In his mid 40's Graeme has a passion for all things outdoors and what Taranaki has to offer.  He is a keen surfer and snowboarder amongst other sports, and has an active lifestyle which en enjoys with his wife and 3 children.  Graeme first met Steve in 2000, and as a result put in place life and trauma cover.  In 2014 Graeme noticed a lump in his right leg and went to the doctor.  Subsequest investigations resulted in a melanoma diagnosis with surgery required to remove the lump and the lymph nodes.  As a result Graeme qualified for a claim on his Trauma insurance.

"When Steve first visited me and my family, it was difficult to see the need for insurance as we probably felt indestructable.  The insurance we put in place was probably the minimum levels Steve recommended and designed to mitigate the risks to my wife and family due to our exposure to debt.  In hindsight having the insurance was a huge relief.  As with an melanoma diagnosis there's a degree of uncertainity and having some financial security to know your family is going to be OK should the worst happen cannot be underestimated.  The claims process was really straight forward, Steve handled it all.  I would definitely recommend the process we went through with Steve and Paragon and the use of insurance to mitigate the risk especially to those who have a young family and exposure to a mortgage.  It's all about peace of mind."

- Graeme 2016


 We were very impressed with John.  He was informative, efficient, obliging and professional.  We felt comfortable discussing our insurance with him and appreciated his friendly and approachable manner.  He tailored our individual insurance needs with ease and we would definitely recommend John and Paragon to others.

- Gordon and Debbie Slater


John and Steve have provided insurance products for both our business and personal portfolios. They’re up-front, honest and what I especially like, they don’t sell us what we don’t need.

- John Spurway

My brother and I have a business in the scaffold industry and therefore we are in a high risk industry. It was important for us to find an insurance solution to best manage such risks.

John sat down with Blair and myself and listened and to us so he could gain an understanding of the extent of the risks etc that we face in our business.

John was brilliant in the way that he understood our needs and came up with a solution that best manages our risks. He was also able to come up with a solution that best met my personal insurance needs. So my family and I can get on with life, knowing that we are well covered.

I would highly recommend the services of Paragon to anyone looking to better their insurance needs.

- Gary Johnson Elite Scaffolding

Within 24 hours, my 43 year old husband had died suddenly and the main bridge on our farm was washed away with severe flooding. During this traumatic time, my main focus was for my young children and how I was going to get through the hard times ahead.  It was a huge relief to have John come to my home and handle the claims process from start to finish.  Without this help and the financial assistance the insurance provided, this time would have been significantly harder.

I continue to trust and rely on John to review my personal and farm insurance policies and any claims I have in either of these area’s.  I value John’s warm, friendly and professional manner and the fact that he keeps in regular contact to ensure my insurance programme stays up to date.  John’s experience in the farming industry means I know I can trust him to ensure my business and family are well protected.  I have no hesitation in recommending John and Paragon to others.

- Jane O’Neill

My wife Anna and I would like to let you know we have been most impressed with your company during a recent overhaul of both our personal and business insurances.

We found that all aspects of cover were explained fully to us in a friendly and straight forward manner. There was never any pressure on us to act, other than how we personally felt our insurances should reflect our own personal requirements and budget.

We felt relaxed and assured of the best possible service whenever we contacted your staff.
Again, thank you for providing top professional service and advice.

-    John and Anna Brbich Managing Directors


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