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James Oliver

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Farmers Insurance Agent in Port Hueneme, CA
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Address

249 E Channel Islands Blvd
Port Hueneme, CA 93041
US

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Phone Numbers

Office:
(805) 985-5488(805) 985-5488
Fax:
(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
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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Farmers Insurance Agent in Port Hueneme, CA

James Avery Oliver
About Me

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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.

Education

Pepperdine University, 1980 and Buena High School, 1976

Neighborhoods Served

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

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Licenses

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.
Not sure if my blogging has any followers, but since I wrote in April about “Insuring your Classic Car” which had a photo of my 1969 Triumph looking forlorn sitting in my garage, I thought I would update the situation. After sitting in my garage, as my daughter Bonny said “her whole life”; as you can see in the above photo, it now drives! And “yes”, it is insured.

So far, the only complainers are the many families of spiders that had considered the underside of the car “home” for all these years. Lucky for them, they only had to move a few feet to a 1970 Mustang that is in the restoration process.

A friend of mine asked me if I have always enjoyed driving old cars and when I thought about it, the Triumph wasn’t that old when I bought it and drove it every day. Today’s automobile is so much better in almost every way than the autos of the 20th century. The one place most of today’s cars are lacking is in character. The pre-1990’s car always had its own style and this is not so true today.

So if you have one of these “old” cars, make sure you have it properly insured. Values are up over the past few years so make sure it is insured for what it is worth. If I can help with any questions you might have, give me a call. (805) 985-5488. I always enjoy talking about “old” cars.

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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.

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I have had 2 occasions this past month where I was reminded of the value in having an insurance agent.

The first was a friend of mine who has always thought he should insure his autos and home with me, but I was always a little more expensive. My friend was like most of us in that he bought insurance, but never read the policy to see what he was buying. What he had though came to light when he had a sewer line problem, a $10,000 repair bill, and no coverage. Right then he decided that I was worth the little extra money.

The second was an acquaintance who had liability and uninsured motorist coverage they had purchased on line. They were hit one day by another motorist and their car was undriveable. Unfortunately, the other driver took their time in reporting the accident to their carrier. My acquaintance called their own insurance carrier, but because they did not have collision coverage, they were told there was nothing they could do to help. They had to wait for the other party to report the accident and for that company to do an investigation. In this type of situation, the days add up quickly and having an agent can shorten this period as they can make the phone calls required to get things rolling.

Now might be a good time to see if you can lay your hands on a copy of your policy to review what it is you are paying for. I know that the language of insurance can sometimes seem foreign, so if you need someone to interpret for you, give me a call. (805)985-5488. Jim
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

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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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