Our Blog 2014

Happy Holidays!

December 23, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

Happy Holidays from the Kitajima Agency!

Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! Please remember to be safe and celebrate responsibly! We are looking forward to continuing to help you with your insurance needs again next year! Thanks again for choosing Farmers from your friends at the Kitajima Agency!

Welcoming Derrick to the world!

December 11, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

On December 7th 2014 at 5:18am my wife delivered our first baby, Derrick Kei Kitajima at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, CA. Word’s can’t describe all the emotions that we went through as we welcomed Derrick into our arms that morning… Now that he is out of his mother’s womb he is showing that he is full of energy and he is very healthy by… crying a lot! Now as a parent for the first time we felt a sense of responsibility which quickly turned into a sense of motivation to make sure we are doing what we can to provide him the best life possible. We all want our kids to live in a safer neighborhood, have the best healthcare possible and go to the better schools… To be able to do that I am extra motivated to do the best that I can at our agency to make sure Derrick will have the opportunity to have the best life possible. Thanks to my incredible wife who gave us the most precious gift a couple can ever receive. Thanks also to our families, my team and everyone who supported us all during this whole process and I want to also give thanks now for the support we will receive from you in the future as we continue to raise Derrick the best we can!

Congrats to Janet for purchasing her first home!

November 20, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

Today Janet and her husband picked up the keys to their first home in Anaheim, CA! Buying a home is not an easy process at all with a lot of ups and downs. It is also something that cannot be done overnight and it is a results of many years of hard work and dedication. Janet spent many weekends and weeknights looking and became very disciplined so she can save money for this to happen so I am extremely proud and happy for her and her husband to see them accomplish this financial goal of theirs. Congrats to you and your family Janet! It’s a huge accomplishment!

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Please call us at 949-544-5252 for your free homeowners insurance quote with Farmers Insurance!

Risa’s Baby Shower

November 6, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

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Risa and I are expecting our first child (It’s a boy!) so our team put together a surprise baby shower for us! It was so nice of everyone to put together such a fun day filled with great food and fun games and they really helped us prepared for our baby with all the amazing gifts! We ordered food from Buca di Beppo in Anaheim, CA and desert was from Nothing Bundt Cakes in Tustin, CA. Thanks everyone for making today such an awesome day that me and Risa will never forget! Today I realized how lucky I am to have such great people on our team. I love our team!

The baby shower was with a sports theme so we all represented our favorite sports team!

Daisy: Los Angeles Clippers
Sonya: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Addie: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Risa: New York Yankees
Dan: Los Angeles Lakers
Isabel: USC Trojans
Laura: Los Angeles Lakers
Janet: Los Angeles Dodgers

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

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Happy Halloween to all our family and friends all over California! Please have fun but most importantly be safe out there and please drive slow around your neighborhood!

Get a free auto insurance quote from Farmers today from:

Isabel”Ninja Samurai” Nishimoto
Janet “Catwoman” Diaz
Adilene “Spiderwoman” Tinoco
Laura “Black Cat” Martinez
Daisy “90’s Hoodlum” Alcaraz
Sonya “Rap God” Walle
Paris “Superdoggie” Kitajima

Addie is back!

October 22, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

DSC00510Addie is back from maternity leave and is ready to save money off your insurance needs with quality insurance with Farmers insurance!

Recently passing her California Department of Insurance test she is ready to protect your car with solid coverage from Farmers! She is already an expert in helping drivers all throughout California save money on auto insurance with Farmers and she can also speak Spanish. (Se Habla Espanol)

Get a quote from Addie today! 949-544-0330

Learn more about Addie here!

Happy National Boss’ Day

October 17, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

Yesterday was National Boss’ Day I learned when the team got me a cake and balloon! I always make sure my employees feel appreciated so it was very touching to find out that they feel the same towards me.

