About CF&P Insurance

Crist, Fritschi &  Paterson, Inc. is a third generation, family owned, independent insurance agency. We create long term relationships with our customers by achieving our goal of consistently delivering exceptional service and value.

Our expertise will help you stay on top of changes affecting the property and casualty insurance industry and your risk management program.

A thorough analysis of your insurance program, operations and loss exposures will allow us to implement an innovative coverage solution tailored to your business. Insure with CF&P to control insurance expenses and protect assets.

CF&P History

Crist and Fritschi started in 1937 as a partnership between George Crist and John Fritschi.  Through mergers and acquisitions, plus two subsequent generations, the firm continues to grow and thrive.  CF&P merged and incorporated in 1968 becoming Chickering, Crist, Fritschi and Rowe, Inc.  Agency purchases in the 1970’s included A.T. Lorentz and Company, E. J. Carey Company and Douthit Insurance Agency.  Tom Paterson – Clark, Paterson and Rizzo Insurance Agency – merged in 1993 and Paul Coupin – Coupin Insurance Agency – in 2008.

An example of our commitment to the insurance industry and the Oakland community is that through the many years eight principals have served as president of the Oakland Association of Insurance Agents and two served as president of the state insurance association.

A number of our employees have worked with us for thirty years, or more.  That fact may indicate many things but importantly for our clients it means continuity and a relationship with someone who knows you and cares about you.  Our high client retention percentage and client referrals speak to both our professional service and success.

The firm accesses the highest quality of insurers and its association with PIIB in 2013 further broadened the number of available markets.  Over the past many decades CF&P has been tested figuratively, and literally, by fire.