Merriam Insurance, Referral Program

Merriam Insurance Testimonials

The Merriam Insurance staff issues a formal “Thank You” to all of our wonderful clients. We appreciate each and every one of you! Here is what some of you are saying about us:

“The Merriam Insurance Agency has shown that it seeks to secure coverage for member missions at the best rates possible, and is an advocate for Rescue Missions in the insurance world.”
John Ashmen, Citygate Network President

“Merriam Insurance has become a trusted asset for us at the John 3:16 Mission. They have proven time and time again that they are truly looking out for us. We have experienced savings while expanding our coverage on several existing policies.”
Steven Whitaker, COO/VP, John 3:16 Mission

“It is with great pleasure that I recommend Merriam Insurance to any organization or mission ministry considering proper and adequate insurance coverage for their business needs. Thanks to their expertise and carefully detailed analyses of our operations, Merriam Insurance has not only helped us to procure all necessary coverage for The Bowery Mission, but has also saved us tens of thousands of dollars in annual premiums. Merriam Insurance has become a trusted vendor that continues to be readily accessible to process our requests and answer questions — we are extremely pleased with our choice to join the Merriam Insurance family to address our insurance needs. I wholeheartedly recommend Merriam Insurance to any organization interested in both professional insurance brokerage services and excellent customer service.”
David P. Jones, President/CEO, The Bowery Mission

“Thank you so much! You have made a way for us to keep providing services that are affordable and accessible in the Kansas City area! God bless.”
—Beth Russell, Serenity Resource Center, Inc.

“The Merriam Agency has been professional and thorough in all of their interactions with us. We were able to reduce our budget significantly while maintaining the same level of health insurance coverage as before. Thank you, again, for the excellent service you provide.”
Rev. N. Bradley Jones, Christ Church

“We are extremely pleased with the insurance coverage and service that the Merriam Agency has brought to our table. The high level of customer service that the employees of the Merriam Agency practice is incomparable. They have the ability to research, design, and implement innovative programs and services and listen carefully and always with empathy.”
Rosemary A. Taylor, YWCA

“I want to thank you for the work you and your staff have done to provide our mission with an excellent insurance portfolio. The coverage you obtained for us is not only more applicable than what we had, but provides more coverage at a much lower cost. Our only regret is that we did not come to you years ago.”
John E. Bryan III, Brother Bryan Mission

“We absolutely love dealing with everyone at Merriam. I feel like our move to you guys was the best decision we have ever made.”
Nelson Goucher, The Kingsway Baptist Church

“I have been on thousands of appointments with agents and their clients. It’s not often that I have been with agents who are as knowledgeable, personable and professional. Thank you for the service you provide.”
Bill Simms, Pueblo Rescue Mission

“I would like to commend you on the way you helped me navigate the confusing arena of insurance. Your patience and clear explanations quickly sold me on Merriam Insurance. Without a doubt my best experience dealing with the insurance industry. Keep up the great work!”
Nick Ringger, Alaska Bible College

“Our relationship with The Merriam Agency is a special one, in that it goes well beyond that of a typical business relationship. We view The Merriam Agency as both a friend and a partner in ministry with Grace Fellowship. The Merriam Agency has consistently demonstrated a genuine sense of care and concern for Grace Fellowship as it relates to managing risk and ensuring adequate, but not excessive, insurance coverage.”
Bill Minchin, Pastor of Business Administration

“A huge thank you to the Merriam Agency. They have been very helpful to our organization in helping us getting not only the correct policy that we needed for our Non Profit organization, but also helping us select the right carrier/provider for our policy as well. Merriam has also been very helpful to us with contacting us for any continued changes and or updates that we may need. We greatly appreciate the Merriam Agency for all their help and efforts and will continue to do business with them in the future. Thanks again.”
Gordon Austin, President, Claridon Community Helps Inc.

