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Colonial Participates in SMCA Winter Fun Bowl

Staff members at Colonial recently participated in Southern Maine Claims Association’s 8th Annual Winter Fun Bowl. While we didn’t take home the trophy, our team had a great evening competing with other colleagues at this lighthearted bowling competition!

Colonial Team Members (l-r): Peter French, Ellen Bois, Alex Tuck, Peter Dube

New Property Adjuster Joins Our Team!

Colonial continues to grow! Providing our clients and their insureds with the best service is our top priority, and in order to meet the demands of our Property Adjusting department, we welcome a new property adjuster to our team!

Barclay Scheick, Property Adjuster

Barclay joins Colonial from a large national company, with a background as an insurance estimator for a general contractor. He has extensive experience in the construction industry, and has managed commercial properties for over 10 years. This expertise makes him a great fit for our property adjusting division. Barkley holds adjusting licenses in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and Connecticut. He will be handling our central Vermont and western New Hampshire territories.

Barclay lives in Hampstead, NH, and enjoys spending time with his family. He is actively involved with the activities of his three children, and has coached lacrosse, basketball and soccer teams. He is an active outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, hiking, archery and camping.

Please join us in welcoming Barclay to the Colonial family! He can be reached at

Please Welcome Our Newest Property Adjuster!

Colonial is always working to serve our clients and your policyholders with unparalleled customer service. In order to meet the demands of our Property Adjusting department, we are excited to welcome Jim Provost back to our Colonial team!

Jim Provost, Property Adjuster

Jim is entering his 10th year in adjusting, and will be handling primarily first-party claims within our property division in the central and northern Maine territories. Some may remember Jim from his previous stint at Colonial, as he returns to Maine after several years working as an adjuster in Massachusetts. His experience includes first- and third-party property adjusting, contractor liability, trucking claims, and general liability adjusting. He is licensed in Maine, Rhode Island and New Hampshire.

Jim lives in Moscow, Maine with his wife Rose of 40 years, and their chocolate Lab, Molly. They enjoy outdoor activities, and have two grown children. Jim’s name may also sound familiar because his son, Lucas, is an adjuster at Colonial.

Please join us in welcoming Jim back home to Maine and the Colonial family! He can be reached at

Please Welcome Our Newest Auto Adjuster!

Colonial is always working to serve our clients better, and our auto adjusting services are no exception. In order to meet the demands of our Auto Adjusting department, we are excited to welcome Catherine Gagnon to our team!

Catherine Gagnon, Auto Adjuster

Catherine comes to us from a large regional insurance company, and brings 27 years of adjusting experience to Colonial. Her experience includes auto liability adjusting and medical payment claims, as well as both commercial and residence property claims. She is licensed in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Providing the best service to you and your insureds is our top priority at Colonial. Please join us in welcoming Catherine aboard! She can be reached at


Operations Manager Announced

We are so pleased to announce that Karin Francoeur has been promoted to Operations Manager!

 Karin has been part of the Colonial family since 2007, and has advanced through progressively more responsible positions during her career with us, most recently as the Auto Program Manager, coordinator of our adjuster assignments and schedules, and she is always on call to better serve our clients and their policyholders in times of need. Additionally, Karin serves on our Leadership Team where she plays a key management role, contributing to the achievement of the company’s strategic and operational objectives.

 Karin always rises to the challenge in any situation, and is an excellent coach of her growing team of auto adjusters. Her attention to detail, meticulous follow-up, and customer-centered approach represent Colonial’s values superbly, and her vast company knowledge and experience make her new role as Operations Manager a perfect fit. Please join us in congratulating Karin for this well-deserved promotion. Learn more about or contact Karin.

General Adjuster Announces Retirement

After an impressive career as a General Adjuster, Dean Fogg has decided that it is time to retire, effective December 29th. While are our feelings are mixed to see such a key member of our Property Adjusting team leaving, we wish him much enjoyment as he embarks on this next phase in his life.

Dean has been an insurance adjustment professional for 33 years, joining Colonial in 2005 after a distinguished career as an internal adjuster, and having owned his own independent adjustment firm. During Dean’s time at Colonial, he has handled commercial and residential property loss cases throughout Maine, with a concentration on our Bangor, north to Fort Kent territory, as well as the Downeast regions in the Calais area.

Dean has greatly enjoyed working closely with newer adjusters to the business, assisting with coaching and mentoring them as they developed in the field, and traveling throughout the state of Maine on his assignments. He will be missed by Colonial staff and our clients.

Dean is wasting no time once he retires, heading to Florida in January to enjoy a lot of golfing and warm weather! He lives in Enfield, Maine, and is looking forward to spending more time with his wife, Trudy, of 47 years, his family, and four grandchildren. He is also planning some volunteer work with elderly or veteran services in his community.

Dean Fogg has contributed many years of service to Colonial, and his achievements will not be forgotten. Please join us in wishing him the best in his retirement!

New Feature – Spotlight on Staff

At Colonial, we believe our staff is our greatest asset, and we would like to start highlighting individual members of our team so you can get to know them better! It is our dedicated staff who uphold our values, demonstrate our vision of proven expertise you can count on, and deliver on our client promise each day.

Debra Bailey

As one of our Casualty Adjusters, Debra Bailey has been covering the greater Waterville, Maine area from the Boothbay region, north to Newport, and downeast to Belfast. She will now be expanding her territory to include the Bangor region reaching the northern Maine areas of Aroostook County to St. Francis and east to the Eastport-Machias region.

Debra has been an adjuster for 30 years, working as a Property & Casualty Adjuster for a large insurance carrier before joining Colonial in 2014. Her vast experience working all aspects of claims adjusting brings invaluable expertise to our casualty team. She has a comprehensive understanding of all sides of a claim handling from claims investigation and policy interpretation, to exposure analysis and settlement negotiations.

One of the things Debra enjoys most about her job is meeting all sorts of different people throughout the state of Maine. She brings tremendous organizational skills and attention to detail to each of her assignments, and has a keen ability to understand people from their unique perspective, which makes her excellent in gaining rapport and working with both insureds and claimants.

Debra and her husband enjoy spending time with their adult children, and the many outdoor activities available throughout the state including camping and hiking. She can be reached at

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!



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