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Joseph Giardina: The Insurance Agent with the Cool Factor


As the president of North Castle Insurance Agency in Armonk-North Castle, New York, Joseph Giardina sees a lot of teens who have gotten their first cars and need to insure them. The most common question he gets from them, however, is not about their new insurance but about the Jonas Brothers. “They want to know if it’s really true that I was recognized by the Recording Industry Association of America for the sale of more than 1,000,000 copies of the Hollywood Records compact disc ‘Jonas Brothers,’” Joseph Giardina says, smiling. “I show them the plaque, and that earns me some cool points with them, I think.”

Aside from his ability to easily talk with teens, Joseph Giardina is known for the services he provides for his community and his church. “My family and I are known at St. Mary’s as the turkey-and-ham people,” he explains. “Every year, we help out with the Westchester Christmas Dinner. If you can picture this, it’s this amazing dinner for 350 guests from the county’s homeless shelters. It’s a big operation, of course, and requires 40 turkeys and 40 hams. My family and I have been providing all of them for the past fifteen years, and I can’t imagine ever stopping. It’s such a blessing to be able to be there for people in some of their hardest times. We all experience hardships at some point in our lives, so we should help when our lives are going well.”

Joseph Giardina also uses his leadership skills and connections within the community to help Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, led by founder Denise Rich. “I am a Board member,” he explains, “and one reason I joined was because of how cancer affects millions of people, both adults and children. It doesn’t matter who we are – any of us can be afflicted with cancer or lose a loved one to it. Cancer victims need more effective treatments, and I do what I can to advocate for this.”

Joseph Giardina’s service to the Greater Tri-State area and Greenwich, Connecticut. 

For twenty years, he has been advising clients on how to choose the best insurance policies for their needs. “It’s been a great career,” Joseph Giardina says. “I meet people at pivotal times of their lives. Some are excited about buying their first home but unsure how to protect their investment. Some are teens who just got a car and are learning the responsibilities that come with it. No matter the situation, my team and I sit down with each client and help them be sure they know exactly what they are purchasing.”

North Castle Insurance Agency’s extensive life insurance policies

Life insurance is one of the top three policies that Joe’s clients buy. “It’s a very wise decision,” he says, “because while we would all like to live forever, none of us will. What will happen to your loved ones if the worst happens? This is especially important if you are the primary breadwinner or have children. This was true for one of my clients, who died suddenly when he was only 30 years old or so. His wife suddenly had no means to support herself, and she had young children to care for. Because he had purchased a life insurance policy with us, I was able to give her a $500,000 check at his funeral. That brought her peace of mind for their financial future even though the money could never bring her husband back.”

North Castle Insurance Agency’s homeowners insurance

If the key to a new home brings the purchaser excitement, then homeowners insurance brings peace of mind. “A home – be it a condo, a house, an RV, or a trailer – is such an enormous investment and responsibility that no one should be without homeowners insurance,” says Joe. “The policies do, unfortunately, contain a lot of complex terms that can make anyone’s eyes cross. Never be afraid to ask us questions at North Castle Insurance Agency. We will do everything we can to help you have a thorough understanding of what you’re purchasing.”

North Castle Insurance Agency’s additional insurance policies 

Additionally, North Castle Insurance Agency offers expertly managed insurance policies for car, umbrella liability, boats/yachts, commercial property, workers’ compensation, and business automobile. “We are a full-service insurance agency for individuals, businesses, and families,” states Joseph Giardina. “We can help you purchase a reliable, reasonably priced policy that fits your situation.”

Joseph Giardina, a trusted insurance expert in the Greater Tri-State area.

Joseph Giardina has been helping individuals, families, and businesses understand and choose insurance policies for the last two decades. He served as the CEO of Metric Records/ Sony/Red/JBR Distribution, President of the Giardina Agency, and President of Ovation Risk Planners. Today he is the President of The Giardina Group as well as The North Castle Insurance Agency. Joseph Giardina also insures the community of Greenwich, Connecticut.

The dedication of Joseph Giardina to both his clients and his industry have earned him numerous awards and respect among his peers. He has been honored seven times with the Allstate Inner Circle Award and ten times with the Allstate Chairman’s Award. He is a fifteen-time winner of Allstate’s Life Leader Award. Joseph Giardina is a member of the Columbus Citizen’s Foundation and the Gala Chairman of the National Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, Inc. He is an Honoree of the Chazz Palminteri Child Reach Foundation. Joseph Giardina is also still serving the communities of Poundridge, New York, and Waccabuc, New York, with his charity work.

Today, Joseph Giardina invites anyone to stop by North Castle Insurance Agency for a few minutes whenever they like. “The insurance world can be a confusing place sometimes because of all the paperwork and jargon,” he says. “If you ever need some questions answered, feel free to pick my brain. You are always welcome to pop by.”

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