About Us

Entering our 8th decade.  Not many firms in this industry possess our experience and expertise.  We’ve been around this block a few times.  The current leadership is the firm’s 5th generation.  Parrish-O’Neill was founded emphasizing effective results through strong values.  These traits continue to be our foundation and daily drive, the result being an established, reputable, and highly recognized organization.

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Many insurance buyers simply seek lowest cost, but we’ve seen the shortcomings of that narrow acquisition strategy.  Savvy aviation insurance buyers realize that product supply (policies / choice of underwriters) is the same through most aviation-focused brokers.  These buyers recognize the benefit of having a professional friendship with their insurance provider who will focus on the buyer’s best interest in Risk Management strategies (Safety Management, Loss Control, Contract Review, etc.), while providing competitive pricing.  Our size and selectivity allow us to provide a customer-centric emphasis in program marketing, policy service, and most especially claims advocacy.  We have succeeded through referral marketing for over seven decades.  We are confident you will find no equivalent, which probably explains our longevity.

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Jack Bartels originated the firm in 1952 as H. Jack Bartel & Associates, one of the first insurance agencies in the world dedicated to aviation.  He chose Mount Vernon as a base due to its central location in a state home to one of the most vibrant private/general aviation regions in the USA at the time.  Noel Parrish joined in 1968, then Peter O’Neill in 1972 when Mr. Bartels retired.  David Rigg joined in 1988 and Mr. Parrish retired shortly thereafter.  Scott Kennedy came aboard in 1998 and Mr. O’Neill retired one year later.  Mr. Rigg retired in 2021.  Scott has been joined by Jen and Maura and the firm is poised to continue to serve its clients for many years to come.

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