Rey Insurance was founded by Francisco (Frank) Rey in 1978 to serve clients in Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown and the surrounding communities of Westchester, NY. He loved working in his hometown and often walked to his mother’s house for lunch to enjoy her delicious homemade Spanish dishes. Frank’s children often visited the office after school and learned about the insurance business starting at an early age. (See where this is going?)
Frank’s priority at work was to make sure everyone was able to access and understand insurance. As a native Spanish-speaker and first generation American, he could relate to feelings of frustration and confusion felt by some of his neighbors when they couldn’t understand things. So, right up to the day he retired, he dedicated his career to demystifying insurance and helping clients feel more comfortable.
“I wanted to create a healthier workplace for my team… and run a business that makes as little impact on the environment as possible.”
We recently received our official green business certification from the Green Business Partnership. This achievement means that the agency completed 95 required actions to limit energy, land and water use, and take a more sustainable approach to transportation, purchasing and waste management.
Some specific changes include a major reduction in paper use through paperless filing and the use of white boards; conversion to LED lights; use of fair-trade, recycled and compostable office and kitchen supplies; and installation of a water filtration system that eliminates the need for plastic bottles. Employees have been supportive and appreciate of these efforts. In fact, several walk to work or to complete local errands to reduce carbon emissions caused by vehicle use. Early results of in-office changes are encouraging: from 2017 to 2018, Rey Insurance reduced its electricity/natural gas emissions by 7%.
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