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About Us

Since 1963 The Jemez Insurance Agency has been trusted to protect and advise on what matters most: your family, your business, your community. We serve clients throughout New Mexico including Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Espanola, Taos and Albuquerque.

Founded in 1963 as the first independent insurance agency in Los Alamos, The Jemez Agency remains the largest independently owned and operated insurance agency in Los Alamos. In May of 2000 the devastating Cerro Grande fire roared through Los Alamos destroying more than 400 homes. The Jemez Agency insured more than 200 of those homes. Through hard work and long hours, The Jemez Agency helped those families put their lives and homes back together.

In March of 2001, Allen McQuiston became part owner of The Jemez Agency and today is the sole owner of the agency.

In 2004, The Jemez Agency opened an office in Santa Fe to serve the residents and businesses of the community and the surrounding area.

Today, The Jemez Agency is helping individuals and businesses protect what matters most. As an independent insurance agent, we are able to obtain insurance from multiple insurance companies. This allows us to find the right insurance that fits your needs and budget. As a local agent, we are available to sit down with our clients to discuss their needs and concerns. Our goal is to protect you, your loved ones and your assets from financial harm.

Our approach is tailored to help you obtain the coverage that fits your individual needs. We are here to help educate and guide you through any insurance question, problem or claim you encounter.

Safeco Insurance Recognizes The Jemez Insurance Agency For Exceptional Performance

Safeco Insurance recognized The Jemez Insurance Agency as a Safeco Elite agency based upon outstanding performance and partnership.

Fewer than 10 percent of the more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies nationwide that sell Safeco® personal lines products receive this honor.

It is the third time in the last nine years that The Jemez Insurance Agency has achieved this status. Achieving this status reflects an agency’s success and its commitment to serving customers as a trusted advisor.

“We are honored to be a Safeco Elite agency,” agency owner Allen McQuiston said. “The Jemez Agency has represented Safeco Insurance since 2005, and we are proud of our strong working relationship and our shared commitment to helping our customers protect what matters most to them.”

Achieving this status gives its agents access to special resources and programs that allow it to provide even better service, guidance and expert advice to customers, he added.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Los Alamos, New Mexico, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. The Jemez Insurance Agency represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies. Therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, because it’s up to you to make the final choice.

Customer Testimonials

Thank you Ana Olivas for your excellent customer service

Ever A

I have worked with Allen McQuiston for over 20 years.

SqueakyClean C

Anytime I call they are super responsive and very quickly get me what I need

Julie R

They do an excellent job of handling all of our insurance needs.

Pamela F

...I had high insurance rates before switching to Jemez Insurance Agency.

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