About Us

Nansemond Insurance is a regional leader in protecting assets and solving risk problems through insurance and OSHA & DOT compliance. We serve a broad customer base including industrial, transportation, distribution, and other complex businesses in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Our History

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. The agency gravitated to working with larger commercial businesses and grew quickly. 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. Bill, Joe and Jay proved to be very capable, and 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.

The family business model has worked well for Nansemond Insurance. Perpetuation continued with the addition of Joby Webb in 2003, Jarratt Webb in 2009, and Michael Nairn in 2012. Each bring 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.

We are proud to be a member of the Keystone Insurers Group

The Keystone Insurers Group is a powerful partnership that has allowed us to join forces with other successful agencies all across the nation and become part of a larger elite network with greater resources, more bargaining power and significantly more clout in the insurance world.

Becoming a member of Keystone now makes us part of the 3rd largest privately-owned agency in the country. As a member of Keystone, our premium volume has effectively jumped to $2.2 billion, and extending relationships to hundreds of insurance companies. All the while, we maintain our independence and personal service you expect.

Our agency was honored to receive the Virginia Partner of the Year award in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and the Thoroughbred Award for Production in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Nansemond Insurance is a member of the Keystone Insurers Group and were named the VA Partner of the year for 2015, 2016, and 2017. The company was also awarded the VA Thoroughbred Award for Production in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016. Learn More

Our Mission

We aspire to be a client’s broker of choice by consistently exceeding and building intimate trust.

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. This all adds up to saving you money and is a better way of protecting your company

Nansemond is in the business of Protecting Assets. We are your risk management team member and this can include being your insurance buyer. Safe operations result in less down time, less heartache, and less cost of risk. We help you accomplish this by assisting throughout the entire accident process, from identifying and recognizing to avoiding future crashes. And of course, we specialize in claims of all types.

Our Values

Client First

Our clients are our number one priority – their interests always come first.

Collaboration

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 between the client, the brokering team and the insurance market.

Openness

Everything we do is transparent. From income sources to thought processes and leadership, we share information to ensure understanding and fulfill disclosure.

Respect

We hold our clients, markets and each other in the highest regard.

Passion

We are passionate about the work we do and we show this by continuously learning more about our industry, striving to improve ourselves and our organization, and devoting ourselves to you, our client.

Excellence

In all that we do, from systems to counsel to execution, we strive to deliver only the best programs and service.

Our Team

Joe Webb

Joe Webb


CIC
joewebb@niains.net
757-774-4814
Joby Webb

Joby Webb


CIC
joby@niains.net
757-774-4810
Jay Dorschel

Jay Dorschel


MBA, CIC
jdorschel@niains.net
757-774-4812
Jarratt Webb

Jarratt Webb


CIC
jwebb@niains.net
757-774-4811
Michael Nairn

Michael Nairn


CLCS, CIC
mnairn@niains.net
757-774-4815
T.J. Farrell

T.J. Farrell


CLCS
tfarrell@niains.net
757-774-4819
  • Joe Webb
  • Joby Webb
  • Jay Dorschel
  • Jarratt Webb
  • Michael Nairn
  • T.J. Farrell
  • Joe Webb

    Joe 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.

    Direct: 757-774-4814
    joewebb@niains.net
  • Joby Webb

    Joby 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.

    Direct: 757-774-4810
    joby@niains.net
  • Jay Dorschel

    Jay 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.

    Direct: 757-774-4812
    jdorschel@niains.net
  • Jarratt Webb

    Jarratt Webb, Vice President, CIC, 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. 

    Direct: 757-774-4811
    jwebb@niains.net
  • Michael Nairn

    Michael 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.

    Direct: 757-774-4815
    mnairn@niains.net
  • T.J. Farrell

    T.J. Joined Nansemond Insurance in 2019 after 2 years as a project manager for a real estate renovation company. T.J. was raised in the Western Branch area of Chesapeake and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High in Portsmouth. He graduated from Radford University in 2016 where he was the Treasurer and President of a professional pre-law fraternity chapter. T.J. attended the Chubb’s insurance school and is enrolled in State Auto’s Pacesetter program. He is married to Amy, a Kindergarten teacher, and has a daughter. T.J. enjoys working on cars, watching the Baltimore Ravens play and enjoys kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu at Tiger Martial Arts. T.J. is a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church in Portsmouth.

    Direct: 757-774-4819
    tfarrell@niains.net
  • Joe Webb
  • Joby Webb
  • Jay Dorschel
  • Jarratt Webb
  • Michael Nairn
  • T.J. Farrell
Joseph Webb, CIC

Joseph Webb, CIC

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.

Direct: 757-774-4814
joewebb@nansemondins.com

Jay Dorschel, MBA, CIC

Jay Dorschel, MBA, CIC

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.

