Rhode Island Monthly Success RI 2014 : Page 1

SU ESS R I SUCCESS LOCAL SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION This is “The Starkweather Difference” 2014 marks Starkweather & Shepley’s 135th year in business. Founded in 1879 by George Shepley and James Stark-weather on Custom House Street in Providence, Rhode Island in the early days of globalization, the firm found its footing insuring cargo calling on ports around the globe. Today, Starkweather & Shepley is the seventy-first largest insurance agency in the nation, with more than $400 million in written premiums, growth that would not have been possible without the efforts of its more than 200 employees in the firm’s nine offices in Connecticut, Mas-sachusetts and Rhode Island, including the headquarters in East Providence. “Starkweather & Shepley’s primary objective is to focus on our two great-est assets: Our employees and our cli-entele,” says Nat Calamis, president & CEO of Starkweather. Starkweather & Shepley has created an empower-ing workplace, one in which each team member is encouraged and supported to grow, which in turn helps the firm reach its full prospective as well. The company challenges potential clients to Starkweather & Shepley, the largest independent insurance agency in Rhode Island, is ranked as the seventy-first largest privately held insurance broker in the nation by Business Insurance magazine. discover “ The Starkweather Difference .” It’s clear that there is something to that declaration. Being on the leading edge, Starkweather & Shepley has recognized the importance of expertise in certain industry sectors and has been reorganizing around practice groups and using that approach to fuel growth. At the moment, the firm sees itself serving the construction, employee benefits, energy, healthcare, marine, non-profit and social service sectors, but it is always looking for more groups and more clients. 60 Catamore Blvd. East Providence, RI 02914 (Corporate Headquarters) 800-854-4625 • 435-3600 StarShep.com Add itional branch offices located in: Westerly, Westwood, MA., Martha’s Vineyard, Sturbridge, MA., and Bristol & Shelton, CT. Celebrating 135 Years in Business: • 71st Largest Independent Agency in U.S. • Largest Independent Agency in Rhode Island • “Top 10 Agencies That Got it Right”, by Best Review magazine • Best Places To Work -Providence Business News 108 RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY l MARCH 2014

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