By Susan Stout • Contributing Writer
Lincoln-Leavitt Insurance Agency was formed in August of 1999 when Tom Lincoln and Leavitt Group Enterprises partnered to open a new agency in Lakeport. Lincoln has been in the insurance business in Lake County since 1977, and his agency provides numerous insurance products for local businesses and families.
As an affiliate sponsor of the Lake County Winegrape Commission, Lincoln-Leavitt offers a wide choice of insurance alternatives for local winegrape growers and wineries. The agency represents all recognized leaders in ag insurance, including Grange, Allied Insurance, California Insurance Group (CIG), Travelers, Golden Eagle and Winery Plus. Whether the need is fire or crop insurance, workers compensation, farm or business liability, group health or employment practices liability, Lincoln-Leavitt can tailor a solution that offers broad coverage at competitive prices.
In addition to Lincoln, there are seven other licensed insurance professionals ready to assist clients. Jill Jensen, a Lake County native who entered the insurance field in 1989, has extensive experience in commercial and personal insurance sales. As a longtime winegrape grower, she understands the challenges facing growers and how to address the unique risks that growers and wineries face. She also has extensive experience in the increasingly complex field of health insurance. Jensen is assisted by Kristy Weiss.
Also assisting Lincoln and Jensen is commercial account specialist Christina DeWeese. She has invaluable experience in both banking and insurance and oversees all commercial customer service. She is backed up by Kathleen Compton, who has over 30 years of insurance experience and claims a rich agricultural insurance background.
To help meet the needs of farm families, Deanna Steele, Carrie Banks and Erica Nissen have dozens of carriers that offer insurance products for home, auto and recreational vehicles. Among the companies that compete for personal insurance business are Allied, CIG, Safeco, Grange, Hartford and Progressive.
Lincoln-Leavitt already insures a number of local grape and wine industry clients and welcomes assisting others who value over 100 years of collective insurance experience and a local reputation for excellent service. The agency is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5 p.m., and can be reached at 707-263-7162. All agency email addresses are found at www.lincolnleavitt.com, and Tom Lincoln can be reached by cell phone at 707-349-3210. Jill Jensen can be reached by cell at 707-350-0738.