We will offer you the best policy we have available, for the coverage you need at a competitive price.

At Hometown Insurance Center LLC, our knowledgeable staff will help you buy the right amount of insurance while ensuring you’re comfortable with the actual protection being purchased and the cost of the insurance. We recognize that insurance is a rather complicated but necessary purchase for most people and we want to help those who want to be adequately protected.

The friendly personnel at Hometown Insurance Center look at insurance as a serious purchase that will protect your financial future and those things for which you have worked so hard. We realize and will try to explain to you the serious differences, positive and negative, between policies or contracts offered by various insurance companies. We will try to offer you the best policy we have available, for the coverage you need at a competitive price. Our companies are selected based on their ability to provide responsible claim service, financial stability and adequate products.

We think that insurance is too important to your financial well being to be discussed with price as the only criteria for a decision. We do not wish to do business on the basis of only minimum coverage amounts or “just what I need to get by.”

Licensed in MA, RI, CT and NH, Hometown Insurance Center is an independent insurance agency that has been helping people to buy the right insurance for over 70 years. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation, whether you’re a long-standing customer interested in our full line of services – or you’re new to Hometown and want to compare rates with another agency.

Our friendly team is here for you.

Jim Stochaj


Jim has been in the insurance business for 37 years, his entire adult life. In 2002, Jim and his wife Lisa purchased E.J. Stochaj Insurance Agency, Inc. from Jim’s parents, who established the agency in 1975. In 2008, Jim purchased the former Bouvier Insurance Agency in Sturbridge, and re-branded the agency to its current name – The Hometown Insurance Center, LLC. In April 2018, Jim purchased the Tonry Insurance Agency – Webster. In his free time, Jim enjoys traveling with his wife Lisa, golf, dabbling in real estate and spending time with his grandson, Easton.

Lisa Stochaj

Vice President

Lisa has 15 years experience in the insurance field. Outside of work she also loves to spend time with her grandson, Easton, and with her dogs.

Melissa Lotter

Office Manager, Commercial & Personal Lines Producer

Melissa has 16 years insurance experience at both the company and agency level. She is the Operations Manager at Hometown Insurance Center and is able to assist with both personal and commercial lines policies, on any level. Outside of work, Melissa’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband and two children.

Jessica Julian

Personal Lines Customer Service Representative

Jessica is a licensed insurance agent and has been in the insurance industry for 16 years. Her knowledge is more specific to personal lines including home, auto, mobile homes, watercraft, etc. Outside of work she is on a bowling team and is a member of the Holland Rod & Gun Club acting as their media secretary. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and cat.

Susan Laforce

Personal Lines Customer Service Representative

Susan has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance field. She enjoys golfing and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Laurie Scully

Customer Service Representative for Commercial & Personal Lines

Laurie has 22 years of experience in the insurance field. Laurie primarily handles all of the agencies processing matters and is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of personal and commercial lines insurance. In Laurie’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 3 granddaughters.

We are a proud member of the Renaissance Alliance.

Hometown Insurance Center LLC is very proud and fortunate to be a member agency of the Renaissance Alliance Insurance Services LLC. “RAIS,” with its aggregation of 91 independent insurance agencies (primarily in Massachusetts) forms the 21st largest insurance agency in the country.

Being a member agent of “RAIS” gives the Hometown Insurance agency the ability to write insurance coverage with ten insurance companies for both home and auto (most agencies have only 2 or 3). “RAIS” also gives us ‘access’ to over 75 insurance carriers for business insurance. By having access to such a host of companies, we have the ability to bring the best possible coverage at the best possible price to each and every one of our clients.

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