On October 1, 1958, Bill Bishop and his wife Marcy opened Bishop Insurance Service at 212 First Avenue SE, Polson, Montana.
Bill and Marcy added a Ronan location in 1981 by purchasing an existing agency there. They moved the Polson office to a new building at its current location in 1985.
Bill passed away in January 1997 and the agency was purchased a year later by three employees, two of which were Bill’s children: Robin (Bishop) Nelson of Ronan, Pete Bishop of Polson and Debbie Vassar of Polson.
Today, there are still two Bishop Insurance Service offices; one in Polson and one in Ronan.
Why do business with Bishop Insurance Service?
Unlike a captive, or direct insurance company who only offers their own proprietary products, our agency is 100% independent of any one company. Many insurance consumers don’t fully understand just how important that really is.
When it comes to something as important as insurance, it’s imperative that you work with an agency who has an in-depth knowledge of multiple insurance products, companies, and guidelines — not just one.
At the end of the day, what separates one agent from another, is their ability to proactively service their policy holders, and their knowledge of the insurance industry, products, and different situations that may present themselves to their clients.
Independent Agent Vs. The Rest
Here is a quick comparison of the differences between an independent agency like us, and the various other types of companies that are out there:
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