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Walsh Duffield Companies was founded in 1860 and today is among the top 2 percent largest independent insurance agents in the nation, with 71 employees.

Family-owned and operated since the business started, a fourth generation of Walsh family members are now at the helm of the company.

It offers personal and commercial insurance products from the nation’s leading carriers to thousands of individual and business clients across the region and the country.

The company has forged partnerships with the nation’s top carriers to provide comprehensive and customized products.

Employees who participated in the Top Workplaces survey hailed it as a business that appreciates its workers and has confidence in their skills and abilities.

“My opinion is valued. It feels great when managers and owners are confident in the work I do and trust the decisions that I make,” one employee wrote. “It is very rewarding to know you work for a company that appreciates the work of their employees! Innovative and new ideas are always welcomed by top leadership. I always feel welcomed and comfortable at work because it is like family.”

Walsh Duffield has a long history of community involvement, with employees donating time and money to various causes. Over the decades, hundreds of organizations have benefited from the company’s philanthropy, which has especially focused on schools and providing scholarships for needy students.

“I love being part of a company that is well-respected and doing great things for our customers and community,” another employee wrote.