Northern California Insurance Services was incorporated in 1979 as Grove Street Associates. By that date, the two owners were Tom McCloskey and Howard Kirkpatrick. Five years later, Howard was the sole owner. Over the next two years, NCI was part of two agency mergers at which time two new partners arrived. In 1986 Howard sold his third of the business to the remaining partners and went on to work as the City of Redding Risk Manager and a run at the 2nd Congressional seat.
By 1989 Howard repossessed NCI from the lone remaining partner. From then on, it has been a solely family-owned business. Pam Severtson was already employed at NCI by then and Kelly Bickett was hired in 1990. In 1997, Pam and Kelly purchased the business from their father so that he could retire.
The three agents at NCI each have over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry and in fact, have all been at NCI for over 20 years. You will see no “turnover” in agents when you insure with us!
We have been a member of the Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce for more than 30 years. Pam is a regular attendee at “Greeters” – each week welcoming new businesses and supporting established businesses in the Redding area. We participate in the Chamber Scholarship funding, helping to enable future Redding entrepreneurs get a quality education.
Our agents are very involved in the community, donating their time and support to a number of varied interests: IIA of Shasta County, Straight Arrow Bow Hunters, YMCA and various elementary school and high school booster programs.
We encourage you to contact us for all your insurance needs. We are a full service, local agency with friendly, helpful staff waiting to serve you!