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Colonial Welcomes New Senior Auto Adjuster

Michael O’Hara, API, AIC
Senior Auto Adjuster

Mike joins Colonial’s auto adjusting team with 23 years in the insurance and adjustment fields. He began his career handling auto claims with a national insurance agency, and quickly progressed to the role of adjuster. He spent many years as a multi-line adjuster, consistently handling a large volume of claims in a fast-paced environment. Within his previous roles, he also served as the liaison between insureds and adjusters to ensure positive claims outcomes for insureds, as well as developing independent adjuster guidelines and overseeing the body shop program. He has owned his own adjusting firm, and served as an independent auto appraiser.

Mike is excited to return to his roots as an auto adjuster. He likes the pace and flow of auto adjusting, managing the myriad of variables involved, and the importance of expediting auto claims to achieve results quickly. Mike’s extensive background … Read More

Join Us in Welcoming New Property Adjuster

Robert Clarke
Property Adjuster – New Hampshire & Vermont

Colonial Adjustment is happy to announce the addition of Rob Clarke to our property adjusting team. Rob is an experienced insurance adjuster, with a history as a loss estimator with large construction companies. Most recently, he was a Large Loss Estimator at a general contracting firm in Connecticut. Prior to that, he handled a variety of complex property loss claims for a large national insurance carrier. He has also worked in the contracting and home building field, and done new construction estimating.

Rob most enjoys the variety of scenarios that property claims adjusting presents, and that every property loss is different to evaluate. He very much enjoys being on the road meeting people and conducting site inspections. He likes that his work helps people through a very difficult situation that he is able to assist in bringing to a resolution. 

Rob … Read More

Happy Holidays from the Colonial Family

The entire team at Colonial Adjustment, Inc. want to wish you a joyous holiday season and good fortune in the coming year. Thank you for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to working with you in 2023! 

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Join Us in Welcoming New Senior Property Adjuster

Jordan Collette
Senior Property Adjuster

Jordan joins Colonial with 15 years’ experience as an in-house property claims adjuster at two large insurance companies. Most recently, he was also a multi-line adjuster handling auto, casualty, property and workers’ compensation claims. He was a member of the Elite Storm Adjuster team at his most recent company, handling large and more complex storm-related losses. His role also included taking care of personal lines for high net worth insureds.

Jordan most enjoys the variety of situations that property claims present, and the independence associated with being on the road and traveling. He is licensed in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, and will be covering our Vermont territories.

He graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a degree in International Business and Market Research, but quickly found insurance adjusting and built his career in the field. He lives in Braintree, Vermont with his wife and … Read More

Colonial Welcomes New Senior Property Adjuster

James Doyle
Senior Property Adjuster

Colonial Adjustment is happy to announce the addition of James Doyle to our staff as Senior Property Adjuster. With 30 years’ experience as a property adjuster, Jim has an extensive background in residential, commercial, and large loss adjusting. He began his career in the construction trades, becoming a Certified Master Carpenter, and a licensed building inspector. He was approached by an insurance carrier who needed an adjuster with construction knowledge to handle large, complex building losses, and so began his adjusting career. Jim has handled extensive large losses across the country, including a great deal of agricultural industry and commercial losses.

He most enjoys the complexity of inspecting and reporting on property damage. His extensive background in construction allows him to communicate effectively with all stakeholders while working toward resolution.

Jim is a graduate of St. Michaels College with a BA in Economics. He is … Read More

Colonial Family Back Together for Annual Meeting & Teambuilding

On September 14th we held our first in-person company meeting since 2019! As COVID had kept us apart as a large group for three years, our meeting theme was, “Bringing the family back together.” For us to provide our clients with the best service possible many of our adjusters work remotely so we can effectively cover the entire states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Due to this fact, our Annual Company Meeting is the primary opportunity for us to be all together as a team. In addition to celebrating our Colonial family, we reviewed market conditions, client services, and how we can remain current and continue to advance as a company. It also provided an ideal setting for our staff to participate in valuable peer to peer collaboration.

The annual meeting also affords us the opportunity to recognize individuals who have proven themselves throughout the year. The following … Read More

Colonial Welcomes New Senior Casualty Adjuster

Jordan Bergeron, AIC-M, CLP, AINS, AIC, WCLA, LPCS

Senior Casualty Adjuster

Jordan joins Colonial with over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry, working in a variety of claims related roles. He began his career as a property and casualty adjuster with a large national insurance carrier. For the past eight years he has worked as a multi-line adjuster, as well as an Assistant Claims Manager, with a municipal risk insurance company.

His most recent work included employment law related claims. He is skilled in claims investigations and experienced in attending litigation and settlement conferences. His interest in insurance fraud investigations began during his studies at Granite State College, where he holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. He has continued to be committed to his education and expanding his knowledge, earning numerous distinctions and certifications as an insurance professional.

Jordan will be handling casualty claim assignments for Colonial primarily throughout Vermont. He is licensed … Read More

Fireworks Safety Tips for a Happy 4th of July

Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!

In observance of the holiday, our office will be closed on Monday, July 4th. As always, our Emergency Claims Service is available 24/7 by calling 800-445-2330. 

Please remember that fireworks are responsible for nearly 16,000 injuries every year, and nearly ½ of all fires reported on July 4th

According to the National Council on Fireworks Safety, here are some tips for keeping you and your guests safe –

  • Use fireworks outdoors only.
  • Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks.
  • Keep a bucket of water or garden hose handy in case of fire or mishap.
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly.
  • Never try to relight or pick up a “dud” firework that has not ignited fully.
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket.
  • Never shoot fireworks off in metal or glass containers.
  • Never
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