“Thank you for your wonderful customer service. I own a small startup, which means I work 15 hour days and don’t have time to travel or do extra research. Merriam made everything so easy and accommodated my busy schedule. You treat your customers with the same attentiveness and care with which I treat mine. When I saw this in you, I knew I had found the right agency.”
Celina Ottaway, Celina’s Kitchen

“Prior to finding the Merriam Agency, I was dissatisfied with the insurance we had for His Mansion Ministries (a Christ-centered discipleship community). Our insurance broker did not understand our business, nor did his insurance products adequately meet our needs. I found Merriam Insurance through the Trinity/HPSI directory. I called them and almost immediately felt they understood what our ministry does and what our insurance needs are. Merriam has both a wealth of knowledge and the skills to practically apply this knowledge. They are very responsive to all my questions and concerns and are personable and encouraging. They go above and beyond the call of duty. The insurance package we ended up with is tremendous: it fully covers us, has numerous additional benefits and has saved us a considerable amount of money.  I have such a sense of peace as well as the assurance that we are now far better insured. I wholeheartedly recommend the Merriam Agency.”
Bill Kurtenbach, His Mansion Ministries, Deering, NH

“With my commercial property I needed coverage and I was getting the run around from many brokers due to its unique dual use. This is until I found Merriam Insurance. Brian was on it right away and it was all taken care of in days. Straight forward, NO BS. Ask yourself ‘how easy are they going to make my Life?’ Marriam is the answer, Very!”
Jeff Feero

“I have been using the Merriam Agency for about 5 years. I started with my personal insurance as a trial of there competency and service. My experience has been excellent to the point that I moved my insurance on my Alcohol and Drug treatment center in Great Falls Montana to the Merriam Agency. Brian Merriam visited our center ( in Montana) to be sure that our special needs were incorporated in our comprehensive insurance plan.”
Barry Blenis

“We love everything about this company. They are so courteous in their dealings with us and helpful and encouraging in every way. They know first hand the struggles that Christian ministries go through on a regular basis and what to do about them. May God continue to bless them and use them in His kingdom’s work in all the days ahead.”
Jim Yvonne Jordan

“Merriam Insurance went all out to see that we were fully insured with a custom package for our Mission. Their service and readiness to provide all our needs and answer all of our questions. I have worked with other insurers and am completely satisfied with the Merriam Agency. A big thumbs up.”
Walter Le Couteur, Kitsap Rescue Mission

“Switching to The Merriam Insurance Agency is the best business decision I made! The staff is attentive and friendly, and my insurance rep, James, is top notch. He thoroughly reviews my insurance needs, and makes sure I get the best affordable coverage for my business. He walks me through the insurance policy language and helps me understand what I have and what I need. Its great to work with a well established agency that “goes to bat for you” when necessary. I am grateful for The Merriam Agency, because honesty and integrity are just as important to them as it is to me. I highly recommend this agency that stands behind in what they believe in, and takes care of my business needs in every way possible.”
Norman Young

“Rachel is always very responsive to my requests and calls for anything I might need. I feel she would always be there for us at the Mission.”
—Nora B., customer since 2013

“Merriam always answers questions and keeps on top of my business needs.”
Customer since 2017

“Long partnership that understands our church/organization.”
Tim Kong, Grace Fellowship

“I really appreciate that I am not only working with Christians in this company, but that Jon Barron (my agent) is well experienced with Rescue Missions and the issues and unique problems we all face. I am 100% confident that Jon always has my back. He stays up on current laws and policies that I need to be made aware of. I don’t have to be an expert in insurance, because the Merriam Agency is. I would and do strongly recommend Jon Barron and the Merriam Agency.”
Cherisa Merrick

“Merriam Insurance overall and Jon Barron specifically has been a real asset to our organization. They have been outstanding when there has been a claim, have been extremely helpful (with quick responses too!) when I’ve had questions, and have diligently worked to get us coverage with a construction/insurance issue we ran into.”
Rob S., customer since 2013

