The TreePro Team

Mike Rook
Program Director

Mike is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and is also a CPCU. He began his tree care insurance career in 1992 underwriting arborist accounts for The Hartford’s Arborist Program. He helped grow this start up program to over $17MM in premium by 2004. He then moved on to help develop the ArborMAX Insurance Program with Summit Insurance. General Agency Services purchased the program in 2007 where Mike was the Program Manager and helped grow the premium to 17MM. Mike joined NIP Group TreePro Program in March 2014 and is now the Program Director. He has been very active in the tree care industry and has developed strong relationships with agents, tree care owners, and industry association personnel over the many years.

Laine Vontell
Underwriter

After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University, Laine began her Property Casualty insurance career as a claim adjuster for Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford, CT. She then worked as a producer and marketing associate for McCutcheon Burr & Sons Insurance Agency in Middletown, CT. Her duties included underwriting and selling P&C products through national insurance carriers. In 2009 Laine joined the ArborMAX Insurance Program working for General Agency Services and specialized in underwriting arborist business. In March 2014 Laine joined the NIP Group TreePro Program as an underwriter. She holds an Associate in Commercial Underwriting designation.

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