Agency History

Founded in 1919, Walter Mortensen Insurance has a long history and tradition in Southern California, growing to six offices in the state. In 2005, WMI was acquired by a large Dallas-based agency, Guaranty Insurance Services, with multiple locations throughout Texas.

In April 2011, Guaranty and Walter Mortensen Insurance became part of the INSURICA Insurance Management Network and rebranded in 2012. Our clients now have access to many new resources available through the vast INSURICA network delivered by the same local relationships they’ve come to trust.

Areas of Specialization

In addition to offering general commercial and personal insurance, areas of specialization for this office include: agriculture, energy, public entities and construction.

What Makes Us Unique

We pride ourselves on having an in-depth understanding of the Bakersfield market. Our producers are local residents. Many have been with this agency for thirty years or more. As a result, we understand the unique needs of Bakersfield, Kern County and the San Joaquin Valley. We are proud to have been part of this area’s dramatic growth.


Our producers are proud of their long-term commitment to civic leadership in the Bakersfield community. This includes:

  • Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Independent Insurance Agents Association



CA License #: 0D44424