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Matthew O Brien

Rating 5.0
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Farmers Insurance Agent in Santa Cruz, CA
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Contact Info


1722 Seabright Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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Phone Numbers

(831) 429-9595(831) 429-9595
(831) 429-9393

Office Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Mon:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Farmers Insurance Agent in Santa Cruz, CA

Matthew Michael O Brien
O Brien Insurance Agency, Inc
About Me

Rating 5.0

Born and raised in the area, I'm proud to serve Santa Cruz, CA as your local Farmers® agent. At O'Brien Insurance Services, relationship-building and education are at the forefront of our customer service values. With 30 years of experience, I will ensure that this process is straightforward and personalized to help you select the most comprehensive, cost-effective solution for your needs. So come see us, just around the corner from the Rio Theater in the heart of Santa Cruz. We will help you better understand your coverage options -- whether that's commercial, home, auto, life, and more.

Give me a call at (831) 429-9595 and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Years of Experience

I have over 25 years of experience as a Farmers Insurance agent.

Awards and Honors

Topper Club Award logoMillion Dollar Round Table Award logo

Neighborhoods Served

Soquel, Aptos, Scotts Valley, San Jose, and Monterey Bay



CA License #: 0794969
CA Agency License #: 0M79607

Insurance Products Offered

Auto Insurance
Home Insurance
Life Insurance1
Business Insurance
Farmers Financial Solutions*
*To check background information of this investment professional, visit FINRA BrokerCheck.

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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 Matthew O Brien

Rating 5.0
15 Customer Reviews
  • Rating 5.0
    Matthew O'Brien is my Farmer's Insurance Agent and has been since 2012 and always available. In the recent years, I have been dealing with Anna Ritter, Licensed Insurance Advisor. In my opinion she is very knowledgeable and always professional. I recently decided to sign up for Umbrella Insurance. Anna explained in detail how this would affect my Home & Auto insurances. I have nothing but praise for my dealings with her and Mr. O'Brien is fortunate to have her as a valued employee.
  • Rating 5.0
    All staff was very friendly and helpful. They were easy to talk to and answered all my questions.
    Response from Matthew
    Thanks Joe! We appreciate you!
  • Rating 5.0
    I trust Mat
    Response from Matthew
    Thanks, Daniel! We are thrilled to have you as a client.
  • Rating 5.0
    Thank you
    Response from Matthew
    Evan, thank you for allowing us to service your insurance!
  • Rating 5.0
    Outstanding experience. The staff truly care about those they serve and went out of their way to call me when my area had been evacuated due to fires. Without me even asking, they found my family a hotel and offered to deposit emergency money into my account. My neighbors, who were also evacuated were calling their insurance company and couldn't get a call back on weekends or after hours, yet Mat O Brien's Officer immediately reached out to me on their own. They were a breath of fresh air!
  • Rating 5.0
    Great Service! I walked into the office without an appointment and got wonderful personal service for the next 2 hours.
  • Rating 5.0
    I had trouble finding homeowners insurance for my area. Matt was able to lock a great policy in for me that I could afford. Thank you Matt!
    Response from Matthew
    My pleasure, Lynnette!
  • Rating 5.0
    Helped consolidate and organize all my insurance needs. Great job!
  • Rating 5.0
    Matthew has been my agent for more 25 years - when it was just him and a part time assistant in a small office in Soquel. He and his employees always been responsive to all of our needs. I trust them implicitly and will always take my insurance needs to them.
  • Rating 5.0
    Very good and professional
  • Rating 5.0
    My experience at Farmers Insurances is always fulfilling with any concerns and doubts that I may have. My agent Matthew O'Brien is always trying to perform with efficiency on finding the best policy and that it fits my budget. I'll definitely recommend Farmers insurances to my friends and family.
  • Rating 5.0
    Very helpful and responsive.
  • Rating 5.0
    Insurance good
  • Rating 5.0
    Jennifer has always been courteous and helpful in our annual calls, patiently answering any questions I might have. Until this year, I didn't have much time to consider Farmer's for insurance other than the home policy, but sadly, my mom died in November, and I retired in May. So this year, with Jennifer's help, I was able to consider and conclude that switching my auto policy to Farmer's was a good idea. My only criticism is of the above guidelines, which I found excessive and patronizing! :-)
  • Rating 5.0
    Very good!!!
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