Montpelier, Vermont

2 Pioneer Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Telephone: 802.229.0563
Toll Free: 800.900.0121
Fax: 802.658.0541
Hours: 8am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday

Our Montpelier branch is centrally located in the Green Mountain State. Our “Capitol” objective is providing superior service to the businesses and residents of Montpelier and the surrounding communities.

Denis, Ricker, & Brown has been providing exceptional insurance to Central Vermonters since 1865 and has been partnered with Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group since 2000. We specialize in affordable Personal and Business Insurance, including Property, Liability, Homeowners’, and Auto Insurance.

To get a quote please feel free to call us or fill out an application online. We look forward to working with you!

Montpelier Staff

Peter Ricker

Peter J. Ricker, CIC

Peter J. Ricker, Vice President
Client Adviser, Business Insurance

Peter joined Denis, Ricker & Brown, a member of the Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group, in October of 1993. He became a principal and was elected Vice President in April of 2000. Peter graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in Economics in 1992. He is a member of the Vermont Chapter of Certified Insurance Councilors (CIC).

Peter is a member of the Montpelier Rotary Club, Director for the Central VT Economic Development Corporation, and Director for Montpelier Alive. He lives in Montpelier with his wife and three children.

Brian Aitchison

Brian J. Aitchison, CIC

Brian J. Aitchison, Vice President
Client Adviser, Business Insurance

Brian joined Denis, Ricker & Brown, a member of the Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group, in November of 1987, as a Property & Casualty Agent. In 1997, he became Vice President and owner of Denis, Ricker, & Brown, as well as elected to the Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he received a B.S. Degree in 1987. Brian has achieved the designations of Certified Insurance Counselor and Accredited Advisor of Insurance.

Brian is a member of the Montpelier Rotary Club and a past-President of the Central VT Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on many advisory committees for non-profit organizations in Central Vermont. Brian, his wife, and two children reside in the town of Berlin.

Denise Russo, Client Adviser, Business Insurance

Denise joined Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group, in 2014, as a Business Insurance Client Advisor. Denise brings twelve years of experience in the agricultural industry with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and seven years in business sales, most recently with UPS. Denise attended Cornell University and graduated with a B.S. in 1991.

Denise is currently the Chair of Parish Finance Council for St. Andrew’s Parish in Waterbury Vermont, and has been a Sunday school instructor for six years. She also volunteers with the Mad River Valley Youth Lacrosse league. In her off time, Denise enjoys hiking, camping, and gardening. She currently resides in Moretown, VT with her husband, and three children.

Debra Russell, Client Adviser, Personal Insurance

Debra Russell joined Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group in 2007 as an account manager in Personal Lines and was promoted to Client Advisor in 2014. Prior to joining Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group, Debra enjoyed a prosperous career in the food and beverage industry serving as both Manager and Director in the sector.

Deb currently resides in Waterbury with her family, and enjoys the Vermont landscape while riding her motorcycle, bicyling, traveling and working out.

Kris Green, Claims Specialist

Kris joined Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group in 2016, as a Claims Specialist. Kris has 6 years of experience in property and casualty insurance claims and holds the Associate in Claims (AIC) designation. Kris graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Campbellsville University in 2006.
Kris is currently a youth leader for Christ Community Alliance Church in Orange, Vermont. In his free time, Kris enjoys hiking, running, race walking, grilling, and beer brewing. He currently resides in Orange, VT with his wife and their three children.

Mike O’Hara, Claims Specialist

Mike O’Hara works in the claims department at Hickok & Boardman specializing in commercial claims. He has almost 20 years of collective insurance experience as a multi lines adjuster, field appraiser and agency liaison. He is currently a Vermont licensed producer, adjuster and motor vehicle appraiser.

Mike resides in Barre with his wife Karen and their daughter. His interests include running and following sports, particularly the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.