Bob began his career an agent while living in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 2005. He was successful from the start. That first year he earned membership in the Supreme Knight’s Club, an honor reserved for the top insurance producers in the Knights of Columbus. Since 2006, Bob has been a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. He achieved Court of the Table status 7 years in a row beginning in 2008. Bob has earned many designations during his successful career including Fraternal Insurance Counselor Fellow (FICF), Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), and Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow (LUTCF). Bob’s practice was quite possibly the most award-winning practice for the KofC.
Bob formed The Abbate Agency in April of 2016, and it has been in the top 10 producing agencies in North America since inception. In 2021 and 2022, The Abbate Agency became one the largest volume and premium producing agencies in the history of the KofC.
The agency’s territory includes 95% of Virginia, all of West Virginia, and a small portion of Maryland. It currently includes 27 financial professional agents/investment advisor representatives and 16-full time administrators and 7 office locations.
During these past 16 years as an agent and now an agency, Bob, his family, and his agency have supported hundreds of Knights of Columbus and local community activities from VKCCI, KOVAR, the Special Olympics, Partnership Dinners, Top Gun Events, to Parish, School, and Diocesan Programs. Bob has also been recognized for his support for Veterans.
Bob and Julie have been married over 42 years and have just relocated to the Richmond area. They have two grown sons, Nick and Max, who are both now in the family business. Nick is married to Arielle and they have three children: Mary Grace, Catherine Rose and Samuel Robert. Max is married to Claire and they have one daughter: Gemma Claire.
The Abbate family truly encompasses biological family, The Abbate Agency family, and the extended family of the clients served by the agency.
Knights of Columbus Abbate Agency
4118 East Parham Rd.
Richmond VA 23228