Direct: 757-774-4812
jdorschel@nansemondins.com

Joby Webb, CIC,

Joby Webb, CIC,

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.

757-774-4810
jobywebb@nansemondins.com

Jarratt Webb, CIC

Jarratt Webb, CIC

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. 

Direct: 757-774-4811
jarrattwebb@nansemondins.com

Michael Nairn, CLCS, CIC

Michael Nairn, CLCS, CIC

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.

Direct: 757-774-4815
mnairn@nansemondins.com

Our History

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. The agency gravitated to working with larger commercial businesses and grew quickly. 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. Bill, Joe and Jay proved to be very capable, and 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.
The family business model has worked well for Nansemond Insurance. 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 bring 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.

Risk Advisors

Joe Webb

Joe Webb


CIC
joewebb@niains.net
757-774-4814
Joby Webb

Joby Webb


CIC
joby@niains.net
757-774-4810
Jay Dorschel

Jay Dorschel


MBA, CIC
jdorschel@niains.net
757-774-4812
Jarratt Webb

Jarratt Webb


CIC
jwebb@niains.net
757-774-4811
Michael Nairn

Michael Nairn


CLCS, CIC
mnairn@niains.net
757-774-4815
T.J. Farrell

T.J. Farrell


CLCS
tfarrell@niains.net
757-774-4819
  • Joe Webb
  • Joby Webb
  • Jay Dorschel
  • Jarratt Webb
  • Michael Nairn
  • T.J. Farrell
  • Joe Webb

    Joe 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.

    Direct: 757-774-4814
    joewebb@niains.net
  • Joby Webb

    Joby 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.

    Direct: 757-774-4810
    joby@niains.net
  • Jay Dorschel

    Jay 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.

    Direct: 757-774-4812
    jdorschel@niains.net
  • Jarratt Webb

    Jarratt Webb, Vice President, CIC, 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. 

    Direct: 757-774-4811
    jwebb@niains.net
  • Michael Nairn

    Michael 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.

    Direct: 757-774-4815
    mnairn@niains.net
  • T.J. Farrell

    T.J. Joined Nansemond Insurance in 2019 after 2 years as a project manager for a real estate renovation company. T.J. was raised in the Western Branch area of Chesapeake and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High in Portsmouth. He graduated from Radford University in 2016 where he was the Treasurer and President of a professional pre-law fraternity chapter. T.J. attended the Chubb’s insurance school and is enrolled in State Auto’s Pacesetter program. He is married to Amy, a Kindergarten teacher, and has a daughter. T.J. enjoys working on cars, watching the Baltimore Ravens play and enjoys kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu at Tiger Martial Arts. T.J. is a member of Pinecrest Baptist Church in Portsmouth.

    Direct: 757-774-4819
    tfarrell@niains.net
  • Joe Webb
  • Joby Webb
  • Jay Dorschel
  • Jarratt Webb
  • Michael Nairn
  • T.J. Farrell

Account Managers

Jamie Weaver

jweaver@niains.net
757-774-4801

Erin Sylvia

esylvia@niains.nett
757-774-4808

Rebecca Gilley

rgilley@niains.net
757-774-4806

Cynthia Goodman

cgoodman@niains.net
757-774-4807

Cindy McClenny

cmcclenny@niains.net
757-774-4817

Tracey Tuttle

ttuttle@niains.net
757-774-4816

Brittany McNair

bmcnair@niains.net
757-774-4813

Brenda Peace

bpeace@niains.net
757-774-4809

Gina Respass

grespass@niains.net
757-774-4818
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Employee Contact List

Joe Webb, President
Direct: 757-774-4814
joewebb@nansemondins.com

Jay Dorschel, Executive Vice President
Direct: 757-774-4812
jdorschel@nansemondins.com

Joby Webb
Direct: 757-774-4810
jobywebb@nansemondins.com

Jarratt Webb
Direct: 757-774-4811
jarrattwebb@nansemondins.com

Michael Nairn
Direct: 757-774-4815
mnairn@nansemondins.com

Jamie Weaver, Office Manager
Direct: 757-774-4801
jweaver@nansemondins.com

Cynthia Goodman, Senior Account Manager
Direct: 757-774-4807
cgoodman@nansemondins.com

Brenda Peace, Senior Account Manager
Direct: 757-774-4809
bpeace@nansemondins.com

Charlotte Scott, Account Manager
Direct: 757-774-4803
cscott@nansemondins.com

Tracey Tuttle, Account Manager
Direct: 757-774-4816
ttuttle@nansemondins.com

Rebecca Gilley, Senior Account Manager
Direct: 757-774-4806
rgilley@nansemondins.com

Brittany McNair, Account Manager
Direct: 757-774-4813
bmcnair@nansemondins.com
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