DiMatteo Insurance of Shelton has affiliated with Cross Insurance, one of the nation’s largest independent insurance providers in the country, headquartered in Bangor, Maine.
The new partnership enables DiMatteo to broaden its market opportunities, including expanding personal and commercial lines in New England and throughout the country, according to a statement.
“DiMatteo Insurance will continue to meet our clients’ insurance needs with the veteran leadership, outstanding staff, and high customer service standards that have been the hallmark of our family business since its founding in 1960,” said Kim DiMatteo, who started working in the family business in 1991 and has been named branch manager. “Our agency handles all lines of business including employee benefits.”
What had been DiMatteo Group has spun off into three divisions: DiMatteo Insurance overseen by Kim DiMatteo; DiMatteo Financial LLC, headed up by her husband, John DiMatteo; and DiMatteo Tax and Accounting, managed by Rosemarie Esposito. Twenty-five employees from all the divisions will remain located at 79 Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton.
Privately held Cross Insurance is family owned with three generations actively involved in the day-to-day operation. Founded in 1954, it has over 40 offices located throughout Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The company, which has 40 branches and more than 800 employees, represents 150 insurance providers.