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Purves & Associates Insurance Agency of Davis
George Purves entered the Independent Insurance Agency business in 1972 when he joined Brinley’s Real Estate & Insurance in Davis, CA. Mr. Brinley, a friend and local businessman with a reputation for integrity and generosity, mentored George and eventually sold him the Insurance arm of the business. Since then Purves & Associates has been the Independent Agency in Davis, working with families and businesses in Davis and throughout Northern California. In addition to home and auto insurance, we are proud to insure farms, local retail stores, real estate and mortgage brokers, restaurants and every kind of new business that springs from the minds of UC Davis researchers/entrepreneurs.
George Purves - Founder & CEO
George grew up in Hollister, California. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and received a Bachelor Degree in Economics at Chico State University and did graduate studies of Economics at Fresno State. George began his insurance career with the Insurance Company of North America (INA) in their Marketing Department. George left the company to enter the Agency business with John Brinley in 1972 in Davis. He has served as President of both the Yolo County and Sacramento County Independent Insurance Agency Brokers Association and on the California Board of Directors of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association. George was voted the “Outstanding Insurance Professional’ by his fellow Northern California Insurance Brokers in 1994 and still serves on the prestigious study group, “McAllps Forum of Insurance Issues”. George and his wife Marsha live in Davis and have 19 grandchildren. George loves golf and routinely beats his sons like a drum.
Scott Purves, CIC - President
Scott is a graduate of Davis High School (1990) and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Scott has focused on Group Benefits for businesses in the region, including group medical, life & disability, dental, vision and other benefits. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento Health Underwriters Association and is currently serving on the boards of the Insurance Brokers & Agents of Sacramento and the Davis Downtown Business Association. He has also been involved in industry lobbying efforts, traveling to Washington DC many times to meet with Northern California members of Congress. He lives in Davis, CA with his beautiful wife Joanna and their four busy children. He is awesome.
Chris Purves, CIC - Vice President
Chris joined the family insurance business in 2003 after graduating from Brigham Young University, and is also a Davis High School alum. He spent his first three years working in the agency’s personal lines department selling and servicing home and auto insurance. In 2007 Chris transitioned to Commercial Insurance, working with new and many long-term customers, as well as developing new markets. In 2008, Chris earned his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation. He and Angie are busy raising three little boys in his home town of Davis, CA. He wants to be awesome like Scott.