How Do You Start an Insurance Agency From Scratch? Meet Peter Crilly
In 1992 Peter Crilly decided to change careers. He wanted to launch a business that would serve the community. He decided on Insurance.
No stranger to challenges, Peter had worked his way through college earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University followed by a successful ten year stint as a Senior Account Manager in the Computer Industry.
In 1993 Peter Crilly began working as an independent contractor for Nationwide Insurance and began contacting potential prospects. He made phone calls. He sent out letters, postcards, and flyers. He joined business to business leads groups and he delivered donuts to small businesses hoping to gain referrals. He opened an office in Annapolis and the business began to grow.
Today the Crilly Agency has expanded to serve clients all over the state of Maryland and also has licenses in Virginia, D.C, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. We have two offices, one in Annapolis and the second in Catonsville.
At the Crilly Insurance Agency, we are independent, which means we offer our customers a choice when it comes to selecting which carrier provides the best policy and pricing for their needs. A captive agent, who works for one company, has limited products. One day, those products may not be right for you. An independent agent works with a variety of companies and thus has access to more markets. They will be able to get you coverage at the lowest prices and can also find ways to cover potential gaps in insurance to work with policies you already have.
Peter believes strongly in service to the community and has been an active member of the Parole Rotary Club for close to 25 years. Recipient of the Nationwide President’s Conference Award as well recipient of the Champion Sales Award multiple times, Peter has been also honored to receive the Nationwide Insurance Regional Community Service and District Community Service Awards. Licensed in Property and Casualty as well as life insurance, Peter holds the CLCS(Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist) designation and LUTCF (Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow) designation.
A Masters swimmer and a distance runner since high school, Peter enjoys competing in local running events. The father of three and married to Nadja Maril, Peter lives in Annapolis.
Peter can help you with life insurance and property and casualty products including business and liability insurance, farm, tenant, homeowner, auto, and boat insurance. “There is no better compliment than having a customer recommend my agency to a friend or member of their extended family,” says Peter. “Many of our clients have been with us since we opened our doors. I try to help folks get the right products for what they need and I’ve got a great staff to help provide good customer service.”
If you’d like to contact Peter Crilly by email he can be reached at [email protected]
or call our Annapolis office at 2521 Riva Road at 410-571-1771.