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Bob & Karen Cavanagh Serve Local Insurance Needs While Also Supporting The Community Story by Dani Salgueiro • Photos by Abner Pedraza

With more than 30 years serving local insurance needs, Bob and Karen Cavanagh put an emphasis on taking care of clients, while also taking care of their community. The Cavanaghs have been in the insurance field since the late 1970s and active members of the western communities since 1986. Residents of Wellington, they operate a longstanding Allstate agency in Royal Palm Beach. The Cavanaghs have been married for 38 years and have two children, who they raised in Wellington. The two met while working for Liberty Mutual in 1978. “Insurance brought us together and has kept us together ever since,” Karen said. In the early 1980s, the Cavanaghs began working with Allstate. Bob worked his way up from sales to management and now owns an independent Allstate agency. Karen is a licensed sales associate at the agency. The Cavanaghs provide auto, home, business and life insurance to numerous people in the community. Since relocating to Wellington from New York, the Cavanaghs have been in the same region serving as insurance providers for generations of local residents. “Many of our clients have been with us for the 32 years that we have been here. The only difference is that we now insure their kids and their grandkids, too” Bob said.

Wellington residents Karen and Bob Cavanagh at their office in Royal Palm Beach.

Many of the Cavanaghs’ clients are referral-based, which Bob credits to their high quality of customer service. Andrea Vallarella, the agency’s manager, has been working with the Cavanaghs for approximately 17 years, while Rhonda Totz, the agency’s sales producer, is soon coming up on her second year with the agency. Also part of the team is financial specialist Tom Van Etten, who has worked with the Cavanaghs for more than 15 years. He specializes in life insurance, IRAs, long-term care, 401K rollovers, and general financial and retirement planning. Together, they create the type of insurance company that knows and understands their clients individually and uniquely, making clients feel comfortable and secure — which is the Cavanaghs’ primary goal. The Cavanaghs promise 24-hour customer service, and wellington the magazine | march 2018

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Wellington The Magazine March 2018  

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