Barresi Financial settles into new location

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Barresi Financial settles into new location

By Scott Mitchell Johnson

Staff Writer

    PRESQUE ISLE — It was a festive atmosphere last Thursday as the staff of Barresi Financial, Inc. held an open house to showcase their new headquarters, 34 North St., Suite 1 in Presque Isle.

Staff photo/Scott Mitchell Johnson

    CELEBRATES NEW LOCATION — The staff of Barresi Financial, Inc. hosted an open house May 31 to showcase their new Presque Isle office at 34 North St., Suite 1. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held as part of the festivities. BU-BARRESI FINANCIAL-CLR-DC-SH-23  Pictured holding the ribbon are, from left: Nathan Berry, president of Barresi Financial, Inc. and his children, Isabel, Griffin and Madeline, Zoey Violette and her father, Scott Violette, financial representative at Barresi Financial. Middle row: Nancy Fletcher, Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce board member, Margaret Ellis, customer service specialist; and Nancy Brewer, retirement plan administrator. Back row: Theresa Fowler, executive director of the chamber; Richard Engels, Presque Isle city councilor; Stacy Shaw and Nola Farley, chamber board members. Absent when the photo was taken was Beth Williams, service representative.

   “We’d been on Main Street — in three different locations — for the first 30 years that we were in business,” said Nathan Berry, president of Barresi Financial, Inc. “Scott Violette, who is a financial representative here at Barresi, myself and two other gentlemen purchased this building and decided to move our office over here.

    “It was formerly MoonDance Studios, so we had a clean slate. We were able to customize it exactly how we wanted to. It’s a good location; it’s got great parking, great accessibility and it’s set up better for employees,” he said. “We don’t have walk-in traffic, so being downtown like a retail business wasn’t that important to us. For us it was more important for clients to be able to pull up to the door, walk right in and have the office set up looking more professional and more comfortable. We’ve been here three months now, and it’s been great.”

    Barresi Financial, Inc. offers individualized financial strategies and services, retirement plans, investments, as well as different types of insurance — long-term care insurance, life insurance and disability income.

    Berry said the Bangor office has also moved to a new location.

    “We actually moved both of our offices — Bangor and Presque Isle — within three months of each other,” he said, noting the company also has an office in Scarborough. “They both moved into bigger, nicer locations. In Presque Isle, our move shows our commitment to the firm for the long haul. We’ve been in business for a little over 30 years and we plan to be here for many more. This gives us a good headquarters for the future.

    “We’re always looking for new opportunities to expand our business,” said Berry. “People continue to need insurance, investment and employee benefits, so as new people come who need those services, we’ll continue to work with them as hard as we can.”

    The new office measures 2,400 square feet, which is about 700 square feet more than the previous site.

    “We have our receptionist’s workstation, five offices, a very nice conference room, a file room, restroom and a photocopy room,” said Berry. “The flow here is really good. At our previous location, everything was split up; here everyone is right in the same area. I couldn’t be happier.”

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