Richard’s family has been in the insurance industry for many generations, starting with his grandfather in Paoli, Indiana. In 1957 his father, Leon Lewis started an agency in Orangevale, California where Richard started working before he could drive. He eventually got his casualty brokers’/agents’ license followed by his Surplus Lines License a few years later. 2006 he joined the Vitas Insurance Agency and continues to service accounts his father wrote over 38 years ago, along with his own accounts. Richard was raised in Placer County where he lives with his wife and keeps active in the Placer County Sheriff’s Department Search & Rescue and other community organizations.