About Us


The McVey family has been providing individuals and families in the Ottawa area with insurance protection for more than 50 years – originally beginning in 1961 when William and James McVey purchased an insurance brokerage in Metcalfe Ontario. In 1998 – after many years of learning and growing in the insurance business – his three sons, Carson, Philip and Robert McVey opened McVey Brothers Insurance Brokers Ltd. in Ottawa. In 2004, Robert McVey retired from the insurance business to pursue other business ventures.

McVey Brothers is a family-oriented, relationship based brokerage in Ottawa. We pride ourselves in the making and preserving of both business and personal relationships with all of our clients. We are on a first name basis with most of our clients, and think of each of them as one of our own.

We believe in personally connecting with every client – or potential client – whom we speak to. Every member of our team is inviting and engaging, as our main goal is to serve and please our clients, as well as provide a lasting relationship. We want every client to feel comfortable speaking to each of our representatives, as communication is key, not only in business but in every day life as well. Being there for our clients from day to day is what insurance is really all about. Supporting our clients through every milestone, whether it be insuring their automobiles, homes or businesses, is what we strongly strive to achieve every single day.

Our Team

McVey Brothers has grown from a three-man operation in Metcalfe, Ontario to a reputable seven-person insurance team in Ottawa, Ontario that offers a variety of insurance services to a large Ottawa client-base. We strongly believe that any member of our team would be an admirable representative for our clients.


Sarah Ferguson,
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

The friendly voice you hear when you call our office is Sarah. We welcomed her to our team in May 2014.  Sarah attended Algonquin College and received three diplomas in office, executive and medical administration.


Samantha McVey,
Insurance Broker

Samantha received her RIBO license in March 2012, and is a 3rd generation McVey to work in the family business. She plans to work towards obtaining her FSCO life license, and CAIB designation in the near future.


Candace Norman,
Insurance Broker

Candace received her RIBO license in October 2009. She is now in the process of completing her CAIB designation. She also has a BA in English Studies.


Theresa Lafrance,
CAIB, Insurance Broker

Theresa began her career at McVey Brothers by taking over for Erin as the receptionist in August 2001. She then received her RIBO license in November 2006, and is now in the process of completing her CAIB designation.


Andrew McVey,
Insurance Broker, Vice-President

Andrew obtained his RIBO license in July 2004. He is a 3rd generation in the family business. He is in the process of completing his CAIB designation and also has a diploma in Small and Medium Enterprise Management.


Philip McVey,
CAIB, Insurance Broker, President

Philip started his career in the insurance industry in November 1982. He holds a RIBO license and a FSCO life license, as well as the CAIB designation through the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario.