About Us

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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 headquartered in Carthage, Missouri. We are one of the top agribusiness insurance agencies in the nation, and are quickly becoming the premier agency for construction and commercial insurance in the Midwest. Our agents live and work in the very industries they insure. This aspect gives our agency an unmatched depth of industry knowledge. We understand the risks that threaten your operations and know how to ensure you are protected. Our main service areas stem from our country roots. Our agents are multi-faceted, and our agency can write all lines of insurance.Our team strives to simplify the insurance process and help you get back to the important things in your life, like running your business. We believe that when our business is focused on serving people, success follows.

We Excel at Customer Service

Choosing our agency for your insurance needs means that you are backed by a team of people that truly care about protecting your livelihood. We commit the necessary resources, time, and energy to gain an in-depth understanding of your insurance needs. Then, our account managers work with a variety of insurance companies on your behalf to find the best coverage options for you at a competitive price. Whether you have questions or need assistance filing a claim, we continue to provide quality service when you need it. With our team of customer advocates, you won’t be left to navigate the unfamiliar territory of the insurance world alone.

Exclusive Resources

As our customer, you will receive exclusive access to our value-added service providers, who specialize in safety, human resources issues, DOT, safety issues, and claims management. We also have a set of trusted advisors to help you with employee benefits and personal lines coverages such as, life, auto, and home.

Our Staff

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Aaron Mitchell

Commercial Insurance

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Ben Sills

Accounting

Blake Ash

Farm, Commercial, and Crop Insurance

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Brent Finley

Commercial Insurance

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Bruce Finley

Group Health & Commercial Insurance

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Cami Colaw

Reception & Claims

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Carie Brown

Commercial Insurance

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Chance Morgan

Management Consulting

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Chip Cortez

Farm & Commercial Insurance

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Cindy Ruth

Livestock Insurance

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Claudia Thurman

Farm & Personal Lines Insurance

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David Horsey

Farm Insurance

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Debbie Gates

Commercial Insurance

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Denise Kinman

Accounting

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Doug Collard

Farm & Commercial Insurance

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Janet Crowe

Personal Lines, Commercial, & Health Insurance

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Jessie Burns

Farm, Commercial, and Crop Insurance

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John Coleman

Commercial Insurance

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Kelly Roberts

Commercial Insurance

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Kelsey Harmon

Business Development

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Kelsie Daniels

Farm Insurance

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Kergan Chappel

Accounting

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Kevin Charleston

Farm & Commercial Insurance

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Philip Solum

Farm & Commercial Insurance

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Robin Smith

Commercial Insurance

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Ruth Conner

Commercial Insurance

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Sam Gorham

Commercial, Personal, and Farm Insurance

Sha Terry

Farm Insurance

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Sierra Teegarden

Student Intern

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Stephanie Martin

Commercial & Health Insurance

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Tiffany Ingle

Employee Benefits

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Tisha Castor

Farm Insurance

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Value-Added Service Providers

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Jim Corl

Claims Management

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Jim Ingle

Safety and Human Resources

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Travis Goodhue

DOT and Safety

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Trusted Advisors

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Harold Woodward

Life and Financial Services Consulting

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Jo Ann Evans

Employee Benefits Consulting

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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.