About Us


SLUITER AGENCY, INC., is a service-oriented general insurance agency that provides personalized products and services to individuals, families, and businesses in the central Catskill Region and beyond, including property, casualty, life, and related financial products and services. We promise to deal fairly and honestly with clients and to foster productive partnerships with quality companies based on mutual respect and integrity.

Our Roots Run Deep in New York’s Catskills Region.

Established in 1914 by Mr. Close, the Sluiter Agency is one of the longest-tenured businesses in Margaretville. Our quaint village is a 2.5-hour drive from New York City and situated on the edge of Catskill Park, a 700,000-acre private and public land preserve, much of which is “forever wild.”

In 1950, William Sluiter purchased a 50 percent interest in the company. Over 74 years later, three generations of his descendants and a growing staff still contribute to its ongoing success and serve the insurance needs of more than 2,200 individuals and families and 300 businesses.

Our agency’s roots run deep here. Once dominated by dairy farming, we have seen the regional economy diversify to include tourism, recreation, country inns, farm markets, and antiquing. People from all walks of life come here for a quality of life that feels right—whether for a vacation, to buy a second home here, or to establish a full-time residence, build a business, and raise a family here.

Whatever draws you to our beautiful corner of the world, you can rest easy knowing that our knowledge of and commitment to the region and the quality of life you enjoy here are more reasons to trust the Sluiter Agency with all your insurance and financial service needs.


On behalf of the Andes Society for History and Culture I would like to thank the Sluiter Agency for your prompt attention to our recent Hunting Tavern Museum boiler malfunction claim. The cleaning company you recommended has done an amazing job and no one would ever suspect that the entire building had been covered with oily soot. It is comforting to know that our insurance needs are so professionally handled.

JIM ANDREWS, President
Andes Society for History and Culture

Rhonda and I have benefitted from your friendliness, experience, knowledge and service for 33-years. I don’t know how buying and maintaining insurance could have been a better experience.

New Kingston

The Sluiter Agency is the MARK Project’s ‘go to’ insurance company. Family owned and operated, they provide the us with one to one customer service and are there to answer our questions at all times. The staff is courteous and professional–this is a community based full service insurance agency.

PEG ELLSWORTH, Executive Director
MARK Project, Arkville