning, the agency soon grew to be Kent County’s largest insurance firm. In 1968, the two firms reached an agreement to merge and do business under the name of Fleetwood, Kane, MacBeth & McCown, Inc.
In 1971 the agency had outgrown its Chestertown office and moved to its current location just outside of town on the Rte. 291 Morgnec Bypass. The agency remains at this location (now within the town limits) today. About that time Edward Athey joined the agency and under his vision and stewardship the agency continued to prosper into the next century. Ed’s easy way and values still guide us today even though he is no longer with us.
In 1988, Dan Zottarelli brought over his experience gained as a Dockmaster at a local marina and began marketing all types of marine insurance under the label of “Dockmaster’s Yacht Insurance.” Today Dockmasters is a thriving branch of FAM&M and a national player in the wet marine marketplace.
In 2007, the Agency was purchased and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of The Peoples Bank, a local community bank.
FAM&M prides itself on its community involvement and its relationships, both with our valued company partners and our clients. We give both our time and money to causes near and dear to our neighbors. We believe strongly that we are here to leave things better than they were upon our arrival. You will often see us out and about whether it be as Character Counts coaches, Junior Achievement Mentors, Relay for Life Volunteers, Special Olympics coaches, serving on many local boards and any other ways we can find to give back to the community.