I’ve learned throughout the years how I can improve as a boss because I know the most important thing necessary to run a successful insurance agency is to have people who have intelligence, integrity and commitment.

After 8 years of hiring my employees I can honestly say that my current team is the best group of motivated individuals I have ever had. Not only do we get work done we all get along as a team and have a culture of helping each other which we have emphasized since day one.

Although we have already reached several milestones I know with our current team we are going to reach a higher level together in the near future!

Thank you for celebrating National Boss Day with me team! All I did was provide you the opportunity and you are doing the rest! I am looking forward to seeing you reach all your goals in life. Let’s go and accomplish things that we all can not do without each other!

Get a quote from us today! 949-544-5252

Happy Birthday Laura!!

October 15, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

DSC00536Last Friday (October 10th) was Laura’s Bday! Although I had to be in Japan the rest of the team celebrated this special day with Laura at the Bluewater Grill in Tustin, CA.

Laura has been a licensed agent since 2009 and had previous experience working selling auto insurance before joining our team in 2012. When she first joined us she was very happy that she found a place to work that cares about their clients. The brokerage she used to work for did not feel the same. (We won’t mention there name but you have probably heard of their commercial on the radio) They wanted to make as much money as possible by charging as much broker fee as they can. She is a caring person who did not feel right doing that so the fact that our agency does not charge a broker fee really makes her feel good about herself since she knows she is always doing what is best for our clients which is protecting them with a quality insurance company like Farmers without charging any additional fees.


Happy Birthday Laura!

Laura obviously absolutely loves her 3 year old daughter and is always talking about her. Laura’s daughter actually also had her birthday earlier this same month! (Happy Bday Maddy!)

Thanks for all you do for us at our agency, Laura! I really wish I was there but I hope you had a great Bday and a great Bday weekend with your loved ones!

Get a quote from Laura today! 949-544-0309
Learn more about Laura here!

Presenting the “2014 Commitment Award” to Janet Diaz!

October 3, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

Today Janet Lisa Diaz was presented with the 2014 Commitment Award in grateful appreciation for her 5 years of dedicated service at our Farmers Insurance Agency!

Janet started off as a customer service representative and got her CA property and casualty license in 2010. Ever since then she has really committed herself to her career and has consistently put up huge sales numbers! Janet’s passion to protect her clients and to help our clients save money has helped her achieve the “Agent of the Year” award at our agency 2 years in a row and has been recognized by Farmers as one of the top agency producers in the nation!

We are all so proud to see what she has accomplished so far and are very excited to see her continue to further her career (aka make more money) at our agency! Thank you for all your hard work, Janet! We are looking forward to making more money with you for another 5 years and beyond!

Get a quote from Janet today! 949-544-5257
Learn more about Janet here!

Happy Birthday Paris!

September 26th, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

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Today was our part time office assistant Paris’ Birthday! Although we recently caught her sleeping on the job she still is an important part of our team so we all celebrated together at the office!

Learn more about Paris and the rest of our team here!

We Love our Clients so we will never charge a Broker Fee (ever!)

September 24th, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

No Broker Fees

We love our clients so much so we will never charge a broker fee… Not for starting a new policy, not for making a change on an existing policy… not for anything!

Is your agent or broker or insurance company charging you a broker fee?

Call us today (949-544-5252) and see how much you can save off your auto insurance by not being charged a broker fee!

Learn more here!

Farmers Insurance Head of Western Zone recognizes the Kitajima Agency for being ranked #1 companywide (So far…)

September 12th, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

Mr. Rick Shriver sent an email to us yesterday stating… “Congratulations on currently being ranked in the top 30 companywide at #1 in the all lines new business new household category and #6 in all lines new business premium!” We have always taken pride in being one of the top Farmers Insurance agencies in California but 2014 could be the year we finish #1 (in NBNH) in the nation! However, our lead over the 2nd place agent (James Wade Agency in Pennsylvania) is just about 20 policies so we still have a lot of work to do until the end of the year! Thank you Mr. Shriver for recognizing our hard work so far this year! We are looking forward to finishing the year strong!

