About Us

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.
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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.


PBJPhiladelphia 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.

 

 

PrintBest 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.

 


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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

PowerBroker2012Risk & 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.

 

Partners

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

“You have put together a complete insurance program for us, which is a critical and often overlooked part of the franchise business. We were relieved to turn over the full insurance audit process to you. As expected, many of our franchisees were underinsured or even uninsured, creating great risk for themselves and us as their franchisor. Your relentless follow-up and attention to detail has made our job easier.”

– Todd P. Leff, President & CEO, Hand & Stone Franchise Corporation

“You and your staff have given us a better understanding of the details that make up our insurance costs. Whether it was through a workshop, managing a specific claim or evaluating our safety procedures, I always have felt that we were taking the right steps to controlling our costs.”

– August C. Schultes, IV, P.E., President, A.C. Schultes, Inc.

“I cannot express how appreciative I am with the captive insurance solutions that you recently put in place. This solution has totally changed our landscape. We now get significant rewards for our impeccable safety record and minimal claim history.”

 

– Michael Bray, Executive Vice President, Shelby Mechanical Inc.

“Odell Studner helped us qualify and enter into the TSIL Captive, which has turned out to be one of the best moves that I ever made on behalf of my company and my family. The additional competitiveness it brings us in the marketplace truly has made me understand how claims drive the ultimate cost of insurance and why you need a true consultant and not just an insurance broker on your team.”

– Brad Smith, President & CEO, Best Driver Holdings, LLC

“Due to Odell Studner’s Captive solution for our insurance, we have been able to build out our internal staff and, ultimately, have found a once-in-a-lifetime solution in which we can control our losses and reap the rewards of our efforts in a controlled environment where decision makers are fellow staffing owners.”

– Tom Tsai, Owner, People Staffing

“After Odell Studner performed a gap analysis of our coverages, the findings were shocking. You were able to improve our coverage pricing and safety in our communities. I can’t tell you how much that’s meant to us over the past few years. We know we are in good hands now.”

– Samuel Menaged, President & CEO, The Renfrew Center, Inc.