We are excited to announce that Joe Curley has joined Colonial Adjustment, Inc. as the newest addition to our Casualty Team. He is licensed as a Property and Casualty Adjuster in the states of New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
Joe works from his residential office in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, and will be handling claims throughout the entire state of New Hampshire as well as certain territories in Vermont.
Joe brings 20 years of experience as a Commercial and Personal Lines Casualty Claims Adjuster working for both large insurance carriers, as well as an independent firm.
Joe’s skills in investigating, evaluation and claims analysis will be invaluable to our team. He is experienced in negotiating high-exposure casualty claims to include catastrophic injury claims, and cases with complicated coverage and liability issues. Additionally, Joe will assist our clients in facilitating cases that involve complex litigation.
General Adjuster, Ron Boisvert, is reaching a milestone at Colonial, about to celebrate 25 years with the company. Colonial is humbled to have team members like Ron share their expertise and professional dedication for so many years.
Ron has 35 years in the industry, beginning with a large national firm before coming to Colonial in 1982. His background as an adjuster is substantial, serving in the broadest capacities as an all-lines adjuster, claims supervisor, and a mentor to new adjusters. Licensed in Maine and New Hampshire, Ron currently handles commercial and property losses. He also specializes in environmental claims and condominium losses. Because of his extensive background and expertise, Ron is a key member of Colonial’s Large Loss Team, traveling as necessary across Maine and New Hampshire.
When he is not on the road as one of our regional General Adjusters, Ron’s focus is on his family. He and his wife are greatly enjoying their first grandchild, and anxiously awaiting a second. His other love is sports, serving in numerous school coaching positions, spending as much time on the golf course as he can, and rooting for the Red Sox and NE Patriots as a self-describe “avid fan”. Ron is a man who is in it for the long haul, having married his high school sweetheart, he is also about to celebrate his 35th wedding anniversary!
Ron has truly contributed to making Colonial the company it is today, and we are proud to have him as a key member of our adjustment team!
We just celebrated the one-year anniversary in our new company headquarters, and it leaves me reflecting not only on the evolution of the company over the last year, but what a true landmark in company history this move was.
The new building gives me a great sense of pride. When my father, company founder John T. Kidder III, moved his business into our previous building in 1976 with five employees in Maine, we could hardly foresee the growth to today’s staff to 45 strong providing service throughout the three states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Our new building certainly is more than the bricks and mortar home of Colonial Adjustment. For me, this move further symbolizes the company’s progression into the second generation of the family-owned business, and brings our physical plant and the home-base for our staff to modern standards. We now have a building that is conveniently located, state-of-the-art, accessible and comfortable.
Our staff is committed, experienced and engaged with our clients. They truly care about customer service and quality, and I care about offering them the same considerations. Everyone now has adequate space, a work environment that is comfortable, meets modern business needs, and accommodates our individual and collaborative efforts. Our location off major roadways makes for simpler commutes, and ample parking and roomy walkways accommodate everyone easily. Over the last year we have seen a tremendous boost of morale, and I believe it is due in large part to providing our staff room to grow and flourish.
Over the past year we have had more clients visit us than ever before. We can now showcase our professionalism and brand in person, and offer space to meet and work at our new facility. It has allowed us to host large meetings and retreats, enjoy our summer Employee Recognition Event outside our doors, and we also offer private office space for visiting adjusters and clients when they are here. We have hosted several client events, and utilize digital and virtual technologies to make presentations more effective, and the meetings more inclusive of our staff and clients than ever.
Our building was also purchased as an investment in the company. Our new tenant, Community Partners, allows us to offer quality, affordable business quarters supporting Maine small business, with a long-term outlook to our future.
Like my own evolution to CEO, major changes at a business such as moving the physical location create an affect throughout the company. It is a great feeling to be part of such a positive, progressive team that evolves alongside me. I can’t conclude without mentioning our great clients, who are so loyal and supportive, because of course Colonial would not be where we are today without them. What a tremendous year – and I am only looking forward to many more to come!