In 1885, John White opened a small agency in the Town of Oak Bluffs, the Eldridge & White Insurance Agency. Over the next 125 years, through organic growth and acquisitions, the organization evolved into the Martha’s Vineyard Insurance Agency (MVI). We remain the largest insurance brokerage on the island, and in 2005, MVI merged with Starkweather & Shepley. Now we are a critical part of one of the Top Privately-Held Insurance Brokerages in the USA. True to their word and recognizing the way “Island-business” is done, MVI continues to maintain the philosophy of its founders, serving our clients as individuals one at a time.