Bancorp Insurance Under New, But Familiar, Ownership!

cheri martinen, owner of Bancorp Insurance

Bancorp Insurance Under New, But Familiar, Ownership!

Hello, my name is Cheri Martinen (Lesueur), and I am the new owner of Bancorp Insurance. You might be surprised to hear this news, but I want to introduce myself and answer any questions you might have.

My parents Rex and Tammy Lesueur have owned Bancorp Insurance for the last 30 years. They moved to La Pine in 1990 and have brought high-quality customer service and insurance expertise to the Pacific Northwest. I am honored to continue their legacy and become the 4th generation of insurance agents in my family.

I grew up in La Pine, Oregon, working in the family insurance agency at the front desk throughout high school. I spent a gap year studying abroad with Rotary Youth Exchange in Istanbul, Turkey. After returning to the States, I completed my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Southern Oregon University. I majored in marketing and for the first several years after college, I ran my own freelance business helping insurance agents across the county set up and run automatic marketing campaigns, social media, and content creation.

7 years ago when my parents came to me with the idea of buying the agency, I knew I could not let our family agency be purchased by some big out-of-town agency without giving it a shot myself. Since then, I have been working in the agency and learning the business.   Helping you, our customers, navigate the complex world of insurance has been a pleasure and I hope to continue to serve you for years to come.

A few immediate questions you may have include:

Is Rex, my agent, gone? No, Rex has agreed to postpone his full retirement a few more years and continue to serve all his customers. Rex is currently working with other staff members to make sure they know the ins and outs of every account he is working on, so you will continue to have knowledgeable and friendly insurance professionals to help you with all your insurance needs now and going forward.

Am I still insured by Bancorp Insurance? Yes, Bancorp Insurance is still your friendly independent insurance agency. We can still help you with your current insurance policies and any new coverage you may need in the future.

How will I get ahold of you? All our contact information will not change. You can visit us at our office in downtown La Pine or reach us at the contact information below.

Bancorp Insurance
PO Box 327
La Pine, OR 97739
1 (800) 452-6826
(541) 536-1726

From all of us at Bancorp Insurance, we are looking forward to continuing to serve you in all of your insurance needs. This change in ownership is our way of perpetuating our values for years to come. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to my personal email – cheri@bancorpinsurance.com.

Thank you for your continued trust and support.

Cheri Martinen

P.S. I am a wife and mother. My daughter is 2-years-old and full of spirit. My husband and I also have two Basset Hounds and two cats. We love to spend time on the Deschutes River and at surrounding lakes, campsites, and hiking trails.

P.P.S. I was the Sunriver-La Pine Rotary President from 2019-2020. If you are interested in meeting new people and doing amazing things in our community, ask me about Rotary.

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