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“Our Roots” are those of an underdog. We’re entrepreneurs, so each
success has come with a commensurate amount of hard work.
Back in 1982, the first idea of GUARD was drawn on a napkin at a
local restaurant in GUARD's home town of
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Recognizing that a number of PA agents
books of commercial business and no Workers’ Compensation market, a
new company was formed to fill the void. Over the
next twenty years, growth followed because GUARD saw a special niche
within the marketplace (small- to mid-sized businesses) that was
underserved by traditional commercial insurers. As one of the "Main
Street-type" businesses we targeted, we eagerly accepted
these accounts AND retained them by offering unprecedented levels of
service to policyholders who were (especially at that time)
unaccustomed to being the focus of attention.
Today, the entrepreneurial spirit of our roots still lives. Current CEO
and President Sy Foguel
has taken the pulse of the marketplace and believes that insurance
has become an overly complicated but increasingly critical challenge
for smaller business owners. As a result, he feels the
time is right to make Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies the place to go for simple, fast, and
reliable “One-Stop Insurance Shopping.” This vision marked the start
of BizGUARD Plus, and we are currently taking this product into more
and more states. This success has been one of many proud milestones
― download Our Roots
to read about some others.
that specialize in Workers' Compensation and offer complementary
Businessowner's Policy, Commercial Auto, and Umbrella
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