About Our Agency

"At Leavitt Great West Insurance, we believe peace of mind comes from achieving your desired quality of life, reaching financial success, and preparing for life’s uncertainties. That’s why our way of life is focused on enhancing and protecting yours."

—Mike Taylor, Co-Owner

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Independent Insurance Agency

Leavitt Great West Insurance Services is an independent insurance agency with offices in Billings, Bozeman, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Livingston, and Shelby, MT. Our independence means we represent multiple insurance companies and are able to match our clients' needs with the insurance company, product, or risk management strategy that will result in the right insurance coverage at an extremely competitive premium rate. Our independent status means better insurance for individuals, families, and businesses—from home and car insurance to workers compensation to property risks to liability insurance and more.

Competitive Price, Excellent Service

Our extensive market access means we can obtain very competitive pricing for our clients. We believe our value goes beyond simply giving our clients an insurance policy. With a range of value added services from workers compensation safety audits to personal risk reviews, we can customize a service plan for you—because our commitment doesn't end after you pay your premiums.

Experience At Leavitt Great West Insurance Services

We strongly support the professional development of our employees by providing access to extensive continuing education opportunities. All employees start by pursuing the Certified Insurance Counselor or Certified Insurance Service Representative professional designations and then study areas of personal interest. We feel ongoing professional development is key to providing the experience and excellent service our clients deserve.

Business Insurance

Each business requires an insurance plan that addresses their own unique areas of risk. Our staff can create a risk management strategy that meets your specific needs, including loss control, claims management, liability, property coverage, inland marine, business auto, excess / umbrella, and so forth. We recognize that each operation is different and we look forward to working as your trusted insurance advisor to ensure your insurance plan exceeds your expectations.

Personal Insurance – Home and Car Insurance

Our staff knows how to create an insurance package that protects what matters most to you. We will do a personal risk review for families and individuals to ensure your home insurance, auto insurance, and other important coverages are part of an insurance package that truly protects you and your family from unforeseen losses. We will discuss with you other important coverages and policies—such an umbrella policy, flood and earthquake, and so on—as part of our comprehensive insurance review. We are often able to get our clients additional coverage for the same rate they were paying before because of our access to products from the top insurance companies in the nation.

Community Oriented

At Leavitt Great West Insurance Services, we are active in all of our communities. We contribute to many charities, we are involved in community organizations, and we strive to support our local economies.

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Billings, MT

Bozeman, MT

Choteau, MT

Conrad, MT

Cut Bank, MT

Great Falls, MT

Helena, MT

Kalispell, MT

Livingston, MT

Shelby, MT

About Leavitt Group

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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.

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Experience And Resources

As the 12th 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.

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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.

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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 2019 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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