Safeco Insurance® honors Bisnett Insurance as a Safeco® Elite Agent
Safeco Insurance has recognized Bisnett Insurance, as a Safeco® Elite Agent based upon outstanding performance and our commitment to serve customers as a trusted advisor. Fewer than 10% of independent insurance agencies that sell Safeco personal lines products receive this distinguished honor. At Bisnett Insurance, we are pleased to be among the top agencies in the country! As a Safeco Elite Agent, Bisnett Insurance will receive access to special resources and programs that will support us in serving our customers even better with expert advice. We strive to provide our customers with trusted guidance, so this Safeco honor makes us proud.
Portland, OREGON-January 12th, 2018
Bisnett Insurance Inc., one of the Northwest’s leading insurance and financial services organizations, proudly announces the acquisition of Fullhart Insurance. The new company will initially be known as Fullhart Insurance, a division of Bisnett Insurance. Bisnett Insurance will retain all employees of Fullhart Insurance. They are one of the key reasons for the acquisition. During the transition, Don Fullhart and Betsy Furlott will stay involved with the company as board members. Betsy will also continue on as a consultant. Fullhart Insurance has locations in Tigard, Sisters, Waldport, and Reedsport.
“Don and I are so pleased to announce this new phase of our company. Our clients and colleagues will be excited about the change because it offers them more insurance options and resources. Bisnett Insurance brings a lot to the range of services we now offer our clients,’ said Fullhart Insurance owner Betsy Furlott. “It’s a very good fit,” added Furlott.
Roger Bisnett, Kent Bergstedt, Keith Blackerby, and Stephen Bisnett own Bisnett Insurance Inc. with licensed agents in Oregon, Idaho, and Arizona. Roger and Linda Bisnett started the agency in Pendleton in 1980. Since then, the company has experienced steady growth, acquiring fourteen agencies. Bisnett now has Oregon offices in Baker City, Milton-Freewater, John Day, Pendleton, Hood River, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Sisters, Reedsport, and Waldport. The agency also has locations in Sun Valley, Idaho and Scottsdale, Arizona. Bisnett Insurance now employs more than fifty people, most of them full-time licensed agents.
“We’ve admired our friends at Fullhart Insurance for many years,” said Kent Bergstedt, President of Bisnett Insurance. “Our company has always had a focus on bringing quality people, resources and quality insurance solutions to the communities we serve. We’re looking forward to what we believe will be a winning combination.”
“Betsy and Don are second generation owners who put their clients first. Their team’s high level of integrity has made the agency one of the best in our state,” noted Bergstedt.
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