As State Farm celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year, Cape Coral State Farm Agents Mike and Dawn Sullivan are celebrating Sullivan State Farm Agencies 15 years of service excellence in Southwest Florida. The Sullivans and their agencies are about so much more than insurance. In addition to their excellent business reputation in the insurance industry, the couple is recognized for their extreme generosity to the community, causes, children and clients.
“Mike and I truly enjoy helping our family, friends and neighbors manage the challenges and the risks of daily life through our work, but we also love giving back to the community and making it a better place to live,” said Dawn Sullivan.
To support continued growth and commemorate 15 years of serving the community with a reputation for excellent customer service, the Sullivans recently purchased the building at 2728 Santa Barbara Blvd. Offering more space and its own entrance and parking lot, visits to the agencies are now more convenient, making a world of difference in accommodating staff and clients. State Farm is also celebrating its 100th year in business.
“My experience with the Sullivans has been fantastic. They insure my cars, five motorcycles, homeowners, and all my personal insurance needs,” said Michael Marlow, who has been a client of the Sullivans since they opened the agencies 15 years ago. “They are above board with everything. I give them a 10 across the board and send them a lot of referrals. They are a great company, always professional and caring. They watch out for your best interest and call you personally. They take great care of me.”
Established in 2007, the Sullivan State Farm Agencies are the offices of a husband-and-wife team. Originally operating as wholly separate entities, during the recession the two decided to operate from a shared office with a shared team. Their professional relationship soon blossomed into a personal one that led to marriage. What makes the Sullivan agencies stand out is their commitment to helping everyone who walks through their doors. Whether it’s helping people achieve their goals or offering support during challenging times, Dawn and Mike are always there to lend a helping hand. The Sullivan State Farm Agencies are not only dedicated to the individuals they serve, but also to their team members who help them make a difference in Southwest Florida.
Having branded their business as “the education agency”, the Sullivans pay particular attention to removing obstructions young people face along their path to higher education and career success. The agencies sponsor 20-25 classrooms each year, organizing a drive for school supplies and lifting an annual burden from teachers and underprivileged families. They also sponsor local Pop Warner football, youth baseball and the Cape Junior Cudas, a swim team. The couple also partners with Cape Christian for Cape Leads, a program that brings current and future leaders together for learning and collaboration. They back the Southwest Florida Wine and Food Fest, which benefits Southwest Florida Children’s Charities, the Lee County PACE Center for Girls, and Valerie’s House, which provides grief support for children and families.
The Sullivan State Farm Agencies support several local organizations focusing on behavioral and mental health, including the Lee Health Foundation, Hope Clubhouse, SalusCare and the Alzheimer’s Foundation. The Sullivans also take a keen interest in eliminating hunger, sponsoring the Community Cooperative soup kitchen in a variety of ways, while also giving to the Cape Christian Mission for Hunger Fund.
“Everything we do is about pushing people forward to find success,” said Mike. “All team members are fully licensed in all lines of insurance and work together on ensuring policyholders receive the highest levels of customer service. Dawn and I also set a high bar for community stewardship. Employees can use company time to volunteer at an organization of their choice, and several on-the-clock hours are also dedicated to service projects, like building houses for Habitat for Humanity and other community services.”
The Sullivan’s also established Sully’s House, a self-funded foundation focused on at-risk individuals and families in need of assistance with home down payments, vehicles, scholarships, medical, debt assistance and many others.
Whenever an employee identifies a need, the Sullivans are there to address it. They’ve paid for family members of their employees to attend college and receive much-needed private tutoring, and they’ve kicked in financial support for numerous community projects their employees have engaged in. For the holidays, the agencies host a toy drive every year at their offices and partner with local organizations to make and donate food baskets for Thanksgiving. The Sullivans operate on the theory that if they give of themselves, others will follow suit. The “pay it forward” model they set inspires a culture of generosity for the entire team.
“I have worked with the Sullivan agencies since they opened their doors,” said Kari Bozic, Multiple Line Representative. “It’s amazing to see how we’ve grown from 15 years ago. We were a tiny little office of like four people with an agent in the trenches with us pumping out auto quotes trying to build the business compared to where we are today and giving back to the community as much as we do. It’s awesome!”
It’s evident the Sullivan State Farm Agencies strongly believe in family, safety and community. The Sullivan State Farm team is available to help, whether you’re currently covered or looking to determine the best insurance options for your unique circumstances. Call the Sullivan State Farm Agencies at 239-541-3276 or visit the agents’ websites: mikesullivan1.com or dawnsullivan.net. You can also follow Dawn and Mike’s Facebook pages.
About the Sullivan State Farm Agency
Established in 2007, the Sullivan State Farm Agency is the office of State Farm agent Michael Sullivan and State Farm agent Dawn Sullivan. The family-focused business specializes in helping families and small business owners find the insurance coverage to protect their loved ones at every stage in life. For more information about Michael Sullivan, visit mikesullivan1.com. For more information about Dawn Sullivan, visit dawnsullivan.net. To contact the office, call 239-541-3276.