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Red Cedar Insurance Agency is focused on providing cost effective insurance programs that protect our clients’ personal and business assets as if they were our own.

The core value we offer our clients is based on our responsiveness, transparency, strong carrier partners, and methodical approach toward understanding their needs. Being an independent broker means we can put our clients’ needs first and work with any of the over 150 carriers to find great pricing and policy terms. We appreciate our customers, carrier partners and community.

We believe in supporting our community and customers.

Red Cedar Insurance Team

Aldo Parenti

Founder

Aldo founded Parenti Insurance in 1995, focusing on personal insurance, property risk and teaming up with fidelity as a premier carrier partner. Aldo spent significant time developing trusted advisor relationships with his customers and has been involved in numerous charitable and local organizations including assisting with veterans and also volunteering with The Elks. Aldo retired in 2011 and enjoys spending time with his family, golf, gardening, and reading.

Chris Larmore

President and Risk Consultant

Chris graduated from Michigan State University’s marketing program with high honors in 2006. He worked at national agencies until he acquired Parenti Insurance in 2010.

Chris was voted a top specialty insurance agent in 2011 by US Specialty Brokers Magazine and was also featured in the insurance journal as a top agent under 30.Chris’ has written articles for Construction Business Owner Magazine and has spoken about risk management in front of crowds of 500+.

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During his insurance career, Chris has obtained the designations of:

  • CIC- Certified Insurance Counselor
  • CRM-Certified Risk Manager
  • PHR-Certified Professional In Human Resources
  • CRIS-Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist
  • GBA – Group Employee Benefits Advisor
  • OHST- Occupational Health and Safety Therapist

Chris enjoys consulting and public speaking engagements geared toward helping business owners grow. His hobbies include family time, ice fishing, fly fishing, upland bird hunting, woodworking, playing the guitar, motorcycling, snowmobiling, and reading.

Alicia Grinage

Commercial Lines Vice President & Large Accounts Manager

Alicia joined Red Cedar Insurance Agency in 2014. Alicia graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising from Michigan State University. Alicia stays on the forefront of insurance knowledge, earning her Certified Authority on Workers’ Comp designation in 2017 and is finishing up the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2020. In her free time Alicia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as kayaking, skiing and camping.

Kalyn Korte

Construction Risk Insurance Specialist

Kalyn has 10 years of experience in the insurance industry with 8 years of experience working with contractors & construction risks. She is finishing up the Construction Risk Insurance Specialist designation in 2021 and plans to further her knowledge & work towards other industry designations. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her two dogs or binge-watching true crime documentaries.

Maryann Schembri

New Client Coordinator

Maryann partners with RCIA’s new business team in communicating and managing prospects until they become customers. Maryann joined Red Cedar Insurance Agency in 2011 bringing her organizational skills and passion for working closely with customers and co-workers. Prior to that, she spent time raising her 2 boys and volunteering at their school, church and sport organizations. Maryann graduated from City College of San Francisco with a degree in Medical Assisting. Outside of the office, Maryann enjoys following her favorite Bay Area Sports teams, hiking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Community Involvement

  • The St. Jude Foundation
  • Susan G. Komen Foundation
  • Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
  • American Red Cross
  • The American Cancer Society
  • Local Food Banks and Shelters
  • The Salvation Army
  • Mesa Schools Program
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Humane Society of Silicon Valley
  • Relay for Life
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Elks