Our Team

Insurance Service Specialists

Richard Costello CIP
Registered Insurance Broker
Owner/President/Commercial Insurance Specialist
(705) 435-3891 ext. 231

In addition to being the president of Doner-Horsley, Rick is the commercial accounts specialist. With over 30 years of insurance experience. Rick has extensive knowledge of the products that insurance companies have to offer. Rick will customize policies for contractors, building owners, farmers, manufacturers and retailers. Doner-Horsley can also provide professional liability such as Errors and Omissions and Directors and Officers Insurance.

Rick is married to Kim and they have four children and five grandchildren. In his spare time Rick enjoys fishing, golf and hockey. Rick is also involved with his local church.

Blaire Hadwen CAIB
Registered Insurance Broker
Owner/Vice President/Office Manager
(705) 435-3891 ext. 225

Blaire is a life-long resident of the area, a graduate of Seneca College and holds the position of Vice President of Doner-Horsley. Blaire is a Registered Insurance Broker with her Accredited Insurance Brokers Certification (CAIB) with over 15 years of insurance experience. Blaire is a very familiar face to most of the locals as she alongside her husband Laurie, purchased and ran LB Petroleum and Convenience Store on Hwy 89 for 15 years which was previously run by Blaire’s family for 22 years.

Blaire’s direction, confidence and organizational skills ensure that all of our clients and staff are treated with the utmost respect, efficiency and professionalism. In Blaire’s limited spare time, she and her husband Laurie enjoy spending time with their two sons and daughter-in-law, Dale, Sarah and Dan, travelling, sports and entertaining.

Laurie Hadwen
Registered Insurance Broker
(705) 435-3891 ext. 222

Laurie is a long-time resident of the area, experienced business owner and farmer. Laurie received the highest mark in his Registered Insurance Brokers class of 2011 and honored by his peers for his academic excellence. Laurie is a licensed Registered Insurance Broker and with his extensive and varying background in business, his attention to detail and his desire to treat each client as he would expect to be treated himself assures us that you will find him a pleasure to deal with and a broker you will gladly refer to all your friends and colleagues.

Andrea Frutti
Registered Insurance Broker
Commercial Insurance Specialist
(705) 435-3891 ext. 232

Andrea joined the Doner-Horsley team in 2014. She is a Registered Insurance Broker and recently completed her Accredited Insurance Brokers Certificate (CAIB) and has over 5 years of insurance experience. Andrea works with Rick specializing in both commercial & personal lines. Andrea utilizes her previous experience as a broker and an extensive business background to provide the best in customer service. Andrea always puts the needs of her clients first. She will take this time to explain coverage, simplify the language and concepts so her customers fully understand exactly what they are purchasing. Give Andrea a call today, she would be happy to review your needs and provide you with a quote and exceptional service.

Andrea enjoys an active lifestyle and currently resides in Alliston where she passes on her love of the outdoors and the art of photography to her two sons, Gabriel & Christian.

Brenda Giroux
Registered Insurance Broker
Personal/Commercial Insurance Specialist
(705) 435-3891 ext. 227 or (647) 524-5031

Brenda is a Registered Insurance Broker and has specialized in the home, auto and commercial insurance for over 20 years. Brenda has tailored insurance policies for clients in Windsor, North Bay and many cities in between. She invites all those with home, auto, farm and business insurance needs to contact her where she will do a free review of your current policy and provide you with an alternate quote in a timely manner.

Brenda lives in Tottenham with her husband, daughter and her two dogs. In her spare time you will find her somehow involved with horses as she rides, trains, coaches and shows.

Colin A. Thain
Registered Insurance Broker
Commercial Lines Specialist
(905) 729-2129

Colin has been in the insurance industry for over 40 years. His experience includes positions as an Independent Property Adjuster, Property & Casualty Niche program creator and administrator, Consultant/Program director for the wholesale insurance industry and founder/co-owner of two insurance brokerages.

Colin is a business/commercial insurance specialist and will prepare a detailed coverage summary of options whether you are just starting a new business or have an established existing business.

He works from the Doner-Horsley office in Beeton along with his wife and business partner Jo-Anne. Together they can manage all the insurance needs for their clients.

In his spare time Colin enjoys golf, ATVing, cycling and is an avid classic car enthusiast.

Jo-Anne McGee Thain
Registered Insurance Broker
Personal Lines Sales & Service Broker
(905) 729-2129

Jo-Anne has been a licensed broker for over 30 years. Most of those years have been as a co-owner of two insurance brokerages, where her duties involved all aspects of the daily business operations and client services. She joined the Doner-Horsley team in 2010, her experience and knowledge is a welcomed asset to the team.

