Oltman Insurance Company History
Oltman Insurance was founded in 1932, and was originally a 'captive' agency, representing State Farm Insurance. In the late 30's, Oltman made the switch to go 'independent', and we still operate that way today.
As an Independent Agent, we are appointed with numerous insurance carriers, which allows us to shop your insurance and find the best product at the most competitive price for your unique situation.
As an independent agent, we were first appointed with Farmers mutual, which later became Mutual of Enumclaw insurance. Mutual of Enumclaw clients represent the largest share of our clients still today! Some of the other carriers we represent include Safeco, Liberty Mutual, Travelers, Unigard, Progressive, Grange, Allied/Nationwide, CBIC, Ace, as well as many others.
Oltman has been a long time fixture in the heart of Bellingham's Fountain District. In 2005 we made the move around the corner to our present offices at 2417 Meridian Street.
In July of 2014, Oltman Insurance and S&S Insurance Services of Lynden decided to come together and create a stronger locally owned agency presence in Whatcom County. While we now have offices located in Bellingham and Lynden, we are not limited to those locations. We have many personal and commercial clients around the greater Puget Sound area.
We routinely find ourselves working in Lynden, Everson, Sumas, Blaine, Ferndale, and South to Fairhaven and beyond.
Today, Oltman Insurance is managed by four partners including Ann Medina
, Darin DeYoung
, Leonard Smit and Rod Starkenburg.