Working for Allstate Insurance in Lowell, Leslie Bettencourt spent a few years racking up awards as the top producer year after year.
“From 2015 to 2017, I was the top producer for Massachusetts and New Hampshire,” Leslie says. “I won so many awards and trips.”
In her eight years in the insurance business, she climbed the ladder to the highest rung. There was only one step left, and she took it.
On October 1, Leslie opened the Bettencourt Insurance Group at 11 Broadway Road, Suite C, in Dracut. On October 15, Dracut Economic Development helped Leslie celebrate her accomplishment by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the agency’s grand opening.
“I started the agency from scratch,” Leslie says.
Leslie left the business for a while to have two children with her husband, Jason – daughters Giana, who will be 2 in December, and Ivana, 5 months. But she couldn’t pass up the chance to open her own agency, and she found the spot on Broadway, located in the same building as Tony & Ann’s Pizza and In Style Nails.
“I was looking for someplace close to Lowell, and this spot is perfect,” she says.
Bettencourt Insurance Group offers six carriers – Allstate, Berkshire Hathaway, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, Safeco and Travelers – as well as all kinds of policies, including home, auto, commercial, boat, motorcycle, renters and umbrella.
Originally from the Azores in Portugal, Leslie and her family live in Methuen. Her aunt, Dalila Melo, recently opened another business in Dracut, Everybody’s Sports Bar on Textile Avenue. She wouldn’t hesitate to tell other family members about the ease of opening a business in Dracut.
“The town has been so easy to work with,” Leslie says.
To contact Bettencourt Insurance Group, call 978-770-0217, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bettencourtinsurance.com.