Jo-Anne looks after her client portfolio form the Doner-Horsley office in Beeton. She enjoys the challenges of the industry, and has a refreshing approach finding solutions for her clients.

Jo-Anne is a personal lines insurance specialist (Home & Auto) with a vast knowledge of markets and coverage’s. She has built a loyal client following and encourages anyone interested in obtaining a quote to call her.

In her spare time Jo-Anne enjoys gardening, ATVing, cycling, golf and of course entertaining and spending time with her family and friends.

Christeen Lewis
Registered Insurance Broker
Personal Lines Service Broker
(705) 435-3891 ext. 230

Christeen has been a customer service specialist with Doner-Horsley for over 40 years. Christeen is a Registered Insurance Broker and understands the importance of personal service and she takes great pride in meeting with her clients in person to review their insurance needs. In the complex world of home and auto insurance Christeen’s expertise is second to none. Christeen was born and raised in Alliston. She is an active member of Beta Sigma Phi women’s organization. She also enjoys motorcycling with her husband Bill.

Janet St. Clair
Registered Insurance Broker
Personal Lines Service Broker
(705) 435-3891 ext. 229

Janet has lived in Alliston since 1983 and has been part of the Doner-Horsley team for over 25 years. Janet’s charming personality and knowledge of the automobile and home insurance products allows her to provide professional guidance to all of her clients. Janet is a Registered Insurance Broker and she is working towards her CAIB designation. You would be doing yourself a favour by having Janet review your insurance needs.

Chris Tesseris
Registered Insurance Broker
Personal Lines Service Broker
Restaurant Specialist
(705) 435-3891 ext. 226

Chris joined our team in early 2011. Chris attended Georgian College where he successfully completed a Business Administration Course followed by working numerous years in the local family business. Chris is a Registered Insurance Broker who understands the intricacies of the automobile and home policies. As such he is able to explain and educate his clients about these two important and misunderstood products. His prompt and courteous service, warm smile and genuine desire to secure the best coverage and pricing for his new clients will surely have you referring him to your friends and family.

In his spare time Chris enjoys cycling, soccer and sports in general.

Dale Hunter CAIB
Registered Insurance Broker
Personal/Commercial Insurance Specialist
(705) 435-3891 ext. 257

Dale is a Registered Insurance Broker and has been working in the insurance industry for over 30 years beginning in his home town of Alliston. Dale was born, raised and attended school in Alliston. His knowledge of various insurance products from home, auto to business is second to none. With his extensive experience in the insurance industry Dale takes his customer’s needs seriously and will provide exceptional advice, service and pay attention to detail.

Dale is very active in various service organizations.

Please feel free to drop into the office or give Dale a call for all your property, auto and business insurance needs.

Sharon Courtepatte
Registered Insurance Broker
Farm Insurance Specialist
(705) 435-3891 or (519) 217-5833

Sharon is a Registered Insurance Broker and joined the Doner-Horsley team in 2014. With over 30 years’ experience, Sharon specializes in Farm & Country Living insurance packages. She also understands and sells car, home and commercial insurance. She has an extensive list of satisfied customers. Sharon is committed to providing prompt service at competitive premiums and the best coverage to take care of your insurance needs.

Sharon and her husband Rod live in the Midland area and have two children, Amy & Jake. They enjoy hiking, snowshoeing and spending time with family and friends.

Maryanne Farrugia
Registered Insurance Broker
Personal/Commercial Lines Service Broker
(705) 435-3891 ext. 227

Maryanne is a new addition in April 2018 to the Doner-Horsley team. She is a Registered Insurance Broker with over 12 years of experience in the insurance industry and she is presently working towards her Accredited Insurance Brokers Certificate (CAIB) designation. In her role as a broker, Maryanne focuses on educating her clients about insurance matters giving useful sound advice and guidance. Her knowledge and enthusiasm about the industry is contagious. Give her a call or email her for a comprehensive review of your insurance policies.

Maryanne lives in Barrie where she enjoys spending time with friends and family, outdoor activities, quilting and cooking for her loved ones.

Lynne Gould/Catherine Hunter

If you have to call or by chance you have to come to our office, we are certain that Lynne and Catherine’s sunny attitude and glowing smiles will make you feel welcome.

  • Phone and Fax Numbers

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    • Mailing Address:
      P.O. Box 819
      22 Victoria St. E, Alliston ON, L9R 1S8
    • Hours of Operation:
      Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
    • Phone: 1 705-435-3891
    • Fax: 1 705-435-4317
    • E-Mail: donerhorsley@donerhorsley.ca

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