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It’s price, protection and service

St. C. home to Paree Insurance

March 4, 2012
By GLYNIS VALENTI - Staff Writer , Times Leader

ST. CLAIRSVILLE-Customer service is a high priority for Paree Insurance, so Tom Paree has taken his clients' suggestions to heart and opened a St. Clairsville office. Don Musilli, who has been with the company since 2001, is the new office manager and producer, responsible for all of the sales and service for the St. Clairsville office.

"It's the location we looked at that really fit our needs. We're getting great feedback on it already," said Paree. Visible and convenient, the new space is at 52327 National Road, just off of Interstate 70 exit 220, right next to C.A. House Music.

Paree Insurance is an independent agency carrying a wide variety of "quality companies" like Erie, Progressive and Safeco. Tom Paree has been in the business since 1989. Musilli said the advantage to dealing with an independent agent is "that we're able to shop around for the best product, price and value for each customer," and they offer a full-service menu of insurance for auto, home, business and life. He notes that most of their companies offer multi-policy discounts, for instance bundling car and house insurance or multiple vehicles.

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THE PAREE Insurance team, from left, Don Musilli, Gayle Seidler and Tom Paree, opened a new office in St. Clairsville dedicated to offering customers “the best combination of price, protection and service.”

"We want to be your agent for everything," he said with a smile.

Small to medium-sized business clients, including contractors, retail establishments, restaurants, offices and commercial properties, find competitive rates and comparisons with Paree.

"We want to differentiate ourselves - with the quality of our staff, our professionalism and customer service," said Paree.

One program that differentiates the agency is Erie's auto insurance "rate lock" program. Offered only through Paree, qualified policy holders can get a guaranteed premium that will remain the same until the driver changes cars, adds or removes a driver or moves from the county.

Referrals are noticed at Paree, too. Customers who refer new customers receive gift cards, and their names are entered into a monthly drawing for an additional gift. Musilli and Paree think it's part of saying "we appreciate your business."

They said they also believe in community involvement. In other communities where Paree Insurance offices are located, the agency has sponsored events like the Shriner Circus and the OVAC "Kick-Off Night Game" on Wheeling Island. They plan to continue the practice in Belmont County.

The new office is one of four Paree Insurance locations, the others being in Wheeling, Moundsville and New Martinsville (under Mike Toman Insurance.) The agency employs 18 people. "We have an unbelievable staff, a fine group of people," Paree added.

For insurance information and quotes, call (740) 695-0127 or email Don Musilli at The St. Clairsville office is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and evenings and weekends by appointment.

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