About Us

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.

Martha’s Vineyard Insurance is still redefining excellent customer service and the expectations of our clients in this ever-changing environment.

“We are always right here where you need us.” We are Vineyarders helping Vineyarders manage their risks and are pleased to handle all of your insurance needs. Discover the #MVIdifference.

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MVI in the Community

Employment Opportunities

MVI is always looking for new talent to join our team. We pride ourselves with our commitment to our employees and our clients. You can reach out to our HR Manager, Flo DuPerry, at [email protected] for any employment inquiries.


Martha’s Vineyard Insurance Launches New Website

Martha's Vineyard Insurance (MVI), a division of Starkweather & Shepley Insurance, is proud to officially launch its newly designed website.

Community Connection

  • Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
  • Edgartown Board of Trade
  • Oak Bluffs Business Association
  • Tisbury Business Association
  • Chowder Fest
  • Red Stocking Fund
  • Rotary Club of Martha’s Vineyard
  • Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club
  • Martha’s Vineyard Arena
  • Martha’s Vineyard Youth Hockey
  • Relay for Life
  • Vineyard Committee on Hunger
  • Martha’s Vineyard Builders Association

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