About
Built for Life Financial Agency

Our Mission:

At Built for Life Financial Agency, we are on a passionate mission to ignite the flames of financial empowerment, lighting the way for millions of Americans. Our purpose is clear and profound: to instill financial literacy, cultivate generational wealth, and rekindle the enduring spark of hope within the heart of the middle class. We have based this on four pillars: Faith, Family, Fitness, and Finance.

We believe in the power of knowledge as a beacon in the darkest financial storms. We envision a future where dreams aren’t limited by dollars and where every American family can aspire to greatness.

We are not just financial strategists; we are dream weavers, architects of possibility, and champions of resilience. We pledge our unwavering commitment to guide you through the labyrinth of finance, arming you with the wisdom to shape your destiny and secure your legacy.

Together, we’ll rewrite the narrative of the American Dream, restoring its promise and ensuring that prosperity is not an elusive mirage but a steadfast reality for all.

Our Vision:

At Built for Life Financial Agency we are committed to creating a future where every individual, regardless of their background or circumstances, can confidently navigate the financial landscape, create lasting prosperity for themselves and their families, and restore the dream of upward mobility for the middle class.

Join us as we light the path, create legacies, and breathe life back into the middle class. With Built for Life Financial Agency, you’re not just building wealth; you’re building a future, one filled with limitless potential, boundless hope, and lasting prosperity.

Meet the Team

Bill Korman

CEO

I grew up in Howell, New Jersey, the son of an immigrant father, and served for twenty years in United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. I have three years in the life insurance and annuities industry and three certifications involving advanced business development. I find joy in working with clients and their families and teaching them about the 3 Ways Money Grows, and the 5 Homes of Money, and these financial methods I recommend have a massive impact on the minority, immigrant, and veteran families we serve. It’s heartwarming to see the look on my clients’ faces when we show them a guaranteed strategy to grow and protect their wealth and create a family legacy!

When I am not helping my clients, you can find me spending time with my family and traveling the world! I love all types of food and traveling as much as I can to experience this passion. Whenever I can, I support organizations that are committed to fighting human trafficking, researching cures for childhood cancer, and assisting our military veterans.

 

 

 

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Michael Mastrangelo

Michael Mastrangelo grew up in Cambridge Massachusetts as an only child. Through his teen years, he studied music and excelled at playing the drums by ear. He graduated from Suffolk University in 1999 and went on to receive his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Suffolk University. After graduating from Suffolk University with honors Michael went on to work for a number of financial firms and gained over 20 years of financial services experience. During this time Michael also started multiple successful businesses leading teams across multiple states. Michael married his wife Rosalyn in May of 2018, and they have 3 amazing children. Michael continues to build his financial services business, changing people’s lives and empowering through knowledge and education.

Pastor (Dr.) Abimbola Idowu

Pastor (Dr.) Idowu holds a doctorate degree in Public Health (DrPH) from Morgan State University, School of Community Health and Policy, Baltimore. MD. She was inducted into the Morgan State University Beta Epsilon Chapter of the Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health. She was the 2013 Alumni of the Year at the School of Community Health and Policy.  She was the recipient of a Kellogg-sponsored fellowship in 2005/2006 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina for “Emerging Leaders in Public Health”. She has some training as Clinical Research Associate and Safety aspects in Pharmacovigilance. Dr. Idowu served as a Commissioner on Governor Hogan’s Maryland Governor’s Commission on African Affairs until she was asked in 2018 to start the church, RCCG Bright Star Tower, Baltimore. MD where she’s the lead Pastor with her husband. She is a graduate of the Redeemed Christian Church of God School of Disciples.

In 2016, she started her consulting business, Seeds Omega Consulting, LLC.  Her interest continues in behavioral health with an emphasis on preventive health education, training, and outreach. She later saw the need for financial literacy education in the community as a complement to the healthy lifestyle she was educated on. In 2019 she became a licensed insurance agent under PHP (People Helping People) helping middle-income families protect and create wealth and legacy for their families. She’s also under the mentorship of Lawrence Korman at the BFL base shop.  

