Cravello_T“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” “Like father, like son.” Take your pick of folk phrases that sum up the characterization that parents influence how their sons and daughters turn out.

For years Tony Cravello Sr. would pledge support, provide donations and become an ambassador of good will to the people around him in his community of Santa Maria. He was a business owner, who found his calling many years ago helping people through the difficult questions of health insurance and became an expert in Medicare for senior citizens. He loved providing easy to understand answers to the troubling questions of health care on his morning radio talk show each week.

Tony Jr. inherited this gene and is compelled to help people he connects with in his life. He was an Amphibious Recon team leader, holding the rank as corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, an usher at USO events, provided transportation services in the community of San Clemente for veterans, elderly and disabled. Finally, he went on to become an agent/broker in the Health Insurance industry after being mentored by his father, who recently passed last summer.

Tony’s father had encouraged him to join him in the health insurance industry a few years ago.  “I really couldn’t comprehend the nature of the business and how I could continue helping people with their insurance needs until I stepped into his shoes.”  Says Tony Jr. . “His passing was difficult and I will miss him always.

With sleeves rolled up, Tony Jr. diligently began outreach to let his dad’s clients know he is here to continue providing service and support they had come to know from his father, Tony Sr.

“When you help someone  to understand and save money with their insurance policy, their life is going be a little easier,” adds Tony Cravello Jr. “It’s an interesting job because every person who walks through the door has a different set of circumstances,” says Tony.  “Most who come in are looking for a guide through the maze of Medicare. It feels good to solve problems and go home knowing you eased somebody’s burden.”

If you find yourself in need of answers to the questions about health insurance, please call Tony Cravello Jr. at Tony Cravello Insurance & Financial Solutions (805) 268-4455 or visit us at our new location at 731 South Lincoln Street, Santa Maria, CA.