In March of 2010, Clackamas Insurance Agency purchased Premier Insurance located at 4741 Liberty Road S in Salem, Oregon.
Spokeswoman Mitzi Thornberg says in regards to their expansion, “We’ve always had close ties with the agricultural industry, so Marion County seemed a perfect fit for us.”
Premier Insurance has served the Salem community for more than 30 years. Thornberg says “The purchase by Clackamas Insurance brings a much broader level of diversity.”
“Workers’ compensation is one area where we feel we offer a huge advantage to our clients.”
Clackamas represents more than a dozen major insurance carriers, including Mutual of Enumclaw, Liberty Northwest and Oregon Mutual.
The firm offers business, farm, home, auto, workman’s comp, and life and health insurance.
“Our hope is to fill the void created by other independent agencies who have recently left the Salem area,” Thornberg said, including Wells Fargo Insurance Services.
The agency has 11 staffers, including the two previous owners, Kirk Marley and Rex Rider, who will stay on as agents. “We don’t expect to make any new hires at this time,” Thornberg said. “Given the addition of new carriers and products, we will be expecting to increase our customer base and will need to address additional staffing as the need arises.”