Insurance Agent Spotlight: Pete Barry (Allstate Insurance)
Every time I walk into Pete Barry’s office I feel so welcomed. The office is warm and inviting, and we always pick up right where we left off. Halisa, Lori, and Pete are some of the kindest people I have met, they are really fun too. I never leave that office without a laugh or smile on my face. I always joke with them about “going LIVE” on facebook. I am pretty sure that I will never convince them, especially Lori, she was hiding in the bathroom when I told them I needed a picture. I did convince them to get a picture though :)
I started off my time with Pete playing “this or that”
- Coke or Pepsi ---> Coke
- McDonalds or Arbys--> Arbys
- Cake or Pie-->Cake
- IOS or Andorid-->Android
Let’s talk about Pete…
Pete and his wife, Jenny, met at the University of Evansville, the rest is history! They have been married for 27 years! They have two children, Ryan, and Rachel. Both Ryan and Rachel are nineteen years old and attending college. I am sure by now you are guessing they are twins, well they aren’t ! Pete has such a genuine and kind heart as I am sure his lovely wife does too. It was no surprise to me when Pete told me they fostered children and adopted Ryan and Rachel. They began fostering children after adopting their two children. I never get sick of hearing adoption stories of families beginning with love and seeing their story unfold.
Believe it or not, Pete did not always work in the insurance field. Pete grew up in the grocery business, he worked in a grocery store for nine years. He later moved into food sales. He delivered for Little Debbies for seven years and then worked in management for seven years. Pete spoke about his past work experiences with so much joy. It was very obvious that he was thankful for his experience and all that he had learned from each position. Pete Barry took over the Vincennes Allstate office in October of 2008.
Pete’s team consists of Halisa and Lori. Halisa (pictured on the left) has been with Pete for four years. She is such a bright and fun person to speak with. She is actually getting married in May! Lori (pictured on the right) has been at Allstate for 20+ years, I was so impressed when I found that out. She is always making me laugh, dodging my photos, and ready for all all of my facebook games! I am telling you, this office is a fun place to be. I always look forward to seeing these three.
I finished up asking Pete a few more questions:
- Are you a reader?
I am a reader, I am reading two different books right now. One is a book about St. Peter, and the other one I am reading is called Salvation History
- What about TV?
My daughter got me hooked on this show called “Victoria” it's all about Queen Victoria. We just finished season one. We are waiting for season two. My wife also got me hooked on “Man in the High Castle.”
- Do you have a favorite type of music?
I like Contemporary Christian music.
Allstate Insurance: Pete Barry
604 North 15th St.
Vincennes, IN 47591
Phone: (812) 886-0200