About The Safegard Group, Inc.
The Safegard Group, Inc. is a leading, full service insurance broker and risk management consulting firm. Safegard was founded in 1994 by Robert V. Donato III on the basis of superior customer service and expert technical knowledge.
We are a well-established company with a reputation for honesty, integrity, unsurpassed service and groundbreaking business solutions. Insurance is a complex business. We understand the intricacies of insurance and continually monitor the changing rules and regulations that might affect your coverage. We not only know the insurance business—but we work to understand yours. We know that each client is unique and that your business has its own individual insurance requirements. Our experts work with you to identify your exposures and construct a cost-effective risk management program underwritten by our most qualified insurance companies.
By working in close partnership with our clients, we ensure their assets are properly protected from loss. Our consultants will design a tailored insurance program to fit your needs by completing a thorough analysis of your exposures to risk.
Safegard has developed significant relationships with a multitude of insurance companies, which results in our ability to deliver the broadest coverage at the most competitive price.
Unfortunately, losses will and do occur. Our staff of experienced claims professionals will work on your behalf to assure proper handling and timely resolution of your claim.
We take pride in our commitment to provide our clients with unparalleled customer service. At The Safegard Group, the preservation and conservation of our clients’ assets is one of our highest priorities.
The Safegard Group office is located in Media, Pennsylvania and you can find our full contact information and ability to send us an email on our contact page.
Robert V. Donato III, CWCP, CRIS
Bob founded The Safegard Group in 1994 in order to create an insurance agency with a strong focus on customer service and technical expertise. In his current role as Chairman, he develops and monitors strategies for ensuring long-term viability of the company as well as maintains relationships with clients and peer organizations. Bob earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Delaware, is a licensed property and casualty agent and obtained his CWCP accreditation from Michigan State University.
Bob is quite active in community service having served on the boards of the Easter Seal Society of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties and the Rocky Run YMCA. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Alumni Association of the University of Delaware and the Riddle HealthCare Foundation.
William C. Donato Jr., CPCU, CRIS
Chief Executive Officer
Bill is responsible for overseeing daily operations, the management, and the strategic direction of The Safegard Group. Since joining The Safegard Group in 1995, Bill has held a variety of positions including account manager, head of the Claims and Risk Control Departments, Leader of the Commercial Lines Department, President, and Chief Operating Officer before being promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2017. Additionally, he serves as team leader for all agency acquisitions.
Bill graduated summa cum laude from the Schreyer Honors College Pennsylvania State University, where he currently serves on the Board and is heavily involved in recruitment, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance with a minor in Economics. Bill also currently serves on the Advisory Board for Penn Liberty Bank and as a volunteer at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
William J. Calderaro, MLIS, MBA
Since joining The Safegard Group in 2007 as Executive Vice President, Bill Calderaro has served the firm in many capacities. In September 2017, he was appointed President. In addition to overall company leadership, he continues to manage and grow his client portfolio, utilizing twenty-four years of experience and technical knowledge.
Bill’s areas of expertise include both Captive and Traditional Market placements with continued industry focus in technology, non-profit, professional services, and construction.
Bill has a B.A. from Villanova University and an Executive MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. He is a licensed Pennsylvania Agent and Broker and carries a Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS) designation.
“B. Pietrini & Sons has had a business relationship with The Safegard Group for over 10 years. They have always given us a very high quality of service with associates that give us their utmost attention. They have safety people that work with ours to bring our level of safety to new heights. They have always been competitive and a pleasure to deal with.”
“Preferred partnered with The Safegard Group to manage our employee health and benefit program more than ten (10) years ago. Over the years, our business and employee base has expanded dramatically. Throughout these changes, the Safegard team has always been on the forefront, providing proactive solutions to improve our program both from a cost and also a program design basis. In this healthcare environment where regulations are ever changing, Safegard maintains constant contact with Preferred to ensure that we are kept informed. We cannot endorse the Safegard team enough for all of their efforts, level of attention and expertise since our business relationship began. We truly think that Preferred and its employees have gained on multiple fronts as a result of our partnership and will for the foreseeable future.”
“Our decision to go with Safegard Group for our Business and Health Insurance needs was the best decision ever! Their agents make shopping for our business insurance an effortless and enjoyable experience. As a business customer, I love the presentation by their highly qualified agent. Prior to procurement, I have a great understanding of what coverages are offered, pricing structures, and all options to enable me to choose from which carrier I want to purchase. After the purchase, I am assured of Safegards’ value of complete customer satisfaction, as it is demonstrated on a daily basis through their amazing support staff. We have had the privilege of working with the same team, who have done a great job shopping and supporting all of Jonasz Precast, Inc.’s insurance needs for years. The customer service we receive is nothing short of amazing! I give Safegard Group my highest recommendation.”
“The Philadelphia market has plenty of good insurance brokers, but as US Roofing was making the transition into the third generation of management, we were looking for something more. We wanted a company that would partner with us in navigating the difficulties of insurance in the construction industry. There was an immediate comfort level with the team at Safegard. They entrenched themselves in our company and became familiar with our personnel, our trade and our priorities as a company. Their client list is a who’s who of contractors in the Philadelphia Area. They are familiar with the upcoming and ongoing projects in the area and bring insight of the projects from multiple trades perspectives. They have become an invaluable member of our team.”
"The Safegard Group's knowledge of personal insurance coverage is exceptional! And as a businessperson who has made his career providing quality customer service, the service provided by Safegard is beyond reproach. I particularly value my year end meeting which provides me an opportunity to step back and review my insurance program with my team of professionals. It's comforting to know I always have Safegard in my corner."
"Safegard has developed a written service plan that allows us to be more proactive with risk management efforts. The service plan is broken down by month and has projects listed to be completed by them and by us. Instead of waiting for our call when we need them, they are contacting us to make sure projects are getting done. It is nice to have this level of accountability in a provider relationship because I know I am receiving the value that I paid for."
"I have known members of the Safegard team for several years and have attended several presentations given by The Safegard Group. All have been excellent presentations covering many diverse risk management issues from OSHA, Compliance & Cyber Security. I would endorse them with my highest recommendation."