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The Marcus AgencyVestavia Hills, AL

Office Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Mon8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tue8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SatAvailable by appointment
After-hours appointments available.
Available 24/7 at

150 Olde Towne Rd,
Ste 200
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216


We are located on Hwy 31 South. Down from Mark's Outdoor Sports, across the street from Hardee's

Other Locations

Areas Served

Mountain Brook, Hoover, Vestavia Hills

Additional Contact

Fax: (205) 824-8039
The Marcus Agency: Allstate Insurance
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Local Allstate Agency: Meet The Marcus Agency

Becoming an Allstate agency owner seemed like a natural fit when I decided to transition from the food industry. Helping people is my passion, and nothing makes me happier than helping local families learn to protect what matters most to them. My team and I understand the importance of working with an insurance team that treats you like family. We’re proud to provide each customer with the personal attention they deserve.

Community involvement is the cornerstone of our agency. Our staff is challenged to choose their own nonprofit and spend time on the clock to support their efforts. Throughout the years, we have supported Temple Emanu-El, Levite Jewish Community Center, Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School, the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services, Adaptive Aquatics, Collat Jewish Family Services, Mike Slive Foundation, United Way of Central Alabama and the Mizzou Alumni Association. In 2019, our agency started the Birmingham Barons’ “Seventh Inning Wave” tradition for patients at the Children's Hospital of Alabama. I also serve as a member of Birmingham Sunrise Rotary Club, Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce, Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce and the Birmingham Business Alliance.

Most of my spare time is spent with my family. We love taking our golden retriever, Lucas, to our favorite hiking spots at Red Mountain Park, Ruffer Mountain, Oak Mountain State Park and Talladega National Forest. Our family loves football, and many of our fall weekends are spent cheering on SEC teams.

I invite you to stop by out agency any time. We can assist you with condo, renters, home, auto or business insurance and more. We look forward to meeting you and helping you with your insurance needs.

Products we offer:

  • Auto
  • Home
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Motorcycle
  • Business
  • Life
  • ATV
  • Boat
Years in the
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Bachelor of Business Administration-University of Missouri-Columbia
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Honor Ring-6 years
Inner Circle Elite-3 years
Agency Achievement Award-1 years
Allstate Leader's Forum-2 years
National Conference-3 years
Circle of Champions-4 years
Community Involvement
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Board of Directors, Holy Family Cristo Rey High School
Toys for Tots Holiday Drive
On River Time
Birmingham Sunrise Rotary
Birmingham Business Alliance
Vestavia Chamber of Commerce
Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce

Our team

Melissa Wilson

Agency Manager
Melissa Wilson is a licensed Agency Manager with the Marcus Agency. Her focus is in delivering superior customer service with the Marcus Agency, while also helping you select coverages that are right for you. Melissa resides with her family in the Helena area and enjoys spending time with them as well as with her extended family in outdoor activities.

Carie Parsons

Office Manager
I grew up in Chelsea, and I’ve worked in the Birmingham area since I was 16. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and watching the Auburn Tigers. My insurance career began in 2012 with The Marcus Agency. My job functions within the agency include customer satisfaction, insurance reviews, life insurance sales and customer service. Please give me a call -- I will be more than happy to help.

Nathan Marcus

Agency Owner - Personal Financial Representative


Office Mascot
Our golden retriever, Lucas, is an incredible animal. He has a great spirit and brings a lot of joy to customers and staff when he visits on Fridays. Pets are incredibly important to my family and to my agency, and if you stop in and visit you’ll understand why Lucas is so special.

John Hensleigh

Licensed Sales Professional
John graduated from the University of Alabama. After working at other Allstate agencies, he joined our team in 2019. He takes the time to listen to customers’ needs so he can help them learn to choose coverage tailored to their lifestyle. When he’s not in the office, you can find him fishing, golfing or taking an afternoon hike at Moss Rock Preserve.

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Local events & news

2020 Holiday Toy Drive

Thank you to the community members and local businesses ̶ ARC Realty, Ray and Poynor Realty, Assurance Financial Mortgage and Birmingham Mortgage ̶ that participated in our annual holiday toy drive. The toys were dropped off at the City of Birmingham Mayor's Office Division of Youth Services to distribute to families in need. We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season!

Support for the UAB Grand Challenge

UAB requested ideas to create a healthier Birmingham through their contest called UAB Grand Challenge in early 2020. In November, the Birmingham Sunrise Rotary Club partnered with UAB to start on one of the submitted ideas for healthy living – planting trees in Titusville and Kingston. Together we can make a difference!

Successful Holiday Toy Drive

During the holidays, it’s important for our agency to give back. We partnered with ARC Realty, Ray & Poynor Properties, Assurance Financial and Birmingham Sunrise Rotary Club to collect toys. We dropped the toys off at the City of Birmingham Mayor's Office Division of Youth Services to distribute to youth in need. Thank you to everyone who donated a toy. We’re so excited to give these kids a wonderful holiday!

Support for Collat Jewish Family Services

In November, I loaned The Marcus Agency truck to Collat Jewish Family Services. They used our truck to distribute groceries to elderly in need. I want to give a special shout-out to the UAB students who volunteered to transport the groceries. When we come together, we can truly make a difference!

Support for Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Alabama

I recently joined my fellow Allstate agency owners to volunteer at Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Alabama. In honor of our volunteerism, The Allstate Foundation gave a $10,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant to help support the nonprofit’s efforts to motivate young people to achieve their full potential. Together, we help our local communities thrive.

