Insurance Is All About the Community
November 4, 2019

After recently being awarded as a Best Agency to Work For, Insurance Journal interviewed our President, Steve Cote about the importance of community involvement to the success of Chalmers Insurance Group.

"Understanding the hard work, collaboration and innovative spirit required to reinforce our value to our clients, carrier partners and communities in which we live and serve,” is an ongoing goal for the agency, says Cote."

Cote first joined Chalmers Insurance Group, a fourth-generation, family-owned agency headquartered in western Maine, in 2000 as an account manager. He assumed his current role as President in 2014, finding not only a career at the agency that has spanned nearly 20 years so far, but also a family legacy dating back to 1857.

Indeed, Chalmers has been in business for 160 years. Dottie Chalmers-Cutter, Vice President of Operations, and Jim Chalmers, Vice President of Sales, currently serve on the Leadership Team alongside Cote. They are both part of the fourth generation of family to own the agency, which was recently nominated by its employees and won Insurance Journal’s Best Agency to Work For Bronze award in the East region. Employees nominated the agency by answering questions to an anonymous survey.

Read the entire article on Insurance Journal.

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"The Chalmers Group was super friendly, energetic and somehow made me feel happy about purchasing insurance, something I thought I would never say in my life. They were kind, honest, and more than you could wish for while shopping for something as mundane as insurance. Six out of five stars. "
- Jordan P.
"Chalmers was excellent throughout the process. They improved our coverage and ultimately reduced our premium. My agent communicated where there were differences and prepared a nice comparison of coverage. I was happy to place our coverage with Chalmers. "
- Susan A.
"Chalmers was quick to help me with a problem; my agent was knowledgeable and super supportive. I appreciate the professionalism and sense of humor. Overall, it was a wonderful experience. "
- Jan H.
"Chalmers walked me through everything in detail. They were fast to respond, friendly and knowledgeable."
- Sean G.
"My Chalmers agent was very helpful, knowledgeable, and patient with the process. To sum it up, the only thing better than my Chalmers agent would be two of her. "
- Richard S.
"Chalmers made it super simple and I had coverage before my lunch break was over. I was very satisfied. "
- Geoffrey P.
"My Chalmers agent answered all of my questions, explained insurance jargon to me, and was polite and knowledgeable. "
- Jennifer T.
"I appreciate how friendly the Chalmers Group is when I talk to them. They always have a positive attitude. "
- Amanda H.