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Our Mission Statement

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.

 

Professional Associations

Chris Larmore

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

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 20010.

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+.

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

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.

Kris Harris

Kris Harris

Commercial Account Manager

Kris brings with her over 14 years of insurance experience working with PEO’s, Workers’ Compensation, Surety, and specialty markets. Kris has an exceptional attention to detail and helps our clients across the spectrum of commercial policies. She exclusively account manages RCIA’s bonds and health insurance segments, becoming a knowledgeable expert in these areas. Kris loves spending free time with her six grandchildren, traveling and gardening.

Ana Shiemke

Ana Shiemke

Commercial Account Manager

Ana works with commercial clients of all sizes as an account manager and also handles new business coordination with RCIA’s production team. Ana earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation in 2017 and is currently working on earning her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation. Outside of work Ana enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading and traveling whenever possible.

Chris Larmore

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. 

Andrew Bingel Jr.

Andrew Bingel Jr.

Personal Insurance Agent

Andrew helps personal lines clients with all of their servicing needs and also quotes incoming personal lines opportunities. Andrew has completed the personal insurance CIC course, and is in the process of completing the designation to become a certified personal risk manager. Andrew enjoys fantasy football, basketball and helping people protect themselves.

Community Involvement