About Our Agency

Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency

Local, Independent Agents

Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance agency prides itself on being a full-service insurance brokerage firm serving clients in multiple states.

Flanigan-Leavitt has been insuring individuals, families, and businesses in the region for over 130 years. With superior market access, and a dedicated, experienced and professional staff of insurance agents, there are few risk exposures that we are not prepared to handle for our customers.

Our History

The Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency has deep roots and a rich history of doing business in Northeast California. J.R. Murray opened the Murray Insurance Agency in Greenville, California, in 1882. His three sons; Vadney, Robert, and John worked in the family business with offices in Greenville, Susanville, and Quincy, California, until their retirement.

In the early 1980’s The Murray Agency partnered with a regional competitor named Plumas General Insurance with offices in Quincy, California. Von L. Edwards and his son Robert H Edwards were the principals of Plumas General Insurance. That agency had flourished in Plumas County since 1965. The new agency was a partnership named Murray & Edwards Insurance Agency. Michael and Valerie Flanigan joined Murray & Edwards in 1995, and in 2003 they partnered with the Leavitt Group and purchased Murray and Edwards.

Today, Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency continues that rich history and operates offices in Quincy and Susanville, California, as well as Reno, Nevada. The generous support and loyalty of over 4,000 customers has allowed us to become part of the fine communities that we serve, and for that we are forever grateful. Our affiliation with Leavitt Group has benefited our agency and the customers we serve by bringing insurance buying choices – our competitive advantage. Business technology has enabled us to grow outside of our main market service area serving customers across the U.S.

Throughout the ownership changes, much of the staff has remained and the agency has continued to grow and operate profitably. We take great pride in the services we provide from a great team of professional agents. The transition to Flanigan-Leavitt has been exciting, and we look forward to serving our customers for another 130 years.

Our Staff

Quincy, CA

Alaena Rath
530-283-1112 ext. 1133

Alaena has been the Office Assistant for Flanigan-Leavitt since 2011. She loves living in the small town of Quincy, CA where she grew up. When Alaena isn’t at work she is busy with her 4 young kids. She enjoys camping, long road trips, and spending time with her husband and children.

Amanda Hays
530-283-1112 ext. 1134

Amanda focuses on Commercial Insurance at Flanigan-Leavitt where she has worked since 2013. Amanda moved to Quincy in 2009 and grew up in Napa, CA. She loves to spend time with her family outdoors whether it be hunting, fishing or camping.

Christine Kaumans
530-283-1112 ext. 1114

Christine has been with the agency for 28 years and focuses on personal lines insurance as well as life and health. Christine has lived in Quincy for most of her life. She and her husband have 2 boys and love spending time with them. She loves spending time outdoors hiking, fishing, canoing and spending time with her friends and family!

Haley Shafer
530-283-1112 ext. 1100

Haley has been with Flanigan-Leavitt since 2014 and has worked in insurance since 2011. Haley lives in Quincy with her 3 sons and a daughter.

Michael Flanigan
530-283-1112 ext. 1185

Mike is a co-owner in the agency with a focus on commercial insurance sales and service. Mike enjoys the small town mountain life in Quincy. He and Valerie have three sons.

Valerie Flanigan
530-283-1112 ext. 1116 (Quincy)
530-257-7291 ext. 1116 (Susanville)

Valerie, a co-owner in the agency, has loved insurance for 33 years now. She travels amongst the three offices and enjoys the communities she serves. The relationships developed are part of the excitement. Business, Agribusiness, School Districts & Non-Profit insurance are her focus. She spends her spare time with her husband and sons in Heaven on Earth—Quincy CA.

Susanville, CA

Charnee Valentine
530-257-7291 ext. 1110

When Charnee is not at work, she loves to spend time with her family. She enjoys fishing, hiking, and going to the many lakes we have around our area of Susanville, CA.

Jessica Flynn
530-257-7291 ext. 1115

Jessica is a personal lines agent at Flanigan-Leavitt in Susanville, CA. She moved from Oregon to the Lake Almanor area 2 years ago and became a licensed agent in 2016. When Jessica is not taking care of your insurance needs, she enjoys lake days, road trips, and spending time with her family.

Reno, NV

Brandon Sheridan
775-747-9710 ext. 1101

Brandon Sheridan has been working in the insurance industry for 5 years focusing on both commercial and personal lines insurance. He recently moved to the beautiful mountains of Quincy from Santa Cruz to be here with his wife and family. In his spare time he enjoys backpacking, hunting and fishing.

Jack Flanigan
775-747-9710 ext. 1112

Jack is a newly licensed commercial insurance agent. He grew up in the insurance business as the middle child in the Flanigan household. In his spare time Jack likes to spend time outdoors, camping & fishing.

About Leavitt Group

Long-Term Relationships

We work to develop lasting client relationships. As a privately-held firm, we have the flexibility to make long-term decisions with you. Our performance is not judged by Wall Street every quarter, but rather by the quality of relationships we maintain.

Experience And Resources

As the 13th largest privately-held insurance brokerage in the nation*, we bring you the national resources, experience, problem-solving skills, and key insurance company and underwriting relationships that will result in an effective risk management and employee benefits strategy.

A Greater Commitment To Your Success

As a result of our local managing co-owner and on-the-ground decision makers, our interest in your success results in a greater level of service and commitment to your business. We match solutions to your needs and geography.


We believe in operating with complete integrity and transparency. We have a long history based on this principle, and it is a vital part of our culture. As we bring people into our organization, we look for those who share our values, thus fostering relationships based on trust—for employees, insurance companies, and clients.

*According to Insurance Journal, August 2017 issue.

History of Leavitt Group

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From the beginning, Leavitt Group has been built on a foundation of trusted co-owners with local insights and experience. This core value has remained central to Leavitt Group as it grew from one agency into one of the largest insurance brokerages in the United States.

Our Foundation

In 1952, Dixie Leavitt opened an insurance agency in Cedar City, Utah, with one company appointment and no clients. By the decade’s end, Dixie had thousands of clients throughout southwestern Utah and southern Nevada.

Our Growth

When Dixie Leavitt and his brother, Bert, incorporated Leavitt Insurance Agency of Las Vegas in 1959, Dixie owned 60% and Bert owned 40%. Using this 60-40 arrangement, Dixie and other co-owners invested in and created agencies in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. Dixie formed Leavitt Group Enterprises in 1962.

Dixie built Leavitt Group on a foundation of able and trusted co-owners. He recognized that each agency should have nurturing insurer relationships, autonomy in staffing, and increasing sales and profits with which to build an adequate capital base.

As the number and size of affiliated agencies grew, the potential of strength in numbers became apparent. In 1978, the group formed Leavitt Group Agency Association (LGAA), providing member agencies with the multi-agency strength necessary to maintain insurer relationships, to offer placement services, to provide employee benefits, and to support other group-wide services, such as E&O coverage, accounting, IT, data management, marketing, and other key supporting activities.

Since its early beginning in 1952, Leavitt Group has grown into one of the largest independent brokers in the United States. Since 1989, consolidated revenues have climbed from $8 million to $250 million. Throughout this period of growth and success, agency profitability ratios have remained well above industry averages.

Our Future

Leavitt Group continues to expand into new areas and various market segments—from agencies serving in smaller communities to large agencies serving complex corporate accounts. Leavitt Group recruits qualified insurance professionals and affiliates with agencies who share the same foundational values based on integrity.

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Valerie Flanigan
Agency Co-Owner

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