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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

Colonial Supports Wish Kids Golf Classic

On July 8th, a Colonial Adjustment team of golfers teed off for a great cause, participating in the 20th Wish Kids Golf Classic. It was a nice opportunity to have a team of some of our golf enthusiasts get out on the greens again to raise money for this important charity. Proceeds from the Wish Kids Golf Classic go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Vermont to help grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. As a family-first company, we love to support programs such as this that go directly to helping children and families.

Players L-R: Ryan Coffin, John Lilly, Alex Hill, Kevin Mimande… 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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Immediate Opening for Property Field Adjuster – Vermont

Colonial is seeking a full-time, licensed PROPERTY FIELD ADJUSTER to join our Vermont adjusting team.


Colonial Adjustment, New England’s largest independent adjustment firm is a family-owned and operated business located in South Portland, ME. We have provided full-service adjustment services to clients for more than 40 years and continue to grow during our second generation of leadership!

Our dedicated staff is our greatest asset, and we are especially proud of our high employee retention rate. We believe this is a direct result of our family-first philosophy, which fosters a positive work environment while promoting a healthy work-life balance. Our supportive team approach allows us to provide unparalleled customer service to our clients, as well as bring out the excellence in one another.

We are looking for a full-time, licensed, and experienced Property Field Adjuster to join our Vermont Team.  This position handles both … Read More