Mike Veinot was a Stationary engineer at the NS Sanatorium in Kentville. In the mid-1950’s, he took over a small agency and in 1961, he opened the JG Veinot Insurance Agency on Cornwallis Street above the former MacDougall Drug Store. In 1980, the office moved to Main Street in Kentville and then in 1990, it moved to the present location at 14 Aberdeen Street. Phyllis (Veinot) Jarvis joined her father in the business in 1971 and took the reins in 1983. Veinot Insurance joined the MacLeod Lorway team on April 1, 2006.