About Us

Working To Protect Your Livelihood

As the founder and owner of Specialty Risk Insurance Agency, helping others is a huge part of who Kevin Charleston is. Kevin first entered the insurance industry in 1995. Seventeen years later, on July 13, 2012 he opened the doors to his own agency. Today, Kevin has a dedicated team who shares his priority; helping protect the livelihoods of valued customers. We pride ourselves on providing fast, reliable, and expert services.

Who We Are

Specialty Risk Insurance Agency is a full-service insurance team located in Carthage, Missouri. We are one of the top agribusiness insurance agencies in the nation, and are quickly becoming the premier agency for agribusiness, construction, and commercial insurance in the Midwest. We are more than just an insurance company. We are ranchers, farmers, and builders. We are also MBAs, financiers, business owners, and customer advocates with over 300 years of combined experience in providing insurance to businesses in our community.

The People We Serve

We serve the people in our world, the agricultural community. We serve the people who, like us, have built something from the ground up; people whose families will be hurt if their businesses aren’t safe. We serve the businesses that build our communities and the businesses that affect the balance of our communities. We serve the farmers, ranchers, contractors, subcontractors, truckers, aviators, business owners, and employers. We serve the people who should be running their business instead of managing their risk.

Our Values

At Specialty Risk Insurance, our team values going out of our way to help others. Our services are outstanding and immediate. Our customer service extends beyond the office. When a client with a farm can’t get hay, Specialty Risk Insurance Agency gets it for them. Not after the paperwork clears. We’ll figure that out later. When a client’s truck gets into an accident, not only damaging the vehicle, but also the product it was hauling, our Department of Transportation expert is on-sight right away. When employees need time off for family emergencies or to attend family events, they’re able to live their lives. In other words, Specialty Risk Insurance Agency values people. We believe that when our business is focused on serving people and not on making money, success follows.

Our Staff

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Aaron Mitchell

Commercial Insurance

417.359.5470

Blake Ash

Farm, Commercial, and Crop Insurance

417.359.5470

Brent Finley

Commercial Insurance

417.359.5470

Bruce Finley

Group Health & Commercial Insurance

417.359.5470

Cami Colaw

Reception & Claims

417.359.5470

Carie Brown

Commercial Insurance

417.359.5470

Chance Morgan

Management Consulting

417.359.5470

Chip Cortez

Farm & Commercial Insurance

417.359.5470

Cindy Ruth

Livestock Insurance

417.359.5470

Claudia Thurman

Farm & Personal Lines Insurance

417.359.5470

David Horsey

Farm Insurance

417.359.5470

Debbie Gates

Commercial Insurance

417.359.5470

Denise Kinman

Accounting

417.359.5470

Doug Collard

Farm & Commercial Insurance

417.359.5470

Janet Crowe

Personal Lines, Commercial, & Health Insurance

417.359.5470

Jessie Burns

Farm, Commercial, and Crop Insurance

417.359.5470

Kathy Kellhofer

Farm, Commercial, & Personal Lines Insurance

417.359.5470

Kelsey Harmon

Business Development

417.359.5470

Kelsie Daniels

Farm Insurance

417.359.5470

Kevin Charleston

Farm & Commercial Insurance

417.359.5470

Philip Solum

Farm & Commercial Insurance

417.359.5470

Robin Smith

Commercial Insurance

417.359.5470

Ruth Connor

Commercial Insurance

417.359.5470

Sha Terry

Farm Insurance

417.359.5470

Stephanie Martin

Commercial & Health Insurance

417.359.5470

Value-Added Service Providers

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Jim Corl

Claims Management

417.484.3264

Jim Ingle

Safety and Human Resources

417. 235.2404

Travis Goodhue

DOT and Safety

918.223.5123

Our History

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2012

Specialty Risk Insurance Agency was founded by Kevin Charleston

2013

Specialty Risk Insurance Agency purchased Sarcoxie Insurance Agency from Larry & Kathy Kellhofer.

2014

Specialty Risk Insurance Agency purchased The Finley Agency from Brent and Bruce Finley.

2015

Specialty Risk Insurance Agency purchased The Horsey Agency from David and Cathy Horsey.