By Dominique Tassell
Local business Cav Insure has taken on three new local staff in the last year, further cementing themselves as a business run by locals for locals.
The business was started by locals Josh and Cara Cavallaro six years ago this October.
Both Cara and Josh grew up in Stanthorpe, and briefly left the area for the Sunshine Coast where Josh got his start in insurance broking. When their oldest daughter reached school age they decided it was time to come home.
The couple started Cav Insure from scratch, and now look after 500-600 clients both locally and outside of the region.
The office is nowadays majority female, with Josh joking he’s outnumbered.
Jaimi Ball, who has been the longest standing employee, started nearly a year ago, with Jasmin Ball-Mandavy not far behind. Most recently, Jayde O’Brien also started with the company.
The Cavallaros are strongly involved in the community, sponsoring many local sporting clubs and not for profit organisations.
Josh is a qualified insurance broker, with 15 years of experience, while all others in the office have a ASIC RG146 Tier 2 in General Insurance Compliance and Personal Advice.
“We’ve been growing, and ensuring we give customers the best customer service,” says Cara Cavallaro.
Too often, she says, brokerage firms focus on the cheapest cover instead of superior cover and service.
She says Cav Insure “prioritise giving customers the best level of cover and price” and “ensuring you get expert knowledge”.
Cara says they act as an advisor and work on behalf of clients.
“We handle the entire process of the insurance lifecycle including claims assistance.”
Josh says Cav Insure offers “face to face personalised service”.
“By taking the time to get to know you, your business and the related risk exposure, we can customise an insurance program to meet your specific needs.”
They are a general insurance brokerage, and offer cover on everything from retail businesses, hospitality, cars, trucks, and trailers, to home and contents, and public liability and indemnity insurance.
“We customise the best insurance program to fit the customers’ needs so they’re guaranteed the best cover.”
To get in touch with the Cav Insure team visit their office at 43 Maryland St, Stanthorpe or call them on (07) 4681 3387.