Joseph Webb joined Nansemond Insurance in 1976 after graduating from the University of Richmond and working on Virginia’s Eastern Shore for two years as a school teacher. Joe specializes in commercial insureds in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina. He specializes in fleets, warehousing, and contractors. He is married to Nancy, a retired school principal, and enjoys biking, hunting, his three sons and daughters-in-law, and his 6 grandchildren. Joe is a member of the Suffolk Rotary and Main Street Methodist Church in Suffolk where he teaches Sunday School.
Jay Dorschel joined Nansemond Insurance in 1980 after two years with Ferguson Enterprises. Jay was born in Chattanooga, TN and educated at Hampden-Sydney College and the College of William and Mary. He works with commercial businesses in various industries from Key West, Florida through Northern VA. He loves his work of helping protect the assets of mid-sized to larger businesses and lives in Suffolk, VA. Married to Mary Alice in 1977 – they have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. He is active in helping folks and enjoys hunting, woodworking, cycling, and most any other outdoor activity. Jay is a member of Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church. He is also active in the Southeastern Correctional Ministry.
Joby Webb joined Nansemond Insurance in 2003 after two years in Ferguson Enterprises management and sales training program in Richmond. Joby was raised in Suffolk graduating from Nansemond Suffolk Academy. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 2000. He works with various commercial operations throughout Va and North Carolina developing specific expertise in the transportation industry. Joby attended the Hartford Insurance School and State Auto’s Pacesetter program. He is a member of the Hampton Roads Traffic Club and has served on the board. Joby is married to Mindy, a teacher at a local pre-school, and they have a son and daughter. Joby enjoys spending time with his family, duck hunting, and following Virginia Tech football. He has served on the board of the Nansemond Suffolk Pop Warner Football Association and has volunteered as a coach. Joby is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Suffolk where he has served on the Vestry and as Junior and Senior Warden.
Jarratt Webb joined Nansemond Insurance in 2009. He is a graduate of Randolph Macon College. Prior to joining Nansemond, Jarratt worked for 84 Lumber Company as an outside salesman for seven years in the Richmond and Tidewater regions of Virginia. Jarratt specializes in commercial business insurance in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. He has formed a specific niche in the transportation and warehousing industry focusing on local and regional transportation. Jarratt attended the Travelers Insurance School and State Auto’s Pacesetter Program. He is a member of the Tidewater Motor Truck Association. Jarratt is married to Emily, and they have two sons. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, VA. Jarratt enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Michael Nairn joined Nansemond Insurance in May of 2012. Originally from South Africa, Mike is a graduate of Varsity College of Cape Town with a degree in International Marketing and Management. Prior to joining Nansemond Insurance, he was a Marine Insurance Underwriter for Starr Companies in New York City. He attended the Travelers School for Insurance and was involved in State Auto’s Pacesetter Program. Mike began his life in the USA as a first officer in the private mega yacht industry. He and his wife Rebecca moved to her hometown of Suffolk, VA in April 2012 and now have two daughters. Mike enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and travelling. Mike attends Community Church of Suffolk.
We employ a team of highly credentialed and practically experienced risk managers in the areas of Auto, Work Comp, Liability, and Property. In addition, when a claim does occur, we can help manage and bring claims to closure in a fair and equitable way.
Nansemond is in the business of Protecting Assets. We help you throughout the entire accident process, from identifying and recognizing to avoiding future crashes. We specialize in claims of all types.
As an extension of our client’s management, we work with the market as consummate professionals. Securing insurance for our clients requires a trust-based relationship.
We hold our clients, markets, and each other in the highest regard.
Jack Webb, a WWII veteran and graduate of Virginia Tech, started in the insurance industry at the Flat Top Insurance Agency in Bluefield, West Virginia. Jack eventually left West Virginia with his young family to move back to his hometown of Suffolk, Virginia. Nansemond Insurance was founded a short time later in July of 1957. Jack’s first customer was his father’s trucking company – and Nansemond’s specialization in transportation was born.
Jack’s previous experience handling large accounts in the coal mining industry in West Virginia served as the basis for Nansemond Insurance Agency. In the early years, Jack recruited and trained a capable staff, still one of the agency’s greatest assets.
Jack was joined by his son, Bill, in the early 1970’s and son, Joe, in the mid 1970’s. Jack’s son-in-law, Jay Dorschel, joined the agency in 1980. From there, expertise developed in the areas of warehousing, trucking, petroleum, and captive insurance programs. Nansemond Insurance grew to be one of the most respected independent insurance agencies in the region.
Perpetuation continued with the addition of Joby Webb in 2003, Jarratt Webb in 2009 and Michael Nairn in 2012, all of whom are now owners of Nansemond. Each member of the family brings prior business experience from other industries.
Nansemond Insurance developed, and continues to grow, a strong reputation for handling complex risks by working closely with their customers. The insurance industry has changed a lot in the last fifty years, but Nansemond’s core values, established over fifty years ago, have not.