Dr. Abimbola Idowu was the former Project Director for the African American Health Program (AAHP) in Silver Spring, MD from February 2013-to 2016 with Betah Associates, Inc. She provided overall fiscal and program management in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Infant mortality and maternal health (SMILE), Cardiovascular health, Diabetes, Oral Health, and the Community Health Workers program. Dr. Idowu developed a four-week health program for inmates called “WIGO – When I Get Out: A healthy and safer lifestyle” at the County Correctional Facility. The program was one of the recipients of the 2011 National Association of Counties (NACo) Award in Montgomery County. She’s a published author with her book, “Leave the Nest to Soar”. She is married to Dr. Timothy Idowu, and they have three wonderful children.

Pastor (Dr.) Bola Idowu is a motivational speaker and has presented at local and international conferences. She organized a women’s conference in 2017 themed “Woman who is She?” with over 100 attendees. She has a passion for women interests and her ultimate goal is to assist programs for trafficked women and girls.

Curt Narvesen

Curt Narvesen grew up in Maryland the son of a Lutheran minister. He graduated from Susquehanna University with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. He has worked for many years as analytics and reporting professional in the health insurance industry. In the Fall of 2018, Curt followed his passion for helping others and began working with the PHP Agency. He greatly enjoys teaching others about how to grow their wealth and prepare for a tax-free retirement.

Outside of PHP, Curt enjoys spending time with his parents, children and grandchildren. His interests include fitness, travel, collecting vintage stereo equipment, and any activity that is outdoors.

Steven Crane

Steven Crane is a dynamic USMC Veteran, Serial Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, and Comprehensive Professional Coach known for providing high-performance coaching to support individuals in identifying their key strengths and achieving set career goals. As a veteran who experienced the stereotypical homeless military transition, Steven has a proven track record of successfully building and running various companies focused on supporting individuals in advancing their professional careers and freeing their minds from negativity while overcoming limiting beliefs and stepping into a world of possibilities!

Throughout his career, Steven has displayed deep expertise in guiding individuals in identifying and overcoming their limits and thriving in current roles by offering 1-on-1 sessions. Moreover, he is skilled in counseling clients through career changes to achieve their personal and professional goals. Steven has also been commended for devising and implementing innovative coaching programs and leading global teams to pinpoint and explore new opportunities to inspire powerful personal transformation.

Steven began working in Financial Services in 2017, but it was not until 2022 that he fell in love with the industry after joining People Helping People (PHP Agency). Through the immense diversity, military friendliness, and the incredible leadership of people like Bill Korman, Steven rediscovered his passion for helping people achieve financial freedom, educating the public on financial literacy, and protecting families across the country!

Recognized as the “Veteran Disability Guy” Steven is also the Founder of 360 Veteran, which helps veterans increase their current VA disability rating by sending military veterans to their own private doctors for evaluations. To date, he has helped over 250 veterans through the process of increasing their VA disability rating – providing the veteran community with over $500M+ in benefits. 

Steven is often known for his passion for education and learning. He holds 2 doctoral degrees, 3 master’s degrees, and 2 bachelor’s degrees. He has also completed his Executive Education as a Chief Learning Officer at George Mason University and obtained a Certificate in Executive Leadership and Management from Cornell University.

Outside of his busy life, Steven has volunteered more than 500 hours, assisting veterans worldwide in avoiding the same fate he did by providing them with transition assistance, and mentorship, and connecting them with people and resources that can serve them.

Outside of building a legacy and making the world a little better and brighter, Steven is an avid reader, enjoys traveling, and meeting new people, and is always looking to serve his community and those around him.

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Ashley Harrison

I grew up in a small rural area with my family. My father is an Air Force Veteran, my Mother is a retired Nurse and I have 2 younger brothers. After high school, I took a few college classes but didn’t find my passion there so I went to work in various jobs. During a job in a factory, I met my husband. We now have a daughter, a son, and 2 grandchildren. My husband and I own and operate an installation company with amazing employees but we were still looking for something to create more time freedom and build a residual income. We found financial services and the BFL Agency. In doing so, we found a home where we could achieve our goals while helping people.

Jerry Harrison

I was born and raised on a small farm near a little town in central Ohio. One of 10 children of hard-working parents. After graduating from a small county school I joined the US Army Reserves and started working in a factory. I married my best friend I met at work in the factory and together we have 2 children and 2 grandchildren. In 2000 I started investing in real estate which led to starting an insulation and contracting company in 2012 which we still own today.

