About Davila & DeFusco
In 2012 after working in the insurance industry for the past seven years, Val and Susan Davila decided that they wanted to open and own a local insurance agency. They wanted to build it organically without taking out huge bank loans and risking not being able to run the agency in the best possible interest of their future insureds.
Val and Susan took on meetings with potential investors, but none of the deals were worthwhile. In late 2012, Susan was speaking with her sister Lisa DeFusco, and brought up the plans and ideas they had for the insurance agency. Lisa and Susan already had been working together at Fortune Appraisals, a company which Lisa had founded in 1995. Lisa and Lisa’s husband, John decided that they wanted to learn more about the plans and ideas of the potential insurance agency. Val explained the fundamentals of the insurance agency and how he planned on growing the business to become profitable while still serving the local community. Lisa and John liked Val’s ideas and after working several financial scenarios, they decided that they wanted to partner up with Susan and Val to start the insurance agency. The dream was now becoming reality and Davila & DeFusco Insurance Agency was born!
On February of 2013 Davila & DeFusco Insurance Agency received it’s Massachusetts Division of Insurance license and State business license. On April of 2013 we officially opened for business in a small downtown office in Methuen. We hired our first employee Liz Ortiz (who is now the office manager) in May of 2013. The agency has been growing day by day, always surpassing business expectations and sales quotas. As of March 2018, Davila & DeFusco has grown to a total of 14 employees. To accommodate the employees and growth in customers, Davila & DeFusco had to move to a office/large commercial space located at 225 Broadway, Suite 308 in Methuen. Davila & DeFusco currently has over 3800 policies and is growing every month.
Davila & DeFusco started with just two insurance carriers in 2013. Today we write and place insurance with Mapfre/Commerce Insurance, Plymouth Rock, Bunker Hill, Pilgrim Insurance, Safety Insurance, Progressive, MSA Insurance, Utica First, Safeco Insurance, Massachusetts Property Insurance, and a few other commercial insurance carriers. Davila & DeFusco represents all of these different carriers in order to offer every potential customer a policy which will work best for their specific needs.
Davila & DeFusco prides itself in having lifelong community ties in the Merrimack Valley area as well as an appreciation of the local ethnic diversity.
Giving back to the community that Davila & DeFusco serve was always part of our mission. Lisa, Susan, John, and Val represent Davila & DeFusco Insurance Agency and have provided charitable work to the local community and worldwide organizations.
Here is a list of organizations that we are proud and privileged to have donated to or volunteered time for:
- Bread Roses-yearly winter needs drive, as well as Susan volunteers at the facility helping in the kitchen.
- Safehouses for women in the Merrimack Valley
- Handicapped housing in the Framingham area, and Westford & Chelmsford Housing authorities.
- Methuen Little League-team sponsor and coaching
- Lawrence Community Works-guest speaking for the first time home buyers program
- Methuen Tenney School PTO
- MS Society of America
- Wounded Warrior Project
- Lawrence Historic Society
- Red Cross
- Mass General Cancer Fund
- Avon Breast Cancer Walk
- Hispanic Federation
- Project Bread
- Lazarus House
- Walk For Hunger
- Local Church Organization for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief