Photographer / Belinda Russell
When new and existing clients walk into Allstate insurance agent Curt Bennett’s office on East 54th Street, he strives to make each and every one feel like more than simply another customer.
“Everyone has different challenges and a different end goal in mind, and different things that they’re trying to protect. I enjoy meeting each person’s needs and establishing that relationship to help achieve their goals,” Bennett says. “We can help you reach those goals with guidance, education and the right planning.”
In addition to personalized auto, home, commercial and life insurance options, Bennett offers retirement and financial planning for those just starting to think about or nearing retirement.
“What drew me to Allstate was the opportunity to provide education for clients, whether that’s on their home, auto or commercial insurance, as well as providing the financial planning piece,” Bennett says. “We can help you protect and build your assets.”
An Indiana University grad, Bennett moved to Indy after obtaining his degree and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for one year, after which he worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana.
“It was a great experience working for those organizations for three years of my life, and I think that carried over into the way I treat customers now, with that feeling of contributing to the community that surrounds me,” he says. “I want clients to feel like I’m part of their community, working and living in the same place and sharing many of the same experiences.”
In 2010, Bennett transitioned into the insurance and financial planning industry where he’s been ever since, and he feels Broad Ripple Village is the perfect setting from which to serve a wide range of clients.
“I grew up in a small town and this area is kind of like a small town itself, with that village feel,” Bennett explains. “The eclectic feel with all the activity on the Monon Trail, and the shops and small businesses, is so welcoming. My grandparents owned a hardware store and I kind of grew up around a small business, so that drew me to this area.”
Married with two children ages 8 and 5, Bennett spends as much time with his family as possible during his time away from this office, including youth soccer and basketball coaching duties. As a sports fan, he spends time participating in golf, flag football and half-marathons, as well as watching IU basketball and Notre Dame football games whenever possible.
Bennett describes his business as family-centric, with a focus on personal service from the initial sit-down or phone call with a client until long after a professional relationship has developed and a personalized plan established.
“For both younger people who are getting their financial footing, and those who are established and have been in their careers for a while, we can help out most anybody,” he says. “That’s what I like about being where I am in Indy — it’s a diverse demographic of people that I can offer insurance and financial planning services.”
Bennett says clients can expect a no-hassle process when exploring coverage options. Allstate typically undergoes a thorough analysis for each individual client’s needs to develop the right plan and adjust or supplement that plan as needed down the road.
“If it’s home, auto or commercial insurance, let’s find out what it is you’re trying to protect, and then we can do a coverage comparison for you,” he explains. “Based on that, we’ll establish what your need is and make sure you’re properly protected. What I tell people is, let’s find out where you’re at and where you want to go, and then we can offer the guidance to get you there.”
Interested in scheduling a visit to obtain a quote or get more info? Visit Allstate today at 1051 East 54th Street Suite B in Indianapolis, or call 317-790-2992, to discuss home, auto, commercial and life insurance products and to explore financial planning options.