Starkweather & Shepley announces acquisition, opening of new location

The company has acquired a Connecticut agency and celebrated the opening of a Florida location with a strategic partner

Starkweather & Shepley announces acquisition, opening of new location

Insurance News

By Ryan Smith

Starkweather & Shepley, the largest independent agency in Rhode Island and one of the nation’s largest insurance brokers, has announced the acquisition of a Connecticut agency and the opening of a new location in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., with O’Neill & Co. Insurance Group.

Starkweather & Shepley has acquired the Wilson Agency, a Shelton, Conn., agency founded in 1953 by Charles Wilson. Current agency principals are Charlie Wilson Jr., Thomas Wilson and James Wilson.

“We are so proud to have partnered with Starkweather & Shepley, which shares our core values of commitment to the community and respect for our valued clients,” said Tom Wilson. “We look forward to many more years as a stable presence in our community and hometown.” 

“Most excited to have Charlie, Tom and James joining forces with us to continue to serve the Greater Shelton community,” said Larry Keefe, chairman and CEO of Starkweather & Shepley. “Our firm is celebrating 140 years in business, and we take great pride in providing quality insurance products and excellent customer service, which aligns perfectly with the Wilsons’ rich family legacy.”

The Wilsons, along with personal lines associate Diane Lucas, will continue to serve clients from their current location.

The company also celebrated the opening of a new Florida location with O’Neill & Co. Insurance Group. Founded by Kyle O’Neill, the company has been a strategic partner of Starkweather & Shepley since last year. O’Neill & Co. provides in-depth consultation for property and casualty insurance programs.

“Since the inception of our partnership with Starkweather & Shepley, we’ve had tremendous success growing our clientele base and brand,” O’Neill said. “We had the honor of holding a client appreciation event in Jupiter, Florida, to celebrate our partnership with S&S. The resources, relationships, and credibility that S&S provides has opened doors to opportunities we may not have had otherwise. We’re excited to continue our strategic growth by bringing on new talent who thrive in an atmosphere of constant evolution and adaptation.”


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