HIGHWOOD, IL (JANUARY 2014) -- From its humble beginnings in 1938, the name Viti has become a monumental, trusted name in the financial industry of Chicago's North Shore communities. The VITI Companies, made up of Guy VITI Insurance Agency and VITI Financial Services, have built a 75-year legacy of fiscal success and commitment to community and family.
At the helm, and recognized for his amazing personal approach to client relationships, Gabe Viti Sr. built upon the success of his father to expand into a Chicagoland empire, with three of his own children at his side. The company has three divisions: personal insurance, offering auto and homeowners insurance; commercial insurance, including liability insurance; and financial services, a division Gabriel launched in 1989 with partner Walter Parenti, which offers group benefit plans, individual benefits, annuities, IRAs, estate planning, pension services and financial calculators.
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Its roots of devotion to the local region stretch back decades to Guy Viti's arrival in 1915 in Highwood from his native Italy. At 21, Guy took over his family's sewer and water business, which he eventually sold, moving into the real estate field. The fateful occurrence in 1938 of a fire in Highwood changed the family's course forever: an insurance representative who visited after the fire told Guy his business should carry insurance.
Guy went a step further, entering the insurance business himself and weaving it into the fabric of the North Shore. His son and three of his grandchildren have found careers at the company, which now has more than 30 employees and dozens of partner insurance companies. Its beautiful landmark headquarters [at 445 Sheridan Road] graces the heart of Downtown Highwood.
"It's our family values and strong sense of community that have kept us thriving for all these years," says Gabe Viti.
But the Viti's have never rested on their laurels -- their agency has remained relevant and competitive through unmatched customer service, competitive rates and forward-thinking mentality. Its staff is comprised of proven professionals that customers can depend upon. Whether serving a family looking to insure their car or a business-owner responsible for a fleet of vehicles, Viti provides custom-tailored service to fit clients' needs and budget requirements.
At the same time, Viti keeps an eye out for future generations -- and not just financially. For its promotion of and commitment to a sustainable, environmentally conscious business (and life) style,
Guy Viti Insurance Agency in 2010 became the first Illinois insurance company to be awarded the Green Certified Business Certification.
Meanwhile, its community presence and service have expanded to proud support of a wide range of professional associations, chambers of commerce, non-profit and other community involvement groups. These include, but are not limited to:
Highwood Chamber of Commerce
Highland Park Chamber of Commerce www.chambermaster.com
Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce www.lflbchamber.com
Deerfield Chamber of Commerce www.dbrchamber.com
Rotary of Highland Park/Highwood www.clubrunner.ca
Highland Park/Highwood Annual Student Honor Dinners
Illinois Education Foundation www.iledfoundation.org
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation www.cff.org
Highland Park Community Nursery School & Day Care Center www.hpcommunity.org
St. Vincent de Paul Center www.svdpc.org
St. James PAFA
The Women's Board of Catholic Charities Lake County Services
Bears Care Gala
NFLPA Former Football Players Association, Chicago Chapter www.nflpa.org
NAWBO Chicago (National Association of Women Business Owners) www.nawbo.org
FSPN (Food Service Professionals Network) www.fspn.org
WPO Chicago (Women President's Organization) www.womenpresidentsorganization.com
ABOUT THE VITI COMPANIES
The VITI Companies is a partner in protecting clients' most precious assets--
family, health, property, business and financial investments. By providing customized solutions and extraordinary service, they are the single resource for securing futures. As a Trusted Choice® agency, they are dedicated to you and are committed to treating you as a person, not a policy.
Guy Viti Insurance is also certified by the Green Business League and recently became certified as Workers' Compensation Specialists.
Company headquarters is located at 445 Sheridan Rd. in Highwood, Illinois. For more information please call 847-432-1000 or visit www.guyviti.com.