Introducing our Marketing Manager and our Office Assistant!

August 12th, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

IMG_8367Risa, our marketing manager, and Paris, our office assistant, went down to see our friends at Lin and Jirsa Photography in Santa Ana to take super professional pictures. Risa is in charge of our new Facebook and Yelp pages. Please visit our pages and look out for chances to win prizes in the future! Paris is her hard working assistant.

Please visit our social media sites and remember if you refer a friend and if they start a new policy we will send you a $25 gift card!

Learn more here…

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People Love Us on Yelp!

SoCal Specialty Spring Sizzle Promotion Winner!

August 8th, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

SoCal Specialty Spring Sizzle promotioToday Robert Pritula, Farmers Insurance Specialty Sales Manager of Southern California, stopped by our office to drop off a bonus check for being one of the winners of the SoCal Specialty Spring Sizzle Promotion! Thanks to our team we started a lot of “Specialty” products which includes Motorcycles, Motor Homes, Family Boaters, Travel Trailers, Off-Road Vehicles and Personal Watercrafts. Thanks team and thanks Robert!

Please keep us in mind for all of your “Fun in the Sun” toys and give us a call for a free quote (949-544-5252) anytime!

Happy Birthday, Janet!!

July 28th, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

Monday July 28th was a special day for our agency since it was our top agent Janet’s Birthday! We all went to Koki’s in Tustin to celebrate!

I can’t believe it has been already 5 years since she first started working at our agency… we are so proud of where her commitment and dedication to her profession has taken her!
She is a great example to all us and living proof that BIG things happen if you truly commit and dedicate yourself to your career.

We are looking forward to seeing her continue to succeed and very excited about her future!

Please feel free to call (949-544-5257) or email her and see how she can help you with your insurance needs!

Learn more about Janet here

Congrats to Addie passing her CA Department of Insurance License Test!

July 18th, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

Addie's New License!

Our very own Adilene Tinoco passed her CA Department of Insurance License earlier this year on her very first time! We are so proud she learned so much in short amount of time and studied and passed her test while she was pregnant. (Not easy!!)

As happy as we are for her right now we are more excited about her future here because really her career as an insurance professional officially just got started!

We celebrated her passing her license and had a team lunch at El Calamar (Santa Ana, CA) and wished her best because today was the last day before she goes on maternity leave. (Don’t forget everything Adi!)

Addie’s Baby Shower

June 13th, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

Addie's Baby Shower 6-13-2014Addie and Freddy are expecting their first baby (It’s a boy!) so we had our first ever baby shower at our office!

Thanks to everyone who made this event great for Addie!

We all wish the best for her new family and we are all also looking forward to having her back in the office whenever she is ready to work again!

#1 Farmers Insurance Agency! – March 2014

April 23th, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

home-femaleThanks to the effort of our whole team the Kitajima Agency was the #1 New Business Farmers agency in the whole country with 305 new policies started in the month of March!

Thank you to all our new clients who started their new policy in March!

5,000 Policies in Force!

April 14th, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

5000!Thanks to all our clients our agency reached over 5000 policies in force on April 10th, 2014.

Only the best out of the best insurance agencies ever get to this level so I am so proud of our team’s effort that made this possible (and it happened so much quicker than expected)!

2nd Annual Award Ceremony

January 15, 2014 by Dan Kitajima

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On January 15th we had our 2nd Annual Award Ceremony. Thanks to everyone’s contribution 2013 was overall a successful year for us.

Here are the award winners!

2013 New Mommy Award: Erika Lozano
2013 Payment Award: Adilene Tapia
2013 New Agent Award: Sonya Walle
2013 Rookie of the Year: Laura Martinez
2013 CSR or the Year: Laura Martinez
2013 Agent of the Year: Janet Diaz

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