Company History

Catalyst Insurance Agency was founded in 2015 by Irida Tollkuci and Mary Hyland. Having a combined experience of over 50 years in the industry, the founders believed they could build an agency that was different in the way it approached insurance protection.

Our mission was to become an integral part of our client’s overall financial well-being; a partner with the knowledge and expertise to provide insurance solutions for what matters most.

The idea was not to continue with the “business as usual” motto and just sell insurance policies. It was to create a culture of transparency and Collaboration through Communication — and that is where the name “Catalyst” came from. We aspired to be the “Agent of Change,” because we quickly understood that insurance needs to be dynamic, encompassing and reflective of the everchanging personal and business challenges faced in our communities today.

Our Partners

As Independent Agents, we have worked really hard to establish long-term relationships with some of the top national and regional Insurance carriers in the country. This allows us to offer a variety of insurance products and solutions to not only meet, but exceed your insurance needs and expectations.
In addition, this also provides our valuable clients with competitive pricing and coverage options.


Building Community and being part of it isn’t about just writing a check or printing your name on a program, it’s about being present, rolling up your sleeves and accomplishing something that makes life a bit better and easier for someone else.

We are proud to be involved and support the following organizations:

Habitat for Humanity

The ever changing face of Catalyst, our fun decor changes with the seasons and holidays.



Licensed in Massachusetts and Connecticut
Catalyst Insurance Agency

Mailing address:
512 Main Street - Suite 9
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545

Office telephone:
Tel: 508-925-5267
Fax: 508-925-5268