CREST Insurance


Bringing in great people and giving them the freedom to be awesome.

At Crest, our corporate culture is so very important because it’s the only sustainable competitive advantage in the industry that is completely within our control. Products and services are important but clients will never love a company unless the employees do first. We are proud of the fact that we have long-term employees. Crest is an agency where you can experience growth. The stability and experience our veteran employees bring to the table is invaluable. We’re not just colleagues, we’re friends. Our coworkers spend time with each other outside the office, which only boosts our professional dynamic.
Our Best Investments
It’s no secret that motivated employees work harder. We promote from within, making sure all our employees have great opportunities. Promoting someone who embodies the DNA of our company ensures consistency. It shows our growth and willingness to leverage that growth into opportunity for our employees. Not only is this approach cost-effective, but it boosts morale and increases our retention rate. At Crest, our employees know the sky’s the limit.
Ron Wilson,
Senior Vice President & Partner

"On the very day Cody contacted me I literally had a more generous offer on the table from a large national brokerage. I postponed that decision until flying on the following Monday to meet the Crest Team. I liked what I saw with Crest’s 'we’re all family here' attitude. The atmosphere matched my management style with the Partners West Team….and that did it. Cody reassured me to 'just keep doing what you are doing to be successful and use what you want of Crest resources to be even greater if needed or desired'. I am happy to say that has been the case ever since. I’m happy with my decision and especially grateful for some recent Crest West personnel additions!"

Brian Imwalle,
Senior Vice President & Partner

“I decided to come to Crest because I wanted an opportunity to not only have a say in my destiny, but more importantly, become a part of something that I knew had a great chance of being significant. It's also important to wake up and enjoy coming to work every day, and like the people who I am associated with. The best thing about the move has been the validation to myself, that taking a chance in life into the unknown can pay off if you believe in yourself and the people you put faith into. Camaraderie, shared success, and genuine fun memories created, (not to mention the financial rewards as well) are all dividends of my decision to become a Crest team member.”

A closer look at Crest
Crest Insurance was founded by a group of seasoned insurance professionals with the purpose of putting the customer first. Crest’s senior partners and management came together from competing firms and vowed that integrity, customer service, and professionalism would come before anything else. We were formed on the principles of providing our clients with exceptional risk management, being active in our communities, and building an agency focused on the value of our employees. 
Heather Perrin, COO

“Joining Crest in 2010 was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I joined as a seasoned Personal Lines Account Manager, and after a few short years was promoted into Management. Hard work, leadership, and dedication paid off as I now have the privilege of overseeing the Operations of the entire company. Every day I have the opportunity to lead an amazing team, work in a dynamic culture, and see our contributions truly make a difference.”

Cristina Baena, President of Employee Benefits

Cristina joined Crest as an account executive and has received multiple promotions. Cristina is now President of Crest’s Employee Benefits Division. “Crest has given me the opportunity to grow in ways I never imagined. It’s been more than a job; it has given me a second family.”

Ed Gussio, Senior Vice President & Partner

“Merging my insurance agency with Crest was one of the biggest and best decisions I have ever made. We had been contacted by several national firms and wanted to consider an agency that was more nimble, but still offered the breadth of markets needed to expand our footprint in P&C. Crest brought scale, tools, expertise along with a vibrant workplace environment from which to build on. Since joining Crest, many of my employees have had the opportunity to grow within the organization including accepting leadership roles. This has been great for them! Personally, I have been able to better focus my time and energy into my clients and prospects as many of the back office responsibilities are well handled by our operations team. For all of us, the work environment, benefits, and support that we enjoy reinforce the decision that I made to join Crest.”

Jeanette Griswold, Senior Vice President & Partner

"When considering the sale of my agency (which I owned for 25 years), the over-riding factor that influenced my decision was the commitment of the buying agency to take care of ALL of my staff and clients. Most acquiring agencies make a concerted effort to take care of key staff and larger accounts, but Crest was committed to taking care of all of my staff and all of my clients, large and small, personal and commercial. . . and we retained over 90% of my clients."

Clebern Best, Broker

"The most prominent factor in my decision to join Crest was it’s reputation and the people. The ability to work with a great team of people all focused on Crest’s success and helping protect our clients has been one of the best things about my decision."

Tom Conell, Senior Vice President & Partner

"The decision to join Crest for me was simple. I wanted to join a company that had a culture I could believe in, one that fostered growth and cared about its people. Crest has always put its employees first and thus created a culture of teamwork that leads to company success!"

Bryan Sulser, Partner & President of Crest Colorado

“My decision to join Crest has been the best move of my career. I had spent the prior 10 years working for one of the largest insurance agencies in the country, but after just one meeting with Crest, I knew they had something very unique. The people here and the culture that has been created is truly remarkable. This culture is what all companies are striving to capture every day, and it feels wonderful to be a part of it. Crest is a home of entrepreneurs that celebrates and encourages leadership at every level in the company. I would recommend to anyone who wants to take their career to the next level to give Crest a strong consideration. This is where ambition meets opportunity.”


Our story began in Tucson in 2010. In a few short years, our headquarters grew from 40 employees to 75, quickly becoming one of the top independent agencies in Southern Arizona.

300+ Million

In Written Premium

30+ Million

Revenue in 2020






Locations and growing!

Our Mission
Through Innovative Insurance Solutions we enrich the lives of our clients, partners, communities and each other.
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Winner of Insurance Journal’s Top 100

The CREST Family

With over 200+ employees, Crest Insurance has offices throughout the Southwest and holds licenses in all 50 states. Crest Insurance Group has always made it a priority to operate as a responsible part of our community. We believe in giving back and do so as much as possible. Since 2010, we have donated over $2 million to charities.

Testimonials from Our Teams!
“This group is where the Crest story began in 2010. In a few short years our headquarters grew from 40 employees to 75, quickly becoming one of the top independent agencies in Southern Arizona.”
“In 2011 our first big step in expansion was our Scottsdale office. With a foundation of some of the valley’s most established brokers, our Scottsdale team has significantly expanded our footprint in the Phoenix market.”
“Simply the best. That’s the only description of our Flagstaff office. Hands down the best benefits agency in the Northern Arizona market. We joined Crest, and we couldn’t be happier.”
San Diego
“For Crest, it’s about opportunity and the right fit. Our San Diego brokers represent solid professionals with long-time ties to the community as well as outstanding client relationships.”
“We pride ourselves on being a complete insurance agency and that’s exactly what our Denver office brings to the table. This group of dedicated brokers really sets Crest apart as industry leaders! We are proud of both our Denver and Ft. Collins offices.”
“Our Sedona office specializes in small business employee benefit enrollment, individual health, Medicare Supplement, and provides local expertise for questions & claims issues.”
Fort Collins
“We have a young and very outgoing team with extensive backgrounds and experience (over 75 years) in the industry. We partner with our clients to provide creativity, control and solid strategy in the benefits space.”