... is to protect every one of our clients as if we're protecting our own family."
Located in Shingle Springs California, the Bentz Insurance Agency has been helping clients located in the foothills of California find affordable insurance. Dwight Bentz, the agency owner, created his agency because he believes that the vast majority of agencies, treat their client base like cash machines, and not human beings. Agency owners worry more about the premium they're collecting from the client and not how the policy fits into their clients' lives. Dwight has flipped that thinking on it's head. Dwight has made it his mission to care more about the people the policy protects, rather than the commission the agency receives.
Dwight Bentz - Agency Owner
Dwight was born in and raised in Merced, CA. Dwight's mom, Kelly, has been in Education for over 35 years. Mike, Dwight's father, has been in the window covering / design business for just as long. Together, these two individuals formed the core of how Dwight does business.
After graduating with an Economics degree from UC Davis in 2007, Dwight's path led him into education. He worked as both a tutor and teacher while trying to find a school district to call home, he felt this invisible hand (economics joke) driving him toward something more.
In 2011, Dwight left the education industry to pursue a career in the financial services / insurance industry and he has been there ever since. Dwight "cut his teeth" by working as an exclusive insurance agent for AAA Northern California and in 2019 decided to move on to open his own Farmers insurance agency.
Dwight now lives in Folsom with his wife Anne, as well as with their two dogs, Douglas and Pupper. Dwight enjoys going on walks with his wife, playing golf when he can, and volunteering / supporting local non-profits (particularly for Veterans).
CA LIC # 0H73403
Michelle Vasquez - Insurance Agent
Michelle Vasquez is the epitome of a local insurance agent expert. Michelle earned her insurance license in 2009 and has been an agent with Farmers ever since. Not many people in this world can say that they have represented a single company proudly for over 10 years, but Michelle can and has. This is not only a testament to Farmers as a company, but also to Michelle who fights for her clients every day, 365 days a year!
Michelle is 5th generation Amador County. Her Grandfather, Ross Oliveto, also an Amador native, after WWII opened a distribution company servicing Amador and neighboring counties and aptly named it: Oliveto Distributing Company. They would purchase dairy products from local Farmers and distribute them to local grocery stores and restaurants. The company is still around to this day!
Michelle is married to her husband Devin of 23 years. They have two children together and both attend the local Junior High and High School. Her family loves to glamp, cook together, and altogether go on family adventures.
Michelle has pretty much seen it all when it comes to insurance. She is an invaluable asset to the agency. As the industry evolves, so does Michelle. She is always focused on finding her clients and referral partners the best coverage possible at the best possible price.
CA LIC # 0G58111
Erin Kish - Office Administrator
Erin joined the Bentz Insurance Agency team in 2020! Although growing up in the bay area, Erin and her soon to be husband Kurtis decided to make the move to El Dorado County to be closer to family in Pollock Pines. Although Erin is fairly new to insurance, she is an incredible work horse and will make sure you get your questions answered in a timely fashion!
Also, if you decide to call the office, you may be greeted by her one year old daughter, Olivia! Can Olivia say "INSURANCE?"
CA LIC # TBA