We don’t just provide insurance—we take a holistic approach to protecting commercial enterprises and clients’ lives.” — Ken Yavitz
12225 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
Ken Yavitz has always had an eye for the big picture. Following in his family’s legacy of managing the business and personal interests of insurance clients, he is widely recognized for evaluating and protecting all aspects of his clients’ livelihoods. He credits asking the right questions for solving challenges that clients may not anticipate or even know exist. This anticipatory, proactive approach to ensuring the best interests of every Yavitz client is what helps to set Ken and his agency apart. This talent for navigating obstacles was born of a family tradition of excellence, beginning with his grandfather, Al Yavitz, a tough but fair World War I veteran who founded the Yavitz Agency in 1921. Al successfully guided his clients and the agency through the perils of the Great Depression before eventually handing over ownership of the firm to Ken’s father, Jordan, and uncle, Marvyn. Ken signed on with Yavitz Insurance in 1977. Before building a strong reputation as a problem solver, Ken developed the same attention to detail that made his family predecessors experts in the business. Besides exhaustively studying all areas of the business, from rating, underwriting to claims management, Ken also brings an entrepreneurial point of view to his clients. This added value helps to ensure that the businesses he insures also effectively manage risk and loss control, tax implications, operations, and short- and long-term budgets. Ken has been recognized with two important designations: Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). Today, Ken continues to lead Yavitz Insurance through new challenges and opportunities. Clients know him as a trusted pro who is always available – not just at policy renewal time – and when claims are submitted, he is second to none in terms of responsiveness. Ken’s latest special area of focus, providing insurance for affluent lifestyles, has helped to set the standard for the industry. It all adds up to a proven, big-picture approach that offers both protection and peace of mind.