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How our careers began
Bob: I began my career as an Allstate agency owner in 1997, leaving a 25-year career with a Fortune 100 company. Not wishing to relocate our family, we chose to remain in Colorado and see what the future held.
David: I began my career with Allstate over 16 years ago, entering the Lowry agency shortly after high school. I worked in my family’s agency during my summers in high school. I immediately liked the business and helping people. I’ve been married to my lovely wife for five years, and we have a beautiful daughter who is three weeks old.
A ‘wonderful’ career
Bob: An opportunity to join Allstate presented itself, and with no prior insurance experience, I signed up and opened our agency. It has been a truly wonderful experience from the beginning.
David: My career path is unique in that I was able to come into the insurance field early in my life, learning to always put people first and to always do the right thing, even if it can be challenging to do. It’s pretty neat to be 34 years old and have more experience than most people in this field.
David: Our agency teamed up with 40 local Allstate agents to volunteer with the organization Integrated Family Community Services. While giving our time to help our community, we earned an Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant for the nonprofit. We spent time sorting, packing and delivering holiday food baskets to people in need. We also chatted with each family and shared stories together.
Bob: Our community has blessed us in so many ways, that it gives us a great feeling to return those blessings in some small way. It’s all about helping others with a hand up, versus a handout.
David: The families were all local to the Douglas County area. It filled my heart with joy to be able to provide a full holiday meal to people that otherwise would not have had one. You could really see the thanks in their eyes and how happy they were to be able to enjoy a true Thanksgiving.
Bob: Our life motto is to help others, not until it hurts, but until it feels good. When that happens, you will sleep very well at night.
David: I live by the mantra that if you can help someone out, you do it. Not because you “have to,” but because it’s the human thing to do.
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