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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Barbara Merten-Dubensky

800 N Old Woodward Ave
Ste 200
Birmingham, MI 48009

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

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9am - 5pm
After Hours by Appointment
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800 N Old Woodward Ave
Ste 200
Birmingham, MI 48009



Hello, we are Barbara Merten-Dubensky State Farm! Located in Birmingham, Michigan, our seasoned insurance team has been taking care of the various coverage needs of our Oakland County Good Neighbors since 2000. I have an extensive knowledge of the insurance world under my belt for you to take full advantage of! I first joined State Farm in 1986 and have been an agent since 2000. With our office by your side, you can count on me and my caring team to help you and your loved ones bounce back when things don't go as planned with personalized insurance plans and customer service. I’m also proud to say that we I am a WBENC business member.

Whether you are located in Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Royal Oak, Clawson, or the surrounding areas, we are happy to help our neighbors throughout the state of Michigan. To help make things simple and convenient for you and your family, our office provides a wide range of insurance plans to make getting all you need set up at once a breeze. So if you're new to our State Farm family, let's get you started with an excellent Life, Health, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Auto, Motorcycle, Business, or Boat Insurance plan today! Or for our returning Good Neighbors, please don't hesitate to give us a call or stop by if you have questions about your coverage or would like to review your current plan. If you visit us in person, there's an added bonus: you'll meet our office mascot, Gigi!

About me: I am a second-generation State Farm Agent, so helping Good Neighbors is quite literally in my blood. Before I opened my doors in Birmingham in 2005, my office was located in Warren (2000–2005). Having grown up learning about the insurance field, I have dedicated my life inside and outside of the office to helping those around me however possible. 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.

Insurance Products Offered

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

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Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Home Loans

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At Barbara Merten-Dubensky State Farm, our office has been proudly serving the communities of Birmingham and Oakland Country, Michigan with outstanding insurance and customer service for 23 years. We believe that exceptional coverage should be personalized to each of our customers, making sure their bases are covered for what they need. We put the hard work to get to know you and your unique circumstances! With a comprehensive range of options available including Life, Health, Renters, Condo, Auto, Motorcycle, RV, ATV, Business and Boat Insurance, you and your loved ones are ready to face the future with confidence. Contact our team today and join our State Farm family and get started on your better tomorrow.

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 business development and new business procurement 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 skydiving at age 25.