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About Ottawa Kent

The best independent insurance agency throughout Michigan, with offices in Jenison, Sparta, Holland, Byron Center, Martin, and Portage.

What Sets Us Apart


As an independent insurance agency we have great relationships with many well-known, reputable insurance companies, giving you the power of choice.


Our insurance advisors have years of experience in the insurance industry and serve as your advocate from selecting coverage through filing a claim.


Our insurance advisors have a strong passion for insurance and protecting what you value most in business and in life. We treat our customers like family.

A Message From Our President

On behalf of Ottawa Kent, I would like to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest. Our over 50 years of serving Western Michigan have been anchored with a constant focus on integrity and trust with all of our stakeholders.

Our business philosophy is adhering to the Golden Rule of treating others as we would want to be treated. We feel life is a team sport and believe individuals and businesses must rely on each other to be successful. Therefore, it is within this framework that we serve our clients and community.

As an industry leader, we are constantly looking for ways to improve upon the talents we were given by using cutting edge innovations to make our clients safer, healthier and more productive.

We are thankful you took the time to find out more about our company and we welcome the opportunity to find out more about you.



Mike Haverdink, CPA, LIC, CRA

Happy New Year from Ottawa Kent

Who We Are

We are an outsource risk management company and independent insurance agency focused on delivering exceptional service to our clients. For over 50 years, we’ve been providing customized business insurance and personal insurance solutions throughout Michigan, with offices in Jenison, Sparta, Holland, Byron Center, Martin, and Portage.

At Ottawa Kent, we have a consultative approach that goes beyond insurance. Our team of experts focus on getting to know the unique risks you face, enabling us to better develop and implement customized solutions for exactly what you need – but it doesn’t stop there. Our continual monitoring and improvements to our client’s policies, helps each of our clients reduce risk, even when situations change.

We know that the things you value most in life deserve more than a quick insurance policy transaction, you deserve the utmost dedication, expert advice and personal attention from a trusted partner. As that partner, we’ll help you make smart decisions for all the areas of your life. Whether you need to safeguard your home, business or employees, our team of professionals will deliver the right solutions, helping you overcome risk and delivering you greater peace of mind.

Our Mission Statement

At Ottawa Kent we are built on unique principles that have provided us success for over 50 years. Our mission is to provide individuals and businesses with well informed and cost effective risk management and insurance solutions that protect people, their property and their prosperity.

Our vision is to be the best insurance and risk management firm in West Michigan by making a positive impact on our society and the communities we live in. As part of that pursuit, we believe in…

Working with our clients to preserve and protect the things they earn, build, own and cherish; and to help them live safer, more secure lives.

Assisting employers to keep their employees healthy, safe and productive for themselves, their families, their companies and their communities.

Building relationships with our clients through mutual trust, honesty and integrity.

Building and growing relationships with insurance carriers who provide financial stability, full service capability and competitive products.

Creating relationships with our insurance carriers to benefit our clients, prospects, employees and agency as a whole.

Attracting and retaining employees who are committed to a high standard of client service.

Providing employees the opportunity for personal and professional growth while inspiring and encouraging them to be the best they can be.

Making our personal lives and business activities an example for others to emulate and a source of pride for our families and communities.

Practicing the ‘Golden Rule’ of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” It is within this framework that we serve our clients and communities.