“We’ve appreciated your guidance and as we pursued a policy for our 501c3 organization and we feel very confident that if we had any further needs we could count on guidance to help us further if needed.”
Gordon A., customer since 2016

“Merriam Insurance Agency has a great track record and has been around a long time. They excel at responding to customer requests, and are subject matter experts in all areas of nonprofit insurance.”
Wayne R., customer since 2017

“I am so happy with The Merriam Insurance Agency! I have been recommending this agency for years to a number of clients, and was so impressed with their services, that I finally switched all my own personal insurance business to the Merriam Agency. I am picky and always do my research, so after talking with and reviewing the Merriam Agency I knew I was going to be in good hands. The Merriam Agency has been around a long time, and that says something in this day and age of fast paced business. They dont miss a step and are all about customer needs. With today’s economy and forever changing policies, The Merriam Agency has your back! They explain things and clarify language written in the policies that I have, making me all the more secure that I made the right decision to take all my insurance needs to them. I wont need to look back, because I am more than satisfied with this agency and all they do for me. I trust this agency, the staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and they get right to the heart of the matter. Loyalty and honesty are important and they stand behind their reputation as a trustworthy and hard working agency. I am so glad that I made the switch to The Merriam Insurance Agency!”
Lorena M., customer since 2017

“1) Provided essential support w/ selection of proper insurance coverage, 2) Prompt response to client questions or needs, 3) Pertinent and vital resources communicated to help in planning, prevention, and preparedness strategies.”
Customer since 2017

“Personal contact with people who deeply care about what we do and desire to keep us informed on current trends and potential risks to our organization. Response time is quick. Thank You.”
Curt F., customer since 2014

“Jon Barron and Rachel Houghton understand the complexities of the insurance business, know how to manage risks, provide appropriate recommendations, products and prices. Crossroads Mission really appreciates the outstanding customer service.”
Customer since 2014

“Jon Barron is extremely thorough. He has gone into much greater detail when looking for the right coverage than any other insurance agent I have met. Thanks Jon!”
Customer since 2013

“I love how fast you get back to me, Jon. You always do all you can for us. I believe you genuinely care about our missions and your customers.”
Cherise M., customer since 2014

“Thanks for all you do to help mitigate risk for Gateway and many other Citygate Network members!”
Ben E., customer since 2016

“We love everything about this company. They are so courteous in their dealings with us and helpful and encouraging in every way. They know first hand the struggles that Christian ministries go through on a regular basis and what to do about them. May God continue to bless them and use them in His kingdom’s work in all the days ahead.”
Jim J., customer since 2013

“Meeting with our Board members to answer our questions, and to let us know what kind of coverage would work best at a time that was convenient for us was a big help.”
David D., customer since 2017

“Jennifer Holt and everyone at Merriam made renewing our Executive and Officers policy easy and cost effective! Their rates are great and their service is even better. Thanks again!”
Steve P., customer since 2016

“Starting a business was stressful enough as it was, but also to start looking for insurance could have been even more exhausting. However since the first day talking with James Dick to the present, Merriam Agency has gone way above my expectations. Any time I added employees, needed a COI, or had a question that relates to everyday business their staff has been there along the way. I would highly recommend this company to anybody, small or large. They strive to make sure my business is protected, and when I have a question they make sure I have the answer. Thanks for the great relationship and looking forward to the future with Merriam.”
Tyler B., customer since 2015

“A huge thank you to Josh Crowder our primary contact at the Merriam Agency. Josh has been very helpful to our organization in helping us getting not only the correct policy that we needed for our Non Profit organization, but also helping us select the right carrier/provider for our policy as well. Josh has also been very helpful to us with contacting us for any continued changes and or updates that we may need. We greatly appreciate the Merriam Agency and Josh Crowder in particular for all his help and efforts and will continue to do business with The Merriam Agency in the future. Thanks again!”
—Gordon A., customer since 2016

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James Dick – Sales Manager
376 Broadway; PO Box 1038
Schenectady, NY 12301

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