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PIA National Immediate Past President Robert Page's Agency Profiled

The Louisiana agency of PIA National Immediate Past President Robert Page was the subject of a feature story in a recent issue of the Tri-Parish...
February 26, 2009

The Louisiana agency of PIA National Immediate Past President Robert Page was the subject of a feature story in a recent issue of the Tri-Parish Times of southern Louisiana. It told the story of the natural disasters that have hit the Page agency and how it and Robert have persevered.
 
Robert Page said informing the public about insurance is as important today as it was when his father first opened the doors in 1946. "Since hurricanes Katrina and Rita, affordability and availability have been the main issues customers are faced with," Robert said. "People have to be able to protect themselves and their property."

The need was literally brought home to the Charles A. Page & Sons Insurance Agency when Hurricane Gustav's Category 3 winds tore the roof off of the company's office. A flood of rain poured into the agency, completely destroying the furniture and interior. The devastation of the agency made national news, when the destruction - along with the agency's sign flapping in the wind - were seen in a report on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.

It took the complete gutting of the building and several months of construction before the Page brothers and their staff could once again occupy the location. Their perseverance is testament to the agency's continued longevity.

"To be successful, you have to have a set of beliefs and values that you instill in your employees just as our father taught us," said Robert Page. "Our belief is that if you are honest and you do your job, you're going to continue in the insurance business for years."

"We're still here," Page added. "We're still growing and we're still committed to serving."

Brothers Pick Up Where Pop Left Off (Tri-Parish LA Times 2/20)

 

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