In 1879, James Starkweather, a manufacturer, and George Shepley, an insurance man opened an agency that changed the way people in Rhode Island would think about insurance. Today, Starkweather & Shepley is still re-defining the definition of excellent customer service and what insureds should expect from their insurance broker. As one of the 100 largest U.S. brokers, we still manage the insurance needs of local individuals and companies.

After 140+ years, Starkweather & Shepley continues to offer clients the broad spectrum of products required by our customers. The biggest difference today is that our clients can be found across the country and around the world.

Talk to us. We’ll be listening. With 14 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida, we will be pleased to handle your local, regional, national, or global needs.

As part of our perpetuation and growth strategies, Starkweather & Shepley has acquired many locally-owned agencies throughout the years. We are passionately committed to the independent agency system, believing it delivers the most value to our customers, partners, and team members.