Carrie Rengers

Farmers Insurance agent opens new Derby office

When Julie Olmsted left a 25-year manufacturing career for insurance, she says, she wanted to be smart about it.

That’s why her first two years with Farmers Insurance have been at the company’s district office at 1819 S. Rock Road.

“The goal was always to get my own location,” Olmsted says.

Now that she’s more established, she’s opening a new office at 1726 E. Walnut Grove, which is on the northwest corner of Walnut and Rock Road in Derby.

“I do a lot of networking in Wichita, but I live in Derby,” Olmsted says. “I’ve never worked in Derby.”

She says she’s involved with the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club there, though, so it makes sense to have an office there, too.

“I wanted to be more a part of the community.”

Olmsted says she’ll move to her new office on Aug. 1.

“I think it was worth the wait.”

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers