For Immediate Release
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Stefan Petrella, [email protected]
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – February 2022 – Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc. (S&S) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Ferman Group. LLC, a 40-year experienced East Hartford, Connecticut Benefits Organization focused on providing employee benefit plan brokerage and consulting services to mid-sized employers in the New England area.
“Our association with Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage allows us to continue in our role as our clients’ advocate with an even stronger bench of services and products,” stated Geoff Ferman, President of Ferman Group. LLC “Our union will strengthen our commitment and dedication to clients in Connecticut and across New England,” stated Larry Keefe, Chairman, and CEO of Starkweather & Shepley.
The mission of Ferman Group. LLC, now a division of S&S, will continue to provide clients with best-in-class benefit programs and services, along with the additional markets and support from Starkweather & Shepley.
About Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc.
Established in 1879, Starkweather & Shepley is presently the largest independent agency in Rhode Island and the 59th largest Insurance brokerage firm in the U.S., along with being a top 20 Best Places to Work in Insurance, mid-sized company, by Business Insurance. Starkweather & Shepley, held in Trust since 1935, ensures 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 Providence and Middletown, RI, Bristol, Pawcatuck and Shelton, CT; Westwood, Sturbridge, Sagamore Beach and Martha’s Vineyard, MA: Palm Beach Gardens and Naples, FL.