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Joseph Giardina: Living a Life of Service


Joseph Giardina
has been with people of all walks of life during some of their hardest moments. The president of North Castle Insurance Agency in Armonk-North Castle, New York, has helped families through sudden deaths of loved ones, horrific car accidents, and damage to cherished homes. It has led him to believe deeply in helping people during their biggest times of need with whatever he and his family have. It’s why when he stood at the back of St. Mary’s Church fifteen years ago and read a flyer requesting donations for the annual Westchester Christmas Dinner, he didn’t hesitate to help.

“They were getting ready to provide dinner to 350 guests from homeless shelters from around the county,” Joseph Giardina remembers. “Only they were having difficulty getting the 40 hams and 40 turkeys they were going to need. So, I volunteered to donate them. No matter how successful you may become, everyone – without exception – goes through times that are hard emotionally and financially. I wanted to step in and help these people have the dinner they deserved.”

His family was on board even though Joseph Giardina was a young father with a business he had just started. Donating the hams and turkeys each year has become a tradition that the entire Giardina family supports.

Joseph Giardina’s other volunteer work involves advocating for more effective cancer treatments. As a Board member for Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation, led by founder Denise Rich, he works to help children and adults who have lymphoma, leukemia, and related cancers. “It is immensely rewarding to know that I can help the foundation in its mission to ease the suffering of cancer patients by improving their treatment options,” he says.

Joseph Giardina’s service to the Greater Tri-State area and Greenwich, Connecticut. 

For twenty years, he has been advising clients on how to choose the best insurance policies for their needs. “It’s been a great career,” Joseph Giardina says. “I meet people at pivotal times of their lives. Some are excited about buying their first home but unsure how to protect their investment. Some are teens who just got a car and are learning the responsibilities that come with it. No matter the situation, my team and I sit down with each client and help them be sure they know exactly what they are purchasing.”

North Castle Insurance Agency’s extensive life insurance policies

Life insurance is one of the top three policies that Joe’s clients buy. “It’s a very wise decision,” he says, “because while we would all like to live forever, none of us will. What will happen to your loved ones if the worst happens? This is especially important if you are the primary breadwinner or have children. This was true for one of my clients, who died suddenly when he was only 30 years old or so. His wife suddenly had no means to support herself, and she had young children to care for. Because he had purchased a life insurance policy with us, I was able to give her a $500,000 check at his funeral. That brought her peace of mind for their financial future even though the money could never bring her husband back.”

North Castle Insurance Agency’s homeowners insurance

If the key to a new home brings the purchaser excitement, then homeowners insurance brings peace of mind. “A home – be it a condo, a house, an RV, or a trailer – is such an enormous investment and responsibility that no one should be without homeowners insurance,” says Joe. “The policies do, unfortunately, contain a lot of complex terms that can make anyone’s eyes cross. Never be afraid to ask us questions at North Castle Insurance Agency. We will do everything we can to help you have a thorough understanding of what you’re purchasing.”

North Castle Insurance Agency’s additional insurance policies 

Additionally, North Castle Insurance Agency offers expertly managed insurance policies for car, umbrella liability, boats/yachts, commercial property, workers’ compensation, and business automobile. “We are a full-service insurance agency for individuals, businesses, and families,” states Joseph Giardina. “We can help you purchase a reliable, reasonably priced policy that fits your situation.”

Joseph Giardina, a trusted insurance expert in the Greater Tri-State area.

Joseph Giardina has been helping individuals, families, and businesses understand and choose insurance policies for the last two decades. He served as the CEO of Metric Records/ Sony/Red/JBR Distribution, President of the Giardina Agency, and President of Ovation Risk Planners. Today he is the President of The Giardina Group as well as The North Castle Insurance Agency. Joseph Giardina also insures the community of Greenwich, Connecticut.

The dedication of Joseph Giardina to both his clients and his industry have earned him numerous awards and respect among his peers. He has been honored seven times with the Allstate Inner Circle Award and ten times with the Allstate Chairman’s Award. He is a fifteen-time winner of Allstate’s Life Leader Award. Joseph Giardina is a member of the Columbus Citizen’s Foundation and the Gala Chairman of the National Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, Inc. He is an Honoree of the Chazz Palminteri Child Reach Foundation. Joseph Giardina is also still serving the communities of Poundridge, New York, and Waccabuc, New York, with his charity work.

What may surprise you about him is that he was honored by the Recording Industry Association of America for the sales of more than 1,000,000 copies of the Hollywood Records compact disc “Jonas Brothers.” When asked about it, Joseph Giardina says, “I am very driven professionally. When given a goal, I set my mind to it and just don’t stop until I’ve reached it. I do the same for my own insurance clients.”

Joseph Giardina may be ambitious, but he is still at heart a laid-back person. “When you come in to see us at North Castle Insurance Agency, you’ll feel welcome,” he promises. “You’ll be talking with regular people who have your best interests in mind. Why don’t you stop by sometime and check us out? We’re always happy to answer your questions and help you better understand your insurance needs and options.”