Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Brokers Celebrates 90 Years of Community Engagement

Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Brokers Celebrates 90 Years of Community Engagement

Delaware, ON – After three generations of family operation, Crawford & Danyluk Insurance is still going and growing strong. This year, the well-known independent brokerage celebrates its 90 years of service to the Village of Delaware and surrounding communities.

 

Patty Crawford, now Chairman of the Board, and her brother Larry, are the grandchildren of its founder, Dan Crawford. They came into the business under the wing of their father, Donald Crawford. In 1984, Patty and Larry partnered with their friend, Dan Danyluk, leading to the new name of their Brokerage. Crawford & Danyluk has maintained its current offices on Gideon Drive, near the main Delaware crossroads on Highway 2 (Longwoods Rd.), since 1989.

 

According to Patty, their place in Delaware is the key to the company’s lasting success. “We’re really a part of this community. People know us and we know them and our service is geared to looking after the needs of our own neighbours.” As an Independent Insurance Broker, Crawford & Danyluk is able to tailor its services to the individual insurance needs of each customer, drawing on the policies of multiple insurers to find the best match. As the business has grown, their neighbours and customers have ranged beyond the Village corners to include London, Komoka, Mt. Brydges and out to Strathroy and beyond.

 

Their support for the local interests and values is reflected in Crawford & Danyluk’s active participation in community activities. “We have been contributing to the school music programs here for many years, as well as local sports teams and charities. We are long-time supporters of the Lions and Lionesses, which gives us another way to reach out to the people who live and work here. Anywhere we do business, we get involved with both the business associations and the social events that keep our communities strong.”

 

In today’s business climate, growth is essential to continued survival. But Crawford & Danyluk has been able to expand its business base without compromising its community focus. Instead, the Delaware Team has allied with like-minded insurance brokerages that share its small-town traditions in Aylmer, Dutton and West Lorne.

 

“We’re very proud of the great family that got us to where we are today, through our 90 year history. That includes, not just the Crawfords and the Danyluks of past generations, but all of our extended families, our long‑serving staff and our many loyal customers.”

 

Pictured left to right: Dan Danyluk, Senior Partner; Sue Deeks, Policy Processor; Cathy Fallowfield, Director of Operations; Laura Nemeth, Policy Processor & Bookkeeper; Patty Crawford, Chairman of the Board; Dianne Ennis, Registered Insurance Broker; Sheri Martin, Registered Insurance Broker; Julie Kowal, Policy Processor; Trudy Tessier, Technology Manager & Office Manager; Gary Goyeau, President & CEO.

Pictured left to right: Dan Danyluk, Senior Partner; Sue Deeks, Policy Processor; Cathy Fallowfield, Director of Operations; Laura Nemeth, Policy Processor & Bookkeeper; Patty Crawford, Chairman of the Board; Dianne Ennis, Registered Insurance Broker; Sheri Martin, Registered Insurance Broker; Julie Kowal, Policy Processor; Trudy Tessier, Technology Manager & Office Manager; Gary Goyeau, President & CEO.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA

Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Brokers is proud to celebrate Canada’s 150th! Stop by and say “hello”.

 

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The Meal presents Diabetes Canada with $35,000!

The Meal presents Diabetes Canada with $35,000!

On April 23, 2017, The Meal, celebrated its 35th Anniversary, at the DoubleTree by Hilton London with a sold out crowd of over 400 guests. Chair, Patty Crawford of Crawford & Danyluk Insurance and the Committee once again provided guests with a unique dining experience.

 

At the wrap-up meeting, members of The Meal Committee were thrilled to present Diabetes Canada with a cheque for $35,000 as net proceeds from the evening. To date, The Meal has raised more than $1.6 million to support ongoing and fund ground-breaking diabetes research.

 

Executive Chef Todd Pylypiw of DoubleTree by Hilton London led the team of volunteer Chefs from across the region, Co-Emcees Julie Atchison and Nick Paparella of CTV London and Bill Brady “Mr. London”, delighted the crowd and made it a memorable event.

 

(Left to right) Chef Todd Pylypiw, Patty Crawford (Chair) and Bill Brady (Chair Emeritus).

