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Customer Feature: Strite’s Donuts

By Diane Hebdon


A key to any relationship is communication. I’d like to highlight one of our customers where communication has been critical.


Strite's Donuts
Photos taken before the COVID-19 pandemic

Carl Strite is the brains and the workhorse behind the incredible Strite’s Donuts, a local treasure.

I’m not sure what makes his donuts so delicious – maybe it’s just pure MAGIC.


I met Carl soon after joining the MAX team in 2013. We sat down together a number of times to get his coverage just as he needed at the time. Since then, his donut business has gone through lots of changes, and we periodically are adjusting his policy to keep up with his current needs. As we’ve worked through these years and changes together, we have become good friends. Carl has a giving heart and he inspires me to help others all I can. Two of my grandsons enjoyed watching the donut master at work in his donut trailer, and then enjoyed a very fresh, warm donut when the batch was done.



Carl Strite (photo taken before pandemic)

You can see the Strite Donut trailer mostly at Jake’s Convenience Store on Churchville Rd in Staunton. On Thursdays and Fridays his donuts are delivered to Greenberry’s Coffee Shop in Harrisonburg. The trailer pops up in different locations now and then as well. But wherever you see the Strite’s Donuts trailer, stop a minute and say hello to a great guy, and pick up the best donut you’ve ever had. Pure magic.


I’ve been with MAX for almost 8 years, and each year I gain more friends, by getting to know our customers. The entire MAX team is available to support each client. We are ready to help with home, auto, farm, and business insurance. Give us a call at 800-832-4689 or email me at dhebdon@maxinsurance.com – I’d love to get to know YOU!



Strite’s Donuts

Phone: 540-810-3070

Email: stritedonuts@gmail.com

Website: https://www.stritesdonuts.co/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Strites-Donuts-Hot-and-Fresh-153131891418236/


About Diane

Wife, Mother of 6, Grandmother of 17, and Insurance Agent

Direct phone: 540-437-1658 dhebdon@maxinsurance.com

Diane joined the MAX team in June of 2013 and has over 30 years of experience in various areas of the insurance industry. She loves working with her members and helping them with their insurance needs. Spending time with her family and playing with her big golden retriever, Farley, are her favorite things to do. Diane also enjoys writing, swimming, travel, and knocking things off her bucket list. Para-sailing in Mexico and singing karaoke are two recent ones checked off.

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