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Summer Employee Appreciation Event

Colonial staff recently enjoyed some downtime, and good competitive fun, at our summer Employee Appreciate Event. We took advantage of the Maine summer weather in our yard outside company headquarters in South Portland with a lively beanbag toss tournament and BBQ. A big thank you to Sandra Fogg for organizing the event for us, and to Karin Francoeur’s dad for doing all the grilling! Congratulations to this year’s champions – Mike Riesbeck and Ryan Coffin!



Company Vice-President Celebrates 20 Years

Colonial Vice-President, John Fitts, recently celebrated 20 years with Colonial, and we would like to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation for his service!

CEO, Scott Kidder, reflects, “John provides our clients with a tremendous comfort level, and they know they can always reach him directly and get the service they depend on. His knowledge base through his experience in the field, and as a leader at the company, has helped mold Colonial into the industry leader we are today. John’s dedication to our clients, input to our strategic planning, and passion for this company contributes greatly to our daily mission, and we celebrate this important anniversary with him.”

As Vice President of Operations, John supervises the Property Adjustment staff, and serves on Colonial’s Leadership Advisory Team. He is also one of the key supervisors on our Quality Control Management Team, conducting reviews on larger and more complicated claims reports before they are submitted to our client. As a member of the Leadership Advisory Team, John’s longevity provides irreplaceable input on setting policy, management direction, and participating in the strategic planning efforts of the company. Learn more about John…

General Adjuster Celebrates 20 Years

General Adjuster, Chris Wharff, recently celebrated 20 years with Colonial, and we would like to thank him for his many years of service and dedication to making our company values come alive in his daily commitment to our clients!

CEO, Scott Kidder, remarks, “Chris is an invaluable member of our team, and I count on Chris for his thoughtful insights, strategic vision, and tremendous depth of knowledge and hands-on experience. Chris plays a critical role on our Leadership Team, our Large Loss Team, and as a mentor training our new adjusters. Chris has evolved with the company over the years, and provides vital input to our leadership direction, and in bringing new opportunities to the company. His abilities and daily contributions are key to our continued success. I want to thank Chris most sincerely for the leadership he brings to Colonial!”

Chris’ 34-years career as an insurance adjuster for both property and casualty lines, as well as personal and commercial insurance, make him a leader within the adjustment field. Chris specializes in commercial lines claims and formal appraisal, handling some of our largest and most complex of losses. His depth of knowledge and field experience is invaluable to Colonial and its clients. As a General Adjuster, he is a key member of Colonial’s Quality Control Management Team, and assists in the training of all new property adjusters for the company. Chris serves on Colonial’s Leadership Advisory Team, where his insights offer guidance on all aspects of the business, including product lines, company operations, client relations, and strategic planning. Learn more about Chris…

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