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Colonial Welcomes New Casualty Adjuster

Don Vickery, CPCU
Senior Casualty Adjuster

Don recently joined the Colonial team after 39 years working in both the public and private insurance sectors. His experience covers a wide variety of claims adjustment areas including serious personal and bodily injury, professional liability, and claims litigation. He has served in various management roles throughout his insurance, risk management and loss control career, and attained his CPCU designation in 2011. Don enjoys the forensic aspect of casualty claims adjusting, putting all the pieces together during the investigation phase, and helping insureds through what are difficult experiences.
Don is licensed in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and will be handling claims assignments in New Hampshire and Vermont.
Don lives in Contoocook, NH, with his wife Patricia and enjoys hiking, rock climbing, kayaking and snowshoeing with his family, along with reading and classical music.
Please join us in welcoming Don to the Colonial family!
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Welcome New Property Adjuster James St. Cyr

James brings 20 years of experience in the insurance industry to our Property Adjusting Division. He has been a property adjuster for over four years, having worked at both a large insurance carrier and a national independent adjusting firm prior to joining Colonial. He began his career working for a mitigation firm in Florida during the Hurricane Floyd cleanup in 1999, and continued to work for mitigation companies, serving as a project manager and estimator. His well-rounded industry expertise and knowledge is a tremendous asset to our team.

James will primarily assist in our Southern Maine-York county and southern New Hampshire territories. He is licensed in Maine and New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

James and his wife, Evelyn, live in South Berwick, Maine, and have two young daughters. They enjoy music as a family, and their eldest girl is a budding local musical theatre performer.

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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

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.

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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

Please Welcome Our Newest Property Adjuster

Kevin Mimande, Property Adjuster
Kevin has been working as an independent adjuster for a firm in Rhode Island, and was previously an adjuster with a large national insurance company where he handled homeowner losses. He has a broad range of adjusting experience, and earned a degree in business administration from Liberty University. Kevin enjoys the opportunity property adjusting offers to travel throughout New England and explore new places. He will be handling claims for Colonial in the New Hampshire and Central Vermont areas.
Kevin is originally from Rhode Island, and moved to the Keene, New Hampshire area with his wife and their two young children. He enjoys coaching high school football, and loves to spend time with his family playing and watching sports of all kinds. Colonial is pleased to have Kevin joining our Property team! He can be reached at
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Exceptional Service Award Recipient

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, Executive General Adjuster, Peter Riesbeck, with our Exceptional Service Award.

Peter has long been considered a workhorse at Colonial, starting his day before most of us, responding to emergency losses over weekends and holidays, and traveling wherever his duties take him. His consistent positive attitude, professionalism, and commitment to our clients exemplify the core values of Colonial Adjustment.

He is the “go to” adjuster for many of our clients as well as his coworkers, and routinely volunteers to train and mentor newer adjusters. Peter serves on our front line in delivering both our adjustment services, and building new relationships in the marketplace. His depth of knowledge in the adjustment field, and enthusiasm … Read More