Javier Gonzalez is not your average kind of insurance salesman. He is a family man, a veteran and someone who is looking to educate younger people in the Hispanic community about the importance of financial planning for the future.
Javier Gonzalez was born and raised in Muscatine, IA. He is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, West Virginia. Before moving back to Muscatine to be with his future wife, Gonzalez lived in Texas and West Virginia. Looking for a way to improve himself and get help with financing his education, Gonzalez decided to join the Army.
“I decided to join the Army because I wanted help with school, but I fell in love with the brotherhood and friendship that I have developed over time,” this father of two young boys explained. “I was a combat Medic and served 12 years total protecting those that I love.”
While in the Army, he spent a tour in Iraq and had another one in Kuwait.
After serving his country, Gonzalez went on with building his life with the love of his life. Gonzalez explained that he got motivated to launch his own business by his previous employer.
“I am forever grateful for the position they put my family and I in, and I knew that I would be able to do more and help more people out,” Gonzalez shared what encouraged him to get his business going. “I had read an article about Dan Price, an entrepreneur who took a drastic pay cut for the benefit of his team. I wanted to do the same for my business. Through my years in retail management, I knew that my success was 100% attributed to my team and they should be rewarded as such. When approached by State Farm allowing me to own my business and have all executive decisions, I knew that it was meant to be.”
Now with a clear idea of what kind of business owner Gonzalez wants to be, he is looking forward to working hard for the benefit of his customers. He explained that he does not see his business as just a garden variety kind of insurance agency.
“We help families get back on track financially through insurance and financial help by making sure they have everything in place to take care of their families,” Gonzalez talked about what makes his agency so different from others out there. “We are an insurance business that sells almost every kind of insurance. But we are not just an insurance company, we take care of our customers from all areas. Even questions on their existing policies.”
This veteran is a first generation American, his father is originally from Mexico, and being able to communicate fluently in Spanish is something that is certainly going to help him to be that advocate for better financial planning in the Hispanic community.
“My plan is to help educate the Hispanic community, to speak to younger generations the importance of saving and planning for the future and how we can help them achieve their goals,” he shared his desire to become an advocate to the community. “As far as the Hispanic community that already have families or are trying to build their families, we can help get them prepared for the emergency situations. There are plenty of times when something unexpected has happened and there was nothing in place to help the family to continue their lifestyle. We want to stress the importance of the different policies we offer and how we can help families stay protected. My goal is to help our communities get to the next level with our services.”
Helping his community is something Gonzalez takes seriously.
“If you have the opportunity to be the foundation to your family’s legacy, why not do it?” states his agency’s mission statement.
Javier Gonzalez State Farm Insurance is located at 4811 N Brady St. Ste 7, Davenport, IA. (at the Walnut Center Shopping Mall next to Azteca 1)