Sluiter Agency, Inc., a service-oriented general insurance agency, promises to deal fairly and honestly with clients, foster productive company partnerships based on mutual respect and integrity, and is dedicated to providing a full line of property, casualty, life insurance, and related financial services products to individuals, families and businesses in the central Catskill Region and beyond.
The Sluiter Agency, Inc. is one of the longest-tenured businesses in the local region, with family ownership spanning nearly 70 years. The company’s roots can be traced back more than a century, when the original agency was founded in Margaretville in 1914. The business became Close & Sluiter, Inc. when William Sluiter purchased a 50 percent interest in the company in 1950.
After Mr. Close’s retirement in 1968, Bill Sluiter operated the business until 1975 when his eldest son, Doug, joined the firm. In 1984 another son, Peter began work at the agency. When Bill Sluiter retired in 1986, Doug and Peter formed Sluiter Agency, Inc.