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About Us

Our philosophy is to build lifetime relationships based on trust and caring, using the timeless principles of service and integrity. Perhaps that’s why over 95% of our clients continue to use our services.

Tammie Pereira Insurance Services is an independent agency in the San Francisco Bay area with over 25 years of insurance experience. We don’t work for a single insurance company, we work for you. We evaluate your specific needs to find the company that will give you the best value for your dollar. We represent companies with superior products and excellent customer service.

Additionally, all of the companies we represent have outstanding reputations for fast, fair claims service. We’ll review your options with you to find the company and coverage that are right for you. We make shopping for insurance easy!

Meet the Team

Tammie Pereira, President & Insurance Agent
Tammie started pursuing her insurance career in 1987 and over the years has a great deal of experience. After devoting her time to a few companies, Tammie decided to open Tammie Pereira Insurance Services in 1999 where her expertise has become invaluable to her whole staff. In addition to offering all types of insurance, she has expanded the services in her office to DMV as well as immigration services.

When she is not the office, Tammie loves to travel with her most recent trip to Cuba! She is very involved with the community. After serving on various boards such as Bay Area Gardeners Association/Foundation, Kiwanis, Latino Leadership Council, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Sabor del Valle and North Fair Oaks Queen of the Festival. She currently focuses her attention as a board member of Casa Circulo Cultural, a cultural center in Redwood City and Community Impact Scholarship Program which partners with the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office. Tammie is also a board member of the National Association for Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, Silicon Valley and the Insurance Centers of America as well Latin American Immigration Association. Her greatest joy is spending time with her husband and 3 children with the newest addition to her family being her daughter-in-law and her brand new grandchild.

Vivianne “Nabila” Alvarez, Office Manager
Meet “Nabila” she is the Office Manager. Her responsibilities include encompassing many aspects of our business, including payroll, billing, sales, and most of all, customer service. Her incredible organization skills help keep our team running smoothly. Nabila graduated from Redwood High School in Redwood City, CA   She is the friendly voice at extension 1 (both English and Spanish) that our customers have grown so accustomed to hearing when calling in to our office, and she takes great pleasure in making sure they are each taken care of. When she is not working, she loves being with her family and highly involved with her children’s education at Nativity Catholic School in Menlo Park as well as Pop Warner RC 49’ers football games. She has 3-boys who are big fans of Insurance!!

Ana Coronado, Receptionist/Staff Support
Ana is our Receptionist and staff support and her extension is 2. You’ll always find a friendly face when greeted in our office by Ana. Her responsibilities include welcoming new/existing clients. She takes pride in answering the telephone, taking payments, making sure your correspondence/emails are taken care of in a timely manner. Ana was born in Jalisco, Mexico and lives in San Mateo with her husband and 2 boys. She graduated from Escuela Secundaria in San Jose de Gracia, Jalisco and continues to learn English as her second language. She is active in her church at St. Timothy’s and enjoys watching her boys play soccer and baseball. Her oldest son takes guitar lessons from Circulo Cultural, a Cultural Center in Redwood City where Tammie is highly involved and donates a lot of her time. Ana loves getting together with her family and is one of eleven kids. By the way, we insure ALL of them!

Chester Ruiz, CMO Chief Marketing Officer

Chester Ruiz is an experienced real estate entrepreneur and industry leader. His ‘big why’ motivates him to help the next generation achieve the American Dream thru homeownership. Chester provides his marketing experience and develops strategic marketing plans to better serve the Tammie Pereira Insurance TPI existing clients and new customers. He has developed a one-stop shop business model for TPI which will grow the business by providing insurance, real estate, and home loans by licensed professionals all in one location. He taps into his past experience as a building contractor assisting clients with compliance with the California Contractors Licensing Board concurrently offering assistance with obtaining a license. Chester believes in giving back to the community by helping nonprofits increase their capacity to serve the greater good. His greatest accomplishment has been raising his five children who have grown to be productive citizens and caring adults. Lovingly Chester is the primary caregiver of his 99-year-old immigrant Father. “Our greatest privilege is to serve to leave a legacy of hope & prosperity for the next generation, Si Se Puede!” Chester Ruiz

Juan Rangel, File Clerk
Juan has been with the agency since 1999 as a part time position. He has been with his full time position as a sheet metal worker for over 25 years. His role with the agency is to make sure the files are up to date and are all in order. Our agency, while automated still maintains a good ole fashion paper filing system. You’ll never have to worry if we lose power or have a system breakdown. There’s nothing better than paper in Juan’s eyes; that’s what helps pay for his extra circular soccer activities. Juan is very involved with soccer and is the lead referee for the San Mateo Soccer League. He and his wife enjoy coaching various soccer teams and have 3-beautiful children who are now approaching college years. He is happy with our agency because all his kids get good student discounts on their car insurance!

Gabriella Van Steen, Bookkeeper
“Gaby” is our longest staff member. She started with the agency when we first opened the doors. She is our bookkeeper who works closely with Nabila on accounting issues. With her history and expertise with bookkeeping, she makes sure all the payables and receivables are issued on a timely basis. Through the years, Gabriella has had the opportunity to work within the office but now owns a home in Redding, CA while maintaining her remote office here in San Mateo. When she is not working on accounting issues and helping existing clients with Workers Compensation audits, she enjoys her grandchildren as well as arts & crafts in her small town. Not only does she have her personal insurance with us but she has her classic 1963 Ford Mustang insured through our Classic Auto Program.

We look forward to working with you!

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1606 S. El Camino Real
San Mateo, CA 94402

P: (650) 655-2022
F: (650) 286-1773

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