Starkweather & Shepley Acquires Byrne Insurance Group

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI — July 19, 2018 Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. (S&S), has acquired Byrne Insurance Group (BIG), of Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts. Founded in 2000 by Dana Byrne, President, BIG specializes in commercial and personal insurance. “I am very excited to be able to offer our customers a broader array of products and services, greatly enhanced access to insurance markets, and a much stronger support and service team”, stated Dana. Merging with S&S further expands the agency’s commitment to Massachusetts. “As one of the largest privately-held, independent agencies in the U.S., we are always looking for opportunities to grow our organization with exceptional insurance professionals,” stated Larry Keefe, Chairman & CEO of S&S. “ Starkweather & Shepley has in business for 139 years and takes great pride in providing our customers with exceptional service”, added Keefe.

BIG is a leading provider of retail property and casualty insurance products to businesses, families and individuals. Dedicated to building and maintaining client relationships, Byrne Insurance Group, Inc. has become one of the premier insurance service organizations on Cape Cod.

About Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc.
Established in 1879, Starkweather & Shepley is presently the largest independent agency in Rhode Island and the 68th largest Insurance brokerage firm in the U.S. Starkweather & Shepley, held in Trust since 1935, assures the firm will remain privately-held in perpetuity, providing certainty to clients and associates alike. The firm provides commercial and personal insurance, health and employee benefits, surety bonding and risk management services. 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; Tampa and Ft. Myers, FL and Brattleboro, VT.