MEET OUR STAFF

Jim Stochaj, President, Hometown Insurance CenterJim Stochaj – President
Contact: JStochaj@htownins.com

Jim has been in the insurance business for 36 years, his entire adult life. In 2002, Jim and his wife Lisa purchased the E.J. Stochaj Insurance agency, Inc. from his parents, who established the agency in 1975. In 2008, Jim purchased the former Bouvier Insurance Agency in Sturbridge, and rebranded the agency to its current name- The Hometown Insurance Center. In January 2017, Jim opened an additional location in Charlton, rightfully named The Hometown Insurance Center-Charlton.

In his free time, Jim enjoys traveling with his wife Lisa, golf, and dabbling in real estate.


Lisa Stochaj, Vice President, Hometown Insurance CenterLisa Stochaj – Vice President
Contact: LStochaj@htownins.com

Lisa has 15 years experience in the insurance field.  Outside of work she also loves to spend time with her family, including her 2 buddies (her dogs).


Melissa Lotter, Operations Manager, Hometown Insurance CenterMelissa Lotter – Office Manager, Commercial & Personal Lines Producer
Contact: MLotter@htownins.com

Melissa has 16 years insurance experience at both the company and agency level. She is the Operations Manager at Hometown Insurance Center and is able to assist with both Personal and Commercial lines policies, on any level. Outside of work, Melissa’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband and two children.


Laurie Scully, Customer Service, Hometown Insurance CenterLaurie ScullyCustomer Service Representative for Commercial & Personal Lines
Contact: Laurie@htownins.com

Laurie has 22 years of experience in the insurance field. Laurie primarily handles all of the agencies processing matters and is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of Personal and Commercial lines insurance. In Laurie’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 3 granddaughters.


Jessica Julian – Customer Service Representative, Hometown Insurance CenterJessica JulianCustomer Service Representative
Contact: JJulian@htownins.com

Jessica is a licensed insurance agent and has been in the insurance industry for 16 years. Her knowledge is more specific to personal lines including home, auto, mobile homes, watercraft, etc. Outside of work she is on a bowling team and is a member of the Holland Rod & Gun Club acting as their media secretary. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat.


Jennifer Lotter – Customer Service Representative, Hometown Insurance CenterJennifer LotterCustomer Service Representative
Contact:JLotter@htownins.com

Jennifer has been working with Hometown Insurance Center since 2016. She specializes in all aspects of personal lines insurance. Outside of the office, Jen enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 daughters.


Kristin Dean - Customer Service RepresentativeKristin DeanCustomer Service Representative
Contact:Kdean@htownins.com

Kristin has returned to the insurance world after spending two years of quality time at home with her two little boys. She has seven years of experience and specializes in personal lines insurance. This includes home, auto, watercraft, mobile home and rental properties. Kristin likes getting to know her customers and feel that it helps in servicing their accounts. She enjoys playing outside with her boys and in her spare time likes to refurbish furniture and make crafts.