About Us

As an independent agency, L&W is your access point to various company and policy options. If at any point, a change in coverage or company is needed, our promise is that our process is always working for you.

History

L&W Insurance was founded as an independent agency in 1932 by Sal Lobacaro & C. Edgar Wood, as a means for providing insurance to the businesses and residents throughout the state of Delaware. In 1971, Davis Wood took over ownership and laid the foundation for personal service to be at the cornerstone of our success story. In 2005, William Strickland became agency President, solidifying the vision of an agency built on client relationships and immersed in community partnerships.

Decades of dedication to our mission have resulted in growth and expansion in both our services and reach. L&W Insurance now operates as one of Delaware’s largest independent agencies, stretching our service area beyond Delaware, into the neighboring states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey as well as throughout much of the mid-Atlantic. We contract with regional, national and specialty lines insurance carriers to garner a broad base of options to meet the risk management needs of our clients.

Our passion is protecting what matters most to you. L&W’s holistic approach to insurance means we aim to provide coverage for every insurance need that may arise for our clients, whether its commercial, personal, or health benefits. 

L&W prides itself on the drive and expertise of our team members, who work tirelessly to ensure we are providing the most comprehensive & competitive coverage available. Their determination to effectively manage your risks and maintain strong partnerships based in consistency and clarity is how we earn and keep your trust. And in the moments when disaster finds you, our service extends to help you navigate the claims process and ensure we can be your calm in the chaos.

We understand the importance of providing stellar service & product to our clients but also acknowledge our duty to be engaged in our community. We’ve built a company culture around giving back to the community that has given so much to us. From our clients to our community, its our mission and honor, to always be Your Partners In Protection.

Understanding Our Process

We take great pride in our process for ensuring L&W is continuously providing the most relevant and quality coverage to protect your greatest assets.
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Discovery

The most crucial step is our ability to take time, utilize resources and learn about your business, your background, your assets, your exposures; so that we can develop a full scope understanding of how we can best meet your needs.

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Evaluation

We lean on our expertise and experience to analyze client needs against the coverage options available through our various carriers. Our goal is always to find YOU the right fit for coverage, cost and consistency. 

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Implementation

With detail oriented precision, our team will work with carriers & underwriters to ensure the process of finalizing forms and issuing coverage is concise and accurate.

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Communication

Once policies are in place, our work is just beginning. We are now your partner. And with any great relationship, communication is key. We remain transparent and available for any question, renewal review, claim concern, policy change or clarifying discussion

Our Team

William Strickland

President

Bill has successfully navigated the insurance industry for nearly 30 years. Taking over ownership of L&W in 2006, he is credited with expanding the size and scope of the agency in just a few short years. Bill is a servant of this community, holding various board positions throughout the state while also actively giving of his time & talent to local non-profits. He’s the example our team looks toward not only for industry guidance but for generosity of spirit.

Leadership

Andrew Watson
Andrew Watson

Director, Finance & Information Technology

Chelsea Clark
Chelsea Clark

Director, Organizational Culture & Communications

Erik Kaufmann
Erik Kaufmann

Commercial Agent & Vice President

Dave Sciortino
Dave Sciortino

Commercial Agent & Vice President

Ed Brown
Ed Brown

Commercial Agent & Vice President

Jeremy Allwein
Jeremy Allwein

Commercial Manager

Debbie Cole
Debbie Cole

Personal Lines Manager

Tricia Capodanno
Tricia Capodanno

Benefits Manager

Shelby McKenzie
Shelby McKenzie

Ocean View Office Manager

Agents

Justin Strickland
Justin Strickland

Benefits

Jeff Eanes
Jeff Eanes

Commercial

Brian Jones
Brian Jones

Commercial

Matthew Mayer
Matthew Mayer

Commerical

Alex Kemp
Alex Kemp

Commercial

Connor Brown
Connor Brown

Commercial / Benefits

Billie Bennett
Billie Bennett

Personal Lines

Kelly Day
Kelly Day

Personal Lines

Account Executives

Sandra Darling
Sandra Darling

Commercial

Ashley Clough
Ashley Clough

Commercial

Libby Hahn
Libby Hahn

Commercial

Erica Mast
Erica Mast

Commerical

Megan Gallagher
Megan Gallagher

Commercial

Michele Grogan
Michele Grogan

Commercial

Emily Hassman
Emily Hassman

Commercial

Jessica D'Onofrio
Jessica D'Onofrio

Benefits

Underwriting

Becki Hopkins
Becki Hopkins
Cheri Fuchs
Cheri Fuchs
Christina Lisinski
Christina Lisinski

Claims

Tara Shockley
Tara Shockley
Jessica Hodges
Jessica Hodges

Support Services

Linda Earls
Linda Earls

Accounting

Terry Myers
Terry Myers

Billing

Sharon Daube
Sharon Daube

Policy Review

Michael McQueeney
Michael McQueeney

Loss Control

Marni Clendaniel
Marni Clendaniel

Receptionist

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Agency Clerk

Affiliations

Business Alliances

Community Partners