Our Story

For a small business to survive and thrive, in the same Town over the course of a century, requires a commitment by many people from various generations to be the very best they can be at their trade. In 2013, Keefe Insurance Agency proudly celebrated our One Hundred Year Anniversary with a profound appreciation for those who came before and those who are here now for their hard work, professionalism and absolute commitment to customer service.

As sole owners of Keefe Insurance since 2007, Bob Keras and Peter Brunelli, have dedicated themselves and their agency staff members to continue to expand the agency, while at the same time paying great attention to the individual needs of all our loyal clientele. We have been fortunate over these many years to have employees who are well versed and educated in the insurance field, and truly care for the people they deal with each day. Our current staff, much like their predecessors, have had long and valued relationships with the agency and our customers. 

"After looking back over the last one hundred years and how the Keefe Agency evolved from a small one man operation to the comprehensive and modern independent insurance agency of today, we realize that there is another very important aspect to our survival and success: OUR CUSTOMERS. The agency has been a member of the downtown Franklin community since there were horse and buggies tied up on Main St. and the trolley to Lake Pearl whizzed by at 5 mph. Although the world and our community have changed dramatically since 1913, our customers’ basic need to protect their homes, their businesses, their vehicles and their lives has not. Their insurance concerns are ours as well, and they will continue to be so. "

Keefe Insurance Agency, Inc. Here for you then, here for you now, here for you in the future.

The Team at Keefe Insurance

Management

Robert Keras

Robert Keras

President

Robert Keras became associated with the agency in 1979. He is involved in the general management of the firm and in the sales and service functions of the business and personal lines insurance areas. He has been active in a number of community service organizations including the United Chamber of Commerce, Franklin Educational Foundation and the Franklin Gridiron Club, the booster organization for the Franklin High football program. He is an alumnus of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Peter Brunelli

Peter Brunelli

Vice President

Peter graduated from Brown University in 1980; he joined the Agency in 1984. He is an Account Executive for business clients and is responsible for overall management of the Agency. He has been very active in coaching youth sports in Franklin and has held leadership positions with Franklin High School sports booster organizations. He is a past board member of the YMCA and United Chamber of Commerce and is currently a commissioner of the Franklin Housing Authority and a Director of the Charles River Bank in Medway, MA.

Personal Lines

Leslie Joyce

Leslie Joyce

Office Manager

Julie Hutchinson

Julie Hutchinson

Personal Insurance Account Manager

Pay Crehan

Patricia Crehan

Personal Insurance Account Manager

Lynn Abucevitch

Lynne Abucevitch

Personal Insurance Account Manager

Karren Pratt

Karen Pratt

Personal Insurance Account Manager

Commercial Lines

Liz Chadwick

Elizabeth Chadwick

Business Insurance Account Manager

Lisa Ross

Lisa Ross

Business Insurance Account Manager

Matt Kerris

Matthew Keras

Business Insurance Account Executive

Tim Demeritt

Tim Demeritt

Business Insurance Account Executive

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Kristen Laliberte

Digital Marketing Manager

Processing Dept.

Margaret Derry

Margaret Derry

Assistant Account Manager

Jane Morley

Jane Morley

Assistant Account Manager

Life & Health Insurance

Tim Demeritt-1

Tim Demeritt

Business Insurance Account Executive

Reception

Kathy Slaon

Kathy Sloan

Receptionist

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