Miller Phillips Insurance started as Miller Insurance Agency in 1966. Agency founder Rod Miller started selling for Erie Insurance while still working for Armco Steel in Butler PA. When the timing was right, Rod became a full-time agent, working from a small office in the basement of his home. Through the years, the agency offices have been in several different locations, but always within the Borough of Saxonburg, PA.
Born and raised in Saxonburg, Rod is a well-known and respected member of the community. He successfully built that same strong, positive reputation for the agency with quality products and personalized service.
Rod’s daughter Michelle Miller Phillips got her start in the agency in June 1992. Michelle quickly got ingrained in personal lines. Michelle works closely with policyholders that have young drivers and is very adept at advising changes as policies are reviewed to meet those needs. In addition to strong product knowledge, Michelle has a very active role in the management of day-to-day agency operations.
Michelle’s husband Matt Phillips came to the agency in May 2003. Prior to that, Matt worked for nine years in the steel industry. Matt brought with him a strong sales and management background that was developed covering a sales territory that included all of western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. This background has served him well in working with our commercial clients.
In early 2006, it was decided that Michelle and Matt would purchase the agency by year end and transition to Miller Phillips Insurance Inc. The buyout became official January 1, 2007. Since that point, the agency has experienced steady growth, gained overall internal efficiency and improved product offerings.
With a strong foundation in place, the agency has a strong sense of direction, indicating long-term success.
An Independent Advantage
We are Independent Agents in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, 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. Miller Phillips Insurance Inc. 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.