Why Barr's Insurance

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That's how I feel about the team at Barr's Insurance. We have had Barr's for our insurance needs for quite a few years now. We left for a short period of time to save $400.00 per year. BUT LET ME TELL YOU, we went back. The service you get, the personal attention you get to your specific needs is just the best. Being a Municipality you have to think about more than one family, you are responsible for the entire Township Population. Whatever the need, the question you might have, they respond to it immediately.

Thanks is not enough for this team they deserve so much more.


Most in-depth service...

I am sending this as a note of grateful thanks to the insurance team of Lori and Chris at Barr's Insurance that go above and beyond their call to ensure that everything and everyone that this school district needs to insure is protected with the most affordable and most complete coverage available.  They also provide the best and most in-depth service if there is any need with our insurance companies.  Well done!


So many options...

I have had Barr's Insurance (Jason Bidish) handle all of my insurance needs for my family and business for the past 8 years.  Jason has been very attentive to my ever changing needs.  He has always provided my family with excellent coverage at a great price.  He has taken the time to explain the details of each policy so I could be aware of my coverage.  The staff in the office are always quick to get me documents when needed.  It is great to have an agent and company with so many options to keep all of my insurance needs under on roof.  I would highly recommend Jason and the Barr's Insurance team!


Saved us money...

When we switched insurance companies, Jason not only saved us money but went above and beyond to help us find the coverage that best fit our needs at the winery.  We had an incident last year and the process for the claim was simple and we had our money in less than a week.  We still can’t thank him enough.

Flickerwood Wine Cellars

Reliable company and friendly staff...

Barr's Insurance has recently help my husband and I lower our renters insurance tremendously! I am so thankful to have found such a reliable company, and the friendly staff is a bonus.


Always there...

Joe has always been very helpful with the insurance for our farm. Seems things
are always changing with our equipment or our livestock or our buildings. Joe is
always there to give us the options we need to make our decisions and be sure we are
insured properly.


High level of expertise...

Barr's Insurance does the legwork on insurance issues that arise in the normal course of business. Their high level of expertise and customer service is expected and always appreciated.


Very helpful...

Recently I purchased a new home and Kayce and Joe were very helpful with getting me the coverage I needed and also helped in the transition from selling my prior home and being sure I was insured correctly during the transition. Recently we combined my auto insurance with my home insurance for additional discounts.


Fair and reasonable...

We have been with Barr’s Insurance for many years. We have always found them to be very caring and concerned with our needs. Their team works hard to find us the best plans at reasonable costs. This includes our healthcare, property, and bonding insurance needs.

When we have had questions or problems, they have always taken the time to find a solution that is fair and reasonable.

We would recommend Barr’s Insurance to any consumer or business that is looking for an insurance carrier that really does care about your company!


More than an insurance agency...

Twenty five years ago, my wife and I relocated to Oil City from Pittsburgh with our young and growing family.  We were so excited to buy our first home, but had so many concerns and questions. Thankfully, our realtor introduced us to the team at Barr’s to help lead us in our transition into our new home and into the community. 

Looking back through the journey of our family; three homes, fifteen vehicles, and three teenage drivers later, Barr’s insurance has been there every step of the way.  Expertly guiding and advising us in all of our insurance needs. To our family, Barr’s has been more than an insurance agency. The staff at Barr’s Insurance has become trusted friends.


Truly care...

We have been doing business with Barr’s Insurance for the past 5 years and they are the most friendly people to do business with!  I have even moved my personal accounts with them.  They not only treat you like they like doing business with you, they treat you like a friend or family member they truly care about you as a person not just a customer!


The very best...

When it comes to insurance you deserve the very best! Not only in coverage but loyalty and customer service. So if you want the best there’s only 1! Choose what you deserve Barr’s Insurance.


Friendly, knowledgeable staff...

Barr's insurance is filled with a friendly, knowledgeable staff. You're always greeted cheerfully and they go above and beyond to help you any way they can. You're more than just a policy number at Barr's insurance.


Immediate responses...

