Our Story

Our Story

Since 1976, MacLeod Lorway has been serving the needs of individuals, families, and businesses across Nova Scotia. MacLeod Lorway came to life when C.R. Lorway and Son Limited and Stuart MacLeod Limited merged; they began acquiring other agencies shortly after.


President Stuart MacLeod Jr. has been in a leadership role since the group’s early beginnings in 1976. The MacLeod Lorway philosophy has always revolved around providing individualized attention to each customer. As Stuart would say, “when you call one of our offices you will speak to a person, not an automated answering service”.


Based on this philosophy, MacLeod Lorway has always been for people who appreciate insurance as more than simply coverage at a price. MacLeod Lorway is the insurance broker that includes personal care, understanding, and support with every policy. We embody this philosophy every day with our three pillars – Coverage, care, and commitment.


MacLeod Lorway has brokerages in nine Nova Scotian communities (Check our offices here). Your homes, vehicles, and businesses are important to you, we want to help you protect them. We also represent over 160 life insurance companies, allowing us to provide you with the best possible insurance rates.


However, what really sets our approach apart is our mindset. We believe insurance doesn’t need to be generic and we make sure it never is. We make insurance personalized and always deliver a customized solution for your exact needs.


We provide more than insurance coverage for assets and valuables. We provide an unequalled commitment to the needs of our customers, a commitment that goes well beyond just finding the right policy for customers. We do the things that make having insurance less of a “must-have” and more of a “happy-to-have”.