E.C. Cooper is an independent insurance agency. What does it mean to be an independent insurance agency? It means our team works with more than fifteen top-notch insurance companies to find you the best insurance package. It means our team will look for the right coverage for YOU … at the most competitive price.
E.C. Cooper was established in 1908. For more than 100 years, we have been protecting your assets with personal insurance (auto, home, RVs, boats, etc …) and business insurance. That’s a lot of experience! What does that mean for you? It means that we can be your trusted insurance consultants.
The E.C. Cooper team is made up of dedicated agents, committed assistants, and two owners who are involved in the daily operations of the agency.
We invite you to come in and speak with our staff to see how we can best serve you. To learn more about us, please read our bios below.
The E.C. Cooper Team
Michael E. Stamp, CIC
President Mike Stamp is a licensed agent with more than 30 years of experience. He handles all lines of insurance: Commercial, Personal and Life. Mike is a “problem solver” and is, thus, a great resource when it comes to unique insurance needs. He enjoys interacting with so many people in a day, treasures his relationship with his family and does not like pumpkin pie.
Commercial Lines Customer Service & Bookkeeper
Julie, who has been with E.C. Cooper since 2010, does a little bit of everything in the office. She is a customer service representative — preparing quotes for current and potential clients, making policy changes, answering questions — plus she does the bookkeeping, accounting, payroll and HR. “I like being able to help my clients. I feel accomplished when I complete a project for a client or when I write a policy that is hard to place. Sometimes I have to think outside the box and it feels great when I am able to meet a client’s need. I also enjoy helping clients through the claims process, reassuring them that they are being helped. I know you can’t make everyone happy, but my goal is to try.”
Personal Lines Customer Service
As a licensed customer service representative, Sue presents policies to current and potential clients, takes payments, answers the phones and helps customers. “I enjoy that most of my day is spent helping clients. I also enjoy that at E.C. Cooper we work as a team.”
Commercial Lines Licensed Agent
Jason is our “go to” Agent on the Commercial Lines team. With more than 23 years of Commercial insurance experience, he is truly an expert. Jason works with a wide range of commercial clients, with specialties including contractors, fire departments, commercial lessor’s risk properties, apartments, manufacturing, restaurants, and various retail businesses. “I enjoy what I do, and am happy to talk insurance with any business to see where E.C Cooper Insurance can help.” Jason lives in West Elmira with his wife and 12-year-old son. He spends his free time fishing and camping throughout the Finger Lakes region.
Personal & Commercial Lines Customer Service
Brian, a graduate of Elmira College, is a licensed agent in the E.C. Cooper Insurance office, ready to assist both the Personal and Commercial Lines teams. He primarily assists with invoicing, property inspections, quoting, answering the phone and account servicing. The varied list of tasks allows him to do a great deal of what he enjoys most daily – interacting with people. “I have a passion for finance and mathematics, which I am happy to bring to the E.C. Cooper Insurance team. These topics aren’t for everyone, so I have a unique opportunity to be of assistance.”
Taylor joined E.C. Cooper in 2023 as an Agency Assistant which means she does a little bit of everything. Taylor answers the phones, takes payments, prepares quotes for the agents to present to current and potential clients, performs photo inspections of vehicles, services policies … and pitches in whatever way is needed to assist the agents. Taylor is currently preparing to take the licensing exam to become a licensed agent. “I am so glad I joined the E.C. Cooper team! I love how every day is different and you get to find solutions to so many different challenges. It’s so interesting!”
Customer Service Representative
Danielle joined E.C. Cooper in 2023 as a Customer Service Representative. Danielle is an integral part of the daily operations at EC Cooper; she responds efficiently to client questions, concerns and needs while supporting the licensed agents. Danielle is often the voice that clients hear on the other end of the line when they call the office, which is fantastic because Danielle is always happy to jump in and help. “I feel so lucky to be a part of the team and being able to help the community. That is why working at E.C. Cooper is the perfect fit for me. I love working at a small-town agency while doing work that is very meaningful.”