My experience with Barr’s insurance Agency has been very positive so far, whenever I have questions about my policy, I call the agency and get  immediate responses, they always have good advice for me. My agent Tatiana is kind and professional, she helped me find the best options in terms of cost, when I had to include my teenage son in my auto policy last year. I switched to Barr’s from another Insurance agency, and  I’m happy to have made that decision!


Customer for 30 years...

We have been customers of Barr's Insurance for about 30 years, maybe more...we appreciate the personal attention we get when we have to file a claim, or when they take the time to check with all the insurances to guarantee we get the best price and coverage we need, for both Auto and Home. The people that work there have always been pleasant and seem to be genuinely interested in our needs.

Richard and Deborah Eakin

Caring and Concerned about our needs...

We have been with Barr’s Insurance for many years. We have always found them to be very caring and concerned with our needs. Their team works hard to find us the best plans at reasonable costs. This includes our healthcare, property, and bonding insurance needs.   When we have had questions or problems, they have always taken the time to find a solution that is fair and reasonable.   We would recommend Barr’s Insurance to any consumer or business that is looking for an insurance carrier that really does care about your company!

Linda Lusher- President/CEO
Galaxy Federal Credit Union

Dedicated and Outstanding Customer Service...

"As a customer of Barr's Insurance for over 28 years having both homeowner's and car insurance I have been extremely pleased with the dedication and outstanding customer service I have experienced.    The agents genuinely care about your personal needs and are willing to help in all situations - whether it's reviewing your policies to help save money or helping with claims.  They are top notch!" 

Gretchen A. Johnson- Deputy Director
Oil City Housing Authority

Barr's has made it easy..

My experience thus far dealing with Barrs Insurance has been great.

Everyone I have dealt with has been able to answer all of my questions and has been very nice in doing so.  Barr's has made it easy consolidating all of my policies into one bill with the capability of electronic auto payment.


A Long Term Relationship...

Although my experience at Barr’s Insurance has just begun. The professionalism from the customer care representatives have been wonderful. Every question answered in a timely manner. I am looking forward to a long term relationship in all my family’s insurance needs.

Robert Reed

Good Coverage at an Affordable Price...

Barr's Insurance has always provided my business with good coverage at an affordable price.

Jeff Fry
Fry Auto Service

Pleasant, Helpful, and Informative...

The Barr's team has always been pleasant, helpful and informative. They are an excellent source for our company's insurance needs.

Beth Briggs
Bid Processor

An Agency I Can Trust...

Barr's Insurance has always been an agency I can trust. Their customer service is excellent. I wouldn’t recommend them to a client if I haven’t used them personally.

Bob Richards
Associate Broker

Competitive rates and great service...

I have been with Barr's Insurance for quite a number of years. I have always been impressed with the service I receive when I call with an issue. They are always polite and extremely helpful. I recently considered changing to a different company, but decided against it due to Barr's competitive rates and great service.

T. Wilson

Barr's Insurance employees go the extra miles...

For the last ump-teen to 20 years, I have relied upon Chris Sobina from Barr's Insurance to administer our group insurance for our Seneca employees and for our Ft. Mohave, AZ employees. Why would I rely on Chris? Well, it is because he is a good man and he goes the extra 1000 miles to research informational requests on all types of insurance issues. He is always prompt and accurate. Speaking for myself, I would now call him a good friend and that takes a lot of doing everything right and doing nothing wrong. To further this point, I started to purchase my business property and liability insurance from Chris for the last 3 or 4 years. Fortunately, we have not had an insurance claim for many years but, on the downside I haven't had a chance to test the insurance policies to see if they will pay for anything. All kidding aside, I can't give all the credit to Chris Sobina; I have to give a lot of credit to every employee at Barr's. They are all great people to work with.

Gary C. Barnes
Baren's, Inc.

The best to work with...

I just want to say "Thanks" for everything you have done for myself and for Morgan. You have really helped us out and you are great to work with. You stayed late to help Morgan get her first car and insurance. Again, you are the best to work with and we do appreciate everything you have done with us.

