By Martine St. Hilaire + Photos by Mackinley “Spex” Madhere
Jacky Catule was born in Haiti but has been living in Florida since 2003. He traveled from Haiti to settle down with his family, who was already living in the U.S. He married his beautiful wife Laura in 2001, and they have two children, J-Shamar and Kyra.
In Haiti, Jacky studied Telecommunications at HaitiTec. When he came to the U.S., he enrolled in DeVry University to study Information System Security. He’s now pursuing a degree in Accounting at Broward College. He’s a licensed Life and Health insurance agent in the states of Florida, Indiana, Texas, California, Georgia, and New Jersey. He’s also a real estate agent and professional tax preparer.
“We’ve been helping the community with Medicare and Obamacare since 2013, and we’ve added more services along the way,” Jacky says proudly.
Jacky has worked in the financial services industry since 2013, the year he started his company, JCKC Financial Services. What he enjoys most about his career is receiving feedback from clients expressing their satisfaction with his company’s services. “We’ve been helping the community with Medicare and Obamacare since 2013, and we’ve added more services along the way,” he says proudly.
JCKC Financial Services has an excellent team of dedicated staff members who provide services in the following areas:
- Life Insurance
- Income Tax
- Auto and Homeowner Insurance
- Real Estate
- Document Translation
- Public Notary
- Fingerprint or Background Check
Jacky faced many challenges when establishing JCKC. The first three years were especially hard. At the time, few people knew about JCKC, but Jacky has always understood that it takes time for people to trust you and your business. Now, he considers himself blessed to have found success. When it comes to marketing, Jacky chooses to interact with the Haitian community mostly through traditional media outlets such as radio and television. He’s currently working on a social media project that’s expected to launch this fall.
The continuous support from the Haitian community fuels Jacky to keep going. “Too often I hear other people say that Haitians don’t support other Haitians. My experience is different,” he says. About 60% of his clients are Haitians. Not only do his Haitian clients happily patronize his services; they also send referrals his way. Jacky’s secret to success is simple. He treats people with honesty and dignity.
He believes people focus more on what you do than what you say. It’s important to Jacky to be recognized for his integrity and for being a loving and compassionate individual.
Jacky treats his customers with the highest respect. He takes pride in treating every person that way because he believes that every human being is created to the image of God, hence every human being as a masterpiece of the creation deserves to be treated with dignity. He loves people so much that he shares his blessings by continually donating to organizations designed to improve people’s lives.
Three to five years from now, Jacky expects JCKC Financial Services to have grown considerably. The company’s tagline is “Your Financial GPS” –and Jacky hopes to ensure JCKC truly serves as the Haitian community’s financial GPS.
Jacky’s real estate journey started in 2015. What he enjoys most about being an agent is helping people realize their financial dreams. He loves providing clients with useful information on buying or selling property anywhere in Florida (with a focus on Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties).
Ultimately, Jacky’s vision is for all of his lines of businesses to provide 5-star service to all clients. “Because we live and breathe this vision, over 50% of our new clients are referrals,” he says. Jacky’s best marketing plan is to focus on providing excellent customer service. The quality of service he provides is key. The Haitian community trusts JCKC, and he doesn’t take this trust lightly.
Jacky advises young people to follow their dreams and never give up… if you are persistent, determined, work diligently every day, and are self-disciplined, you’ll be successful.
Jacky advises young people to follow their dreams and never give up. He cautions that when starting a business, the first few years might be very difficult. Jacky believes if you are persistent, determined, work diligently every day, and are self-disciplined, you’ll be successful. If something isn’t working, you’ll probably have to change your strategy, because success belongs to those who work hard and are smart.
In his free time, Jacky focuses on equipping himself with anything that will allow him to serve the community better. He also adores gardening and taking time to observe the wonders of nature.
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Dade & Broward Locations:
Dade: 12400 W. Dixie HWY, Miami, FL
Broward: 3692 West Oakland Blvd, Lauderdale Lakes, FL