We recently welcomed Tony Cravello Insurance & Financial Solutions to the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting.
Tony Cravello’s family has a long history in the insurance industry. His father worked locally in Santa Maria in insurance for over thirty years. Tony recently moved to Santa Maria after the passing of his father and decided to start up an insurance company of his own.
“[My father] started his business in Santa Barbara and migrated to Santa Maria back in the 80’s,” Cravello said. “He launched his business here selling life insurance and health insurance and really dug his heels in and got himself established here in Santa Maria.”
Tony takes after his father in wanting to help others through Tony Cravello Insurance & Financial Solutions.
“Giving back to others has run in the family for quite some time, and giving back has always been something that’s important to me,” Cravello said. “Helping and just doing something greater – my dad described it as ‘being greater than self’. And just serving the community. It’s something that’s always made me feel good.”
Before starting his insurance business, Cravello served in the Marine Corps and worked in the toy industry. He was also very active in Toys for Tots. Cravello says that getting into the insurance industry was a natural evolution for him because of his desire to give back to the community.
“The business is really a mixture of marketing and public relations and this natural inclination to help others,” Cravello said. “To be able to meet with my clients who are really in need and to be able to help them and solve those riddles they may have, because health insurance and life insurance can be very confusing, that’s what I really enjoy.”
Cravello says Tony Cravello Insurance & Financial Solutions is different from their competition because of their genuine concern for their customers, and their interest in going the extra mile to really help out and make a positive impact when it comes to their insurance needs.
“What gives me a big thrill is when we get someone in here and they’re paying extensive amounts of money for their coverage for – let’s say a prescription drug plan – and you’re able to reduce the cost by like, half,” Cravello explained. “That feeling when I go home at night and think ‘wow – I actually did something to help to help someone else’, that’s pretty exciting.”
Tony Cravello Insurance & Financial Solutions is located inside the Santa Maria Business Development Center at 731 S. Lincoln St. in Santa Maria. The business has been open for a little less than a year, and we are excited to have them as valued Chamber members!
“To be able to help and just provide services to the community has been something that I’ve always been interested in,” Cravello said. “And I believe my business really fits that desire for myself, and I hope my clients see my genuine desire to help them and make a difference in their lives for the better.”
Learn more about Tony Cravello Insurance & Financial Solutions from the video interview below. You can also call the business directly at (805) 268-4455, or visit their website HERE.