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  • Robert Squatriglia

    President
    Office: 704-659-2141 x201
    Mobile: 704-451-8705
    Fax: 704-659-2148
    108 N. Statesville Rd.
    P.O. Box 2485
    Huntersville NC 28070
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    Rob Squatriglia is the co-owner of Summit Insurance with his wife, Lisa. He grew up in upstate New York, and Conway, SC, and is a graduate of the University of South Carolina. Rob has been in the insurance industry for over 25 years, and he and Lisa started Summit Insurance Group from scratch in Huntersville in 1995. 

    Rob focuses on commercial insurance, and takes pride in operating an agency that is proactive for its clients instead of reactive. He writes coverage for buildings, contents, general liability, business autos, umbrellas, worker's comp, and bonding.

    If you have not updated your commercial or personal lines insurance recently, be sure to give Summit Insurance a call.

  • Lisa Squatriglia

    Vice President
    Office: 704-659-2141 x206
    Fax: 704-659-2148
    108 N. Statesville Rd.
    P.O. Box 2485
    Huntersville NC 28070
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    Lisa graduated from Francis Marion College with a Bachelor of Science degree in business in 1989.  After she and Rob were married, they moved to Conway, SC where Rob was a Commercial Agent for a direct insurance writer. Lisa started in the insurance business in 1990 as a Customer Service Representative while also working as a paralegal at the law firm where Rob rented office space. Rob & Lisa did this for 6 years until they had an opportunity to open their own agency in Charlotte. 

     

    When they moved to Charlotte in 1995, their daughter was 3 years old and Lisa was 6 months pregnant with their son. They opened Summit Insurance Group out of their two-bedroom apartment, then moved it to their house for 3 years.  Rob handled all the commercial business and Lisa handled customer service, personal lines and the management. 

     

    They bought their first office in 1998, and grew the company to 5 people.  In 2002, they moved to their current location and now there are 11 total employees.  Lisa is now in more of a management role but continues to help with the personal lines department. 

     

    Lisa enjoys spending time with her daughter, now 23 and son, now 19.  She loves to workout, run and play tennis.  She is a member of the Executive Women of Lake Norman, CCBIA (Cabarrus County Building Industry Association) and NARI (National Association of Remodelers Industry.)

  • Fiona Southern

    Personal Lines Manager
    Office: 704-659-2141 x202
    Fax: 704-659-2148
    108 N. Statesville Rd.
    P.O. Box 2485
    Huntersville NC 28070
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    Fiona Southern has been a licensed personal lines agent for 11yrs and has worked at Summit Insurance since March 2006. She is CISR designated.

     

    She was born in New Zealand (an amazing and beautiful place!). She first came to the US as an Au Pair back in 1998. She met and married a Southern boy back in 2002 and they have a wonderful 4yr old son.

     

    She enjoys watching sports, spending time with family and friends, and going to the beach.

  • Pam McGrath

    Personal Lines Account Manager
    Office: 704-659-2141 x200
    Fax: 704-659-2148
    108 N. Statesville Rd.
    P.O. Box 2485
    Huntersville NC 28070
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    Pam joined Summit Insurance Group in January of 2015.  She has been a Personal Lines Insurance Agent since 2005.  She is currently a member of the East Lake Norman Women Networking Group and is working towards her CISR designation.

     

    She is originally from Buffalo NY but made her way to North Carolina with her family in 1995.  She currently lives in Cornelius with the love of her life and their Fur Baby Jack, a 1 year old Beagle.

  • Lyndsey Lipford

    Personal Lines Account Manager
    Office: 704-659-2141 x205
    Fax: 704-659-2148
    108 N. Statesville Rd.
    P.O. Box 2485
    Huntersville NC 28070
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    Lyndsey Lipford has spent her entire life in North Carolina. She grew up in Davidson County and has lived here at the lake for the last 7 years.

     

    She is married to a wonderful man and they have been blessed to have an amazing son. She graduated from UNC Greensboro with a degree in Communication Studies.

     

    She is a beach bum at heart. She enjoys reading, cooking, watching comedies,  trail running or anything outdoors. She loves spending time with family and friends.

     

    She got in to insurance this year, 2015. She enjoys insurance because it is always changing, so she continues to have the opportunity to learn.

