Our goal at The Larkin Group is to partner with Business Owners and organizations to develop and design a comprehensive risk management and insurance program that helps to create security for themselves, their businesses and their employees.  We offer traditional insurance coverages, products and services (claims department, life and health programs, PEO, estate planning, employee benefits, plus commercial and personal insurance), while utilizing the most up-to-date technologies and resources available to provide our clients the type of information and services they deserve. Both Adam and Travis rely on years of experience and expertise as well as a focus on exceptional customer service.

Adam B. Maas – Commercial Risk Manager

Adam joined The Larkin Group in 2012. Adam grew up in the Electrical Utility industry, and worked for a Hydro Electric Facility and Utility for 5 years throughout college.   As such, he has a strong passion for the industry and ensuring the business operations and the employees of these entities are protected.  His practice has a strong focus on the energy industry as a whole, which includes Utilities and Oil & Gas companies.

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Travis T. Beynon, CIC – Principal and Risk Manager

Before joining The Larkin Group in 2015, Travis was a Principal at Shumsky West and Associates for 8 years.  Travis’ practice has a key focus on the Energy Industry and he brings years of valuable experience and risk management expertise to those he works with.  He specializes in operations with overhead and conduit construction and providing comprehensive program review for utilities and Oil and Gas operations.


Tod Beynon – CIC, LIC

Tod Beynon has been involved in the Oil and Gas/ Energy Insurance business for the past four decades. He has been an agency partner of the original Michigan Oil and Gas Worker’s Compensation Self Insured Fund/Captive and subsequent GAS captive program. His extensive experience allows him to be a resource for his clients for the appropriate insurance coverage for their operations and the knowledge of which markets/insurance companies that can provide comprehensive/ cost effective coverage. 


Steve Merten – CIC

Steve Merten has been a Principal of the Larkin Group since 1992 and has been designing risk management solutions for clients in multiple states for over 25 years.  This solutions based approach allows clients in the energy arena to stay focused on their business successes while allowing Steve and his team to assist with risk transfer, contract review, claims mitigation and cost control and coverage analysis. 


Bryan L. Formsma – Director of Surety

Bryan is responsible for establishing and managing surety bond programs to mitigate both domestic and global risks of our client base, including a number of significant midwestern infrastructure contractors. Bryan is a Hope College graduate and holds a bachelors degree in business administration. Prior to joining Acrisure, Mr. Formsma was Assistant Vice-President for Marsh & McLennan Companies as well as Surety Bond Underwriter for AIG Chicago. 


Smith Haughey has been providing legal services to clients across Michigan and beyond since 1941. A lot has changed over the years, but one thing remains as true today as it was back then: We strive to deliver superior value through outstanding expertise and exceptional efficiency. We are solution-driven, collaborative, and pragmatic. These attorneys have been successfully representing businesses in the community for years and offer a wide variety of expertise and experience. The know what keeps you up at night, where you need to focus your attention, and how exactly you make your money. All of which means they can serve you better.

Janis Adams – Attorney

Janis Adams is an experienced employment law attorney who represents employers in all aspects of employment matters. Janis is the chair of Smith Haughey’s Labor and Employment department. Janis advises employers on a wide array of employment and labor law issues including termination, hiring and discipline, development of policies and employee handbooks, and drafting and negotiating severance, non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements.



Andy Blodgett – Attorney

Andy Blodgett‘s extensive litigation background has led him to assist energy companies in multiple ways, from securing access to drilling sites to representing investors in a fraudulent project. He has extensive background in closely held business, property, and investment disputes. Andy has also assisted financial institutions in providing financing secured by energy holdings and equipment.


Steve Chambers – Attorney

Steve Chambers has represented clients in oil and gas related matters throughout his nearly five decades of legal practice. With extensive knowledge of leases, estate planning, and business transactions, Steve can approach a client’s oil and gas legal needs from many angles. Steve’s substantial industry experience assures client’s they are receiving a solution to their legal problems that will stand the test of time.


Scott Harvey – Attorney

Scott Harvey has almost 15 years of experience as business law attorney, representing businesses throughout Michigan, including those involved in the oil and gas industry. Scott serves as outside corporate counsel for his business clients, providing them with counseling on a wide array of matters, including corporate governance, business purchases and sales and contractual arrangements, and has experience in assisting businesses and individual clients with the sale or acquisition of oil and gas interests and related matters.


Dan Morley – Attorney

Dan Morley has 20 years of experience as a commercial and business law attorney representing manufacturers and other businesses throughout Michigan. For his business clients, Dan serves as outside corporate counsel, advising on day-to-day issues such as corporate governance, business purchases and sales, and real estate transactions. His practice often includes drafting and negotiating commercial loan and other transactional documents.


Robert Parker – Attorney

Robert Parker has practiced for the past 35 years in Northern Michigan specializing in real estate, including zoning and land use, real estate financing, condominiums, real estate development and gas and oil matters.