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OVIA Acquires Bartlett’s Insurance

OSWEGO, NY – OVIA Insurance Agencies has announced the acquisition of Bartlett’s Insurance Agency, effective January 1, 2015, according to Chuck Harrington, OVIA President.

Susan Bartlett, owner of Bartlett’s Insurance Agency, is shown pictured with Jim Poindexter, OVIA Insurance Agencies Vice President (left); Chuck Harrington, OVIA President; and Clark Stanton, Licensed Insurance Agent. OVIA Insurance Agencies recently announced the acquisition of the Bartlett’s Insurance Agency, effective January 1, 2015.
Susan Bartlett, owner of Bartlett’s Insurance Agency, is pictured with Jim Poindexter, OVIA Insurance Agencies Vice President (left); Chuck Harrington, OVIA President; and Clark Stanton, Licensed Insurance Agent. OVIA Insurance Agencies recently announced the acquisition of the Bartlett’s Insurance Agency, effective January 1, 2015.

Bob Bartlett founded Bartlett’s Insurance in Oswego in 1949, and built a reputation for providing a broad line of insurance products and services to their clients.

Susan Bartlett, who is Bob’s daughter-in-law, has operated the business for years and just recently announced her retirement.

She is now working through the end of the year to assist OVIA Insurance Agencies on the transition.

“To ensure continuous and uninterrupted service to the Bartlett’s Insurance Agency customers, I have made provisions with OVIA to continue to service our accounts,” Bartlett said in a letter to her customers. “They have a history in the insurance industry that dates back more than 100 years, and I have every faith that you will find them as attentive to your account as I have been.”

“Their office at 166 W. First St. in Oswego will be only a block away from our former Bartlett location, or you can make arrangements to be serviced from any of their other five locations, in Fulton, Phoenix, Mexico, Brewerton or Clayton,” she said.”I would like to thank everyone for the business, confidence and loyalty that you have placed in me over the years.”

“We greatly appreciate the trust and commitment that Susan has shown our agency, and wish her only the best in her retirement,” said Harrington. “We look forward to providing her customers with the same level of service and attentiveness that she has provided for so many years.”

OVIA was founded in 1997 upon the merger of two longstanding local insurance agencies that provided service to the community since the late 1800s. Dowd & Harrington, Inc. and Streeter & VanSanford, Inc. merged to form OVIA, and today operate six offices in Oswego, Onondaga and Jefferson counties including Oswego, Fulton, Phoenix, Brewerton, Mexico, and Clayton. Their offices service over 10,000 clients.

OVIA offers customers a broad range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, health and recreational products.

For more information on OVIA Insurance Agencies call (315) 343-6310, or visit www.insureit.com