BY: ALISON WILSON, Brisbane Chamber Director Marketing / Sales firstname.lastname@example.org
Family owned for two generations, the Verreos Insurance Agency is an independent agency founded in 1956 on Mission Street, San Francisco with the core value of providing personal service with high integrity and thoroughness. In 1980 they moved to Brisbane. Tony Verreos commented, “This is our 38th year in Brisbane– it’s a BIG accomplishment.”
I asked Verreos how he began working in the insurance business. He replied, “48 years ago I started working for my father to earn some money for college. I found that I valued being with family more than money; helping people solve their insurance problems became my life’s work. We’ve been putting Humpty-Dumpty back together again for over 62 years! The proof of it is in a very long list of satisfied Brisbane clients who range from small to large; both personal and businesses, and serving clients throughout California from Brisbane to Shasta, San Francisco to Tahoe, Modesto to San Diego.”
Verreos, continued, “It’s important that you tell your readers that Verreos Insurance Agency is an independent insurance agency. This means we offer a range of choices that the one company agent can’t. We provide FREE reviews, Loss Control Inspections, Risk Management Planning, Consulting for a fee, and policy placement for both Personal and Business risks of most types. We represent many of the county’s top rated national insurers – Capital Ins. Group, CHUBB, Civil Service Employees, Hagerty, Hartford, Kemper, Liberty Mutual, Mercury, Nationwide, Progressive, and Travelers are just a few of them.” While speaking with Verreos, I was impressed with his breadth of knowledge that includes Classic Cars, Life, Medical, Homeowners, Landlords, Contractors, HOAs, Business, and Automobile insurance. He commented that his core value is to treat each person and company with the care of the “old general practitioner doctor.” He explained that by being an independent agent he can offer a wider choice to his clients rather than only one company while applying decades of learning and claims settlement experiences to each client’s individual case.
“My company takes the time required to ensure that before a policy is purchased, the client understands the legal terms and coverage are what they think is right for them. Our specialty is knowledge: translating the complicated insurance language and processes. This way before a client chooses, they have all the information they need in clear English they can understand. We are often asked for examples, and we always provide them.
Verreos Insurance Agency supports many Brisbane activities, and charities. Tony is a 35 year active member of the Brisbane Lions Club. This is a green business dedicated to using less, and wasting less, and recycling much: mindful of water and power usage. Tony continued, “I am an environmentalist. I love San Bruno Mountain, working on the foot of the mountain, preserving and improving the mountain, walking/running our Huskies on the Old Quarry Road, the Crocker Trail, and from 2000 to 2010 personally trimming the 1,100+ trees for the Viewpoint At The Ridge HOA as it’s volunteer Landscape Chair.
In closing, Verreos said, “Verreos Insurance Agency it’s all about being out client’s most trusted financial advisor. If we don’t deliver, they don’t need us, so we are always studying to stay ahead of the competition. People don’t stay with you for decades unless they are very satisfied, and trust that you’ll be there if they ever need you. We don’t take that trust for granted. That’s why they refer their family and friends to us. It’s an honor to serve all of our clients no matter new or old, small or large. In case someone needs a product we don’t offer, we never hang up on them as they tell us others have. And if we know someone else has a far better deal for you than we can offer, we will just tell you who it is. Verreos Insurance Agency’s mission is to provide you with the best coverage for your situation. Our initial consultations for a policy review are FREE, but always very valuable to you. Some save many hundreds just applying our FREE advice without buying anything. Others are saving many thousands per year due to our better coverage and pricing – you could too. Shouldn’t you check that out?
Verreos Insurance Agency can be reached at: 415-467-9600, or statewide by 800-464-1397, website: www.verreos.com and www.mrinsurancebroker.com, Email: email@example.com, and on the net: Facebook, LinkedIn, YELP*, and YP.com. Call or email Tony to say hi!