Our Story


Over 100 years ago, 35 men agreed to become a corporation under the name of "Farmers and Mechanics Mutual Fire Insurance Company of West Virginia." Our first policy was issued on March 5, 1878, making us the oldest Domestic Mutual Fire Insurance Company in the state.

More than a century later, we are still working hard for the people of West Virginia, Virginia, and beyond. Our Staff and Board of Directors continue to uphold our long standing commitment to the communities we serve.

Community Involvement

Farmers & Mechanics Insurance Companies proudly supports:

  • American Cancer Society
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce
  • WV Chamber of Commerce
  • Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital
  • Independent Insurance Agents of WV
  • Jefferson, Berkeley, and Morgan County Fairs
  • Friends of Norwalk
  • Local High Schools – Hedgesville, Martinsburg, Musselman, Spring Mills
  • Hospice of the Panhandle
  • Little League – Hedgesville, Martinsburg, South Berkeley
  • Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library
  • Berkeley County Board of Education
  • Musselman Middle School
  • Rotary Club of Martinsburg
  • VFW Youth Camp

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