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Ruth Stroup

Rating 4.8
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 - 7:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM - 7:00 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

This year we are celebrating our 15th anniversary serving the community. We appreciate all of our clients and friends who make it possible to do this important work.

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!

We hear from our clients that they want a local agent, and that they like supporting our community by shopping at local businesses. We think this is awesome because that's what we do too!

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

Berkeley, Emeryville, Albany, Piedmont, and Alameda



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

States Licensed In


Insurance Products Offered

Auto Insurance
Auto Insurance
Home Insurance
Home Insurance
Life Insurance1
Life Insurance
Business Insurance
Business Insurance
Farmers Financial Solutions*
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Switch to Farmers® and you could save an average of $441 on Auto or $437 on Home.* You could be missing out on hundreds in savings. Call me today and let’s talk about how switching to Farmers could help you save.

*Based on average nationwide annual savings of new customers surveyed, excluding HI & SC, from 7/1/20 to 7/1/21 who switched their Auto insurance policy or who switched their Homeowners insurance policy to a Farmers® branded policy, responded to the survey, and realized savings. Potential savings vary by customer and may vary by state and product.

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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Bridge 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 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.  During COVID we meet via Zoom so it's easy to attend.

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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As a Contractor, your attention to detail is one of the keys to your success. Insurance is like that too. Let us help you manage the details so you never have to worry about expensive coverage gaps.

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As restaurants reopen, you have a lot on your plate. Let's get together and review your policy so you have one less thing to worry about. Farmers offers comprehensive coverage at great rates.

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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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My Hardworking Team

Danielle Renteria, Client Service Specialist

Phone :
(510) 874-5700(510) 874-5700