Shawn Waked is the Agency Owner at Practical Insurance Solutions, LLC, a full service independent insurance firm that provides all major lines of insurance. Shawn is passionate about serving his clients and giving back to the community, as well as maintaining a deep expertise in his field. Here is a little information about us:
Shawn started his agency in 2006, as a captive agent for Allstate Insurance. It did not take long for him to realize he did not want to be limited to the offerings of only one carrier. Shawn wanted to have the freedom to find the solution that best fit his customer’s needs. So, he left behind the limitations of his captive agency to take over his own independent agency, Practical Insurance Solutions.
In 2013, Shawn decided to expand the business into one of his favorite areas to spend time, St. Petersburg, FL. He now has offices in both Wentzville, MO and St. Pete, FL, traveling between the two several times per year.
Things are going very well, clients are happy, and Shawn is now focusing on continued professional development. He loves the analytical part of dissecting your coverages and identifying where more, less or different coverage may be in your best interest. He is embarking on studies to gain his Certified Insurance Councilor (CIC) designation, which is similar to the CPA designation in Accounting.
Shawn strives to deliver value through exceptional product knowledge, trusted advice, and top-notch service.
You can learn more about Shawn’s professional accomplishments on LinkedIn.
Please connect with us today!
Get to know Shawn on a personal level… what do you have in common?
Shawn was born in Detroit, Michigan, not far from Eminem’s notorious neighborhood at 9 Mile.
In 1982, his family relocated to the greater St. Louis area as his father works for General Motors. His Dad is actually still there, more than 40 years at the company.
At 12 years old Shawn beat cancer. He’s been healthy and a bit of a health nut since.
He is the oldest of three brothers. One of his brothers works in Telecommunications and the other is a touring Blues guitarist, recently touring with the Marquise Knox band.
Shawn is a passionate Cardinals Baseball fan. Don’t worry Cubs fans, we still want to help you!
During high school Shawn got his first job at the Holiday Inn at 15 years old. He started off as a busboy, but during the 4 years he worked there he spent time in almost every department.
While putting himself through college, Shawn worked as a Union Auto Worker at Lear Corporation. He rotated through different duties of building the seats for the Dodge Rams.
Shawn was 20 years old when he bought his first house. He now has homes in both Wentzville, MO and St. Petersburg, FL.
He is part of the 2002 Missouri State Champion Dodgeball team. They won the opportunity to compete in Chicago at the Nationals.
Shawn is the youngest known person to have become a Wentzville Alderman. If you look closely around Wentzville you may spot his name on a few plaques placed on some of the newer projects and buildings in town.
He bought a classic 1966 Ford Mustang about five years ago. He continues to enjoy restoring it and participating in rod runs and shows.
Shawn and his wife, Theresa, have known each other for 18 years. They started dating in 2012 and were married December 31, 2014. They hope to start a family in the next few years, but for now they have their hands full with there puppy Scarlet.
As part of their honeymoon, Shawn’s requested they go to Ireland to see Van Morrison perform in a castle. He’s a big fan of Van and music in general.
Shawn has done volunteer work in Parks and Recreation for more than a decade and has served about 8 years on the
Wentzville Park Board. He’s secured more than $5,000 in grants. He also does volunteer work for the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation.
Shawn looks forward to continuing to grow strong relationships with his clients and expanding his entrepreneurial talents. He also looks forward to being an awesome dad and doing more international travel.
We would love to know more about YOU!
Contact Us us at: (888) 539-7520. Feel free to email or fax us your current policies for a comprehensive review and comparison. Fax: (636-352-2878); Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We currently service the states of Missouri, Illinois, Florida.