Coronavirus Update

We understand this is a trying time in our history due the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).   However, we remain committed to being here for our clients and the community.

At A. H. Rist Insurance Agency, we have a priority to protect the health of our employees and a responsibility to be community leaders.  Effective March 17, 2020, we have made a decision to temporarily limit face-to-face interaction with the public.

Due to a recommendation from the Federal Government to limit groups to ten (10) or fewer people, we are taking the following measures:

  • If you are making a payment with check or cash, please place the payment in the mail slot (located at the bottom of the front door).  We will mail you a receipt.
  • If your transaction must be completed in person, please take a seat in our waiting area.

Thank you for your understanding!

We are looking forward to resuming normal business operations when it is safe and responsible to do so.


Charles A. Donovan, Jr

Nathaniel Donovan

Tracey Kuklewicz

Michelle Bettencourt

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A.H. Rist Insurance of Turners Falls, Massachusetts is proud to be celebrating over 127 years of service to tens of thousands of people and businesses in the region.
Owner, Charles Donovan says

“The personalized service, neighbor helping neighbor, has been the backbone of the business since it began”.

We wonder if the longevity of the locally owned firm, could have been imagined by founder Albert H. Rist, when he opened the agency’s doors in 1888. Mr. Rist began the business, then located at 55 4th Street, Turners Falls, Massachusetts when the main area of concern was smoke and fire insurance. Rist Insurance has continued to grow with the communities needs, and now writes a full range of policies from homowner to contractor insurance…to health and workers compensation insurance.

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