Gagliardi Insurance began in San Jose CA in 1954 by D.C. Gagliardi, who catered to his local community in the early agricultural days of Santa Clara Valley, which provided produce for most of the country at the time. His focus was on commercial and personal lines business and became a valley leader in the insurance industry and was very well respected.
Joe Gagliardi, with a strong interest in family legacy, became involved with the company in the 60’s. It wasn’t until he spent many years with PONY as a coach, manager, director and winning a couple of World Series along the way with a 1960 title with San Jose Colt League and again in 1964 with Campbell-Moreland PONY, that Joe and Gagliardi Insurance became the endorsed insurance broker, providing insurance for its teams and leagues in 1981.
During that time, Joe not only helped shape youth baseball to what it is today, he promoted some of the biggest professional boxing events in the history of the sport alongside some of the most legendary promoters in boxing.
Joe also spent years in Minor league baseball, bringing the first AAA team to the Bay Area, the San Jose Missions and a 33 year tenure as president of the Class A California League.
Since that time, Gagliardi Insurance has grown into a leader of providing specialty insurance to the nation involving sports, entertainment and special events. Especially to the Gagliardi family, superior customer service is always first and foremost.
Dominic Gagliardi, who spent his early athletic years playing in the PONY Baseball organization and also working as a volunteer, became involved with Gagliardi Insurance in 1985. He spent five years in the specialty lines business being mentored by his father, before taking over for his father in 1990.
Following the family legacy of providing quality sports and special event programs with an emphasis on customer service, he built upon the foundation his father set and looked to the future taken advantage of new technologies to service PONY’s teams and leagues across the country.
Gagliardi Insurance places a strong emphasis on supporting youth sports organizations because we believe that youth sports creates more than just young athletes but inspires our Nation’s youth to be positive and influential citizens in society.
Today, the fourth generation of Gagliardi has taken over the helm and are looking to further their family’s legacy.
For over 60 years, Gagliardi has been providing premier insurance programs and other quality insurance products powered by a personalized customer experience. It is built into our DNA to help our customers succeed.
You Perform. We Protect.