As an independent broker we have a variety of different insurance companies to work with and negotiate coverage and terms on your behalf. This gives us the tools to find the best insurance protection at the best value for your unique needs. The more knowledgeable the staff, the more effective we are as a brokerage. PVI supports and encourages continuing education for their staff. Insurance is a dynamic industry and changes are constantly affecting how we do business. It is important we are on top of these changes to be a leader in our industry.
We shop around so you don’t have to!
Ed & Joyce Boyce opened the doors of the first Prairie Villa Insurance office in Grande Prairie in March 1973. They took pride in setting the highest standards of service excellence, and we are proud to continue with that vision today.
Brent and Cindy Oilund took over the business from Cindy’s parents in 1998. Brent, the managing partner, has been with Prairie Villa Insurance since 1987, and continues to provide professional and knowledgeable service along with his dedicated staff. Sexsmith Insurance has been an active business for over 90 years. The company was first established in 1921 by Chester Elliott and Jess Thuresoon. These two pioneers set the platform for one of the town’s most stable and community minded business. Ownership has changed hands several times throughout the years. Dennis and Marcie Milligan, took over the operations of his venture in 1992.
Sexsmith Insurance become a part of the PVI family in 2012 when the two companies merged. Dennis and Marcie’s son, Shayne Milligan has taken over the reins of PVI as the COO.
Artesian Insurance (Spirit River Insurance) Inc. was opened in 1986 in Spirit River. This successful office focused on building relationships with their clients, supporting community events and promoting the local “broker” advantage to its clients.
Long term clients and a personal approach in service were the major factors that attracted PVI to expand its offices to Spirit River and purchase the business in March 2015.