In 1975, Bob Schmunk founded Schmunk Gatt Smith & Associates in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, from a dream, a passion for the insurance business and a strong conviction in excellence in customer service.
While we moved our offices to nearby Langley, BC, one thing hasn’t changed – our commitment to providing the best service at the best value. Our strong, dedicated team has been meeting the insurance and investment needs of individuals, families and businesses across BC for almost four decades.
We are not a financial institution. And we don’t represent any single bank, trust company, life insurance, group insurance or investment company. Our advisors have the freedom to survey the marketplace and determine those products that best serve the unique needs of each client.
We strive to provide the very best value to our clients. We do this through expert collaboration, combined with the highest quality insurance and financial products. Our firm places a high value on community service. We regularly volunteer our time and resources to various causes, both locally and internationally.
Whatever your needs, let the experience and knowledge of Schmunk Gatt Smith & Associates provide you the very best service possible. Check out what our team is up to. Or, read up on what’s new in benefits. Better yet, contact us and let us help you with your roadmap.
We’ve been “all about you” since before it was fashionable. And it’s way more than fashion to us. At Schmunk Gatt Smith & Associates, our statement – More benefits than you planned for™ – is backed by a dedicated, savvy team who walk the talk. Our clients stay with us for the long term. We are the official employee benefit representatives for many of the top associations in British Columbia. When it comes to insurance and group benefits, we’ve definitely been there, done that, and loved every step of the way. We can get you there, too.
Darren began his career at Schmunk Gatt Smith & Associates in 1991 after completion of his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree at Simon Fraser University. Darren later went on to obtain his Certified Financial Planner designation. Group Benefits and Pensions in both the public and private sectors are Darren’s areas of expertise. His dedication and attention to detail are evident in the leadership role he plays at SGS in creation of innovative solutions for organizations. Schmunk Gatt Smith & Associates’ core value and commitment is to provide the best service and value for our clients. Darren is a dedicated advisor who has been meeting the insurance and investment needs of businesses across Canada for over 25 years. Darren resides in Langley with his family and is actively involved in various charities, both locally and internationally.Email Darren
Since joining the company in 1999, Lu has worked on many different association plans, creating innovations in cost savings and the management of benefit programs. Lu is a Canucks seasons’ tickets holder, and actively contributes to causes impacting addictions and youth at risk, both locally and internationally. Together with his wife and their children, Langley is the home they return to, from their many travel adventures around the world.Email Lu
Stephen joined the company in 2006, bringing extensive knowledge in extended health, dental, life and disability group benefits gained from his years at Pacific Blue Cross. An admirer of Albert Einstein, Stephen’s easy-going style allows him to think outside the box and see multiple dimensions of any problem. He lives in Langley with his wife and two children.Email Stephen
Jordan joined our team in 2017. He earned his business degree from Trinity Western University in 2002 and worked in Sales Management for 15 years. Jordan’s focus is on providing clients with Group Benefits, Investments and Life Insurance to best meet their corporate and personal needs. He also handles group benefits for The Link Association Plan. A sports fanatic, Jordan is a Seahawks seasons’ ticket holder and supports his other favourite teams, the Canucks, and Bayern Munich. Jordan lives in Langley with his wife and daughter.Email Jordan
Julie is one of those perfectionists who delivers with grace and class, she’s been bringing this gift to the firm since joining in 2007. The daughter of entrepreneurial parents, she believes strongly in treating people well, and has derived a lot of pleasure in providing exceptional customer satisfaction to our clientele. A successful multi-tasker in all areas of her life, she has a passion for travel, and the many aspects of gardening.Email Julie
Sara Van Heuveln
Sara has been in the Life and Health insurance industry since 2004 and rejoined our firm in 2017. She brings over 14 years of experience in managing group benefits, individual client portfolios and providing exceptional customer service. In her spare time, she likes to hike, travel and explore the outdoors with her husband. Sara loves music and spending time with her adult kids and grandkids.Email Sara
Kira joined the firm in 2015 and has many years of experience in client service within the group benefits industry. She loves personally connecting with clients and efficiently looking into their inquiries. Kira finds great job satisfaction knowing she’s made her client’s life easier. She lives in Langley with her husband and two sons.Email Kira
Paulina joined the company in August 2017 bringing in her strong customer service experience. She loves efficiently helping clients and you can always hear her smile on the phone. She prides herself in staying organized while delivering exceptional service.Email Paulina
Abi began her journey with the firm in July 2018, bringing with her extensive administrative and customer service experience. She enjoys assisting clients with efficiency and care, and finds great satisfaction in ensuring her clients are well taken care of. In her spare time, Abi loves learning about the culinary arts and nutrition.Email Abi
Bonnie provides assistance for the Group Retirement sector here at Schmunk Gatt Smith & Associates. Bonnie’s kind and compassionate personality makes her a joy to chat with, especially over a cup of JJ Bean coffee.Email Bonnie
Tania provides essential administration support for the corporation. Tania has a passion for photography and fishing, and enjoys leading a healthy and active lifestyle.Email Tania
Amanda joined our team in September 2019. You will find her answering your phone call into the office with an upbeat personality, ready to lead you in the right direction. She has joined us, bringing years of office administration, reception, and customer service experience. Amanda is a multi-tasker who is willing to put a task aside to efficiently help her fellow employees. In her spare time she enjoys being creative and tending to her vegetable garden.Email Amanda