For the 4th straight year, EPB&B is an Oregonian Top Workplace.
We proudly support local charities including Portland Homeless Family Solutions.
The ISU Group of Companies. Now partnered with EPB&B.
In 2016, EPB&B raised $20,000 for the Oregon Music Hall of Fame Scholarship Fund.
EPB&B has been advocating for our customers since 1950, and remains one of the largest locally-owned insurance agencies in the Pacific Northwest.
Our business model is based on integrity and world-class service. We help protect thousands of local residents and businesses.
We support many local charities.
Portland Homeless Family Solutions empowers homeless families with children to get back into housing - and stay there.
We are so sad that we had to say "goodbye" to yet another of the original EPB&B partners, Neil Baker who passed away on Friday, June 24th. Former EPB&B President, Neil Baker, was born and raised in Portland and graduated from Grant High School and OSU. He entered the insurance industry out of college and took a sales position with Universal Underwriters before training with Safeco Insurance and joining the Mathieson-Baker Agency in the mid 1960's. In 1968 Neil Baker and Bill Baden joined Gordo...n Powell and Warren Elliott to form what is now EPB&B. Neil received Safeco Insurance "Lifetime Award of Excellence" prior to his retirement in 2000. He served on the Board of Directors of the Sellwood Boys and Girls Club and was an Associate Board Member for the Oregon Petroleum Association. He volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels and worked with OSU Alumni Association and The Beaver Club. He was a class act and great man who will be sadly missed. Information on services to follow.
One of the original EPBB Founding Partners, Gordon Powell, passed away on Saturday, June 18th in Portland, Oregon. Gordon joined Warren Elliott at the firm of Elliott & Associates in the 1950’s. Later in 1968 they were joined by Bill Baden and Neil Baker to form what is now Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker. Gordon is survived by his wife of 67 years, Colleen Powell; daughters Pamela Sutherland, Paige Powell, Robin Powell and Heidi Powell as well as many grandchildren. Gordon was a graduate of Jefferson High School and Oregon State University. He served four years in the US Army during World War II in the China Burma theatre of operations. Gordon was a passionate golfer and member of Portland Golf Club. He retired in 1984 and moved to Gearhart where he and Colleen enjoyed walking on the beach and watching the sunsets. He will be missed by everyone at EPB&B. No service will be held, however, remembrances may be made to the Clatsop County Animal Shelter, Pixie Project or Father Nick Transportation Fund at Our Lady of Victory Church in Seaside, Oregon.
What a mess !! EPB&B particpated in "Safety Break for Oregon" by staging an empty office as a safety scavenger hunt. Safety Officer, Jeff Bruss and Loss Control Manager, Jill Perucca designed the office to demonstrate many common and some not-so-common office safety hazards. Employees were allowed to view the staged office through a window and note as many safety violations as they could find. Prizes were awarded for the employee who found the most violations and everyone who participated was entered in a drawing to win $25.
Aunt Katherine couldn't wait to celebrate Olivia's graduation from college. Having her favorite niece out of state for four years was difficult for her since they were so close.
After a cozy dinner at dusk filled with well-wishing family and friends — and a few toasts — her jet lag got the best of her and it was time to go. Olivia's cousin, Victoria, was staying at the same hotel, so they rode back together.
Katherine felt just fine to drive, having had only two glasses of wine. Yet as a 110-lb. woman, she already reached a .079% Blood Alcohol Content, causing impairment.
At an intersection near her hotel, she mistakenly thought that it was controlled with a 4-way stop and failed to yield the right of way, striking an oncoming truck and forcing it to roll.
Benjamin was in the truck with his father, John, when they collided. Though everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seat belt, all parties suffered critical injuries and sadly, John passed away at the scene. Victoria was transported to the hospital in serious condition and suffered a traumatic brain injury, which would require postacute in-patient rehabilitation, neurobehavioral rehabilitation and later, outpatient and day treatment.
After Katherine's auto liability limits were exhausted for this at-fault accident, she was held personally responsible for all medical bills.
Because she had a $2 Million personal umbrella policy, it was able to satisfy the full claim amount.
Total Claim $2 Million
Call us for a free no-obligation quote on a persona liability umbrella policy (503) 227-1771 or ask for a quote online at www.epbb.com
EPBB and President Marc Baker, Alissa Mishler and Ronni Phillips were thrilled to accept the Associate Member of the Year Award from the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) last night at their annual convention and hospitality awards. First time ever that this award has gone to an insurance agency. Thank you so much for the honor!!