About Us

Dedicated Member of AZ Restaurant Community

In 2010, David was the proud recipient of the Volunteer of the Year award from the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association and the Arizona Restaurant Association.

Always Has Best Interest of Clients in Mind

Always look to serve the best interest of his clients in both insurance price and coverage

Outstanding, quality service for restaunteurs

Constantly staying current on the bar and restaurant industry and marketing

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David DeLorenzo

Founder of Bar & Restaurant Speciality Group


David DeLorenzo

David DeLorenzo is a native Arizonan. He attended college at Arizona State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. After college David worked for Warner Bros records distributor, which started a 10 year career in the record entertainment industry. While engaged in the record industry, and armed with marketing knowledge, David opened his first marketing company called Diamond in the Rough Promotions.

While building his business, David discovered a niche market that could use his services: the restaurant industry. He developed his current affordable insurance for all sectors of the hospitality industry. David is a dedicated member of Arizona’s restaurant community, constantly staying current on the bar and restaurant industry, marketing to ensure that he is providing outstanding, quality service for restaurateurs.

In addition, David has built a reputation in the industry based on the trust that he will always look to serve the best interest of his clients in both insurance price and coverage. David is a silent investor of four restaurants in the Phoenix metro area. David feels that by traveling to these restaurants and getting his hands dirty he better understands the needs of the restaurant industry and thus, his client.

David is an avid runner and health fanatic. He is a family man at heart and cherishes the time he is able to spend with family and friends. David also enjoys music and science fiction and has a special place in his heart for Star Wars. “For those that need it, make time he will.”

Our Team


Dave Melanson

Chief Operating Officer


Melissa Avina

Agency Project Manager


Laurie Lewis

Sr. Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Sindy Diaz

Sr. Commercial Lines Account Manager

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Kristen Reider

Commercial Lines Account Manager


Lisa Mindak

Commercial Lines Account Manager


Carolyn O'Laughlin

Commercial Lines Account Manager


Lisa Herring

Personal Lines Account Manager


Mary Kavena

Commercial Rating Specialist


Robert Scola

Life and Health Specialist

We Insure Bars, Pubs, Nightclubs, Fast Food, Fine Dining, Caterers, Coffee Houses, Breweries