About Us

/About Us

OUR EXPERIENCED AGENCY

We care about you.
barton-family-insurance
Top Left: Cynthia Spencer Barton, Top Right: John Barton, Bottom: Rosemary Barton.

FAMILY OWNED AGENCY

As a family owned agency, we truly care about our clients, and we like our clients to care about us.
HOW WE STARTED

Founder, John A. Barton, began humbly selling all lines of insurance and bonds in 1978, and he built a strong, loyal client base.

ESTABLISHED AS AN AGENCY

Barton Insurance became an independent insurance agency in 1990, providing insurance to people in the Ann Arbor area.

FRIENDLY SUPPORT

We take time every year to review your policy, answer any questions and yes, sometimes just to talk.

OUR STAFF

Meet your customer service specialists.

Cynthia Barton-Spencer

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc non felis a purus condimentum fringilla ac ut justo. Fusce tincidunt, massa ut aliquet auctor, sapien lorem semper odio, in scelerisque diam erat id metus. Pellentesque ac eros leo. Etiam in porttitor lectus. Nullam in accumsan nisi. Nulla ac mauris erat. Pellentesque feugiat metus nibh, eget tempus leo efficitur sit amet. Nullam tristique magna condimentum nulla ultrices venenatis. Nullam vel egestas sem. Nam sit amet finibus sem. Nullam accumsan hendrerit mi et suscipit. Curabitur venenatis semper ipsum nec interdum. Donec malesuada, ligula nec aliquet vehicula, orci augue posuere dui, sed varius augue quam quis diam. Suspendisse ante justo, auctor bibendum sem quis, imperdiet sagittis ipsum. Aenean ex magna, vestibulum sit amet dictum a, vestibulum malesuada lorem. Etiam nec efficitur lorem, a euismod sapien.

Diane Braun

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc non felis a purus condimentum fringilla ac ut justo. Fusce tincidunt, massa ut aliquet auctor, sapien lorem semper odio, in scelerisque diam erat id metus. Pellentesque ac eros leo.

Kathleen Venzke

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc non felis a purus condimentum fringilla ac ut justo. Fusce tincidunt, massa ut aliquet auctor, sapien lorem semper odio, in scelerisque diam erat id metus. Pellentesque ac eros leo.

Alexis Cozart

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nunc non felis a purus condimentum fringilla ac ut justo. Fusce tincidunt, massa ut aliquet auctor, sapien lorem semper odio, in scelerisque diam erat id metus. Pellentesque ac eros leo.

INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BARTON

john-barton-insurance-agency
  • What led you to starting Barton Insurance Agency?

What induced me to start my company was because I wanted to be self-employed, and I wanted to be more flexible in my activities to help more people.

  • What was the biggest difference between having your own company and working for a large insurance company?

Well, I can make decisions more in my favor. In other words, I can elect to perform more favorable decisions than I could otherwise.

  • Is there anything you might have done differently if you were to start over?

No, except I would have made the transition sooner.

  • What is your favorite part of the work you’ve done?

Working with people and giving them the best product for their money

  • How did you build a name for yourself in this industry?

I exercised two serious concerns. The first one, of course, I felt I always had to be reliable, and the second concern was to always be available.

  • What is the biggest piece of advice you gave Cynthia as she transitioned into continuing your legacy?

To always be available, the same thing I just said, available and reliable, as well as providing more services whenever possible.

  • What about the most challenging part of your work?

I guess it would be overcoming negative decisions by the companies I represented.

  • Do you have any favorite memories from your job?

Yes, I have memories of people who I have provided an insurance product for and then became my friends.

SET US APART FROM THE REST

Become a part of our family.
family-owned-insurance-agency-barton
FAMILY OWNED

From one family to another, the Barton Insurance Agency makes you and your family feel secure. We build personal relationships with our clients, which helps us determine the best and most affordable insurance for you. Our clients always will talk with a person who is knowledgeable about their insurance needs. We care about our clients, and we like our clients to care about us. Our family owned business takes care of other families.

trusted-insurance-agent-cynthia-barton
TRUSTED CHOICE

Cynthia Spencer Barton has 28 years in the insurance industry. She’s received the “1 Million Dollar Round Table” industry award four times, and she’s a certified senior adviser (CSA)–this designation allows her to talk with the senior market of financial, grievance, nutrition, and diet. Cynthia also has a designation (LUTCF) life underwriter trainer council. She’s top in her field and has received many awards during her successful career.

barton-insurance-24-hours-7-days-a-week-customer-service
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

In order to create the best personal service, we are responsive to your needs when you need help the most. We make report claims fast and easy here at Barton Insurance. We conveniently report claims 24/7 through fax, phone, or email. We understand things happen can happen quickly like an automobile accident, house fire, water damage, or something less severe, you know we are here to help you through your situation.

strong-relationships-with-insurance-agencies
STRONG RELATIONSHIPS

The John Barton Agency has built strong relationships over decades with top insurance carriers for home, auto, life, medical, disability, and annuities. Some of our industry partners are Citizens Insurance, Mass Mutual, Presidential, Lincoln Financial, Allianz, Prudential, Principal, Transamerica, Liberty, Cincinnati Insurance, Progressive, ING, Mutual/United of Omaha and more.