New England Excess Exchange, Ltd. (NEEE) is a Wholesale Broker and Managing General Agency (MGA) located in picturesque Barre, VT. Dubbed the granite capital of the world, Barre is home to the headquarters of NEEE and fifty team members committed to insurance excellence. NEEE was established in 1981 by Ralf H. Schaarschmidt and his wife Mari. Today, NEEE is owned and led by the President of the agency, Ralf H. (Goober) Schaarschmidt, II.


Goober takes ownership of NEEE retaining the title of President.


Goober is promoted to President of NEEE and oversees all departmental operations.


Goober joins NEEE as Manager of the Transportation department.


NEEE was established in Montpelier, VT. Later that year Mari Schaarschmidt joined her husband Ralf as a partner in NEEE.


Ralf graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Insurance and Business.


Ralf joined The London Agency, one of the largest insurance wholesalers located in Atlanta, Georgia.


Ralf H. Schaarschmidt, Sr. graduated from the University of Connecticut, Storrs and began his insurance career with The Hartford Insurance Group.


Mari Schaarschmidt began her insurance career in Neu-Ulm, Germany with American International Underwriters. Upon returning to the United States she was the editor for two medical publications.