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Jeffery L. Steed is President and Co-Owner of Commercial West Insurance Agency. He joined the agency in 2000 as Vice President. He came to Commercial West with a wealth of insurance experience spanning 16 years. He has owned and operated the Agency for over 18 years along with Richard Dawn (now retired) and Jake Grover (the current Co-Owner).
Jeff has been in the insurance industry for many years, beginning when he was a teenager with Transwestern General Agency. Jeff’s extensive background in commercial lines includes underwriting, marketing, training and management experience. He has worked on both the agency and the company sides of insurance. As a Property and Casualty Underwriter with Transwestern General for nine years, he achieved the strongest volume growth in company history. He also maintained and encouraged customer loyalty through courteous and efficient resolution of disputes. He was a Branch Manager at Hull & Company in Las Vegas in 1994 until 1995 and then returned to Transwestern General Agency as a Sales Representative/Field Underwriter/Agency Manager in Arizona and held that position for five years. During this time, he developed and implemented field underwriting procedures and techniques to grow the Hawkeye Insurance Company presence in Arizona.
Jeff understands the insurance industry – the coverages and the contractual requirements. He also has over 18 years’ experience in assisting clients in setting up their bond lines and growing clients along with their bonding requirements. He works on developing relationships with both the client and the underwriters, and his goal is to provide outstanding service by determining the proper insurance coverages and bonding that best fit the needs of each client.
Jeff has lived in Cave Creek, Arizona area for over 23 years where he and his wife Valerie have raised their two sons. Jeff and Val are active in their community and serve in their church. In his personal time, Jeff and Val enjoy boating, wake-surfing, snow skiing, fly fishing and traveling.