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Chambers Bay Insurance

7017 27th St W, Suite 1
University Place, WA 98466

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About Chambers Bay Insurance

About Chambers Bay Insurance

Our Founders

Larry Pratt

Founder and President

Larry Pratt is a 26-year leader in the insurance industry, who has a trusted reputation across the country as being a strong and effective leader. It is with this extensive experience in agency management and national sales that he has created Chambers Bay Insurance. In his career, Larry was the VP of Sales for Farmers Insurance, as well as the VP of Territory for the Northwest (Idaho, Oregon and Washington), California, Texas, and Alabama. During his leadership, Larry was well known for taking no growth territories and making them profitable. He was tasked with fixing a wide range of problems including declining market share, lost premiums, and regulatory issues to which he was continuously successful at. Larry founded Chambers Bay Insurance for his love of people. He wanted to better serve his community and allow agents across the country to do the same.


Michelle Pratt

Founder and CEO

As the CEO of Chambers Bay Insurance, Michelle Pratt is responsible for managing national operations and strategic development. Michelle has previously held a variety of leadership roles and is known for developing critical policies and procedures that have streamlined the organizations she has been associated with. She has an extensive background in insurance and corporate management, including; managing partner for a law firm that litigated civil cases for some of the largest insurance companies in the country; corporate consultant for fast growing start-up companies; lobbyist and insurance commissioner liaison for Farmers Insurance; Executive Director of one of Washington’s largest Political Action Committees; and staff counsel to both houses in the Washington State Senate. As CEO, it is Michelle's passion to build an organization where agents love what they do, and that love is carried forward to customers.


Why CBI?

FOR CLIENTS

  • YOU NEVER HAVE TO “SHOP” FOR INSURANCE AGAIN: If your family is anything like ours, we don’t have the necessary time to shop around. At Chambers Bay Insurance, we have numerous carriers that will fit your needs and budget no matter how they may change in the future. We do an automatic annual review for you to make sure you’re still with the right carrier that meets your needs.
  • TRUST: We always put the client’s needs first. We review your current insurance coverage at no cost. If we determine that you are already have great coverage at the right price, we will tell you. Our mission is not to “sell” you insurance, it’s to make sure you and your family are covered properly.
  • EXPERIENCE: Chambers Bay Insurance has the experience you deserve. Our agents include former claims adjusters, attorney, insurance executives, and teachers. We have the knowledge and understanding to make sure you have the right coverage for insuring you a bright future.

FOR AGENTS:

  • CARRIER ACCESS: Gain access to carriers you need to have a successful independent agency. We also manage the carrier relationship and obligations so you can spend more time building your business.
  • OWNERSHIP: 100% ownership of the financial interest in your book and renewal income when you are a Branch Agency. This means you can sell your book, or leave with your book, anytime you choose.
  • HIGHER COMMISSIONS/HIGHER CLOSE RATIO: Receive access to top tier Insurance Companies that pay top tier commission rates. With multiple carriers to select from, you’ll have a much higher close-ratio.
  • CLIENT RENTENTION: Your client’s needs or rates may change, but with CBI that doesn’t mean they have to change agencies. Client retention is over 90% with CBI Agencies.
  • BONUS PARTICIPATION EARLY: Earn profit sharing participation 5-6 times faster than you could on your own.
  • NO ARBITRATRY REQUIREMENTS: No more arbitrary score cards or growth models. Your measurement of success is your own bank account.
  • MARKETING SYSTEMS: Gain access to marketing systems that truly work. Systems that will accelerate your agency growth.
  • ECONOMY OF SCALE: We negotiate contracts with vendors to provide you a cost-effective way to obtain the systems and tools your agency needs to be successful.
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Servicing States

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • Idaho
  • California
  • Texas