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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



Aaron Mitchell

Commercial Insurance

(417) 680-0517

Chip Cortez

Farm & Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3022

Clay Stout

Farm & Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3031

Clay Vaughan

Farm Insurance

(419) 377-0652

Colt Atwood

Commercial Insurance

(417) 680-0518

Doug Collard

Farm & Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3025

Jake Charleston



Kevin Charleston

Farm & Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3033

Mike Berrey

Commercial Agriculture & Livestock Insurance

(405) 433-8025

Mike Fester

Livestock & Farm Insurance

(480) 386-1135

Nathan Enyart

Farm, Commercial & Crop Insurance

(417) 674-3035

Nicole Gueck

Farm, Commercial and Crop Insurance

(979) 777-3479

Philip Solum

Farm & Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3037

Rosie Bradley

Livestock & Farm Insurance

(405) 880-3049

Sam Gorham

Personal Lines Insurance

(417) 490-3196

Shane Baum


Tony Adkins

Farm & Commercial Insurance

(417) 549-3561

Commercial Team

Amber Williams

Commercial Insurance - New Business


Angela Lindeman

Commercial Team


Danielle Kleindl

Crop & Commercial Insurance

(417) 667-4210

Debbie Carson

Commercial Insurance

Emily Harris

Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-2126

Kelsie Daniels

Commercial & Farm Insurance

(417) 674-3043

Kori Gregory

Commercial Insurance

(417) 212-5077

Robin Smith

Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3039

Ruth Conner

Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3040

Shania Parsons

Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3045

Shelby Ashe

Commercial Insurance

(417) 423-2375

Stephanie Felts-Martin

Commercial & Personal Lines Insurance

(417) 680-0519

Commercial Agribusiness Team

Crop Team

Danielle Kleindl

Crop & Commercial Insurance

(417) 667-4210

Farm & Ranch Team

Arin Starne

Farm & Ranch Team


Beverly Jefferis

Farm & Personal Lines Insurance

(417) 674-3017

Kelsie Daniels

Commercial & Farm Insurance

(417) 674-3043

Raygan Bradley

Farm Insurance

(417) 548-3127

Sami Patrick

Farm & Ranch Team

(417) 423-1026

Sha Glover

Farm Insurance

(417) 674-3044

Taylor Smith

Commercial Insurance

(417) 423-2372

Livestock Team

Chance Hardy

Livestock Insurance

(417) 423-1032

Jessica Bookout

Livestock Insurance


Kyann Hartmann

Livestock Insurance

(817) 609-4936

Logine Pohlmann

Livestock Insurance

(417) 423-2376

Maggie Perry

Livestock Insurance

(417) 423-1094

Personal Lines Team

Beverly Jefferis

Farm & Personal Lines Insurance

(417) 674-3017

Brittany Matters

Personal Lines Insurance


Shantell Sargent

Personal Lines Insurance


Tissy Flenniken

Employee Benefits Team

Audrianna Winkleman

Kelly Dannels

Employee Benefits

(417) 674-3032

Quincy Atwood

Employee Benefits

(417) 674-3038

Rachelle VanGilder

Employee Benefits


Tiffany Ingle

Employee Benefits

(417) 674-3046

Accounting Team

Alexis Slates


(417) 674-3034

Cassi Santillan


Denise Kinman


(417) 674-3024

Kala Burchfield


(417) 423-2125

Samantha Athey


(417) 674-3042


Austin Rice


(417) 674-3016

Becky Johnson



Chance Morgan

Sales & Product Development

(417) 674-3021

Theresa Harshaw

Administrative Support and Event Coordinator

(417) 674-3121


Blake Felts

Farm Insurance

Devyn Wilhelm

Livestock Team Intern


Hadlie Ralston

Lexi Keeling

Marketing Intern


Macie Wolf

Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3026

Morgan Ritchie

Employee Benefits Team Intern


External Producer

Jessie Burns

Farm, Commercial, and Crop Insurance

(417) 359-5470

John Coleman

Commercial Insurance

(417) 359-5470

HR Team

Cory Fullerton

HR Pro

Chris Haper

Safety & Compliance Manager

(417) 456-9599

Hilda Munoz


(417) 674-3027

Morgan Martin

HR Manager

(417) 423-2374

Tiffany Hobbs

(417) 423-1178

Our History



Specialty Risk Insurance Agency was founded by Kevin Charleston


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


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


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


Specialty Risk Insurance opened an office in Fairfield, TX to better serve customers in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.


Specialty Risk Insurance opened an office in Nevada, MO to better serve customers in Missouri.


Specialty Risk Insurance opened an office in Cave Creek, AZ to better serve customers in Arizona.