About Us

History of Mulvihill Insurance

J.P. Mulvihill & Son General Insurance Brokers Ltd. has been looking after the insurance needs of clients like you for over 70 years.  J.P. Mulvihill Sr. decided he needed a career change after 26 years as a textile foremen at Kenwood Mills here in Arnprior so he decided to purchase an existing insurance broker in Arnprior called G.F. MacNab Agency.  In 1971, J.P. Mulvihill junior (Jim),  at the age of 24,  moved back to Arnprior with his wife Louise to work with his father after working for Sun Life Insurance Company in North Bay.    At this point, the name of the agency officially changed to J.P. Mulvihill and Son General Insurance Agency.  Unfortunately, in October 1976, J.P. Mulvihill Senior passed away and Jim purchased the business from the estate, incorporated in 1980 as J.P. Mulvihill & Son General Insurance Brokers Limited.  In 1996, Jim purchased his main competitor in the town of Arnprior, Neil Campbell Insurance, and with this acquisition, the agency volume doubled.   Fortunately for Jim, the brokerage remains successful today as all of his children joined the company, son Kevin and daughter Erin in 1994 and son Matthew in 1997.  In 2016, we continued to grow as our brokerage acquired another long-standing community broker Mather Insurance & Real Estate Ltd.  Mulvihill Insurance continues to service Arnprior and the Ottawa Valley and is now into its 3rd generation.   It truly is a family run business with family based values.   Throughout this time, we have grown with our communities to become an integral part of our client’s lives. As your local insurance brokers, we feel we understand the individual needs and issues of our clients and the communities we serve.