I now have 3 years of advanced training and licensing in protecting a family’s lives, assets, and incomes utilizing life insurance & annuities. I strive to always bring value by educating individuals on the 3 Ways Money Grows and The 5 Homes Of Money to help them leave a legacy for their families. As much as possible I love to support non-profit organizations that provide help to veterans and combat human trafficking. 

When not working I love to spend time with my family and travel the world!

Michael Schermer

Director

I grew up in Corinth, Mississippi, and enlisted in the United States Navy after high school in
1993. I have proudly served our Nation as a Hospital Corpsman and a Medical Service Corps
Officer throughout the Global War on Terror, I deployed four times to protect our Nation’s
freedoms and most notably had the honor serve with our Marine Corps as the Medical Planner
for the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. During my Navy career, I received my Bachelor’s of
Science in Medical Technology from Old Dominion University in 2004 and my Master’s of Public
Health in Health Care Systems Administration in 2010. I am proud to end my journey with the
greatest Navy in the world with retirement in 2023 having accomplished two key milestones;
achieving the enlisted rank of Chief Petty Officer and the officer rank of Lieutenant Commander.

My desire is to continue serving those in our communities with a financial education that I
personally learned in 2019 when joining PHP Agency to spread and share this knowledge. I
wish to assist hardworking people and families in our communities with retirement protection
and family coverage for peace of mind.

I now live in Mount Airy, Maryland with my wife, three children, two Bernadoodles, one,
Sheepadoodle, and one Labradoodle. I love vacationing with my family in the Caribbean where
my wife was born. I also love to get out on my kayak and spend the day fishing to bring home a
fresh catch to see my wife’s face light up. I look forward to every moment I can spend with my
kids supporting their interests in robotics and health care.

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Bianca Hightower

I was born and raised in Whiteville, North Carolina, and I remain a country girl at heart! I went to Wake Forest University in Winston Salem for undergrad and then got a Master’s in Education shortly after at UNCG. I worked in higher education in a variety of roles, including housing, career services, academic advising, and directing an outreach program. I completed my MBA at UMW in 2019. I then completed specialized training in taxation and gained the designation Chartered Tax Professional, as well as receiving my Health and Life Insurance licenses. Since 2021, I have operated Hightower Insurance & Tax with my husband, Jan-Michael. We are both dedicated to educating people on strategies & tactics that the wealthy utilize in creating and preserving their wealth.
Outside the office, I love spending time with my husband and three children. If I’m not traveling, my life is dedicated to cheerleading. I am a cheer coach and a cheer parent. I also enjoy participating on the adult cheer team when I can!
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Jan-Michael

I was born & raised in Massachusetts until moving to North Carolina in my late teens. (Go Pats!) I have almost 15 years in the automotive industry and currently serve as the Finance Director for a large automotive group. I also consult with dealerships on organizational management and training.

My wife, Bianca, and I enjoy traveling and spending time together. We also love to spend time with our three children. We share a passion and a vision to help make a difference in our community.
I assist my wife in running our family business, Hightower Insurance and Tax, where we specialize in tax bracket transitions and self-employment.  As licensed life insurance agents, we help families with the retention of wealth and the growth of assets.
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Tim Sloma

Tim Sloma, originating from Chicago, IL, is a distinguished serial entrepreneur deeply committed to his Christian faith, familial roles as a devoted husband and father, and professional endeavors. Raised within his family’s respected accounting firm, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership while excelling as a collegiate soccer athlete.

With over 8 years of experience, Tim has demonstrated exceptional prowess in sales, leadership development, and financial consulting, consistently achieving multimillion-dollar revenue milestones for his enterprises. Through extensive global travel spanning 17 countries, Tim has cultivated and expanded organizations to encompass thousands of individuals. Grounded in the ethos of servant leadership, his mission centers on empowering individuals from all walks of life, guiding them toward transformative growth and impactful change.

Curious About What Customers Say?

