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Central Coast Insurance Specialists

At E.C. Loomis we take insurance seriously because it's something we've been doing for over 100 years. By taking the time to understand your needs, we are able to deliver insurance solutions that are carefully tailored to the task at hand. Best of all, as an independent agency, we work on your behalf to secure the best rates from the best carriers.

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What makes us unique?

Commercial Insurance

We offer a huge variety of Commercial Insurance Services specifically tailored to the unique needs of the Central Coast.

Personal Insurance

We love insurance and are here to help you through whatever personal insurance needs you require.

Rich History

We offer a huge variety of Commercial Insurance Services specifically tailored to unique needs of the Central Coast.

The Beginning

In 1905, Edward Clinton (E.C.) Loomis went into the general brokerage business purchasing grain, beans, potatoes and onions for the J.K. Amsby Company. A few years later in 1908, he formed a partnership called Amsby and Edward Brown & Son - the Amsby portion handled the brokerage business while the Edward Brown & Son portion managed insurance. In 1909, E.C. became sole owner of the business and he built a new warehouse called the Arroyo Grande Warehouse Company. After serving in the Navy in WW1, Edward's oldest son, Ivan, returned to join the business and it was then renamed E.C. Loomis & Son.

E.C. Loomis History

A Growing Business

In the early 30s, Clinton Edward Loomis, known as Buster, and Joseph Vard Loomis joined the business. Vard worked as a salesman for the brokerage while Buster managed the insurance division. In these early days, the company mainly insured crops, grain, farm equipment, while homeowners insurance was gradually added as the needs of their clients grew.

Modern Era

In 1973 Gordon Bennett and Charles Cabassi purchased the E.C. Loomis & Son agency and formed a new partnership. As the needs of the local community grew, the agency focused on expanding commercial and personal coverages servicing clients that knew the company reputation from the old feed and farm supply business. This expansion continued into health, life and financial services when Karl Hartwig joined the agency in 1977. Today, the business has developed into a full service agency and remains a family owned business with Michael Cabassi, the great grandson of E.C. Loomis, joining in 2001 and now managing partner alongside Karl Hartwig. Throughout its long history, the company has stayed true to its heritage by remaining focused on servicing the specific commercial and personal insurance needs of the residents of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County.

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The professionals at E.C. Loomis are ready to answer any questions you may have about new & existing coverage.

Call Us: (805) 489-5594