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About Us

Dolby Insurance Services is nestled at the foothills of the Warner Mountains in the North East corner of California. We have been serving California, Oregon, and Nevada since the family owned and operated business started in 1942 as Chet Brown Insurance. Chet and Betty Brown started the business as Chet Brown Insurance in 1942. Their First office was located in the Warner Hotel Building on Main St in Alturas, CA. They then moved to the current business address of 1030 N Main St. Paul Dolby took over in 1982 and changed the name to Dolby Insurance Services. In 1986, he built a professional office building on that same property, which the agency still occupies today.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Alturas, California, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. Dolby Insurance Services represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies. Therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price. What is an Independent Insurance Agent? When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn't purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn't have a choice! The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family's financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, you wouldn't have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company. With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision. An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible. When you buy insurance, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, because it's up to you to make the final choice.