Pedro and Aymee Curbelo are the owners of Insurance Writers of America, a multi-lines insurance agency based in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Initially focused on life and health insurance, they moved their agency into the P&C market in 2017 and have realized astounding growth, quickly expanding to 7 employees and over 20 direct carrier appointments in less than two years. Pedro credits his networking efforts through agent associations and his non-stop promotion via social media (including LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram) for much of the agency's success.
Pedro and Aymee are also committed to helping others and together they formed the Curbelo Family Initiative, a public platform where people can volunteer their time to help the local community.
How many years have you been an insurance agent?
I started as a risk manager for Tyco Fire & Security in 2004 and created my own risk management/business consulting firm in 2006. With my wife's encouragement and persistence we transitioned the firm into P&C in 2017
What is your favorite thing about being an insurance agent?
Providing risk analysis to my wealthiest clients, because when I uncover their extravagant lifestyle and exotic toys my goal goes up a notch!
What advice would you give someone who wants to be an independent insurance agent?
Grow in knowledge, and let everyone else do whatever they want while you do whatever it takes. Remember - there is no competition but your own limitations!!!
What is one of your guilty pleasures?
I don't have any - my life's purpose is to give and receive pleasure and that attitude keeps me from feeling guilty!
What is something about you that would surprise people?
That I grew up in extreme poverty and migrated to the US alone as a teen.
Where’s your favorite place in the world?
Riding my Harley Davidson through the Blue Ridge Mountains, no GPS, 80's rock playing with my soulmate riding right behind me.
If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?
I'd ride a Harley from the coast of Malaga, Spain to the coast of Naples, Italy.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
I'm a foodie, I like it all...but I have a weakness for Cuban Croquetas.
Vikki Thomas has been working in the insurance industry since 1995. Vikki has worked for several carriers in customer service, quality assurance, underwriting, product management and marketing. Vikki has worked at AccuAgency since 2008.