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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Producers

Aaron Mitchell

Commercial Insurance

(417) 680-0517

Brian Youngblood

Crop & LRP Insurance

(417) 674-3018

Chip Cortez

Farm & Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3022

Clay Vaughan

Farm Insurance

(419) 377-0652

Colt Atwood

Commercial Insurance

(417) 680-0518

Doug Collard

Farm & Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3025

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

Philip Solum

Farm & Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3037

Sam Gorham

Personal Lines Insurance

(417) 490-3196

Commercial Team

Danielle Kleindl

Crop & Commercial Insurance

(417) 667-4210

Emily Harris

Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-2126

Katelyn Baugh

Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3030

Kelsie Daniels

Commercial & Farm Insurance

(417) 674-3043

Kori Gregory

Commercial Insurance

(417) 212-5077

Lani Ogle

Commercial Insurance

(417) 212-5081

Laramie Nichols

Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-2124

Liz Doty

Commercial Insurance

(417) 423-2189

Robin Smith

Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3039

Ruth Conner

Commercial Insurance

(417) 674-3040

Stephanie Martin

Commercial & Personal Lines Insurance

(417) 680-0519

Taylor Smith

Commercial Insurance

(417) 423-2372

Commercial Agribusiness Team

Crop Team

Danielle Kleindl

Crop & Commercial Insurance

(417) 667-4210

Farm & Ranch Team

Andrea Heffren

Farm Insurance

(417) 674-3015

Beverly Jefferis

Farm & Personal Lines Insurance

(417) 674-3017

Jillian Jones

Farm Insurance

(417) 212-5079

Kelsie Daniels

Commercial & Farm Insurance

(417) 674-3043

Samantha Athey

Farm Insurance

(417) 674-3042

Sha Terry

Farm Insurance

(417) 674-3044

Livestock Team

Leeanne Quinley

Livestock Insurance

(254) 355-4179

Sarah McEntire

Equine Insurance

(417) 214-5079

Tracie Steffes

Livestock Insurance

(417) 758-4003

Personal Lines Team

Beverly Jefferis

Farm & Personal Lines Insurance

(417) 674-3017

Janet Crowe

Personal Lines Insurance

(417) 674-3028

Stephanie Martin

Commercial & Personal Lines Insurance

(417) 680-0519

Employee Benefits Team

Alexis Lawhead

Employee Benefits

(417) 680-0642

Kelly Dannels

Employee Benefits

(417) 674-3032

Quincy Atwood

Employee Benefits

(417) 674-3038

Theresa Harshaw

Employee Benefits - Individual & Medicare

(417) 674-3121

Tiffany Ingle

Employee Benefits

(417) 674-3046

Accounting Team

Alexis Slates

Accounting

(417) 674-3034

Denise Kinman

Accounting

(417) 674-3024

Hilda Munoz

Accounting

(417) 674-3027

Kala Burchfield

Accounting

(417) 423-2125

Administration

Austin Rice

Claims

(417) 674-3016

Carie Brown

Operations & IT

(417) 674-3019

Chance Morgan

Sales & Product Development

(417) 674-3021

Interns

Clay Stout

Intern

(417) 674-3031

Macie Wolf

Intern

(417) 674-3026

Raygan Bradley

Intern

(417) 548-3127

External Producer

Jessie Burns

Farm, Commercial, and Crop Insurance

(417) 359-5470

John Coleman

Commercial Insurance

(417) 359-5470

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.

2018

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

2020

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

2021

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