by LIZ ONUFER  |  photo by Tyler McElhaney

Protected from the Unexpected

State Farm Agent Vladan Trifunovic Puts Relationships First

For Vladan Trifunovic, being an insurance agent is more than just a profession. “My team and I treat our clients like family; you may come in as a client, you will leave a friend,” Vladan acknowledged. With over thirty years in the insurance industry, he is an agent, a neighbor, and a friend.

Originally from the former Yugoslavia, Vladan immigrated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his family in 1968. Vladan eventually moved west, relocating to Carlsbad with his family in 2004 and joining the State Farm Insurance team in San Diego in 2009.

Living and working in the community is important to Vladan and his team. “The office is owned by an agent who lives in La Costa Oaks so we know the issues facing local homeowners. We know that we cannot insure every home in the area, but we are happy to be a resource to help advise and guide our neighbors to getting the best possible coverage regardless of who they buy the product from,” Vladan stated.

“My team and I treat our clients like family; you may come in as client, you will leave as a friend.”

The importance of this local connection is reflected in the most difficult times for Vladan’s clients. He related the story of a couple he had spoken with about coverage but they never acted on it. During the fires in San Marcos in May 2014, as the wife watched the flames near their home, she called to confirm their policy. Vladan, understanding the urgency, was able to immediately process her policy. Fortunately their home was spared, but Vladan was proud to know he was able to help protect his neighbors.

Conveniently located in the La Costa Meadows Business Park, Vladan explains the first step in learning about insurance coverage is to email, call, or stop in to see an agent. All the agents are fully licensed by the state of California in life, health, property, and casualty insurance. Clients speak highly of their experiences with Vladan. “Vlad is great at what he does. A good communicator and follows up on everything down to the T,” shared client, Brian. Another client, Michael, acknowledged, “He is a genuine and friendly man. If you are looking for someone honest and willing to go the extra yard, he is your man.”

Vladan recognizes that insurance is not a “one size fits all” model and believes in individual relationships; “Protected from the unexpected, we don’t sell a policy, we create a relationship.”



Name of Business: State Farm Insurance Agent Vladan Trifunovic
Years in Position: 5
Year of Establishment: 2010
Address: 1635 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, CA 92078
Email contact:
Phone: 760-290-3533
Description of business: State Farm Insurance and Financial Services