Rick began his insurance career with State Farm Insurance in 1979 at the State Farm Regional Office in Roseville, MN. He held several positions within State Farm including Worker’s Compensation Claim Representative with the responsibility for the entire state of Wisconsin.
In 1989, he was promoted to Fire and Casualty Senior Claims Representative and moved his family to Duluth, MN. While remaining in Duluth, MN, he was selected to the Corporate National Disaster Reinspection Team in 1996.
In 1999, Rick again relocated his family as a result of being selected as one of only seven managers to develop State Farm’s Catastrophe Claim Central in Jacksonville, Florida. In this position he was responsible for assisting in the development of a claims department that adjusted claims for every state from a single location.
In 2005, Rick was selected to the position of Director of Catastrophe Operations with Citizens of Florida. At the time, the Director reported directly to the CEO. After a challenging 2004 hurricane season, Citizens was looking to recreate their Catastrophe operation and Catastrophe plan. Rick and his management team made significant improvements resulting in shorter time to claim settlement and decreased customer complaints.
In 2008, Rick started consulting for insurance companies in the area of claims, including the position of consulting VP of Claims. He also managed independent teams for a number of very large catastrophic events including Hurricane Ike, the BP oil spill and Hurricane Irene.
Rick joined Gulfstream on September 1, 2012, as the Vice President of Claims. He created many new processes and procedures including the development and implementation of the Adjusters Certification Conference.
On December 3, 2014, Rick co-founded Anchor PCIC and was designated the Vice President of Claims. While employed by Anchor, he was instrumental in the purchase of Lozano Insurance Adjusters and was named President of LIA at the time of the acquisition.
In March of 2017, Rick started Larson Claim Services and holds the position of President & CEO. Larson Claim Services has worked for six insurance carriers providing consulting, management and adjusting services, and has deployed over 300 adjusters since the inception of the company.
Rick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communications from Concordia College and has his AIC designation.