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Allstate Insurance Agency
Ric CaveTampa, FL

Office Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Mon8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
SatAvailable by appointment
After-hours appointments available.
Available 24/7 at

7755 W Waters Ave
Tampa, FL 33615

Areas Served

Brandon FL, Valrico FL, Carrollwood FL, Tampa FL


Head West on Waters ave from Dale Mabry. In about 2 miles the office will be on the right hand side.

Additional Contact

Fax: (813) 884-1400


Ric Cave: Allstate Insurance
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Local Allstate Agency: Meet Ric Cave

After graduating from the University of South Florida, my wife, Carissa, and I opened our Allstate agency in 2012. We were led to open a business together because we both hold a passion for entrepreneurship. Carissa received her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Florida in 2013 and together, with our staff, we provide knowledge and answers to assist customers in finding insurance coverages to fit their needs.

Having lived in the Tampa Bay area for most of our lives, we’re huge fans of the Tampa Bay Rays, Buccaneers and Lightning. When we’re not working or cheering on our teams, we enjoy boating, golfing at the abundance of local golf courses and staying active. I’m a Floridian at heart, but I also love to snowboard in the winter.

Giving back to the community is extremely important to our agency, which is why we volunteer with Metropolitan Ministries, a local nonprofit committed to helping poor and homeless families in Tampa Bay. I also sponsor Vincent Jackson’s annual charity golf tournament which raises money for local military children and families, a cause near and dear to me since my dad is in the U.S. Air Force.

Whether you’re looking to find answers to your insurance questions or if you want to review your current policies, we’re committed to providing customers with a pleasant experience. Stop by our office or give us a call today.

Products we offer:

  • Auto
  • Home
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Motorcycle
  • Business
  • Life
  • ATV
  • Boat
Years in the
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Bachelor of Business Administration-University of South Florida
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Circle of Champions-2 years
Honor Ring-3 years
Allstate Leader's Forum-1 years
Community Involvement
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Metropolitan Ministries

Our team

Carissa Shamehdi

Office Manager
Carissa has worked in the insurance industry since 2004. She graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida in 2007 with a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Management. She went on to the University of Florida and graduated in April 2013 with her Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

Shelly Sanchez

Customer Care Professional
Shelly has worked in the insurance industry since 1989 and joined the Ric Cave agency in 2016. She enjoys helping customers learn to protect what matters most and strives to build personal relationships with customers to better understand their needs. Shelly volunteers with Metropolitan Ministries and other private groups that help the homeless by providing food and clothing. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, bowling, fishing and watching football.

Yanet Martinez

Licensed Sales Professional
Yanet's worked in insurance since 2011 and joined our office in 2018. Her main goal is helping customers find a policy that fits their specific needs while staying within their budget. She's bilingual in English and Spanish and can assist you in your preferred language. Outside of work, you'll find her enjoying the great outdoors with family.

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Local events & news

We’re Fully Staffed

Our agency is closed to visitors, however, our team is working to service your insurance needs. We’re available during business hours by phone at (813) 498-1001. After-hours calls are forwarded to Allstate Customer Care Representatives. You can also email me at, log into MyAccount from or use the Allstate mobile app. We’re committed to assisting customers in a manner that keeps everyone as safe as possible.

Celebrating 7 Years as an Allstate Agency

My team and I are proud to mark seven years as an Allstate agency. We opened in December 2012. It’s truly been a pleasure helping residents and business owners in Tampa and the surrounding area prepare for the unexpected. We look forward to serving you for many years to come!

Keep Young Florida Drivers Safe at Night

Help your young driver learn the rules of the road, including those around late-night driving. Florida restricts the hours a graduated driver license (GDL) holder can be on the road to help reduce crashes. These restrictions can begin as early as 11 p.m.,and are one way to help inexperienced drivers. My agency offers another through Drivewise®, which rewards drivers for safe driving, including limited late-night trips. We know Good Driving Starts Young. Contact me today to learn more!

Classic Cars Around Tampa

I have been in the Tampa area for over 20 years and I’ve seen some nice classic cars driving around. If you happen to have one, learn how I can help with protection built just for classics.

Golf Sponsorship Benefiting Jackson in Action 83 Foundation

We were proud to offer our support for Jackson in Action 83 Foundation and sponsor Vincent Jackson’s annual charity golf outing on November 10 at Cheval Golf and Athletic Club. Helping military families is a goal we share with Vincent Jackson’s Jackson in Action 83 (JIA83) Foundation in Tampa, and we love being able to raise money for local military children and families. It was a great day to get involved and enjoy a round of golf for a good cause!

Metropolitan Ministries Receives Allstate Foundation Grant

As a volunteer with Metropolitan Ministries, I recently helped the organization qualify for a $30,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant. The grant supports Metropolitan Ministries’ efforts to help the homeless in our community. And in an effort to support the cause of the organization, I worked with them by cleaning the facility and helping in the kitchen. I see firsthand the opportunities and challenges facing our area, which is why I support Metropolitan Ministries’ work. I’m proud to be one of thousands of Allstate agency owners around the country who care for their communities by supporting important local causes.

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*Note: In Florida, Allstate agencies are authorized to represent a number of companies that are part of the Allstate family. Through these separate and distinct companies a wide variety of insurance products are available. For example, auto insurance in Florida is available from Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company(Home Office:Northbrook, IL). Property insurance, such as homeowners, condominium owners and renters insurance is available in Florida from Castle Key Insurance Company and Castle Key Indemnity Company(Home Offices: St. Petersburg, FL).

It's important to note that Castle Key Insurance Company and Castle Key Indemnity Company are separate and distinct companies from each other and from Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company, Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Allstate Life Insurance Company. This means, for example, that property insurance products provided by Castle Key Insurance Company and Castle Key Indemnity Company are not underwritten or reinsured by Allstate Insurance Company or Allstate Life Insurance Company.

Ric Cave is insurance licensed in the state(s) of Florida. If you do not reside in the state(s) of Florida, please go to the Find an Agent section on to search for another Allstate Agent or Personal Financial Representative.

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This material is intended for educational purposes only. Auto and homeowners insurance, and other property and casualty insurance products, are available from Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company, Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company (Home Offices: Northbrook, IL); Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company and Allstate New Jersey Property and Casualty Insurance Company (Home Offices: Bridgewater, NJ); and Allstate County Mutual Insurance Company and Allstate Texas Lloyd's (Home Offices: Irving, TX). Life insurance issued by Allstate Life Insurance Company: Northbrook, IL; and American Heritage Life Insurance Company: Jacksonville, FL. In New York, Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York: Hauppauge, NY. Securities offered by Personal Financial Representatives through Allstate Financial Services, LLC (LSA Securities in LA and PA). Registered Broker-Dealer. Member FINRA, SIPC. Main Office: 2920 South 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506. (877) 525-5727.

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