Rizo Insurance Agency LLC Blog
Today we’d like to introduce you to Steven Rizo.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Steven. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
It was started by my father Jose L. Rizo who is originally from Guanajuato, Mexico who came to this country when he was 12 years old. Rizo Insurance was started back in 1996 as a captive agency but soon went independent as the agency started to grow larger. I joined the agency after I graduated college back in 2004 and haven’t looked back since. I grew up in this agency ever since it was opened doing paperwork and shadowing my father so I wasn’t getting in the industry blind. We have grown in the community with helping local YMCA’s and High Schools to get what they need when needed and etc….
Our agency has grown into a multi-million dollar book of business and continues to grow larger as we keep up with the demand of technology and Industry trends. We are who you go to when it comes to insurance because we welcome you to a family and not a corporate line.
We pride ourselves on being a family business and staying that way as our clients are on first name basis with us they will come in even when they don’t need to talk about everyday life. We treat everyone like family and that’s the value and mission we will always keep as we owe it our family to stay that way.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Nothing is a smooth road when it comes to business and we hit our snag in the road back in 2008 when the economy fizzled. I almost had to start back over because it seemed as if insurance was the first thing that people let go as they lost their jobs. You need heat and food before the insurance in a time like that and we understood and worked with as many people as we could to keep good standing with them.
So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Rizo Insurance story. Tell us more about the business.
We are an independent insurance agency so we do all the shopping for you. Once you join our Agency/Family we keep you happy as if you ever feel that you need changes in coverage or premium we can do it for you in-house.
We specialize in Property and Casualty Insurance and we are the place for any type of Main street companies and Contractors. We can write anything and everything at a very competitive premium with the proper overages needed today.
We are most proud of our company for keeping it like it was day 1, nothing gets by without us knowing and that’s how we keep everyone happy!
The family atmosphere and the ease of doing business with us as we are always available and our customer service is top notch. We pride ourselves on customer service as everyone is similar in offerings but that’s what sets us apart from everyone!
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
You need a little luck in anything you do but we do things right and that’s what separates us from our competitors. Treat people the way you want to be treated and if you stick to that you know you did your part.
I have a beautiful and caring wife that takes care of our 3 kids under 6 and she knows that this is what I was born to do. So YES I have had a little luck!
By VOYAGECHICAGO STAFF