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In Focus - Agent 2000

Sep 01, 2015 12:07PM ● By Jennifer Neys

Pictured left to right is the Agent2000 team of Laurie Limrite, Derek Knapp and Lori Knapp.

AGENT2000 Commercial and Personal Insurance Brokers was founded September 1, 1975 by Dennis Maring and James Knapp and was originally called Maring Knapp & Company. In 1978, James Knapp bought out Dennis Maring and the name changed to MK Insurance. As clusters of insurance agents were forming, the name was changed to AGENT2000. The idea was to bring 2000 agencies together to form a cluster of agents that would enhance everyone’s market presence. The name has nothing to do with the year 2000! Although the idea never came to fruition, the name stuck.

Their motto is: “People Who Listen.” AGENT 2000 strives to provide exemplary customer service and serve their client’s insurance needs for the long-term.  

James Knapp has now retired, and his daughter, Laurie Limrite, and son, Derek Knapp, run the business together. Derek’s wife, Lori, also works in the agency handling personal home and auto accounts. Laurie Limrite, who has been a licensed agent for 37 years, writes and services mainly commercial accounts. Derek, who has been licensed for 26 years, focuses on sales and keeping the agency’s technology up to date. 

AGENT2000 writes personal home, auto, boat, RV, and umbrella and commercial packages, auto, worker’s compensation and excess liability policies. They also write individual medical and group medical for current clients.

AGENT2000 would like to thank all their clients for allowing them to serve their insurance needs and especially those who have been clients since the beginning. They look forward to continuing to provide exemplary service to their current and future clients. They are located at 3585 Clayton Rd. in Concord and can be reached at 1-800-AGENT2000. Visit for more information.