Summit Insurance Group
108 N. Statesville Rd.
P.O. Box 2485
Huntersville, NC 28070

704.659.2141
Fax: 704-659-2148
Claim Numbers

Meet Our Team

Summit Insurance Group

Cheif Morale Officer
Kenzie & Dakota

Cheif Morale Officer

Bio

Kenzie is a small female Scottish terrier.

Dakota is a lab that we are keeping until June 2018 for Lisa's nephew who is in the Air Force and stationed in South Korea.

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Cheif Morale Officer
Kenzie & Dakota

Cheif Morale Officer

Bio

Kenzie is a small female Scottish terrier.

Dakota is a lab that we are keeping until June 2018 for Lisa's nephew who is in the Air Force and stationed in South Korea.

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President
Robert Squatriglia

President

Bio

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.

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President
Robert Squatriglia

President

Bio

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.

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Vice President
Lisa Squatriglia

Vice President

Bio

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.)

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Vice President
Lisa Squatriglia

Vice President

Bio

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.)

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Personal Lines Manager
Fiona Southern
CISR

Personal Lines Manager

Bio

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.

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Personal Lines Manager
Fiona Southern
CISR

Personal Lines Manager

Bio

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.

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Pam McGrath

Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

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.

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Pam McGrath

Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

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.

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Lyndsey Lipford

Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

I was born and raised in NC in Davidson County and have lived in the lake area for the last 9 years.  I am a Mom to 2 amazing little boys.  I graduated with honors from UNC Greensboro with a degree in Communication Studies.  I love the beach and enjoy reading, cooking, watching comedies, trail running or anything outdoors.  I love spending time with  family and friends.  I got into insurance in 2015 and enjoy the business because it is always changing and you are always learning.  There is never a boring day in this business.  

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Personal Lines Account Manager
Lyndsey Lipford

Personal Lines Account Manager

Bio

I was born and raised in NC in Davidson County and have lived in the lake area for the last 9 years.  I am a Mom to 2 amazing little boys.  I graduated with honors from UNC Greensboro with a degree in Communication Studies.  I love the beach and enjoy reading, cooking, watching comedies, trail running or anything outdoors.  I love spending time with  family and friends.  I got into insurance in 2015 and enjoy the business because it is always changing and you are always learning.  There is never a boring day in this business.  

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Personal Lines Producer
Hilary Handysides
CISR Elite

Personal Lines Producer

Bio

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.

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Personal Lines Producer
Hilary Handysides
CISR Elite

Personal Lines Producer

Bio

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.

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Commercial Account Manager
Stephanie Freeman
CISR

Commercial Account Manager

Bio

Stephanie Freeman began working as a Commercial Account Representative in Greenville, South Carolina in 2013. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, she moved to Greenville and found her passion in insurance. She and her husband relocated to Charlotte in 2015 and fell in love with the Queen City.  She completed her CISR designation in 2017 and is working towards her CISR Elite. She joined Summit Insurance Group in January of 2018.

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Commercial Account Manager
Stephanie Freeman
CISR

Commercial Account Manager

Bio

Stephanie Freeman began working as a Commercial Account Representative in Greenville, South Carolina in 2013. After graduating from the University of South Carolina, she moved to Greenville and found her passion in insurance. She and her husband relocated to Charlotte in 2015 and fell in love with the Queen City.  She completed her CISR designation in 2017 and is working towards her CISR Elite. She joined Summit Insurance Group in January of 2018.

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Commercial Account Manager
Jessica Neilsen
CISR

Commercial Account Manager

Bio

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.

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Commercial Account Manager
Jessica Neilsen
CISR

Commercial Account Manager

Bio

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.

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Commercial Account Manager
Sandra Smith

Commercial Account Manager

Bio

Sandra joined Summit Insurance Group in July of 2017.  She has been a claims adjuster for the past 14 years in the Charlotte market. 

 

She was married on October 7, 2017.  She lives in Kannapolis with her husband and daughter. 

 

She enjoys cooking, watching sports, fishing, spending time with family and friends.

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Commercial Account Manager
Sandra Smith

Commercial Account Manager

Bio

Sandra joined Summit Insurance Group in July of 2017.  She has been a claims adjuster for the past 14 years in the Charlotte market. 

 

She was married on October 7, 2017.  She lives in Kannapolis with her husband and daughter. 

 

She enjoys cooking, watching sports, fishing, spending time with family and friends.

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Commercial Account Manager
John Simmerman

Commercial Account Manager

Bio

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.

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Commercial Account Manager
John Simmerman

Commercial Account Manager

Bio

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.

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Rusty Miller

Bio

Rusty began his career in the insurance industry in 1985 after attending Campbell University where he majored in Business Administration. He has held lead positions in agencies from sales to agency management where he has developed and maintained multiple relationships with top insurance companies. It is these relationships that enable Rusty to provide his clients with outstanding products and services.

Specializing in commercial insurance, Rusty assists his clients with all their insurance needs from coverage for buildings, general liability, business automobile to workers compensation, umbrella and bonds. Rusty has adopted Summits Insurance Group philosophy of being a proactive agent rather than a reactive agent. What does this means to his clients and prospective clients ? Rusty will assure that you are well taken care of not only at the point of sale or renewal, but throughout the policy period!

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Rusty Miller

Bio

Rusty began his career in the insurance industry in 1985 after attending Campbell University where he majored in Business Administration. He has held lead positions in agencies from sales to agency management where he has developed and maintained multiple relationships with top insurance companies. It is these relationships that enable Rusty to provide his clients with outstanding products and services.

Specializing in commercial insurance, Rusty assists his clients with all their insurance needs from coverage for buildings, general liability, business automobile to workers compensation, umbrella and bonds. Rusty has adopted Summits Insurance Group philosophy of being a proactive agent rather than a reactive agent. What does this means to his clients and prospective clients ? Rusty will assure that you are well taken care of not only at the point of sale or renewal, but throughout the policy period!

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