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Libardi Service Agency, Hicksville, New York, has been honored by Merchants Insurance Group with the 2013 Agent of the Year award. The award was presented to agency principal William Libardi.

The Agent of the Year award recognizes one of Merchants’ 600+ independent agencies for achieving success through outstanding customer service. Award recipients must embrace Merchants’ core values of integrity, respect, loyalty, teamwork and the aspiration to improve.

Libardi Service Agency was founded in 1965 and joined with Merchants in 1976. Bill Libardi took over the helm of the agency in 1993. Libardi Service Agency has also qualified for the Merchants Insurance Group President’s Club seven times, including this year.

“As our relationship with Libardi Service Agency approaches the 40 year mark, we are thrilled to recognize Bill Libardi and his team as our Agent of the Year,” said Bob Zak, Merchants’ President and CEO. “Bill’s professionalism and solid values permeate his agency, and align with ours. We are honored to provide protection from loss for many of Libardi Service’s clients, and look forward to continued success.”

“We are so honored to receive this award,” said Bill Libardi, principal of the agency. “I’d like to thank my staff as well as Merchants’ staff in the Eastern regional office on Long Island for their assistance.”

“We are proud to be able to present this award to Libardi Service Agency and their staff,” Charlie Makey, Senior Vice President of Insurance Operations for Merchants added, “They have served as a true partner with Merchants over the years.”

About Libardi Service Agency

Libardi Service Agency, a full service agency of independent insurance professionals serving Eastern New York, specializes in property and casualty insurance for cars, homes and businesses. For more information, please visit them online at

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