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AGENCY

Specializing in Personal & Commercial Insurance Services

 

INSURANCE

SERVICES

AUTO INSURANCE

 

Your vehicle is a central part of your lifestyle. It is your connection between all of the important places you go every day. We will create an insurance plan that is tailored to the coverage you need.

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BUSINESS INSURANCE

 

We know that no two businesses are alike. Whether you need property insurance for your restaurant or dealer’s blanket coverage to protect the cars at your dealership, we can help meet your specific insurance needs. Learn More...

HOME INSURANCE

 

Your home is likely the largest investment you will ever make. You work hard for all that you have, and you need to be protected in the event of a loss. 

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LIFE INSURANCE

 

If you have others who depend on you financially, it is very likely that you need life insurance. Life insurance can give security to you and to the ones you love.

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PET HEALTH INSURANCE

 

Pet insurance reimburses you for your dog or cat’s unexpected medical bills. Give your entire family the protection they deserve.

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ABOUT US

At Bay View Insurance, we are committed to providing you with top-notch quality service and coverage at an affordable price. Let our team do the shopping so you don’t have to! Not only will you receive top-notch service at our local insurance office, we will shop different companies for you to find the best rate and coverage. We are associated with several highly rated insurance companies. This means you will receive great service when it matters most- when you have a claim. We have excellent relationships with the claim representatives at our partner companies & we work for YOU to make sure you get fair & prompt claims service.

 

We are committed to being local in our community. We are owned locally, have local associates in our office, and we try to work with local professionals from our partner companies. This matters at a time when many businesses are selling to larger corporations, exporting services and using call centers. We are locally anchored! You can’t go wrong with our high quality service and great rates. We have a wide line of insurance services and policies to suit your needs. With over 80 years of combined experience, you can expect prompt, honest, knowledgeable service from our licensed agents and team.

 

You have nothing to lose! Call us today to get affordable, quality coverage for all your insurance demands. Speak with a licensed agent immediately by calling 231-941-2244 for your hassle free quote.

 
Don Nowka

Principal / Agent

231-941-2244 x 202

800-941-2193 x 202

231-941-2208

Don brings 15 years of experience to the agency. He has worked in claims, underwriting and marketing for an insurance company and now specializes in commercial accounts, personal lines and life insurance for Bay View.

Grady Jordan

Agent

231-941-2244

800-941-2193

231-941-2208

Grady started the agency in 1997 with his wife Bridget. He brings a lot of experience in sales and insurance knowledge. He and Bridget reside in Traverse City. He enjoys sailing on Wednesdays in the local race club and spending time with family.

Ketha Rosingana

Customer Service Representative

231-941-2244 x 204

800-941-2193 x 204

231-941-2208

Ketha has worked in the insurance industry for nearly 17 years, almost 4 at Bay View. She specializes in claims and personal lines. Ketha is an avid reader, and she and her husband George enjoy everything that is outdoors.

Forrest & Finn

The Office Dogs

231-941-2244

800-941-2193

231-941-2208

Forrest & Finn bring zero experience in insurance and they will never have any. What they lack in experience they make up for with licks, tennis ball retrieval and an abundance of good natured kindness. They love our team and our customers and we love them back! Forrest & Finn currently reside in Traverse City and enjoy doing the same things at home as they do at work with the addition of swimming and chasing squirrels.

Shannon Busby

Agent

231-941-2244 x 207

800-941-2193 x 207

231-941-2208

Shannon brings over 20 years in the local insurance industry. She specializes in personal insurance with a focus on providing exceptional service. Shannon was born and raised in Leelanau County and now resides in Traverse City with her two dogs.

Christine Martinson

Agent

231-941-2244 x 206

800-941-2193 x 206

231-941-2208

Chris has been with Bay View for 9 years and in the local insurance industry for over 20 years. She is multi-faceted and has both personal and commercial lines insurance experience. Chris was born and raised in Leelanau County and currently resides in Suttons Bay with her husband Don.

Cindy Brigham

Customer Service Representative

231-941-2244 x 201

800-941-2193 x 201

231-941-2208

Cindy is our newest customer service representative. She brings with her many years of customer service experience. Cindy has lived in the area for 11 years. She enjoys spending time with her 3 kids and their dog Skylar.

Bridget Jordan

Agent

231-941-2244

800-941-2193

231-941-2208

Bridget started the agency in 1997 with her husband Grady. She specializes in commercial lines and is a jack of all trades in the office. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Julia Peterman

Agent

231-941-2244 x 205

800-941-2193 x 205

231-941-2208

Julia brings 10 years of experience in the insurance industry, all at Bay View. She became an agent after one year and has grown with the team ever since. She specializes in personal lines and is our agency trainer. Julia was married to her husband Brad in 2013 and enjoys spending time with their horses, dogs and cats.

Justine Henry

Receptionist

231-941-2244 x 203

800-941-2193 x 203

231-941-2208

Justine has worked in customer service for over 15 years; she is the newest employee at Bay View. She was born and raised in Traverse City and spends her spare time with her young daughter enjoying the outdoors, festivals or lounging at the beach in the summer.