Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Acquires First Connecticut Insurance Agency

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. has acquired the independent insurance agency of First Connecticut Insurance, Inc. of Bristol Connecticut. The agency will be relocating into the S&S Bristol, Connecticut office in the near future.

First Connecticut Insurance Agency has a twenty five year history under the direction of Joseph Brandi as President. The agency provides Personal and Commercial Insurance to all classes such as manufacturing, contractors, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, and property owners.

Brandi began his insurance career in 1976 and founded First Connecticut Insurance Agency in 1991, with the goal of specializing in commercial property casualty insurance. He stated that, “I am excited about the new markets Starkweather & Shepley offer, which will provide the most comprehensive insurance programs at the most competitive rates.”

“We are very excited about the addition of Joe Brandi, the First Connecticut Insurance Agency, and his entire team” stated Larry Keefe, Executive Vice President of Starkweather & Shepley. “They are insurance professionals with whom we have looked forward to them joining us to further grow and expand our agency commitment in Connecticut. Our common client centric approach, expanded capabilities and services should prove of additional and ongoing client value” added Keefe.

About Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc.
Starkweather & Shepley is presently the largest independent agency in Rhode Island and the 69th largest insurance brokerage firm in the U.S. Starkweather & Shepley is also one of the oldest companies in the state with over 135 years of experience of providing insurance solutions to New England residents and businesses alike. The firm provides commercial insurance, personal insurance, health and employee benefits, surety bonding and risk management service. These services are provided nationally and internationally, through its partnership with Assurex Global. Headquartered in East Providence, RI, Starkweather has additional branch offices in Westerly, RI; Bristol and Shelton, CT; Westwood, Sturbridge, and Martha’s Vineyard, MA; and Fort Myers, FL.

For additional information, please contact: Stefan Petrella | Starkweather & Shepley, (401) 435-3600