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Barbara Merten-Dubensky

280 N Old Woodward Ave
Ste 100
Birmingham, MI 48009

Just south of Tim Hortons on the east side of Old Woodward Ave

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Office Hours

9am - 5pm
After Hours by Appointment
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280 N Old Woodward Ave
Ste 100
Birmingham, MI 48009



Welcome, Good Neighbors! Here at Barbara Merten-Dubensky State Farm Agent, we look forward to taking care of you and your family with personalized insurance coverage and top-notch service. While our Birmingham, Michigan, location first opened in 2005, I joined State Farm back in 1986 and have been a proud insurance agent protecting Oakland County since 2000. My team and I are committed to supporting you just as you need, taking your unique needs and circumstances into account to keep you safe and happy today, tomorrow, and long into the future. We're also honored to be recognized as a WBENC-certified woman-owned business!

Our office is happy to help Good Neighbors throughout Oakland County, from Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, and Troy to Royal Oak, Pontiac, and Clawson. To help make things extra simple for you, we provide a wide range of coverage options to make our office your one-stop-shop for all things insurance. When protecting your loved ones, we have Life and Health Insurance plans for you to choose from. If you're upgrading your ride, we also offer Auto and Motorcycle Insurance plans. If you've just moved to the area, please don't hesitate to ask us about Home, Renters, and Condo Insurance. For small business owners, let's chat about Business Insurance coverage to make sure your company is well-protected! If you visit us in person, there's an added bonus: you'll meet our office mascot, Gigi! As a second-generation State Farm Agent, looking after Good Neighbors is quite literally in my blood. Having grown up learning about the insurance field, I have dedicated my life inside and out of the office to helping those around me wherever the opportunity appears. I love helping our local community as a member of the Birmingham Bloomfield and Rochester Chambers of Commerce. I also proudly support the Michigan Animal Rescue League and Michigan Humane Society. In my spare time, I love gardening, hiking, golfing, and playing tennis. Let's get started on your safer future today; stop by our office or give us a call!

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

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First opening its doors in January 2000, Barbara Merten Dubensky State Farm Agent has been a staple in Birmingham and Oakland County, Michigan, as a compassionate and dedicated insurance office for Good Neighbors in need. The trick to a good insurance plan in our books is making sure your coverage is personalized to you. We're here to help keep the people and belongings you care about safe just as you need. We offer Life, Health, Home, Renters, Condo, Auto, Motorcycle, Boat, and Business Insurance to make it simple to take care of all your coverage needs in a single call or visit. If you are ready to join our State Farm family, please get in touch today!

Carol Laske-Office Manager and Account Representative--Carol has over 40 decades of insurance experience working for several State Farm Agents. She came to my agency in 2007 and I can't imagine a day without her impressive knowledge of insurance that I heavily rely on. She is licensed in all lines of insurance. She is a Michigan native from Fraser. She attended Macomb Community College. In her free time you will likely catch her with a book in her hand. A fun fact about Carol is that she hopes to train a Carin Terrier as a service dog!! What makes Carol such a stand out in her field is her never wavering desire to help our policyholders in anyway!

Thomas Merten--Multi-Line Representative- Tom joined our team in 2019 with 20 years account management experience. His role is business development; customer appointments and marketing. He is a Michigan native and a Central Michigan University alumnus. He enjoys an adventure and has been known to jump out of a perfectly good airplane; he went skydiving in his 20's! He welcomes the opportunity to help customers determine what is most important to them with sound guidance and direction. His attention to details helps our policyholders know their options so they can make the appropriate decision for their insurance needs.

Carol Laske State Farm Agent Team Member

Carol Laske

Office Manager

Hi! Carol here. I have more than four decades of experience working for State Farm, and I am licensed in Life and Health Insurance. I grew up not very far from Birmingham and attended Fraser High School and Macomb County Community College. You are likely to catch me with a book in hand during my spare time. A fun fact about me: I hope to train a cairn terrier as a service dog!

Tom Merten State Farm Agent Team Member

Tom Merten

Multiple Line Representative

If you need assistance with Life or Health Insurance, I am your guy! I also handle new business development and marketing. I am a Michigan native and completed my studies at Central Michigan University. I am never one to back down from a challenge or an adventure; in fact, I went skydivi