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C.L. Van Deventer Insurance Agency specializes in Auto/Car Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Business/Commercial Insurance, Life Insurance, and Workers’ Compensation Insurance.

Serving Michigan and Indiana since 1905

C.L. Van Deventer Insurance Agency has one hundred and five years experience providing the highest quality insurance services to Sturgis, Sturgis and the surrounding communities.

Every Staff member at the Van Deventer Agency is cross trained in all aspects of the insurance business in order to better serve our valued customers.

Chuck Van Deventer
Carrie van Deventer
Chuck Van Deventer and Carrie Van Deventer-DouPonce
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