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Colonial Welcomes New Senior Auto Adjuster

Jan Lander
Senior Auto Adjuster – South Portland Office

Please join us in welcoming Jan Lander to our Auto Adjusting team. Jan has 44 years of experience in claims adjusting, having worked for several large insurance carriers in a variety of personal and commercial claims adjusting roles. 

Jan has worked primarily in auto and homeowner’s insurance adjusting, conducting field investigations, facilitating auto damage appraisals, and evaluating casualty bodily injury and property damage cases. She is also experienced in handling cases in litigation and participating in ADR conferences. She has reinforced her experience with extensive training in policy interpretation, claims investigation and estimating methods over the course of her career. Jan comes to Colonial with a reputation of being a highly regarded adjuster and we are very excited to have her scope of knowledge and experience added to our auto division.

Jan is licensed in Maine and New Hampshire, and will … Read More

Immediate Opening for Auto Adjuster

Seeking motivated, experienced AUTO ADJUSTER to join our adjusting team. This could be a part or full-time position. Compensation will be determined by experience of adjuster.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Hold a current adjuster’s license for the State of Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont
  • Handle Auto Property Damage claims over the telephone in a prompt and efficient manner
  • Investigate Auto Claims to determine liability for motor vehicle accidents
  • Deliver work product within required timeframe, exhibiting appropriate urgency in response to client’s, policyholder’s and coworker’s needs
  • Utilize claim technology effectively
  • Maintain excellent time-management habits; be organized; and be able to multi-task
  • Adjusters are responsible for management of their claim load and diary reports
  • Communicate with co-workers, management, clients, insureds, and various other parties involved in the insurance claim process in a professional, timely, and appropriate manner

Required Skills:

  • Ability to acquire and maintain required adjuster license
  • Strong negotiation, investigation and communication skills
  • Ability
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Colonial Team Raises Money for Homeless Program

Every holiday season the Colonial Adjustment family chooses a local charity to support. We care deeply for our community and know the need is greater than ever. This past December, we raised money for a local outreach program for the homeless, Preble Street, and their #SayYes to Saving Lives campaign.

Preble Street provides accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty. They are continuously advocating for solutions to these problems. They serve individuals from every background who share the common hardship of life entering a wildly unanticipated and difficult course. Preble Steet programs not only meet urgent needs, from nutritious meals to crisis intervention, clean clothes to healthcare, showers to a permanent home, but they also create solutions to homelessness and hunger. Their recent campaign, 100 Veterans Housed, provided warm, safe housing for 100 Maine Veterans as we entered the winter months … Read More

Happy Holidays!

From the Colonial Family to Yours – Many wishes for a joyous holiday season and a new year of peace and happiness! Thank you for being a valued partner. We look forward to working with you in 2022!

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Colonial Welcomes New Senior Casualty Adjuster!

Paddy Griffin
Senior Casualty Adjuster

Paddy joins us with an impressive career as a Casualty Adjuster and Claims Manager. Her more than 20 years of experience include field claim investigation and adjusting, supervising a department of casualty claims adjusters for a large territory, and as a third-party administrator for municipal claims.

Paddy has been an adjuster for both insurance carriers and independent adjustment firms, which she credits for her considerable scope of knowledge. She is experienced in all types of personal and commercial lines of casualty claims, including both bodily injury and property damage claims. She is comfortable interpreting many aspects of liability policy coverages. She is also a Certified Paralegal, and is always advancing her knowledge and skills with continuing education and training courses.

Paddy is licensed in Maine and New Hampshire, and will cover casualty claims for us in both states.

She grew up in Medford, Massachusetts, and … Read More

Colonial Team Enjoys Some Friendly Competition

Nothing has made the dedication and hard work of our team stand out more than the challenges over the last year and a half. We were so happy to be able to get together again in person and revive our “annual” Bean Bag Tournament! Our Headquarters affords us some great outdoor space, and we recently took advantage of the last of Maine’s nice fall weather for some friendly competition. Congratulations to this year’s champions – Scott Kidder and Ryan Coffin!… Read More

Colonial Welcomes New Property Adjuster

Eddie Weddington
Property Adjuster – South Portland Office

Eddie joins Colonial with a strong agency background. He has been a regional office manager for a large national carrier for the past two years, where he handled policy sales and coverage explanation, as well as responding to a variety of questions from insureds and managing the overall needs of the office. 

Eddie was considering opening his own insurance agency when he was introduced to Colonial CEO, Scott Kidder. After several conversations about career opportunities in adjusting, he decided to broaden his profession and join our property adjusting team. Eddie brings a keen enthusiasm to learn and a contagious positive attitude to whatever he is working on. His remarkable communication skills, in combination with his attention to detail, are key qualities that contribute to his success! 

Eddie is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Criminology. He will … Read More

Our New Hampshire Team is Growing

Mary Cormier
Property Adjuster
Resident Adjuster- Londonderry, New Hampshire

Mary joins Colonial with 10 years’ experience as a property adjuster for a national independent adjustment firm. Her career also includes working with a third party administrator throughout New Hampshire, and she has handled daily and catastrophe claims throughout the country.

Mary most enjoys the wide variety of investigations required for daily property adjusting, and working to help insureds through the process with their claims. She is licensed in both New Hampshire and Maine and will be providing coverage for Colonial throughout New Hampshire.

In her free time, Mary enjoys home improvement projects. When she is not fixing up her home, she is caring for her 85-year-old mother, and spending  time with her three young grandchildren. Please join us in welcoming Mary to the Colonial family! She can be reached at 603-231-9344 or email: … Read More