Williams & Stazzone was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between Empire Fire & Maine Insurance Company (Zurich Programs), Robert Williams, and Joseph Stazzone, Sr. to manage retail programs in several states in the Southeast United States.
Beginning in 1973, while employed by Ford Motor Credit Company, Mr. Williams was involved with the test marketing and implementation of a new program called Red Carpet Leasing. Mr. Stazzone was a pioneer in the early eighties with innovative programs like Residual Value Insurance for leased and "balloon note" auto loans and lessor's contingent and excess liability insurance. The principals of Williams & Stazzone also have employment experience with companies such as Universal Underwriters and Wheelways.
1994 marked the beginning of an expansion period that began with the "buy out" purchase of the Zurich stock in the agency. This allowed expansion into other markets and provided the opportunity to forge relationships with other leading carriers.
2008 marked another milestone in our history with the retirement of one of our founders, Robert Williams. W&S is now owned and managed by the Stazzone family. Our growing family business now has its second generation of management guiding the company.
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