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George Petersen Starts off 2021 with Naming Five New Principals

(Santa Rosa, CA – January 19, 2021) George Petersen Insurance, one of Northern California’s largest independently owned insurance agencies, announces the promotion of Joseph Feierabend, Jack Fess, Sean Parsons, Colby Ritch, and Mindy Sehon to Principals within the Agency. With the addition of these five new Principals, the agency now totals twenty Principals across eight…
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George Petersen is Named Best Insurance Company by Spirited Magazine Readers

George Petersen Insurance Agency announced today that it has been named 2020’s Best Insurance Company by Spirited Magazine readers. Now more than ever, the importance of an exceptional insurance agency is top of mind. Today’s environment demands not only resiliency, but hard work and a positive attitude to overcome the social and economic blows we’ve…
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George Petersen Insurance Acquires Shaw & Petersen Insurance of Eureka

George Petersen Insurance Agency has announced the acquisition of Shaw & Petersen Insurance. Shaw & Petersen is an independent agency, who has been serving the Eureka community since 1963. As a part of the acquisition, the Shaw & Petersen staff will be joining George Petersen’s E Street location in Eureka under the George Petersen name.…
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Healy Senior Center Awarded $5,000 Donation through Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance Emergency Community Support Grants

Eureka, California (April 22, 2020) – George Petersen Insurance Agency is pleased to announce that Healy Senior Center has received a $5,000 donation from Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance as part of an Emergency Community Support Grant to help independent agents give back to their local community during the COVID-19 crisis. Nominated by Mike L Newman…
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George Petersen Insurance Completes the Re-branding of their Marin County Location

George Petersen Insurance Agency has completed the rebranding of its Marin County agencies. Minto & Wilkie was acquired by George Petersen in February 2017 and Allen, Bettini & Carter was purchased in November of 2017. Since April of 2018, the two agencies have operated under separate names at their shared location in San Rafael. The…
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Carmi Woods Joins George Petersen Insurance Agency

(Santa Rosa, CA – January 10, 2018) Carmi Woods has joined George Petersen Insurance Agency’s Santa Rosa office as an Account Executive in the Employee Benefits Department.  Woods has worked in the insurance industry, focusing in Employee Benefits, for over fifteen years.  She will be working to build close relationships with clients, in order to…
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Minto & Wilkie Insurance Agency joins George Petersen Insurance Agency

(Santa Rosa, CA – April 17, 2017) George Petersen Insurance Agency, one of Northern California’s largest independently owned agencies, has announced the acquisition of Minto and Wilkie Insurance Agency, an independent agency located in downtown San Rafael, CA.  Minto and Wilkie has been present in downtown San Rafael since 1917, celebrating their one hundredth year…
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George Petersen Insurance Agency Names Five New Partners

George Petersen Insurance Agency, one of Northern California’s largest independently owned insurance agencies, has announced five new partners to the firm’s ownership: Larney Ford (Eureka), Manny Mello (Eureka), Joe Platt (Santa Rosa), Dylan Sacco (Redding), and Daniel Walters (Santa Rosa). The new partners bring a variety of experience and skillsets to the agency’s ownership, which…
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George Petersen Insurance Agency Appoints Roland Galli as Sales Manager

George Petersen Insurance Agency has appointed insurance industry veteran Roland Galli as sales manager to lead the agency’s growth initiatives across its eight Northern California offices. Roland brings nearly 25 years of industry experience to his role as sales manager, where he will lead George Petersen’s team of 36 commercial insurance agents. With extensive experience…
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George Petersen Insurance Agency Announces Series of New Hires and Promotions at its Santa Rosa Office

George Petersen Insurance Agency is excited to kick off 2015 with a series of new hires and promotions at its Santa Rosa office. Ron Zanetti, Commercial Producer Ron Zanetti joins George Petersen Insurance Agency as a producer in the commercial lines department, where he will focus on agribusiness and farm insurance. Ron originally joined the…
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George Petersen Welcomes Bruce Okrepkie as Surety & Construction Operations Manager

Bruce Okrepkie has joined the George Petersen Insurance Agency’s Santa Rosa office as a commercial lines producer. Okrepkie has more than 30 years of insurance experience, with an emphasis on the construction industry. He will be responsible for managing the agency’s surety and construction operations. Okrepkie’s career in Sonoma County dates back to 1984, when…
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Why George Petersen?

We don’t work for an insurance company; we work for you. By earning the confidence and respect of our customers, we build lasting relationships as part of their decision-making team. Ultimately, this approach results in a client retention rate that is consistently over 95%, one of the highest in the industry.

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We take pride in providing our employees a great place to work and providing top level service to our clients. We are honored when others recognize these efforts, take a look at some of the recognition we have received.

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