Our History


The Buckland Insurance Agency was established in 1979 by Gary Buckland. Gary was born and raised in the Delton area. He graduated from Delton-Kellogg High School and attended Albion College. Gary spent nearly ten years farming before going to work for the John TerAvest Agency in Battle Creek, MI. In 1979, after working in the insurance field for ten years, he felt the time was right to open his own agency in Delton. Gary wanted to provide insurance services in his hometown community. Gary’s son, Patrick joined the agency in 1991, after graduating from Ferris State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. In 1997, the Buckland Agency grew, opening an office in Hastings to better serve our customers. Gary retired from the agency in 2003 and went back to his love of farming. He and Mary, his wife of over 50 years, are now raising Black Angus cattle on the same farm they have shared since they were married. Gary started this agency with a belief that hard work and community commitment would be the foundation for his business. He instilled that ideal into every facet of this agency. Patrick now heads the Buckland Insurance Agency and continues to emphasize the same beliefs into the daily operation of the agency. We believe it is important to remember who we serve and focus on our mission and vision for our agency.

Our Vision
The Buckland Agency is an independent provider of insurance services. We will work to create and maintain an atmosphere of caring and commitment to provide quality insurance services to our customers. Our main strength is our staff. We will continue to increase our abilities and knowledge through education and evaluation. We will develop and maintain good working relationships with our customers, companies and community.

Our Mission
Our mission is to provide quality insurance services, delivered in a personal, timely, courteous and professional manner in partnership with our customers and the community.