I am pleased to be able to speak the capabilities of Pete and his firm. I have had experience with Pete and his company as CFO both at Graziano’s formerly at the Yoshida Group. At Graziano’s, we have just moved our insurance representation from another firm to Northrup Corporation. Pete gained an overall forty percent cost saving for us and at the same time, increased the thoroughness of our coverage. The largest savings were in areas of automobile/truck and product liability coverage. At the Yoshida Group, Pete achieved substantial savings for us both at the time we moved our insurance to his representation and at subsequent renewal points thereafter. That company was a complex entity from an insurance point of view, in that it was made up of five separate operating companies, active in such diverse areas as manufacturing, air freight forwarding and underwater seafood harvesting. He was especially helpful with negotiating our workers’ compensation coverage and with advising us on employee classifications to minimize premiums.
I rely on Pete and his staff as valued professional advisors. They take the time to really understand our business and bring a wealth of knowledge to bear both in determining our insurance needs and in dealing with the day-to-day administration of our policies. Pete builds strong relationships between the client and the insurance carrier’s underwriters. I attribute a lot of his ability to deliver favorable renewal quotes on an ongoing basis to this relationship building. Whether dealing with claims or providing requested information, Pete and his staff are extremely responsive to our needs. I always feel like a valued client.
Michael A. Temple
Graziano Produce Co.
Chief Financial Officer