Luella Beltz

Small town company with big city knowledge...

Through various places of employment, I have had the pleasure of having Barr’s Insurance as my company insurance carrier. In my opinion, there is none that is finer than Barr’s Insurance and their employees. The agents and customer service support staff have all been exemplary, and over time, folks I am honored to call friend. They are indeed a small town company with big city knowledge. There is no company I have found who will work harder for you or find a way to satisfy all of your business and personal insurance requirements. Insurance renewal is often a dreaded time of year, but not when you are working with a company as friendly and professional as Barr’s Insurance.

Dawn Jankovich
Fisher & Father

They treat us as a family and has saved us beaucoup bucks...

My wife and I have used Barr’s Insurance exclusively for our insurance needs for many years. We could not be any more satisfied or better protected! The people at Barr’s are consistently friendly, efficient, professional and available. They treat us as family! Chris Sobina is our personal agent and has saved us beaucoup bucks with his constant updates on our insurance needs.

For about 7 years, I served as the treasurer of the Venango County Humane Society. Insurance coverage and activities were a part of my duties. I could not count the number of occasions that Barr’s guided that organization through complicated situations with a kind and conscientious eye to providing for our insurance needs in the least expensive manner. They have, indeed, been a friend to the animals!

Bill Hawkins

Additional Coverage while saving money...

We would like to thank Rod Fee and Barr's Insurance for all your help and knowledge in regards to our insurance. Your experience has provided our family with additional coverage while saving us money. We feel very fortunate to have you as our agent!

Shannon & Craig Kasunic
Franklin, PA

I saved over $300 a year on Insurance costs...

I was very impressed by the customer service I received at Barr’s Insurance. Kerri was very thorough in explaining the different insurance options available. She also answered all my questions and concerns in a very timely, friendly, and professional manner. By switching to Barr’s I also saved over $300.00 a year on insurance costs.

Oil City

Barr's Insurance goes above and beyond...

We were unhappy with our current insurance company and contacted Rod at Barr’s during 2012 to try to switch mid-term.  Rod worked very hard for us and was able to get quotes for our business policies, but at the time it would have cost more in cancellation fees so we decided not to move at the time.  We contacted him again at the end of 2013 and once again he went above and beyond and was able to secure us coverage at a substantial savings from what we were currently paying.  Everyone that we have dealt with at Barr’s has been great.  The customer service is excellent and I would definitely recommend them to anyone for personal and or business coverage.

Heather Fennick
Strongland Roofing Systems

Barr's Insurance never disappoints and always delivers results...

“Barr's Insurance is an integral part of SFPC’s annual open enrollment process. For the past eight years, we have depended on Barr's to negotiate affordable yet high-level insurance benefits for our employees. We have never been disappointed with the results.”

Janet Stewart, Human Resources Manager
Specialty Fabrication and Powder Coating

First Rate Customer Service

Barr’s Insurance has served our municipality for many years, not only because of the fair prices, but, more importantly, because of the first-rate customer service provided. We know that we can trust our agent, Rod Fee, to give us the right level of coverage at the right price. Not only at renewal time, but anytime throughout the year, Barr’s Insurance is readily available to answer any questions and to quickly provide support to us. Additionally, the staff is very knowledgeable and professional. Price, trust, customer service, and expertise are the reasons we continue to look to Barr’s Insurance for all of our insurance needs.

Christine Kurelowech, Secretary-Treasurer
Cherrytree Township, Venango County

Barr's Insurance always has the clients best interest in mind...

Barr’s Insurance has been handling the insurance needs of Marc Maslov, MD – Ear, Nose & Throat Associates of Northwestern PA for many years – including our Medical Coverage, Dental Coverage, Commercial Package, Workers’ Compensation and Employee Practices Liability. During that time, they’ve always had our best interest in mind and continue to “shop around” to find the best coverage at the best premiums. One of the most important features a company has to offer is customer service and community support … Barr’s customer service and community support is SUPERIOR! I highly recommend Barr’s Insurance for all your business and personal needs.

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