Starkweather & Shepley Acquires O’Neill & Co. Insurance Group

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI — July 18, 2018 Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. (S&S), has acquired O’Neill & Co. Insurance Group, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. O’Neill & Co. Insurance Group, was founded in 2017 by Kyle O’Neill, President, whose primary focus is high net worth personal lines insurance. “We are excited to have such an enthusiastic and talented individual like Kyle join our team. There is a great deal of opportunity in Florida, and we hope to deliver our #StarkweatherDifference in the Palm Beach area,” states Andrew Fotopulos, Executive Vice President and Sales Manager of S&S.

“I am ecstatic to merge with Starkweather & Shepley. Their knowledge and services will be a great benefit to existing clients as well as new,” stated Kyle.

O’Neill & Co. Insurance Group provides in-depth consultation for Property & Casualty Insurance programs, exercising long-standing relationships with A-rated carriers to produce programs specifically tailored to meet the individual client’s needs. S&S will merge its Tampa, FL location with its new Palm Beach Gardens, FL location.

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.