About Us

First West, Inc. was founded in Bozeman, Montana in 1972 and is a locally owned, independent insurance agency. At First West, we believe it is not just about insurance but about helping people, many of whom are our neighbors and friends, make the best choices for the future. We take pride in finding and providing the most appropriate coverage for you and your individual needs.

Additionally, we are the largest locally owned independent agency in the Gallatin Valley with access to over 100 different insurance companies. Our history of working with these companies means we have built a relationship with them that benefits you. Best of all, you have everything taken care of under one roof. 


We provide value, protection and peace of mind to our customers. 


To ensure our customers feel confident their assets and family are well-protected so they can focus on enjoying life. 


First West Insurance is driven by a set of principles and goals we strive to represent: 

Diligence To work hard for our company, our carriers and our customers, with an expectation of always learning, improving, and growing. 

Educated To be known as knowledgeable in our field. 

Compassion To stand ready to help our customers when they need us most. 

Impact To make a positive difference in the lives of our customers and our community. 

Inclusion To treat everyone with dignity, fairness, and respect. 

Genuine To offer honest, common sense solutions. 


As an independent agent, we represent many insurance companies. Our role is to serve as a trusted advisor. We will consult with you to help you understand your needs before recommending the best combination of coverage, service, and value for your unique situation.

We will:

  • Identify the insurance services that are right for you
  • Guide you through the claims process for a quick and fair resolution
  • Counsel you on matters related to your coverage or account
  • Provide prompt service with a unique personal touch

We won’t simply sell you a product—we will be a resource you can count on to look out for your best interests.

1905 Stadium Drive
Bozeman, Montana 59715
Phone:  406-587-5111
Toll Free: 800-606-9378
Fax:  406-587-9162

24-Hour Client Access

  • Issue Auto ID Cards
  • Issue Insurance Certificates
  • Request Changes
  • Access Policy Information

Insurance News

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 06:30
An Ohio auto parts manufacturer has agreed to a settlement that includes a $1 million penalty... read more
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 06:24
More than 80 percent of homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey in Houston’s floodplains could’ve... read more