President of the Birmingham Sunrise Rotary

As a small-business owner, I care about making our community a great place to live and work. That’s why I’m honored to announce my new role as president of the Birmingham Sunrise Rotary. I’m excited to push the organization to greater heights and have a positive effect in the Birmingham community.

Proud Partner of University of Alabama Football for 2019

College football’s passion can inspire great achievement. That’s why we’re a proud partner of the University of Alabama football team for the 2019 season, and we're excited to see what the team and players will accomplish. Join us in cheering them on all season long -- go Crimson Tide!

Helping Protect Small Businesses in Vestavia

Whether you operate a shop in the heart of the community or run a home-based business, your operation is exposed to different types of risks every day. As an Allstate agency owner in Vestavia, I know what it’s like to run a small business. I’ll help you recognize the unique challenges you face and assist you in finding the right protection for yourself and your business. Contact me today at so we can discuss your business insurance coverage options.

Helping Pets in Vestavia Feel Their Best

I am a proud pet parent of a dog for the past five years, and life is just better with them around. There have been some challenges, but the good news is that you can plan for some of the more difficult times by putting a pet health insurance plan in place. Learn how I can help.

A Great Time at the Birmingham Barons Game

Our Birmingham Barons game was a success – 150 attendees and perfect weather! We appreciate everyone who came out to the game to wave to the patients of Children’s of Alabama during the seventh inning. My agency values giving back, and I’m honored to be part of a community that shares that same passion.

Alabama Small Business of the Year Award Finalist

The Alabama Small Business of the Year award recognizes businesses for their community involvement, chamber participation and business success. I am excited to announce that my agency has been named as a 2017 finalist for the award. The award is presented by The Partnership of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and the Business Council of Alabama, and we were nominated by the Birmingham Business Alliance. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen!

Use a Free Moving Van in Vestavia and Mountain Brook

The Marcus Agency in Vestavia can help you move! A mini moving van is now available for use FREE for new clients or just someone you know (muscle power not included). For more information about the use of the van check out our post on Facebook that goes into more detail about it all.

2017 Humble Hero

Our very own Nathan Marcus was named a 2017 Humble Hero by the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services. The award is presented to individuals who support the youth of Birmingham without seeking personal recognition. Nathan was honored at a luncheon in April with other Humble Heroes. Nathan is heavily involved in holiday toy drives. He received his award from Cedric Sparks Sr., executive director for the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services.

Allstate Foundation Helping Hands Grant for The Dannon Project

To support the great work done in our community, The Dannon Project recently received a $24,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant on behalf of many area Allstate agents to support its efforts to help at-risk individuals in our community. Giving back to my local community is tremendously rewarding and gives me a sense of purpose. I believe when we help others our communities are stronger and healthier, which is why I’m proud to support The Dannon Project’s work.

CBS42 Holiday Toy Drive

You helped make our participation in the CBS42 Youth First Holiday Toy Drive a huge success! We delivered eight overflowing boxes of toys in December to help make the season brighter for children in the city of Birmingham. Giving back to our local community through volunteerism is tremendously rewarding and gives our team a sense of purpose. We believe when we help others our communities are stronger and healthier, which is why we’re proud to support this great event.

Win with Dennis the Pig

Come take a picture with Dennis the Pig at the Marcus Agency in Vestavia during February, and be entered to win a $50 gift card to shop anywhere in Vestavia Hills. Dennis is a representation of The Marcus Agency supporting the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce’s “Shop Dine Play” movement. You can see a similar fiberglass pig outside the chamber office, and others at businesses in the area. Stop by our Vestavia Hills insurance agency at 1442 Montgomery Hwy, Ste 201 to get your picture with Dennis!

With Dennis Dodd at SEC Media Days

Nathan had quite an adventure at SEC Media Days. Nathan was featured in Dennis Dodd’s article on, after he introduced the college football writer to what Dodd called his “best dinner” of the week, at Public House Oyster Bar. Follow the link below for the entire article.

Movies at Avondale Park

The Marcus Agency is pleased to sponsor the 2016 run of Movies at Avondale Park. An effort of the Forest Park South Avondale Business District, this family-friendly movie series runs Tuesday evenings in June and July. Showings are at 8:15 p.m. at either Avondale Park or Crestwood Park. For a complete summer movie schedule and more details, follow the link below.

Nathan Marcus Led Realtors' Referral Workshop

Allstate agent Nathan Marcus of The Marcus Agency in Vestavia taught a referral workshop for the Birmingham Association of Realtors (BAR) on Jan. 14.
The workshop was titled “Insure Your Success, How to Enhance Your Network to Lift Your Net Worth.” Topics included: understanding home insurance basics, adapting better referral habits and implementing a referral strategy.

Proudly Supporting Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

Our agency proudly joined Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and staff in May 2020 to raise funds for local food banks and meal programs, including Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, to help provide critical support in our community. In honor of our efforts, Community Food Bank of Central Alabama received a $20,000 Helping Hands Grant from The Allstate Foundation.

Supporting Community Food Bank of Central Alabama

Living in Birmingham, I understand the challenges facing people in our area and want to make a difference. My team and I are proud to have worked with the Birmingham Sunrise Rotary to help fill boxes of food at the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your agency hours?
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
Are you open on weekends?
Sunday: Closed
Can I text your agency with questions?
No, we do not have text messaging services.
What languages do you speak?
We have staff members available who speak the following languages: English
Do you have more than one location?
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