About Us

Oakland Insurance is an independent, Michigan insurance agency that serves clients all throughout the United States. We offer a large variety of premier companies – which allows us to pick and choose the best coverage and the best carrier for your particular needs.

Oakland was founded nearly 30 years ago on the principles of excellent customer satisfaction and honest, expert evaluation and recommendations for all of our clients. We believe that a hyper-focus on the customer is the cornerstone of our success.

Our Mission Statement

Oakland Insurance is dedicated to the principles of integrity, commitment and security. We will grow profitably to benefit our clients, suppliers, and community. Oakland pledges to honor our principles while providing our valued clients with an extensive range of unique, customized services at a competitive price. It is our goal to exceed our customer’s expectations.


John G. Growney

President, CIC, LIC John is both a Licensed Insurance Counselor (LIC) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). During his 25 year career, John has performed every organizational function from administrative tasks, to customer service and sales/agency management. John earned his B.A. majoring in Business from Michigan State University. He resides in Clarkston, MI with his two children and two rescue dogs.

Barry L. Hunt

Vice President Barry has been licensed since 1986. He began his career in insurance after leaving a management position in retail. He has spent all of his 25+ years in the industry on the agency side. He has performed customer service, sales and management. Barry earned his B.A. majoring in Communication from the University of Michigan in 1984.

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Unlike a captive, or direct insurance company who only offers their own proprietary products, our agency is 100% independent of any one company. Many insurance consumers don’t fully understand just how important that really is. When it comes to something as important as insurance, it’s imperative that you work with an agency who has an in-depth knowledge of multiple insurance products, companies, and guidelines — not just one.

At the end of the day, what separates one agent from another, is their ability to proactively service their policy holders, and their knowledge of the insurance industry, products, and different situations that may present themselves to their clients.

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Are you ready to save time, aggravation, and money? The team at Oakland Insurance Agency is here and ready to make the process as painless as possible. We look forward to meeting you!

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