By Kemptville Advance | Inside ottawavalley
For Justin Rice, opening a new office in Merrickville-Wolford was like coming home. On Saturday, May 23, Rice, together with his underwriting partner Grenville Mutual Insurance Company of Kemptville, celebrated the official opening of the new office in downtown Merrickville, and the heart of the Rideau Lakes region.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and messages from Leeds & Grenville MPP, Steve Clark, Merrickville-Wolford Mayor, David Nash, Grenville Mutual Insurance Chairman Gordon Smith and President and CEO, Ross Lincoln, took place at the new location at 212 St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville.
As a member of the distribution force for Grenville Mutual Insurance, Justin Rice Insurance will offer homeowners, farm owners and businesses in the region a full range of market-leading insurance products and second-to-none claims service at a location that will be convenient for many people in the area. “Having a comfortable place to meet people, either at the new Merrickville office or at kitchen table, will give clients more options to have important questions answered.”
Having worked in the North Grenville district for much of his career, Rice also said moving to the village of Merrickville is a lot like returning to his roots. “It feels good to be here, serving the people and in an area I know so well,” Rice added.
Addressing the event, Grenville Mutual’s Board Chairman Gordon Smith noted that having locations close to Grenville Mutual’s clients embodies the company’s commitment not only to provide innovative products, but to deliver them through a local presence throughout Eastern Ontario.
“The company is steadfast in providing the best insurance products, combined with the kind of local, personalized claims service that people really want today – and deserve,” said Smith. “This new, central office will take that promise one step further.”
Also addressing the gathering was company President and CEO, Ross Lincoln. He pointed out that Grenville Mutual’s brokerage force expands throughout Eastern Ontario and enables innovative coverage for some of North Grenville’s most successful businesses and farming operations.
“Support to our distribution partners, like Justin, who work on our behalf is just one more way that we continue to prove what we say – that we always deliver a better experience right in the communities where people live,” Lincoln added.
The new office location for Justin Rice Insurance is 212 St. Lawrence Street, 613.258.2293.
About Justin Rice Insurance
Since partnering with Grenville Mutual Insurance in 2012, Rice has brought a high level of personal customer service to his business, which reaches throughout the North Grenville region. Moving to Merrickville will give people more choice to quickly deal with claims issues, or discuss coverage for the things that matter most.
About the Grenville Mutual Insurance Company
For more than 120 years Grenville Mutual Insurance has sheltered generations of families and businesses throughout the greater region of Eastern Ontario through some of the best brokers in the business. A leader within the Eastern Ontario Mutuals community, Grenville is a genuine partner in the community focused on meeting the unique insurance needs of its farming, commercial and residential clients.
A strong collaborative approach with its brokerage force stems from the company’s roots, and it is something the Grenville staff and Directors are proud to say is deeply embedded in the way it does business. Grenville Mutual is owned solely by its policyholders and is backed by one of the world’s most financially secure insurance networks, Ontario’s Mutual Insurance companies.