EAST PIKELAND - A new insurance agency opened at Tarrytown Plaza recently on Schuylkill Road.

John Guarino, owner and broker at Allstate Insurance agency, opened his first office in Tarrytown Plaza on Dec. 1, 2003. The agency sells health, life, auto and homeowners insurance as well as other services.

"We are a one-stop shop with every product needed and financial services including life insurance, disability and retirement planning," said Guarino.

"Business has been good," said Guarino, "more and more people are recognizing that we're here." Guarino is a self-employed, exclusive agent who sells only Allstate policies.

"It's important," said Guarino of insurance sales, "Nobody likes to think about tragedies, but it's rewarding to help people in those times."

"We are providing peace of mind and enriching quality of life by taking care of their worries," he said.

John Guarino has a financial services background as a former stockbroker. He also worked as an insurance agent in Downingtown prior to opening his own business.

"It was a good fit with my financial and management background," said Guarino.

Guarino has lived in Chester and Montgomery counties most of his adult life and now lives in Douglassville with his wife and child. "I'm very excited to be in this area," he said. "It's nice to be close to home."

"I plan to be here for some time," said Guarino, who has one other agent working out of the office with him. He plans to expand and add additional agents in the future.

Allstate Life Insurance Company is based in Northbrook, Illinois. Allstate's agents, appointed personal financial representatives by Allstate Financial Services, L.L.C., are licensed to sell insurance and financial products.

For more information, contact John Guarino's Allstate Insurance office at 610-415-9600 or visit www.allstate.com. Located at Tarrytown Plaza at Township Line and Schuylkill Roads, the office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and weekends by appointment.

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