  • Hilary Handysides

    Personal Lines Producer
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    Fax: 704-659-2148
    108 N. Statesville Rd.
    P.O. Box 2485
    Huntersville NC 28070
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    Hilary Handysides has worked for Summit insurance since 2005.  She has her Property and Casualty and Life Insurance licenses.  Hilary has her CISR designation and is working towards her CISR Elite designation.  
     
    Hilary moved from IL in 2001 and loves NC and its weather.  She met her husband in 2002.  They welcomed their first child in May 2015 and have two fur babies.  She loves football, the lake and the beach, and enjoys reading and cooking.
  • Lori Short

    Commercial Account Manager
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    Fax: 704-659-2148
    108 N. Statesville Rd.
    P.O. Box 2485
    Huntersville NC 28070
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    Lori started in insurance as a receptionist when she was a senior in high school working part time. Shortly after graduation, she obtained her Property and Casualty license in Ohio in 1986.

     

    She worked in Personal lines in Ohio, before moving to Delaware and then ending up here in North Carolina. She has had her North Carolina Property & Casualty license since 1992. In 2008, she made the move to the Commerical lines department.

     

    She is currently working on her CISR designation and will finish that up by the end of 2015.  Then she plans on starting her CIC in 2016.

     

    In her off time, she enjoys working out kickboxing, running and spending time with her family.

     

    She is engaged and getting married on May 7, 2016 in Hilton Head.

     

    She has two children of her own, Nick is 23 and Sophie is 16.  Her fiance has three children Jordan 18, Carter 16, and Mariah 13.  So they have a full house!

  • Jessica Neilsen

    Commercial Account Manager
    Office: 704-659-2141 x208
    Fax: 704-659-2148
    108 N. Statesville Rd.
    P.O. Box 2485
    Huntersville NC 28070
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    After many years in the restaurant industry, Jessica obtained her Property, Casualty, and Life Licenses and began her insurance career as a personal lines customer service representative for a Fortune 100 company in 2006. After four years as a captive agent, Jessica made the move to the independent agency world. Her focus now is ensuring commercial accounts are properly covered with the carrier that best fits their needs.

     

    In her free time, Jessica enjoys cooking, boating, and spending time with her husband and two children.

  • Susan Everhardt

    Commercial Account Manager
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    Fax: 704-659-2148
    108 N. Statesville Rd.
    P.O. Box 2485
    Huntersville NC 28070
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    Susan joined Summit Insurance Group in April of 2016. She has been a claims adjuster and claims manager for the past 20 years in the Charlotte market.

     

    She is from Concord, NC and currently lives in Midland with her husband and two sons. She enjoys cooking, college sports, Panther football and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Monica Varley

    Commercial Producer
    Office: 704-659-2141 x218
    Fax: 704-659-2148
    108 N. Statesville Rd.
    P.O. Box 2485
    Huntersville NC 28070
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    Monica has been in the Insurance Industry for 20+ years.  She started right out of high school on the investment side of Insurance; annuities, mutual funds, retirement planning and Life insurance.  Putting herself through college at night attending Ursinus College in PA.  Originally from Pennsylvania, Monica moved to Charlotte in 1992.   Having her Life & Health License since 1990 and recently obtaining her Property & Casualty in 2016, she joined Summit Insurance Group  in April of 2016 on the personal lines and is now handling Commercial Accounts. 

     

    Providing superior customer service along with her ability to understand our customer’s personal and commercial coverage needs drives the success of her success.

     

    As a  single mother to a teenage daughter, Monica enjoys gathering with her friends at the WWC, Lake Norman, cooking out and not to mention all her rescued fur babies.

  • Colleen Andrews

    Commercial Producer
    Office: 704-659-2141 x219
    Fax: 704-659-2148
    108 N. Statesville Rd.
    P.O. Box 2485
    Huntersville NC 28070
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    Colleen Andrews is a commercial lines producer with Summit Insurance Group. She has 32 years’ experience in matching business clients with the appropriate coverages/policies to fit their risk. She understands the importance of keeping in contact with her clients throughout the year to insure their expectations and needs are continuously met. Her expertise is in construction, restaurants, manufacturing – to name just a few. 

  • John Simmerman

    Commercial Account Manager
    Office: 704-659-2141 x216
    Fax: 704-659-2148
    108 N. Statesville Rd.
    P.O. Box 2485
    Huntersville NC 28070
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    Have over 20 years in the Insurance industry both as an agent and adjuster, I have found that the insurance industry to be challenging and rewarding to work in. I enjoy spending time with my wife, fishing, and going to different places on vacation.