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Ruth Stroup

Rating 4.8
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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 have the coverage you need on the day you need it!

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

Auto Insurance
Home Insurance
Life Insurance1
Business Insurance
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Life insurance can help you to provide financial support for the ones you love if something happens to you.

PWS LD-02 10/17

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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Grand Lake Farmers Market

The Oakland Grand Lake market features over 40 local farmers, 30 specialty food purveyors.

The market is fun for the whole family, and promotes healthy living.

Splash Pad Park, Lake Park Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 Every Saturday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Rain or Shine

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Oakland Leaf

Oakland Leaf cultivates community transformation through creative education for youth and families. Ruth Stroup has been supporting Oakland Leaf for the past 5 years. We are inspired by the work they do in our community.

Join us at the annual gala.

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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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Join Ruth at the local City Center BNI Wednesday Breakfast.

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.

We provide a wide array of products for business owners including Workers Comp insurance, General Liability, Business Interruption, Liquor Liability, Employment Practices Liability and Life Insurance.

Whether you own a restaurant in San Francisco, or your business is located in the East Bay, our Oakland office is centrally located and here to assist you.

Call us, or if it's easier, click below to schedule a call back.

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Life is unpredictable, and as much as you plan, there’s always something around the bend that never crossed your worried mind. With a Personal Umbrella policy from Farmers®, you’ll have additional liability limits over and above those provided by your underlying policies. Your assets, as well as your future earnings, are covered.
The personalized service that comes with your Farmers auto coverage might be the best recommendation for adding a Farmers homeowners policy to your insurance portfolio. When you purchase an additional policy, you might also qualify for a multi-line discount. Call me today for more information.

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Recent Reviews for Ruth Stroup

Rating 4.8
31 Customer Reviews
  • Rating 1.0
    You don't return phone calls. If I could I would rate you less than 1 star. Your assistant does not return phone calls or respond to emails. Your had me deposit an annual premium to your company and then 3 weeks later I find out the underwriter denied coverage. You have not contacted me to credit my account. You are completely unprofessional.
  • Rating 5.0
    Ruth and her team are ALWAYS there for me. Very responsive and helpful. I am sure I could get less expensive insurance but I stay with Farmers because of Ruth and her team.
  • Rating 5.0
    What a fantastic agency! Allie helped me choose a homeowners policy—my first. She is phenomenal: easy to reach, explains all the complicated stuff in a way I can understand, all the while being a pleasure to engage with. And she is on the ball! Got everything ready for our closing in a flash. Couldn’t be happier.
  • Rating 5.0
    Thanks for making the clarity and professionalism.
  • Rating 5.0
    Ruth processed my application for home owners insurance with lightning speed. Very satisfied.
  • Rating 5.0
    We had some problems because our home is in a fire danger area and we got fantastic service from our Farmer agent
  • Rating 5.0
    Ruth was great to work with, she explained the various options and priced out a few different possibilities for me based on my interest in changing specific coverage amounts. She also followed-up with me on the differences in earthquake coverage available.
  • Rating 5.0
    The best ever
  • Rating 5.0
    Great service from Ruth and her staff, prompt response and advice.
  • Rating 5.0
    Superior expertise and customer service.
  • Rating 5.0
    all was fine
  • Rating 5.0
    Ruth always listens to my concerns and works to find the best solution to my insurance needs.
  • Rating 5.0
    Thorough, professional, concerned, and did an on-site assessment.
    Response from Ruth
    Thanks Ben. We are glad we could help!
  • 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.
    Response from Ruth
    Thanks for the feedback. Appreciate your kind words.
  • Rating 5.0
    Ruth and her staff are top level. Thanks for everything!
    Response from Ruth
    Thanks Serena. So glad to be working with you and your family
  • 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
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