About Us

J.W. Potts Insurance Agency was founded in 1996. We consider ourselves your one stop shop for all your insurance needs. We specialize in Auto/Car Insurance, Home Insurance, and Business/Commercial Insurance. We feature the BEST homeowner insurance policy on the market. Our auto insurance policy and rates are said to be the best in the industry. Couple that with decades of experience, and you have the best of all situations. Erie insurance company’s motto is “Above all in Service.” We at J.W. Potts Insurance Agency try to be the best example of that as is humanly possible. H.O. Hirt, founder of Erie Insurance, said ”We will provide the best possible products, the best possible service and do so at the lowest possible cost.” Our staff is continually educating, sharpening our skills with both company training and the pursuit of Insurance Industry Designations. J.W. and Beth are the husband and wife team of owners who combine over 50 years experience. Both will complete their Certified Insurance (CIC) designations and their CISR Elite designations within year’s end of 2018. Over 50% of the staff will also complete a designation within the next 12 months. We represent many of the top Regional and National Companies featuring Erie Insurance as its flagship carrier to make things a one stop shopping experience.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Parkersburg, West Virginia, 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. J.W. Potts Insurance Agency 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.


Dedicated to Finding You the Best Coverage!

J.W. Potts Insurance Agency, Parkersburg