Origins of SilverLeaf Insurance
Most people know about hurricane Katrina that destroyed New Orleans, However, most do not remember Hurricane Rita. A month after Katrina, Hurricane Rita ripped through my hometown of Beaumont, Texas where I lived. With less than two hours notice, our family left our home and possessions behind to seek safety from this Category 4 storm that was approaching the upper gulf coast. Rita packed winds in excess of 180 miles an hour. The upper East Texas Gulf Coast was devastated. Without access to electricity or running water our community lived under Marshall Law and we were homeless for about a month. It was through this life-changing experience that I learned the what a vital role of a good insurance agent would play in helping one manage and recover from a catastrophic loss in their life. You need to have someone there to help facilitate the claim that will help take care of your family as you work to recover from your loss. It was through this incident that I learned to appreciate the value of the things that matter most and how important it is to plan for the unexpected.

A native Texan, my wife Linda of twenty years, and our young son, Christopher choose to relocate to the great State of Arizona in 2005 to open an Insurance Agency for a major insurance company in the North Valley. After three years, I became the top commercial insurance agent in a five state region in the southwest. However, I soon realized that as a captured agent, representing only one insurance company, there were many limitations in the products available to best suit the professional and personal needs of my diverse client base.
The Gaudio Insurance Group (now called Silver Leaf Insurance Group) was established in 2009. As an independent insurance agency, the Gaudio Insurance Group is appointed by multiple national top-rated insurance companies and offers business and personal insurance lines to serve our clients in over 40 states. Our Agency’s success is built on a foundation of creating value through relationships – providing quality service and relationships, product knowledge, mutual trust and integrity.
My thirty plus years of business experience gives me a strong foundation to serve our client’s needs in a professional and ethical manner. I attribute my continued success to my ability to adapt in a continually changing working environment. I have great pride in taking care of my customers, during and after the sale, and over the years have been fortunate to establish relationships with a large customer base which I continue to build today.
Silver Leaf Insurance Group LLC
20865 N. 90th Pl. Ste 120 • Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: (480)585-9725 • Fax: (480)717-4780