Starkweather & Shepley expands in Conn. with acquisition

WITH ITS SECOND acquisition in Connecticut and its fourth in recent months, Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. continues to expand along the East Coast with the acquisition of Ansonia, Conn.-based Ned Miller Associates.
Posted 11/7/12

EAST PROVIDENCE – Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. has acquired Ansonia, Conn.-based independent insurance agency Ned Miller Associates, the company announced Wednesday.

Ned Miller Associations – a personal and commercial insurance agency specializing in business insurance and serving municipalities, fast food restaurants and auto dealers – is Starkweather & Shepley’s second acquisition in Connecticut and its fourth acquisition this year.

“The acquisition of the Ned Miller Agency helps us to continue our growth strategy in the Connecticut marketplace,” Nat Calamis, Starkweather & Shepley’s president and CEO, said in prepared remarks. “Led by Ned Miller, this agency brings to Starkweather & Shepley a talented and experienced professional organization, which will strengthen our service and sales capabilities.”

The Ansonia, Conn.-based company will operate as Ned Miller Agency, a division of Starkweather & Shepley. The firm’s entire staff will stay on and Ned Miller, as president, will continue to lead the agency.

“We are thrilled to become part of the Starkweather & Shepley family,” said Ned Miller, who established the agency in 2005. “This endeavor will enable us to give our clients more choices in their insurance programs with the backing of a professional claims staff. … And we will be better positioned to service their needs when they need us most.”

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