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Ruth Stroup

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Farmers Insurance Agent in Oakland, CA
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3560 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

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Phone Numbers

(510) 874-5700(510) 874-5700
(510) 740-8815

Office Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Mon:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat:10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Evening and Weekend appointments available
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Farmers Insurance Agent in Oakland, CA

Ruth Mary Stroup
Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency, Inc
About Me

Rating 4.8

As a lifelong resident of California, I'm proud to serve to Oakland as your local Farmers® agent. I love educating people about how insurance works, and how to make it work for them

I am very involved in the community, supporting local schools including Glenview, Edna Brewer, Oakland Tech High School, Joaquin Miller, Crocker Highlands, Kaiser, Hillcrest, Peralta, Chabot, and Melrose Academy. I am also an active member of the Rotary Club of Oakland providing additional support to Oakland family with service projects, non-profit grants, and youth scholarships.

Whether you're looking for home or fire insurance for that new house or rental, auto insurance for the family car, business insurance to set up that new office or restaurant, life insurance to protect your family, financial services, or more - it's imperative for me that you are well taken care of.

Even if you're located in Berkeley, Albany, Alameda, Emeryville, San Leandro, Castro Valley, El Cerrito, Richmond or beyond, I welcome you to stop by my office which is conveniently located near beautiful Lake Merritt in the Grand Avenue business district of Oakland. I will make the insurance process easy and personalized so that you can rest well knowing you are covered.

When not in the office you can find me walking the lake, shopping at the farmers market, or connecting with locals at fundraisers, festivals and networking events!

Give me a call at (510) 874-5700 and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Languages Spoken: English

Years of Experience

I have over 13 years of experience as a Farmers Insurance agent.


Mills College, 1991 and Culinary Institute of America 1981 and Rio Americano, Sacramento, CA

Neighborhoods Served

Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, Albany, and Piedmont



CA License #: 0F00956
CA Agency License #: 0M13985

Insurance Products Offered

Business Insurance
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As your local Farmers agent in Oakland, I can help make you smarter about insurance.

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Oakland-Berkeley Association of Realtors

We work closely with realtors in the community, helping their clients when they buy or sell real estate. Ruth has been recognized as "affiliate" of the year - 4 times in the past 10 years.

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Oakland Public Education Fund

Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency sponsored the Ed Fund Team at the Oakland Running Festival. We are so proud to partner with the Ed Fund in supporting our schools.

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Join us at our weekly Thursday lunch meeting, or attend one of our social gatherings.

Rotary Club of Oakalnd

For the last 100-plus years, Rotarians have committed to making Oakland a better place. We are proud of this legacy and continue to put “service above self” through the following ten committees: Service to Seniors, Rotaract (Rotary for young adults), Community Service (multiple projects helping other local non-profits), Enterprise Institute (business camp for teens), HOPE (tutoring program), Interact (Rotary for teens), Kinder Prep (support for Transitional Kindergarten teachers and students), RYLA (teen leadership program) Saroni-Lena Scholarships (for 1st year college students), Speech Contest (teen program).

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Business Network International

BNI is the world's largest referral marketing organization. As a long time member, we've developed deep relationships with other business members in the community, and are always to happy to introduce you and make an introduction. Reach out to Ruth if you would like to attend a meeting

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No two companies are exactly alike. That’s why you can build a customized Farmers business insurance policy with options that provide coverage for your specific needs and challenges. Call me today to learn more.

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As a small business owner myself, I know it's not easy to plan for the future when you factor in the unexpected. A Buy-Sell Agreement funded by a life insurance policy can help reduce the "what ifs" in your mind. Let’s work together on a plan sooner rather than later.

PWS BLI 9/16

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No two companies are exactly alike. That’s why you can build a customized Farmers business insurance policy with options that provide coverage for your specific needs and challenges. Call me today to learn more.

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Recent Reviews for Ruth Stroup

Rating 4.8
19 Customer Reviews
  • Rating 5.0
    Thorough, professional, concerned, and did an on-site assessment.
  • Rating 5.0
    I worked directly with Ruth's assistant/colleague Allie and she was fabulous - attentive, detail-oriented, patient and a problem solver. I highly recommend Farmers and Ruth Stroup's team.
  • Rating 5.0
    Ruth and her staff are top level. Thanks for everything!
  • Rating 5.0
    Ruth's assistant Alex has been amazingly professional and personable and went the extra mile to deal with the issues I faced in obtaining adequate homeowners, auto and umbrella insurance. I am EXTREMELY pleased with the level of service provided. Ruth provided my insurance several years ago and I'm very happy to be back with her!
  • Rating 5.0
    Ruth is ALWAYS available, always helpful and knowledgeable , and always has your best interest at heart. And, as if that wasn't enough, she has a great sense of humor and perspective. I was just thinking the other day that I sure hope she never retires!
  • Rating 4.0
    Ruth was very thorough in my policy review. She explained things in a way that I could understand them, which is no easy feat when it comes to something as confusing (to me) as insurance. I felt as if she really tried to understand my current situation and get me the best coverages possible for my budget.
  • Rating 5.0
    We appreciate Allie's and your help solving problems and answering questions about our insurance options and needs. Your solutions were very timely and we are pleased to be on board!!
    Ron and Marcia
  • Rating 5.0
    hi, sweet and dear Ruth.
    here's my response. excellent. Ally, Lindsey all fantastic.

    suk wah
  • Rating 5.0
    Helpful, timely response to my questions. Excellent service.
  • Rating 5.0
    We really appreciate Ruth looking at the entire picture of our liability and how it changes once you own a home. Ruth suggested that we increase our auto insurance coverage and provided a quote. She was very honest that it couldn't compete with our current car insurance quote, but equipped us with the information to get better coverage with our current insurance. As for the home owner's insurance, Ruth was also very good with explaining every nook and cranny, key for first-time homebuyers.
  • Rating 5.0
    Ruth and Allie have worded diligently, patiently and expertly to find me the best coverage for home, auto, earthquake, and an umbrella policy. Thank you!
  • Rating 5.0
  • Rating 5.0
    Very fast and easy! Good price.
  • Rating 5.0
    Odalis was very helpful in fielding my various questions and helping me to understand the different options for situation. She’s extremely pleasant to work with and very responsive.
  • Rating 5.0
    I appreciated Ruth's thoroughness and patience!
  • Rating 4.0
    Ruth and her staff were very knowledgeable, attentive, prompt and proactive in addressing my insurance needs.
  • Rating 5.0
    You are the best and easy over the phone matter solving
  • Rating 5.0
    Ruth was incredible! Very professional. Would highly recommend
  • Rating 5.0
    Glad I turned to you and your office for insurance for our new home. The policy you and your staff prepared was timely and professional. Thank you.
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My Hardworking Team

Angel Jahani, Account Manager

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(510) 874-5700(510) 874-5700

Danielle Renteria, Client Service Specialist

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(510) 874-5700(510) 874-5700