Andrew Bedard co-founded NHI after a successful career in the affordable housing and insurance industries. As a previous owner in multiple affordable housing communities across the country, Mr. Bedard witnessed the challenges of securing appropriate insurance coverage at a price that was manageable in a development's operating budget. Mr. Bedard partnered with one of Maine's largest agencies, the Varney Agency, to educate and develop programs to address this underserved and misunderstood segment of the real estate market. Within two short years, Mr. Bedard and his team organically expanded the agency's footprint to 43 states and insuring over 40,000 housing units nationally. Mr. Bedard and his partners bought out the agency and founded NHI in 2010.
Mr. Bedard is a native of Maine and graduated from the University of Maine where he earned a full athletic scholarship as the starting point guard for the Maine Black Bears. Mr. Bedard resides in New Glouchester, Maine with his wife and three children. The Bedard family enjoys sports, fishing, and camping.