(Left to right) Chef Todd Pylypiw, Patty Crawford (Chair) and Bill Brady (Chair Emeritus).

Patty Crawford to Chair 34th Edition of “The Meal” for Diabetes Research

Patty Crawford to Chair 34th Edition of “The Meal” for Diabetes Research

London, ON – The planning and organization of London’s longest running and most successful fundraising dinner will be led this year by Patty Crawford, Chairman of the Board of the Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Brokerage Group.

Crawford’s appointment as Chair of The Meal Committee for the London & District Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association was announced by Chair Emeritus, Bill Brady, the local icon of media and community service.

The annual event originated in 1982 when a group of Chefs approached Brady with their idea for adding a unique event to London’s social calendar. Since then, The Meal has raised more than $1.6 million to support diabetes research. Today, the event is still at its original location and is led by Executive Chef Todd Pylypiw of DoubleTree by Hilton London.

Patty Crawford has been an active member of The Meal Committee for over 20 years. The 34th serving of The Meal will be hosted again at the DoubleTree by Hilton London with Chef Todd, taking place on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

For more information on The Meal, please contact Patty Crawford at pattycrawford@rogers.com

Patty Crawford, new Chair The Meal 2016

Caption: Patty Crawford, new Chair The Meal 2016

Christmas Food & Toy Drive a huge success!

Christmas Food & Toy Drive a huge success!

Christmas was a little sweeter for needy families in the Strathroy area thanks to the generous employees and clients of Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Brokers. We collected a van-load of toys and food to deliver to the Strathroy Salvation Army. Thank you to everyone who participated in our Food & Toy Drive, especially to the Delaware Lions Club!

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Health and Wellness Fair

Health and Wellness Fair

Your Best Insurance is an Insurance Broker. During the recent Delaware Health and Wellness Fair, many people learned what Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Brokers could do for them regarding their home, business auto and farm insurance.

Visitors to the booth had the opportunity to win a number of valuable prizes. “We look forward to seeing our friends at the Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Brokers office in Delaware.”

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Caption: Kelly Morrow, a Crawford & Danyluk Insurance
Broker, chats with a Delaware resident.

“Bipper” Blankets For Emergencies

“Bipper” Blankets For Emergencies

The Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Brokers team was pleased to provide the Middlesex Centre Fire Department with a donation of 50 blankets embroidered with the “Bipper”, which is the symbol for The Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC). The “Bipper” represents Independent Insurance Brokers across Canada.

“Blankets will be very helpful during emergency situations”, said Patty Crawford. “Many times, in the case of a fire, people have to rush out of their property with literally the clothes on their backs and not much else. These will keep them warm and protected from the elements.” According to the Fire Department, “These blankets are greatly appreciated and we thank our community partners for this thoughtful donation.”

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Caption: l – r: Wayne Shipley, Fire Chief Middlesex Volunteer Fire Departments, Kelly Morrow, Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Broker, Patty Crawford, Owner & Chief Operating Officer Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Brokers, Jim Mann, Fire Chief Delaware Volunteer Fire Department.

Patty Crawford to Chair 34th Edition of “The Meal” for Diabetes Research

Patty Crawford to Chair 34th Edition of “The Meal” for Diabetes Research

London, ON – The planning and organization of London’s longest running and most successful fundraising dinner will be led this year by Patty Crawford, Chairman of the Board of the Crawford & Danyluk Insurance Brokerage Group.

Crawford’s appointment as Chair of The Meal Committee for the London & District Branch of the Canadian Diabetes Association was announced by Chair Emeritus, Bill Brady, the local icon of media and community service.

The annual event originated in 1982 when a group of Chefs approached Brady with their idea for adding a unique event to London’s social calendar. Since then, The Meal has raised more than $1.6 million to support diabetes research. Today, the event is still at its original location and is led by Executive Chef Todd Pylypiw of DoubleTree by Hilton London.

Patty Crawford has been an active member of The Meal Committee for over 20 years. The 34th serving of The Meal will be hosted again at the DoubleTree by Hilton London with Chef Todd, taking place on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

For more information on The Meal, please contact Patty Crawford at pattycrawford@rogers.com
Patty Crawford, new Chair The Meal 2016

Caption: Patty Crawford, new Chair The Meal 2016