About Our Agency
Specialized Services and Products for Professionals
At Shipley & Pease Insurance, we consider ourselves a "boutique" insurance agency. We offer niche products for specialized professionals such as architects, engineers, environmental consultants, land surveyors, construction managers and more.
In addition, we are a 100% digital agency, which allows us to have a physical presence anywhere within our area of operation. Our current clientele are spread throughout Washington, Oregon, and California. While we have no problem taking a phone call, we are more than happy to travel and meet with our clients face-to-face. After all, what good are specialized products if not paired with a level of service to match?
Speak to one of our experienced professionals and let them find a policy that suits you at an unmatched level of service.
Decades of Experience Serving Washington, Oregon, and California
Stan Pease began his career in the insurance industry as a claims adjuster in 1974 handling Property and Casualty claims in the Seattle, WA area. Eventually, Stan earned a promotion to a regional position in San Francisco where he assisted large national account holders with setting up and monitoring their Claims and Risk Management programs. A second promotion sent him back to Seattle, this time as a Claims Manager for a large National Insurer, where his focus was Claims and Risk Management services for a combination of insured and large self-insured clients.
In 1988, Stan moved to the brokerage side of the industry by assuming the role of insurance program administrator for a regional brokerage. In this position, he was responsible for field underwriting, rating, and providing risk management and safety services for a wide spectrum of clients from school districts to logging contractors.
After six years in administration, Stan began working in direct sales and risk management consulting for retail clients with a major focus on Professional Liability for architects and engineers. Today, he provides insurance and risk management services to over 300 A&E clients, as well as servicing clients in related industries such as developers, large contractors, and trucking companies.
Dave Shipley retired in 2013 and sold his Architect & Engineer Specialty Insurance brokerage to Stan, who is now the sole owner of Shipley & Pease Insurance. For Stan, providing his clients with an insurance policy is the easiest part of his job. In order to provide his clients with the best level of service – i.e. maintaining insurability and managing costs – he administers risk management services such as contract reviews, risk management training for client staff, and guiding clients through the intricacies of potential and reported claims. Stan’s broad background allows him to bring a level of expertise to the field that is, quite simply, unavailable from the vast majority of retail brokers.
Stan keeps the company small and extremely flexible to allow for a level of service not provided by local, regional, or even national brokerage firms. By using the latest technology, Shipley & Pease Insurance has developed as a “virtual” business, facilitating the servicing of clients in a growing number of states throughout the country.
When he is not spending time with clients, Stan is active in the local community and proudly serves as an Executive Board Member and Chairman of the Enterprise Risk Management Committee of the Mount Baker Council of The Boy Scouts of America. He says, “The Boy Scouts taught me invaluable lessons when I was growing up. I want to do what I can to ensure that those lessons are available for the boys and girls who participate in scouting programs by creating them the safest possible environment in which to learn.”