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James Oliver

Rating 5.0
Farmers Insurance Agent in Port Hueneme, CA
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249 E Channel Islands Blvd
Port Hueneme, CA 93041

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Phone Numbers

(805) 985-5488(805) 985-5488
(805) 985-2866

Office Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Mon:9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tue:9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed:9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu:9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri:9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Farmers Insurance Agent in Port Hueneme, CA

James Avery Oliver
About Me

Rating 5.0

As a resident of California for nearly my entire life, I am proud to represent the people of Port Hueneme as your local Farmers® agent. Here at the Jim Oliver Agency, we pride ourselves on being a resource for all of our clients when it comes to your options on auto, home, life, and business insurance.

Throughout my career with Farmers, many things have changed, but the constant is my commitment to educating each and every client to make smarter insurance decisions. Don't hesitate to reach out and we can get to work on protecting all you've worked so hard to build.

Give me a call at (805) 985-5488 and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Years of Experience

I have over 28 years of experience as a Farmers Insurance agent.


Pepperdine University, 1980 and Buena High School, 1976

Neighborhoods Served

Port Hueneme, Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo, and Santa Paula



CA License #: 0826231

Insurance Products Offered

Business Insurance

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Of course we have heard this before and then sometimes it shows up and sometimes it doesn’t. But there are a few things I do every fall in case this year the rains do show up.

1. I check the rain gutters that catch the rain as it comes off the roof. I make certain they are firmly attached to the eve and not filled with leaves so that the rain water can drain properly.

2. Some of the rain will be absorbed into your garden but most of it will make its way to the street as it runs off. Make certain there isn’t anything blocking its path like old lumber, fire wood, patio furniture, or kid’s toys.
With this done you can enjoy the sounds of the rain as it hits your roof and it splashes as the cars drive by. And, you can be happy that we are receiving the rain we so badly need.
I recall as a kid, ridding with my dad, someone in a car or on a motorcycle would blast by us, then zigzag through the cars in front of us. After witnessing this my dad would say, “There goes an accident looking for a place to happen”. I always thought this was a funny thing to say until one day, after blasting by us, a motorcyclist actually located where he was going to have an accident. Right in front of us!

50 years later, it seems I witness this type of driver almost every day, an accident looking for a place to happen. With all the vehicles on the road today, the biggest challenge is to stay out of their way so when they find the place to have an accident, you’re not in the same spot.

And how do you stay out of their way? Pay attention to what is going on around you. Use your rear view mirrors where you can see them coming. As they come up behind you don’t make any quick changes in your direction. And then just let them go by but be prepared to stop in the event they clip someone ahead. As the great Mario Andretti said, “Whenever you’re aggressive, you’re at the edge of mistakes”. Don’t let them pull you into their mistake.

If you have auto insurance questions, call me @ (805)985-5488

R.J. Frank Academy of Marine Science & Engineering

I was proud to present local 6th-grade teacher, Claudia Pantoja with a gift card to help provide school supplies to her wonderful class. The Jim Oliver Agency is always happy to help support our local schools!

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This blog is about something that we don’t want to think about even though it is important to think about when planning for your family’s financial future. It is about Life Insurance.

I lost my kid brother a few months ago. He was 57 years old. His life was running along great; perfect family; been a Ventura County Fireman for 20+ years; looking forward to retirement. A few years back during a routine physical he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Last month it got the best of him and it has been tough for his wife, kids, grandkids, and his extended family as we have all been close.

It is difficult to see any bright spots in these circumstances but something I am thankful for is that my brother bought life insurance 20+ years ago. He thought ahead and made sure that in the event the unthinkable happened, those he loved and cared for did not have to scramble around to figure out what to do. The family home is still in the family. The bills still get paid.

So please take some time to look at how you have prepared for your family in the event of your death. If you think you may have some holes in your plan or you have no plan at all, please give me a call, 805-985-5488 and we can help you figure out what works best for you and your circumstances. Of all the claims I get involved in, none give me greater satisfaction than giving the family who has lost someone they love, the life insurance proceeds to help them financially carry on with their lives.

PWS 302288.2 08/19
It’s already February, and it’s half gone, which means spring is just around the corner. It’s time to get the RV ready for summer. This means not just making certain the batteries are good so the engine and generator, (if equipped) will start, but also reviewing your insurance to make certain you have the coverage you want. This shouldn’t take but a few minutes so pull out that policy and look it over. You might think it is written in a foreign language unless you have a JD degree, so if this is the case, feel free to give me a call. (805) 985-5488.

For those of you who are like me where your RV consists of a tent and an awning that doesn’t just pop up, which requires a ME degree, you are all set unless you intend to camp along the California coast. If this is you, you had better work on reserving a campsite.

And remember that RV’s also include off-road motorcycles, quads, and boats.
Has your business grown since we last reviewed your business insurance? If so, let’s have a conversation so you can decide if your level of coverage is keeping up with your level of success. Call me today!

Recent Reviews for James Oliver

Rating 5.0
7 Customer Reviews
  • Rating 5.0
    Excellent service at a very difficult time for us. Jim was great!
    Response from James
    Glad we could be of service Robert. Let us know if there is any other way we can help out. Jim
  • Rating 5.0
    Mr. Oliver always provides me with excellent customer service. He addresses matters as soon as possible and always returns calls.

    I have not complaints. He makes dealing with Farmers’s that much more pleasurable.
    Response from James
    Glad to be of help with all your insurance needs Valerie. We appreciate your business. Jim
  • Rating 5.0
    Always excellent service
    Response from James
    Thanks for the review Donavan. We are here to help with all your insurance needs. Jim
  • Rating 5.0
    You. By far meet my insurance needs I thank the whole staff
    Response from James
    Thanks for the nice review Michael. We appreciate your business. Jim
  • Rating 5.0
    Jim has always been wonderful. Any changes are always quick and easy.
    Response from James
    Thanks for the nice review Tammy. It has been nice doing business with you and your family over the years. Jim
  • Rating 5.0
    Thank you for helping us!
    Response from James
    Glad to be of help! We appreciate your business Javier.
  • Rating 5.0
    Mr. Oliver is always helpful. He also responds to any questions or concerns we have quickly. My family has been insured with him for many years and we enjoy doing business with him.
    Response from James
    Thank you Barbara for the nice review. We appreciate your business.
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