When Joel Shapiro graduated from Jacksonville University with a B.S. in Finance, he was drafted by the Detroit Tigers as a pitcher. Working as a professional athlete might be every young man’s dream, but Joel realized it was not the route he wanted to take in life. With his finance degree and a strong desire to start his own business, Joel was drawn to the insurance industry. Today, Shapiro Insurance Group (SIG) has twelve locations in Florida, including Jacksonville and Fernandina Beach. Joel splits his time between his Jacksonville office and other locations in Florida. “I love the people here on Amelia Island,” says Joel. “Fernandina Beach is a unique community!”
Joel attributes his success to the company’s culture of engaging their clients and getting to know them personally. For home, auto, business, or life insurance, Shapiro’s agents provide quotes from multiple sources so their clients can make the most informed decisions. SIG utilizes the most advanced technology the industry has to offer, which allows them to exceed customer expectations. Soon they will be launching a client self-service application for customers who simply want to check on their policies or coverages at any hour of the day.
“Educating and providing clients’ choices is our goal,” says Joel. “We want to ensure that clients have peace of mind knowing they have the right insurance coverage in the event of a claim.” For more information, call (904) 277-2135 or visit www.shapiroinsurancegroup.com. Their Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island office is located at 911 South 8th Street.