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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