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Colonial Supports Area Youth in Golf Tournament

Colonial recently sponsored a team for The Casco Bay Swing golf tournament supporting the Young Life Casco Bay program. Young Life Casco Bay helps middle and high school age youth grow in faith, while learning about culture, leadership, and building healthy relationships. Supporting community and families is an essential part of our values here at Colonial, and this program serves more than 11,000 young people annually in the Greater Portland area. We donated $560 for the event, and our team members included (left to right): Anne Latendresse, Phaedra Gallant, Ellen Bois, and Jennifer Scanlon.… Read More

Colonial Welcomes New Staff to Property Division

Rebecca Nickerson, AIS, AIC
Property Supervisor

We are welcoming back a familiar face here at Colonial! Rebecca Nickerson returns to Colonial after six years as a Property Claim Supervisor with a regional insurance carrier. She previously joined Colonial in 2008, and was a valued member of the management team for almost five years. Rebecca is a self-described “coverage review junkie”, has earned the AIS and AIC designations, and has 20 years’ experience handling residential, commercial, and CAT property losses. She is well-versed in management of property claims, handling litigated files, and all forms of coverage review and policy interpretation. She is excited to return to Colonial and resume her role on our management team.

Rebecca has worked as a property claim adjuster since 1999, first as a staff field adjuster for regional and national carriers, then in supervisory roles. She is well-versed in handling all levels of residential and commercial … Read More

We had a ball at our recent Employee Appreciation Event!

We took advantage of having the majority of our team together for our Annual Meeting this year, and held our 1st Quarter Employee Appreciation Event at a local bowling alley the evening before. It’s important to us to give our hard working staff a chance to relax together and build comradery. We enjoyed some healthy competition, food and beverages, and the chance to kick back together in the lanes. The winning team was Scott Kidder, Luke Provost, and Barclay Scheick. What a fun night!… Read More

Exceptional Service Award Given

At Colonial, we recognize that it is our exceptional and dedicated staff that set us apart, and deliver on our client promise each day. This year at our Annual Meeting we acknowledged one of those exceptional team members, Senior Property Adjuster, Brandon Robertson.

Brandon joined Colonial in 2014, having previously worked for a large insurance company as a property adjuster, as well as a large construction firm where he was responsible for sales and estimating, and completing insurance loss estimates. In his time with Colonial, Brandon has skillfully managed covering claims for an enormous territory, and ascended the Colonial ladder very quickly due to his superior work ethic and commitment to doing his very best every day.

Brandon has been recognized throughout his career for providing detailed investigations and exceptional customer service. Brandon is energetic and has effectively managed multiple high priority projects, and large, complex losses. He is always … Read More

General Adjuster Announces Retirement

It is always difficult to say farewell to a member of our Colonial family. So it is with mixed feelings we announce that General Adjuster, Duane Fricke, is retiring effective in June.

Company founder, John T. Kidder III,  who brought Duane to the company originally, was on hand at our Annual Meeting to give his well-wishes to Duane.

Duane has had an impressive career with 45 years under his belt in adjusting, claims management roles, and running CAT operations throughout the Northeast.

He began his insurance career in 1974 with a national independent adjustment company, learning the ropes in property adjusting and quickly advancing his career to claims management roles. Prior to joining Colonial Adjustment in 2006, he worked for a major carrier as a General Adjuster in northern New England, responsible for large commercial and personal lines property claims.

His work with Colonial has included traveling the expanse of … Read More

Colonial Adjusters Receive Promotions

We celebrated several key promotions at our Annual Meeting in March, in both our property and casualty departments. Please help us congratulate the following individuals for their advancing expertise as they assume their new levels of adjustment designation:

Ryan Coffin

Ryan joined Colonial in 2013, and has consistently worked to expand his knowledge and grow as an insurance professional, earning his AIC designation in 2016. He is one of our most versatile adjusters, and demonstrates his dedication to the needs of our clients by consistently volunteering to work GLPD and other casualty claims on top of his demanding property claim workload. Ryan seeks out exposure to larger losses, and he has effectively handled a number of major commercial and residential losses.

Ryan was selected as a member of Colonial’s Efficiency Committee, and participated in a field-study in the use of mobile devices to prepare estimates in the field. Additionally, he … Read More

Combining Fun and Fundraising at Summer Employee Appreciation Event

We value the hard work of our staff, and believe it is important for us all to relax and have some fun together once in a while! Our Headquarters affords us some great outdoor space, and this past week we enjoyed some downtime together at what has become an annual beanbag toss event. Serving as our summer Employee Appreciation Event, we took advantage of the last of Maine’s summer weather for some friendly competition during this 3rd Annual Tournament and BBQ.  

This year’s event was made more special with an employee-driven fundraising effort throughout the day for Wesley’s Way Foundation. Colonial will be making a matching company gift as well for this important cause that helps so many in need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A big thank you to Sandra Fogg for organizing the event for us! Congratulations to this year’s champions – Matt Peck … Read More

Colonial Supports Maine Young Agents Golf Outing

Recently, Colonial sponsored a hole at the Maine Insurance Agents Association’s Young Agent Annual Golf Tournament to support their Scholarship Fund. Supporting community and families is an essential part of our values here at Colonial, and as a family-owned business it was fitting that our CEO/President Scott Kidder was joined by his son, Jack. We are always happy to support such a great event and have the chance to get some fresh air out on the golf course during a beautiful Maine summer day!

Company CEO, Scott Kidder (left) was joined by his son, Jack, and friend Aiden Smith.

Property Supervisor, Peter Dube (left), along with Colonial adjusters Michael Riesbeck, Clayton King and James Provost enjoyed playing a round of golf while catching up with clients and friends during this great event!

 

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