DeBlasio Insurance Inc.

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Our Story

Generation to Generation


His journey

The DeBlasio Insurance agency was founded in 1957 by Richard DeBlasio. Mr. DeBlasio built the company by developing relationships with families in the Cranston and Providence Rhode Island areas.  These families needed their personal assets insured; such as their homes, automobiles and recreational properties. Mr. DeBlasio offered his clients personal service– sometimes even making house calls to resolve an insurance matter.

He continued to develop his insurance skills and by the middle 1960s  began to diversify the company into business insurance. It was during this time that his most important and successful business development decision occurred when he solidified a mutually beneficial relationship with The Aetna. Mr. DeBlasio worked with countless business owners over 40 years  to help them manage the risks related to their business operations. 


A generalist by definition, he became an acknowledged expert at working with manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, contractors, restaurateurs and professional service companies. He worked diligently over forty years with his business and personal insurance clients. Right up to his unfortunate passing in 2001, Mr. DeBlasio received industry recognition for his lifetime of extraordinary risk management skills.

Richard A. DeBlasio, Principal

A Fathers Footsteps

In 1982, Richard A. DeBlasio Jr. joined the company. A 1982 graduate of Bentley University and a 1987 graduate of Providence College, Richard followed in his fathers business development footsteps. With years of property/casualty commercial and personal risk management experience, he then chose to diversify the company and in 1988 founded Gaspee Benefit Planners Inc., a financial service, executive benefit planning and employee benefit focused company. Gaspee Benefit Planners has successful relationships with many superior rated markets;  the likes MassMutual,  The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America,, John Hancock, Bright House Financial-formerly MetLife, Health Source of RI and United Health Care.

Glad Alvarez-Arceo

Richard A. DeBlasio Jr. has once again diversified the company and in partnership with Gladys Alvarez-Arceo has just opened Mendez Sosa Insurance Inc., a full service retail independent agency whose business objective is to focus squarely on the needs of the Latin American Community. This newly formed venture truly solidifies us as generation to generation.

Gladys Alvarez-Arceo Account Manager/Producer

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