Jim Stochaj – President
Jim has been in the insurance business for 36 years, his entire adult life. In 2002, Jim and his wife Lisa purchased the E.J. Stochaj Insurance agency, Inc. from his parents, who established the agency in 1975. In 2008, Jim purchased the former Bouvier Insurance Agency in Sturbridge, and rebranded the agency to its current name- The Hometown Insurance Center. In January 2017, Jim opened an additional location in Charlton, rightfully named The Hometown Insurance Center-Charlton.
In his free time, Jim enjoys traveling with his wife Lisa, golf, and dabbling in real estate.
Lisa Stochaj – Vice President
Lisa has 19 years experience in the insurance industry. Lisa’s is the agency bookkeeper and IT expert. In her free time, Lisa enjoys travel, shopping, and spending time with Libby and Julia, and when needed, her grand dog Gemma
Kristen has worked in the insurance field since 2009. She is a licensed insurance agent and is able to assist with both Personal lines and Commercial lines. Outside of work Kristen is very competitive in Obstacle course racing, Running with the Tri State Running Group, spending time on the lake, and spending time with her family & friends.
Pam has been working in the insurance field for many years, and with E.J. Stochaj Ins. Agency since 2007. She specializes in personal automobile insurance, and can help with all aspects of billing, claims, policy changes etc. Outside of work she enjoys traveling to Cape Cod with her husband Tom.
Deborah has been working in the insurance field for many years and with the E. J. Stochaj Insurance Agency since 2000. She can help with all aspects of home, personal umbrella and flood insurance. Outside of work, she loves spending time at the lake or ocean biking, hiking, and kayaking with her family.
Bernadeta Rogalska is fairly new to the Stochaj Insurance team and the insurance industry. In just a short time she has learned a great deal and is working very hard assisting customers, especially Polish speaking clients. Outside work she enjoys time with her 2 daughters and husband.
Roberta has worked in the insurance industry for 11 years. She is happy to assist you with all aspects of Property and Personal Auto Insurance policies including quoting, servicing, billing, claims and Notary Public needs. In her spare time she always enjoys traveling, a good book, a beach chair by the ocean with her toes in the water and spending time with family and friends.
Crystal Hinchliffe – Customer Service Representative
Crystal has been with the Stochaj Insurance team since 2016. She works primarily in the personal lines department, but assists in the commercial lines processing on an ‘as needed’ basis. Away from the office Crystal’s interests include spending time with her husband Eric and their cat Cody, also spending time with family, friends, and trips to the beach.
Malgorzata Kicilinska – Customer Service Representative
Malgorzata is a new employee at Stochaj Insurance Agency. Before she moved to the U.S., she owned a family business in Poland for 20 years, where she gained her sales experience. She began her career in the U.S. by working at a bank as a teller, Customer Service and Loan Officer. She is also studying Accounting at Quinsigamond Community College.
Malgorzata works as a Personal Auto Processor. Always with a smile, she is willing to assist clients with their insurance or Notary Public needs.
Outside of work, she likes to read, travel, go fishing with her husband, and spend time with family and friends.
Her daily message “Do your best, whatever you do; be happy where ever you go”
Celeste Therrien – Customer Service Representative
Celeste has been in the Personal Lines Insurance industry for 18 years. She is licensed in CT & MA for Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Her goal every day is to provide exceptional service to her clients and help clients in every aspect of their insurance needs. Out of the office Celeste enjoys spending time with her son Randy. Family is very important to her. She loves to spend time in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. She is also an EMR in CT and has been a volunteer for the West Thompson Fire Department for over 30 years. And she is a member of the Putnam Business Association, Thompson Business Association and the South County Chamber of Commerce.
Lacie works in the Commercial Department, thoroughly reviewing our customers policies upon their renewal each year. By having someone that can take the time to excavate through the coverages and set up constant communications with our underwriters, we can be sure our clients have not only the best coverage, but the best price as well.
In her free time, Lacie likes to travel to visit family and friends, and go hiking with her dog. She is a nature and animal lover (having a growing zoo of pets herself), and also loves to dabble in anything DIY.
I have been specializing in Personal and Commercial Lines Insurance for 47 years in the Webster-Dudley area. I take pride in servicing customers with respect and understanding their needs. I enjoy the company of family and friends when I am not in the office.
Libby – Official Greeter
Julia – Official Greeter
Emma – 11-11-13 – 8-10-14
Sometimes our lives are touched
by gentle friends who stay only for a while…
but remain forever in our hearts
Oliver – 1996 – 2013
Forever in our hearts.