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Insurance Office of America (IOA), is a privately held, full service agency founded in 1988 and is one of the fastest growing independent insurance agencies in the U.S.  We have industry expertise that services the unique needs of self-storage businesses and are a recognized insurance broker providing risk management to the self-storage industry.   


Joseph Torrisi
Vice President

Self Storage Insurance Specialist
Tenant Protection/Truck Rental/Property & Casualty

Joe started his carrier as a self-storage facility owner in 1988. He quickly became a top 5 agent for Ryder Truck Rental and Penske Truck Leasing, eventually selling his facility to acquire the franchise rights for Budget Car & Truck Rental in the New York Metropolitan Area. In 2012, Joe returned to the self-storage industry launching an award-winning self-storage tenant protection program. As a pioneer in the industry, he helped adapt todays self-storage tenant protection plans to conform with state regulation, helping clearly define protection plans from traditional tenant insurance programs. Joe was responsible for providing insurance coverage and setting up tenant protection programs for at least a dozen of the ISS Top 100 Operators. Joe introduced the Chubb Self-Storage Tenant Protection Program at IOA in 2019, and it has quickly become the industries number one tenant protection program.

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Randy Weissman
Self Storage Insurance Specialist
Tenant Protection/Truck Rental/Property & Casualty

Randy Weissman came to IOA in March 2023, boasting an impressive a track record of over 30 years in operations and asset management. 

Randy is an accomplished professional in the self-storage industry having spent 15 years serving as President of Storage Banc, a private portfolio successfully sold in 2014. He has also held significant roles such as Vice president of Strategy for Storage Rentals of America, Vice President of Operations for National Storage Affiliates (iStorage), Vice President of Operations for World Class Capital (Great Value Storage), and Vice President of Public Storage Pickup & Delivery.

Randy's expertise in the unique insurance requirements of self-storage properties has led him to design and manage some of the industry's largest and most profitable Tenant Protection Plans.  He specializes in property and casualty insurance and tenant property protection plans specifically tailored for the self-storage industry.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Weissman was a Founding Member and President of the Mobile Self-Storage Association. His contributions to the industry include writing articles for multiple industry publications and speaking at national and regional self-storage conferences, where he shares his insights and knowledge with other professionals.

Mr. Weissman holds degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. In addition to being a licensed insurance producer, he is a licensed real estate broker.

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3rd largest privately held agency

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23rd largest agency
in U.S.

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