Small Business Spotlight: DeFranco Insurance, Inc.

Small Business Spotlight: DeFranco Insurance, Inc.

DeFranco Insurance, Inc.
bestof2016-awardwinnerbadge2-jpg_burned5215 Wilson Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98118

Owner: John DeFranco

How long in business? 63 Years

Year opened? 1953

What does your business do? All Lines of Insurance. Home, Auto, Business, Life, etc.

What are your main products/services? Insurance

What problem do you solve for your customers? We are able to give our customers great coverage at a reasonable rate. Covering your assets correctly is what we are here to help with and advise our customers on.

What inspired you to start your business? I went into business with my Father Louis DeFranco upon graduating from Western Washington University in 1985. I just thought it was a great business to go into and felt we had a lot of room to grow!

What makes your business different or unique compared to your competitors? We feel it’s not always all about price. Our goal is the best protection for our customers and a tailored program built specifically for their specific unique needs.

What do you like most about what you do? Helping people. Whether it is by saving money or finding holes in coverage that could harm them if it is not resolved.

Do you have any special news, deals or events to promote in the year ahead? Yes. Every year  we have a customer appreciation day for our clients, neighbors and friends where we have free shredding (up to three boxes) and Junk B Gone has a truck where people can come and get rid of junk. This year it will be June 10, 2017. We also are a Toys For Tots drop off spot every holiday season. This past Christmas we delivered over 75 Toys to Toys for Tots. We are the largest Independent Insurance Agency in the Rainier Valley, Seward Park/Lakewood area.  Between our eight employees we have over 120 years of insurance experience. Also, our motto for 2017 is to Curb Distracted Driving!

Do you have any future plans for growth or expansion that you can share with us? We recently remodeled our building and do beautiful landscaping every spring and summer with colorful flowers. We plan an interior remodel in 2017.

What is the most important thing you want people to know about you/your business? We are here to serve our friends, neighbors and greater community. We welcome you with open arms and a hot cup of coffee if/when you visit our office. To best see what people say about our agency visit the testimonials page of our website.

Is there anything else you’d like to share about yourself or your business? We are proud members of the Rainier Chamber of Commerce and Lakewood Seward Park Community Club and active with raising money each year for Seattle Children’s Hospital.


The DeFranco Insurance team.

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