Our People


We've been providing insurance solutions to our community for over 17 years. Joseph started in insurance with Allstate in 2002 and was the principal for three Allstate offices. In 2008, Preferred Choice Insurance was founded as an independent agency, and at the beginning of 2019, we changed our name to Trutela Insurance. While working with a captive agency like Allstate is great, we are now able to offer our customers customized insurance packages. We realize that because not everyone fits into one box, not everyone fits with one single carrier. The freedom to work with many different A-rated carriers as an independent agency allows us to search for the right carrier and the right product for each customer, rather than being limited to the products of one carrier. Although we primarily serve Texans, we are licensed to do business in multiple states. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff takes pride in providing an exceptional experience for our policy holders. It is our goal to deliver insight, products, and service to protect you, your family, and your valuables.

Joseph A. Gutierrez

Managing Partner of Trutela Insurance

Monica King

Licensed Account Coordinator

Jamie Intriago

Licensed Account Coordinator

Rachel Fontenot

Office Administrator

Shari O’Brien

Marketing Coordinator