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My Insurance Story

My Insurance Story
In this blog we share a lot of advice, tips and news related to saving money and your family's safety. Now that I've been in the insurance business for over 20 years, I'd like to share with you the story of how and why I became an Insurance Broker in Amherstburg.

Here it is... In University, I majored in Psychology and Criminology with the goal of becoming a probation/parole officer, but when I graduated, ready to realize my ambitions, Ontario was going through the "Rae Days" - and the government was basically on a hiring freeze.

One day, while looking through the want ads I responded to an advertisement with Allstate Insurance for an opportunity to become an Allstate Agent. I accepted a job with Allstate the day before I married my wife Sarah, back in 1996.

I took the job with Allstate and figured I had a year before they realized I didn't know the first thing about selling insurance... Surprisingly, I was pretty good at it and I worked for Allstate for 13 years. After 13 years I decided it was time to stop "selling" insurance and become a broker, where rather than "sell" insurance, I help people find the insurance that is right for them. In 2009 I left Allstate and opened Gibb Insurance Brokers.

Amherstburg and the surrounding areas have been very good to me; helping me grow personally and professionally. I enjoy helping my neighbours navigate the world of insurance... Helping through the claims process… Helping them "shop" for the company and product that suits them the best.

Our business has grown every year due to the dedication of our wonderful staff and with the support from this great town. I would also not be where I am without my wife - she always believed in me even on the days when I didn’t believe in myself.

Working in a job I am passionate about in the town I love is a gift. This industry has allowed me to support my family and bring me closer to our amazing community.

I’m truly humbled for all I have and to serve you.

Thanks for listening,