Independent advice & recommendations

The original consulting firm was founded in 1926 by John R. Blades to provide independent and unbiased insurance advisory services to clients on a fee basis.

Arthur Macaulay Jr. joined John Blades as a partner in 1949 giving rise to newly named Blades & Macaulay. They continued to represent the interest of their clients only, choosing not to sell or place insurance.

Carrying on that tradition, John Crout joined the firm in 1968, became a partner in 1979, and a managing partner in 1983.  Arthur Proulx merged his insurance consulting practice with John Crout’s in late 2008 to form Blades, Crout & Proulx LLC.  Today, principal involvement with all client accounts continues the commitment to provide the highest level of professional service and complete objectivity in conclusions and recommendations.