Company History


Cavanah Associates, Inc. was founded by John Cavanah, CPCU in 1976. The mission of Cavanah Associates was to be a general insurance agency, specializing in commercial risks. From these beginnings, Cavanah Associates grew in both commercial and personal lines insurance.

In 1981, Jim Cavanah joined Cavanah Associates after starting his career in commercial insurance with Industrial Indemnity of San Diego. Jim became an insurance producer and helped grow Cavanah Associates in Hawaii.

Concurrently with the growth in general insurance, Cavanah Associates also began and grew it’s auto aftermarket business. Vehicle Service Contracts, GAP, Vehicle Theft Protection, Paint and Fabric Sealant products, among others, were introduced and sold in the Hawaii market. This portion of business enabled Cavanah Associates to gain a specific knowledge of the auto dealership business in Hawaii and beyond.

As Cavanah Associates moves into 2019 and beyond, the growth of Cavanah Associates remains strong. Our excellent producers, our excellent account managers, and our excellent auto dealer service reps provide a superior level of knowledge and service to our customers. We know and understand our customers have a freedom of choice to purchase their insurance and we have to earn their business every day. Our goal of a high level of customer service is what drives our staff at Cavanah Associates to achieve and excel for our customers!