About us

Scautub offers a wide range of insurance from personal auto and home to commercial business.

We work with several top companies that allow us to tailor each policy to meet each client’s individual needs as well as provide our customers with the best comparison rates to choose from.

Our office is located at 108 N Ballston Ave, in Scotia, NY, and our hours of business are from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. We can be reached at (518) 346-3427 and by fax at (518) 346-1524.

Our Staff

Edmund J Catalano

President

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Growing up in Colonie with a family full of entrepreneurs, Ed graduated Christian Brothers Academy in Albany. He went on to attend Hartwick College ultimately transferring to Pace University earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. Holding multiple leadership positions during his career at United Parcel Service, a family construction company, Travelers Insurance Claims, and currently partnering a successful construction company, he has developed a well-rounded business acumen to lead the agency. Ed is focused on every aspect of the customer experience to push the agency forward based on all employees exceeding customer expectations while maintaining the personal relationship a local independent agency delivers.

Trudey Chojecki

Vice President/ Insurance Agent/ Broker

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As a graduate from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, Trudey Chojecki embarked right upon her career as an insurance agent with Merchants Mutual Insurance Company in 1982. Being a lifelong resident of Rotterdam, she grew up appreciating the commitment to the community that Scautub had to offer. This led to the initiation of her career with Scautub that started over 30 years ago, where she still is a producer but also Vice President. She has built a strong clientele due to her great sense of humor and hospitality with her customers.

Steven Lawless

Insurance Agent/ Broker

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Steven is a product of Colonie, New York. He graduated from Hudson Valley Community College in 2003 and after college, he started in the insurance business working at Travelers Insurance in claims. He began working at the Scautub Agency in May of 2019 where he is currently a producer. Steven lives in Rotterdam with his girlfriend and his 3 children. In his free time, he enjoys golfing and going to the gym.

Thomas Boshea

Insurance Agent/ Broker

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Thomas grew up in Albany, New York, where he went to Christian Brothers Academy and later attended Siena College. In 2007, as a graduate of Siena College, he started a career in insurance at Travelers Insurance, handling claims in the workers compensation, auto, liability, and property departments where he worked for almost 12 years. Now at the Scautub Agency, he works as a producer out of our Colonie location. Thomas now lives in Colonie and has a 6-year-old daughter whom he enjoys fly fishing and snowboarding with.

Lisa Giordano

Customer Service Representative

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Lisa Giordano is a lifelong resident of Rotterdam who graduated from Schenectady County Community College in 1985. Lisa worked her way through college doing clerical work with Merchants Mutual Insurance Company, which led to her initial attraction to the insurance world. As the appeal of a career in insurance grew, Lisa’s hard work enabled her to advance to a position in claims with The Hartford Company. In 2000, with The Hartford Company’s decision to move out of state, Lisa’s desire to remain in Schenectady led to her hiring at Scautub Agency as a Customer Service Representative, a job she still holds to this day. Lisa is married and remains in Rotterdam with her two children.

Erica Gamache

Customer Service Representative

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Erica Gamache grew up in Scotia, New York, a proud graduate of Scotia-Glenville High School. With dreams of working in the movie industry, she went to vocational school for video production. After a stint in Syracuse as a news editor, she realized the silver screen was not her future and that she needed to be back home. That decision continues to benefit the customers and staff of the Scautub Agency. Today, Erica is a producer and a Customer Service Representative who takes pride in helping her customers. She and her husband live in Ballston Spa with their two children and two feline fur babies. They enjoy spending time in the Adirondacks, especially the Lake George area and Erica still loves the movies, especially Sci-Fi and Marvel flicks.

Lin Antalek

Customer Service Representative

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Lin Antalek grew up in Schenectady and that is where her career in insurance took off. At 18, she started in Life insurance, five years later moving to property and casualty, then shifting to personal lines. Her path continued when she opened her own insurance agency in 1991, moving to commercial lines. During that time, she also had the opportunity to teach insurance to future entrepreneurs who were learning the business end at HVCC and Columbia College. Twenty years after starting her business, she sold it with thoughts of retirement in her future. She quickly discovered retirement was not for her. She missed the insurance business and found her way to the Scautub Agency in September 2017. She works in commercial lines and freely shares her experience and knowledge with the staff and customers. Today, Lin lives in Latham with Gabby, her 3-year-old Great Dane and enjoys spending time with her two sons and her two grandchildren. She also enjoys crafting, landscape painting, swimming, and gardening.