The 80’s, I can still remember, back in the ’80s when Rubik’s Cube was first released, when the Royal Wedding was first televised. When the first artificial heart was used. We had the first MLK Jr Day. We had the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, The Titanic Wreckage was discovered. Wall Street took a dive. We can’t forget the Challenger Disaster and where we were when that happened. Pac-Man was the video arcade game everyone was putting quarters down on! Michael Jackson releases Thriller and moonwalks for the first time in Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Bruce Springsteen releases “Born in the USA” and of course, the internet was born in the 80’s. The 80’s was a simple but fun time with events that changed our lives forever.
But you know what also started in 1980’s, 1980 to be exact…
Yes, in a small agriculture town, a lone man, Antonio “Tony” Torres, decided to open a small insurance office off the main drag on Oxnard Blvd. When everyone thought he was crazy opening a new business when the economy had taken a dive and inflation was on the rise. Tony proved to everyone that Insurance was recession-proof and that if you treat everyone with respect and care to help people, they will not only come back but will bring friends and family back with them because, at Torres & Associates, family is first.
Now 41 years later, those same values Tony has always lived by hold true and have put him as a local legend, serving his community by just being Tony “The Man”.
Today, Tony likes to take time with his wife Claudia and travel and continues to stay busy while stopping in from time to time to check on the new team members he has chosen to continue what he started.
Jose, Patty, and their team of bilingual insurance professionals have picked up the torch and continue to offer the same service, care, and professionalism that all of Tony’s customers have come accustomed to over the years.
If you’re thinking about trusting your insurance to a local independent insurance agency, remember the 80’s and come on in to Torres & Associates, we will take you back to the future with new technology to better serve your mobile insurance needs while sticking to our roots of family first.
An Independent Advantage
We are Independent Agents in Oxnard, California, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Torres & Associates represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies. Therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.
What is an Independent Insurance Agent?
When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn't purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn't have a choice!
The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family's financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, you wouldn't have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.
With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.
An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.
When you buy insurance, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, because it's up to you to make the final choice.