Carl Poch
Gold Camp Insurance
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 719-689-3022
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Winter is here and that means ICE FEST!
Feb 11-19, 2017
Welcome to my website.  There are many reasons to choose an insurance agent and trust is one of the biggest.  Can you trust your agent to find the right coverage at the lowest price for you?  Can you trust your agent to be there when you need them?  Can you trust your agent to put your hard earned dollars before their personal interest in maximizing their commissions?  I hope you will consider me as the right agent for you.  As you look through this website, I'll try to explain why I think you can trust me.

You might wonder about the picture to the left.  I wanted you to see that, here in Cripple Creek, we 'clean up' rather nicely.
Seriously, my wife Nancy and I are members of the Gold Camp Victorian Society.  For many occasions we get to dress up.  It's sort of like Halloween for adults.

Please take the opportunity to click on the several pages of this website (the choices are on top).  These pages will help me tell you why I believe you and I can become partners in making sure you have all of the insurance you need, and none of the coverage you don't need..


      ​I'd like to earn your trust

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Good News! For several years I have been looking for the right partner to provide additional hours of availability and service for you. He’s here! – Barrett Bartels – an extremely competent individual who has a great staff of agents ready to serve you when I’m not in my office here in Cripple Creek. Nothing changes as far as my ability to help you with your insurance needs.

My office will continue to be open from 8 AM until 1 PM Monday through Friday and then the improvement begins. From 1 PM until 5 PM, my partners at the Barrett Bartels agency will answer my phone and will have full access to your records. As fully licensed agents, they can handle everything I can – new policies, changes to existing policies, take payments and they can answer any questions you may have.

Barrett’s staff can accept checking account numbers, credit or debit cards over the phone. If you need to pay using cash, you can bring it to me in the morning or you can buy a prepaid debit card from Family Dollar or a postal money order at the post office before calling in the afternoon. At night and weekends, you can pay by calling the company you are insured with. I asked Barrett to tell us a little about his agency:

When you look for an insurance agency, do you want the lowest price or a relationship? At Barrett Bartels Agency, our team of independent insurance agents work together with you to shop from dozens of Insurance companies to find the right policy to fit your needs. Each member of our team specializes in a specific type of Insurance. Whether you own a business and require general liability Insurance and worker’s comp Insurance or you just need to protect your family with home insurance, car insurance, and rental property insurance, our team can help. 
Barrett’s Team:

Barrett Bartels – Owner
Christina Quintana – Commercial Account Manager
Curtis Rember – Producer/Agent
Kimberly Alire – Personal Lines Managing Agent
Laura Ferreras – Personal Account Manager
Ron Casias – Producer/Agent
Sarah Whinery – Personal Account Manager/Producer
Vivian Bartels – Commercial Lines Managing Agent

And now they have joined with me to make Gold Camp Insurance even better!

More good news! As an independent agent, I was always pleased to check several different companies to find you the best value; Barrett has many additional carriers – such as Safeco, Auto-Owners and Nationwide. He has technology that, once we put your information into his system, it will automatically get quotes from dozens of different companies allowing me or my new partner agents to provide the best policy for you.

I’m excited to expand my availability for you. From 8 AM to 5 PM weekdays you can now call 719 689 3022 and know that someone from Gold Camp Insurance is waiting there to help you.

Thank you for being part of the Gold Camp Insurance family. We are ready to help with all of your insurance needs.

Cripple Creek Ice Festival 2017 
  February 11- 19, 2017
The Cripple Creek Ice Festival is a spectacular event. Watch ice sculptors carve ice into beautiful works of art that will amaze you. Going on its 10th annual, the artistic theme of the Ice Festival changes every year. The 2017 theme is “Safari in Ice”.  See Lions, crocks, Elephants and other "wild animals" all carved in ice, just for you.

The Cripple Creek Ice Festival features numerous fun events to enjoy throughout the two event weekends. Interactive sculptures (can you say 'safari jeep'?) are available for event attendees to climb on and to have a Kodak moment. Several sculptures made just for kids, with a fun ice slide, an ice maze, and carnival-type games that are all made of ice. Street vendors have the perfect thing to bring home as a momento of your visit here, and an ice bar with a liquor luge ensures you always have a refreshing beverage to enjoy.