Q: What services does Daul Insurance Offer?
A: Daul is a full service independent insurance agency. We offer all types of commercial insurance for businesses of all sizes. Due to the huge fluctuations in the personal lines markets, we have had many of our long time customers ask us to assist them with their personal lines insurance as well. We started a personal lines unit in our agency in 2013 and began servicing a select type of personal lines customer. We are still very small on the personal lines side but we have been able to significantly better homeowner prices and coverages for many of our insureds.
Q: What is the most important aspect of Daul Insurance’s success?
A: Doing what’s best for our customers is at the core of all the decisions we make as a company. Putting the customer first has been an integral part of our success over the last 50+ years.
Q: What has been Daul Insurance’s biggest accomplishment this past year?
A: Our biggest accomplishment over the past year is being recognized as the 2014 Family-Owned Business of the Year by the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. We are very honored.
Q: What is Daul Insurance looking forward to in 2014?
A: We are opening a second location later this year. We are very excited to expand our business and look forward to making lasting relationships in other areas and hopefully duplicating the success we have had in Gretna.
Q: How many total employees are employed by Daul Insurance?
A: As of now, we have 25 employees, but we are always looking for new talent that we can cultivate.
Q: In what ways does Daul Insurance give back to the local community?
A. Daul is very involved with the Westbank ARC, which offers vocational training to disabled members of the community. Our President, Jerry Daul, sits on the board and is a very active participant in their day-to-day activities. Daul Insurance is also a member of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of the Westbank. Members of the Daul team also serve on several boards and committees with organizations throughout the Greater New Orleans area.
Q: How long has Daul Insurance been a member of the Jefferson Chamber and what value does chamber membership bring to your business?
A: Daul has been a member of the Jefferson Chamber for many years. There are many benefits to belonging to the Chamber. It allows us to have a voice in specific issues that affect our business and community. It also helps us network with other businesses in the area.
Q: When is your busiest time of year?
A: Our busiest time can differ each year. It really depends on if we have a hurricane or not. If we have a storm, then the busiest time of year is immediately after the storm passes. If we are lucky enough not to have a storm, then it depends on the individual producer and their unit. We stay pretty busy all year due to how we handle our renewal process. We begin our renewals for each customer 120 days in advance, so we are continually working four months in the future. This ensures that we have plenty of time to get renewal quotes to our insureds so that they can make an educated decision on their renewal.
Q: Has Daul Insurance received any awards/accolades recently? If so, please describe.
A. As described above, we recently received the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce 2014 Family Business of the Year award. Our President, Jerry Daul, also recently received a plaque for being the President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Greater New Orleans. In 2005 Jerry Daul was also honored as the Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Louisiana.