Imelda Gonzalez with her husband Aldo
"I strive to deliver the best value and experience to every customer. Farmers appreciates your business and we look forward to continuing to earn your confidence for many years to come." Imelda Gonzalez
Farmers Insurance, Imelda Gonzalez Agency
featured in the October 2016 issue
In 1978 Venancio Alvarez moved with his
wife and two children from Houston to San
Juan, Texas to work in the local oil industry.
Shortly after arriving they welcomed a third
child in 1979, a daughter whom they named
Imelda. Imelda grew up as the "middle child",
the third of five children to bless the Alvarez
home. Imelda likes to say that she is "The
cream of the cookie".
In 1990 Venancio moved his family to a five
acre tract of land he had purchased in Alamo,
Texas. Here, he and his wife brought their children
up, teaching them the value of working
hard to get what they wanted from life.
Middle child Imelda understood these values.
She worked hard at her studies while attending
PSJA schools. She graduated as a Junior Candidate
in 1997 and, soon afterwards, enrolled
in South Texas Vo-Tech's Licensed Vocational
Nurse, LVN, program.
In 1998 Imelda married Aldo Gonzalez,
whom she had known while attending PSJA
High School. As Imelda was the first of her siblings
to marry, their families held a large wedding
ceremony for them at what was then the
Pharr Community Center in Pharr, Texas. Soon,
Aldo and Imelda were blessed by the birth of
Ronaldo, the first of three sons.
While working for a local gym in 2001,
selling memberships on a commission basis,
Imelda realized that she had a knack for sales.
Her success at earning good commissions,
along with her natural talent for interacting
with people, led her to pursue this line of work.
A fellow employee, Nancy Garza, introduced
Imelda to insurance sales for a supplemental
only insurance company. Imelda studied diligently
and soon she was awarded her license
to sell Life and Health Insurance. She worked
for this insurance company for several years
travelling across South Texas from El Paso to
Brownsville. Soon after the birth of their second
child, Orlando, Imelda again put her hard
study ethics to work and gained her Property
and Casualty, P & C, license. She went to work
for another insurance company in 2008.
Following the birth of Brandon Lee, their
third son, Imelda went back to work with the
insurance company she had been with before,
with the ever present thought that she would
one day open her own agency here in the Valley.
It was at a job fair that she met a recruiter
from Farmer's Insurance. After visiting with
the recruiter, she became convinced that this
was the opportunity she had been looking for.
After eight months of training with Farmers
Insurance, Imelda Gonzalez held the Grand
Opening of her Farmers Insurance Agency office
on August 1, 2016 at 501 N Alamo Rd.
Suite B in Alamo, Texas.
As your local Farmers agent in Alamo, TX,
I help customers identify the insurance coverage
that best fits your needs. This process is
straightforward and personalized to help make
you smarter about insurance. My staff and I
have the knowledge and experience to help
you better understand your coverage options
whether that's auto, home, life, business insurance
I am proud to be working for a company that
makes up one of the country's largest insurers
and who also provide a wide range of products
that helps our customers prepare for their family's
financial future. Community involvement is
part of my goal, where as an agent I can offer
consultations to review current coverages
along with a needs analysis to help prepare
for life's unexpected event. Please feel free to
contact me in person, by phone, text or email.
Both Farmers and I know the importance of
good service and price when it comes to protecting
what matters most. Imelda Gonzalez