The Holmes Agency has been serving Downeast Maine before Ellsworth was incorporated. First opening as The John E. & Herbert Fiske Agency, it changed hands several times until 1884. That is when a young woman of 16 went to work for owner, George H. Grant. After 24 years, Mr. Grant sold the business to Minne E. Holmes.

Since Miss Holmes purchased the agency, ownership Has remained in the Holmes family.  Minnie passed The Holmes Agency to her nephew, Thomas Holmes who retired in 1987.  His son, Blaine Holmes has been running the agency since his father’s retirement.

6 State Street as it appeared around the turn of the century.

Along with his wife, Donna and his highly trained staff, the agency strives to provide the products clients need along with the service they’ve come to expect.  “You can buy insurance anywhere.  Service and a personal relationship is what keeps our clients coming back.”

In the heart of Ellsworth, Maine, our agency has been serving the community and surrounding area since June of 1868.  In a world where it is sometimes hard to find a human voice, much less a helpful voice, the people at the Holmes Agency offer friendly, efficient resolve to your insurance inquiries.

The Holmes Agency will evaluate your insurance needs and secure the best coverage at a fair price. We have well established relationships with companies that have proved their value and dependability.

The Holmes Agency staff; Christopher Holmes, Donna Holmes, Blaine Holmes, Tammie Carter, Stacey Giancarlo.



The Holmes Agency
6 State Street • Ellsworth, Maine • (207) 667-8100 • Fax (207) 667-4452
Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
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