At Odell Studner, we take great pride in knowing that our clients regard us as their trusted business partner. In every relationship we build, we educate ourselves on our clients’ business and make it our priority to gain insight into their strategic goals and operations. Our personal yet structured way of doing business defines us and has proven invaluable to our clients’ success. As a firm, we are constantly looking to the future. Through strong leadership, clear vision and a multi-talented team, we continue to expand our services and identify new ways to increase value to our clients.
Mission & Core Values
Our mission is to partner with forward-thinking companies who understand that taking action to reduce risk accelerates growth and increases profitability. Our core values form the foundation on which we perform work and conduct ourselves. They are the practices we use every day in all we do.
Act with Integrity.Lead with respect, take ownership of your work and deliver what you promise.
Embrace Change.Continuously reinvest in our people and company to drive innovation and develop talent.
Make an Impact.Deliver value to clients through a proactive approach, specialized services and industry insight.
Strike a Balance.Achieve fulfillment through career, family, health and community service.
Awards & Recognition
We feel honored to be recognized for our work. As a company, Odell Studner has received recognition by various organizations and publications.
Best Places to Work in Insurance – Business Insurance Odell Studner has been recognized as a member of the elite group of companies named the 2017 Best Places to Work in Insurance. Odell Studner is proud to have won this distinction for six years in a row.
Philadelphia Business Journal Odell Studner has made the 2016 Philadelphia Business Journal List of Largest Insurance Brokerages, ranking #10. The ranking is derived from the number of local employees with the company and number of licensed insurance brokers.
Best Places to Work in Insurance – Business Insurance Odell Studner has been recognized as a member of the elite group of companies named the 2016 Best Places to Work in Insurance. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Odell Studner has won this distinction.
Philadelphia Business Journal Odell Studner has made the 2015 Philadelphia Business Journal Book of Lists, ranking #11 for insurance brokerage firms. The Book of Lists comprises hundreds of the hottest area companies in their fields, by ranking based on number of employees.
Captive Broker Award Odell Studner has been recognized as a Top 5 Broker for the Affinity Insurance Ltd. Group Captive for the 2013-2014 underwriting year. Affinity Insurance, Ltd. is a member-owned heterogeneous group captive domiciled in the Cayman Islands.
Inc. 500 | 5000 Awards Odell Studner has made the 2013 Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, ranking #4425. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.
Top 100 Agencies – Insurance Journal Odell Studner is ranked #100 in the Top 100 Independent P&C Agencies in the U.S. by the Insurance Journal in 2013.
Philadelphia 100 Awards Odell Studner was named a 2011 Philadelphia 100 award winner. Each year, the Philadelphia 100, sponsored by The Entrepreneurship Forum of Greater Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Business Journal and the Wharton Small Business Development Center, recognizes the 100 fastest growing privately held companies in the region.
Firstrust Bank’s Philly’s Business First Awards Odell Studner has been selected as a winner in the 2014 Firstrust Bank’s Philly’s Business First Awards, a program that recognizes local businesses in the Greater Philadelphia area for values including honesty, community service and loyalty, among others.
40 Under 40 – Business Insurance Odell Studner partner Geoffrey Goldwater has been awarded Business Insurance magazine’s 40 Under 40 Award in 2014. The Business Insurance 40 Under 40 Awards, a national program, recognizes 40 insurance executives under the age of 40 for leadership, professional achievement and market influence. Goldwater was among 10 brokers selected to represent the Northeast, one of four U.S. regions reviewed by Business Insurance.
Risk & Insurance Power Broker Awards Odell Studner partner Robert Odell has been awarded a 2012 Risk & Insurance Power Broker Award, an annual selection of the most effective and influential commercial insurance brokers. Brokers were judged primarily on their creativity in solving risk-related problems during 2011, their demonstrated industry knowledge and their high level of client service.
Our partners are highly regarded for their vision, direction, expertise and creativity. They take a hands-on approach in helping team members to develop effective, meaningful relationships with our clients. Both our partners and company as a whole are proud to be regarded as a trusted advisor to many influential businesses and institutions across the nation.
Odell Studner History Timeline
Louis Brooks begins the Lafayette Agency
Samuel and Jerry Odell launch S. Odell & Son
Waber & Company and S. Odell & Son merge to form the Waber-Odell Company
The Lafayette Agency merges with Waber-Odell Company
Waber-Odell Company and Clair Insurance Agency merge to form the Clair Odell Group
Clair Odell becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Mellon Financial Corporation (formerly Mellon Bank)
Citizens Bank acquires Mellon Bank's retail banking operations, which includes Clair Odell as part of that transaction
Steven and Robert Odell and Geoffrey Goldwater join Lyons Insurance to form LyonsOdell
Steven and Robert Odell, Brett Studner and Geoffrey Goldwater launch the Odell Studner Group
– Todd P. Leff, President & CEO, Hand & Stone Franchise Corporation
– August C. Schultes, IV, P.E., President, A.C. Schultes, Inc.
– Michael Bray, Executive Vice President, Shelby Mechanical Inc.
– Brad Smith, President & CEO, Best Driver Holdings, LLC
– Tom Tsai, Owner, People Staffing
– Samuel Menaged, President & CEO, The Renfrew Center, Inc.