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Colonial Family Team Participates in Annual CPCU Society Golf Tournament

On June 2nd a Colonial team participated in the Annual Maine CPCU Society Golf Tournament. We are enjoying being able to get out together on the greens again for this important fundraiser, and I particularly appreciated being able to play with my boys who are becoming skilled golfers themselves (often surpassing their dad!).

This fundraiser supports the CPCU organization which promotes excellence through ethical behavior, resources, and continuing education to enable individuals to expand their technical insurance skills and business capabilities. The CPCU designation is the foremost credential for insurance and adjusting professionals who specialize in risk management and property-casualty insurance. We congratulate those who have obtained this distinguished appointment in their career!

Players L-R: Sam Kidder, Kevin Flynn, Scott Kidder, Jack Kidder… Read More

Colonial Welcomes New Auto Adjuster

Joe Lombardo
Residential Auto Adjuster

Please join us in welcoming our newest Auto Adjuster, Joe Lombardo. Joe joins us after a lengthy career as an international manufacturing supply chain and procurement broker. In 2015, he joined his son in the operation of a private investigations business with a focus on investigating claims for the insurance industry.

Joe’s vast experience lends itself very well to adjusting. Having traveled the world, and worked with hundreds of manufacturing teams and clients, Joe is very comfortable working with a wide variety of individuals and businesses. He has strong communication and management skills, as well as research and investigative abilities. Much of his investigative work has involved accident and medical investigation, gathering victim and witness statements, and conducting scene investigations.

He graduated from the University of Connecticut and attended the University of Hartford. He takes building his knowledge and certification base very seriously, pursuing continuing education opportunities … Read More

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