Why Choose Rocky?

Though there are many reasons to choose one agent/agency over another, here are a few reasons why Rocky Mountain West is the BEST choice…

We are an independent agency, and by that, we truly mean independent. What that means is we have agreements with many of the top carriers our competators simply dont have access to. When you use one of those “one carrier” companies, thats what you get, one chance to get the best rates, and frankly, they don’t stand a chance against our diverse offering! When you use one of the other so called independent agencies that have contracts with several carriers, but direct business to one company on a first right of refusal basis, or where the bonuses dictate the carriers offered are you truly getting an independent opinion? With us, yes, we get paid commission, but our goal is to find you the best rate, and the best coverage, with the best billing and claim service period. We are independent, we do not steer business based on bonuses or kickbacks, as a matter of fact, our second leading agency partner pays us the LEAST amount of commission. Simply, you come first, and if the company we place you with lets you down, or the rates go up, not to worry, we’ll go find you another one.

Customer Service. Local feel, big league quality! We have a department dedicated to customer support. Yes we know you can call the company your insured with and take care of your policy whenever you want, we know you can pay your bill or request a change online with about anyone… You can still do that but we offer you a real person, at no expense to you to assist in all of the little hassles, or billing questions, or basic changes to your policy. You also have a licensed producer to consult, and guide you to a secure and affordable insurance portfolio.

We can often find you a better rate than the insurance company themselves! We have access to some of the best known carriers as you see on TV and commercials, most of the timee we can offer you the exact same policy, with the exact same company, and show you a substantial savings. How? Honestly, couldn’t tell you, but we can… Try us, but dont take our word for it… See what some of our customers are saying…


  • James was super friendly and helpful. I was in a bind, and he stayed late to help me find insurance for the best rate available. He’s an excellent agent and a stand up guy.  -Darcy M.
  • Trout, As always you take care of my problems quickly …Thank you for being a GREAT Insurance Agent…..have a great weekend!!  -Bill T.
  • “Trout was actually my first client as I was building my business. He has been wonderful to work with, bringing integrity and knowlege to his clients. I consider Trout not only as an exceptional insurance professional, but also as a friend.”  -Chris T.
  • James is a rock star! He not only helped me after hours, he had super quick turn around with quotes. Then followed that up with recommending a couple better coverages that saved me over $400 on my home and car insurance. He was a pleasure to visit with and I have already recommended him to my friends, realtor and mortgage broker.  Thanks for your great service James. Merry Christmas!  -Nikki.
  • “I have referred many clients to Trout. When a customer is purchasing a home, they need insurance, and I always mention his name. His service is top notch, and you just can’t touch his pricing. Once a client gets a quote from him, they almost always end up using him, and they usually switch their auto policies as well.”  -Chip H.
  • “Great to work with. Offers twice the coverage at a fraction of the cost. Awesome”  -Dustin W.
  • “Uwe “Trout” Kirch is extremely knowledgeable in all facets of the insurance business with the unusual ability to make the client at ease by translating all of the options available and realize that their situation is his top priority. Trout and all of his staff are always willing to go the extra mile to earn your business. I would definately recommend him.”  -Charles C.
  • “Trout is everything a great insurance provider should be. He knows his stuff inside and out. He is very personable; takes time to explain complicated aspects in plain language. Trout always looks for the most bang for the buck insurance-wise, suggesting combinations of policies, etc. for best discounts. AND you can get him on the phone! Highly recommended.”  -Edwin F.
  • “I have had Uwe as my personal insurance provider for some time now and have had nothing but great things to say about his attention to detail. Uwe goes to great lengths to take the time to review my policies (without being asked to) to ensure that I am getting the best deal for my money. I have recommended Uwe on serveral occassions to my famliy and friends.  -William T.
  • “Uwe “Trout” is a very detailed agent who has his clients best interest in mind. He and his staff are a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to anyone seeking to obtain commercial insurance.”  -Bernadette P.
  • “Trout is one of the best business partners you could associate yourself with. Knowledgeable, determined, and understanding. Trout is a great person to do business with.”  -Anthony C.

Independent agent vs going direct…

Independent agent vs going direct… Here are some of the reasons having an agent is far better; If going direct to the carrier typically they can only offer one product at one price. The only way to decrease that price is to decrease coverage. That’s not much choice in product or price if you ask …

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We are pleased to welcome Betty Rogers to Rocky Mountain West!  Her years of experience are a great addition to the team!

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