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 Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont territories providing his expertise in handling major losses, representing the Colonial brand in establishing our current market footprint, and promoting our future growth with his considerable knowledge. Duane’s expansive career handling major losses has made him an invaluable member of our Property division. His Midwestern perspective, sensibility and humor will be missed!
Duane is headed to Florida with his lovely wife Christine, to enjoy some golf and frequent visits with their sons and grandchildren. We extend our most heartfelt best wishes as he begins this new phase of his life.