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MOSES AKANBI
MOSES AKANBI
Lawrence Korman along with his agency BFL are making a difference in the DMV helping families, small businesses, communities and the underserved market by educating, protecting and providing customized financial solutions.
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Said Daibes
Dawn Williams
Dawn Williams
Amazing leadership!! I would recommend to anybody!
Emily Ossing
Emily Ossing
Jared McKay
Jared McKay
Amazing training , leadership , like minded connection , and most of all support 🌻 creating millionaires and family members !
Keyerra Ollison
Keyerra Ollison
The leadership is phenomenal!!!
Shannon Watkins
Shannon Watkins
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Trading Diva
Michele Sosa
Michele Sosa
I have greatly enjoyed every encounter I have had the team at this firm. They inspired, educated, and motivated me to become a better person and agent.
Sydney Thomas
Sydney Thomas
Very reputable Agency. I would highly recommend their services to anyone!
Ryan Austin
Ryan Austin
Excellent!
Daniel Alvarez
Daniel Alvarez
Great customer service!
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brenda ruiz
Avriana Chavez
Avriana Chavez
Bill and his team are the most competent and professional group I’ve had the pleasure of working with! Their expertise is next to none!
Steven Williams
Steven Williams
Asha Speller
Asha Speller
Phenomenal service on helping the community with building legacies!
James Speller
James Speller
This firm does a phenomenal job of educating clients on how insurance can be leveraged to solve soo many financial needs! I've learned a ton!
Ashley Queen
Ashley Queen
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R Cruz
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Sstricky
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Melissa Hyde
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Ricarda Goins-Mills
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Irene Nyemba
Great experience!! Very knowledgeable and life changing information. Would recommend to anyone
Stella Anderson
Stella Anderson
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Rochell Okan
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Sofia Santa Cruz
Great service!!
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Katherine Zurlage
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Nola Hightower
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Drew Dinkins
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Kwabena Asamoah
Excellent!!
Rae Kendall
Rae Kendall
Andre Jackson
Andre Jackson
Elizabeth Valencia
Elizabeth Valencia
I recently had the pleasure of working with the Built For Life Agency and I must say that my experience with their financial services and life insurance offerings has been nothing short of outstanding. From start to finish, they have displayed a level of professionalism and expertise that is truly commendable.The range of financial services offered by the Built For Life Agency is comprehensive and impressive. Whether it was retirement planning, or life insurance policies, they provided me with a wide array of options to choose from. Their team took the time to explain the intricacies of each product, making it easier for me to make informed decisions that aligned with my long-term financial goals.Everyone at the BFL Agency have exceeded my expectations, and I am confident they will do the same for you.
Curt Narvesen
Curt Narvesen
The service that you receive at BFL Agency is more like an experience. The services provided and the attention to detail given to each client is some of the best I've been in the industry today. It's all about relationships.
Michael Mastrangelo
Michael Mastrangelo
The BFL staff in my opinion is the best in the business and they truly desire to help you.
Rod Brace
Rod Brace
Built for Financial Agency is an agency with high integrity and quality agents! We have been extremely pleased with their professionalism and how they put the clients needs first! We were amazed at how they can help with so many areas of life from savings, retirement, college planning and so much more!! So thankful we were referred to them!!
Nancy Brace
Nancy Brace
I am completely impressed with the customer service with all aspects of BFL Agency!
Tammy Harrison
Tammy Harrison
Great agency where the agents really know what they are doing and focus on the customer and what's best for them
Steve Tenerovich
Steve Tenerovich
I absolutely love working with this team! They do what is right for the client! BFL is an amazing agency! They took the time to educate us about how money can work for us, and helped us set up a retirement plan. We have referred so many people to them!
Ashley Harrison
Ashley Harrison
Victor Ibarra
Victor Ibarra
BFL Agency is a great group of professionals making sure every detail is covered to give the best service. Highly recommend calling for assistance in your financial planning today!
Michael Schermer
Michael Schermer
I have had the ability to get to know the team of agents working within Built for Life Financial Agency. All are extremely knowledgeable and provide superior guidance on protecting families whether it be for retirement or life insurance.
Teresa Mason
Teresa Mason
Ricky Gooch
Ricky Gooch
It's very clear that the BFL Agency wants to serve their clients and community. Their service is impeccable. The admin assistant was great, nice demeanor and very helpful.
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Scottie & Renee Hendrix
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Mark Johnson
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