Alpine Insurance Broker’s has been in business in Steamboat Springs for over 30 years. Mike Bird and Larry Stephenson opened the business down on Oak Street in a home built in 1911. The home had a coal fireplace in the basement and all the records were in paper files in filing cabinets. The agency built a solid base of loyal customers and was sold to the owners of Glenwood Insurance Agency, Inc in 2004. Paxton Jones worked for the agency a year and when the manager left he was too new to the agency to be considered for the management position. He asked for it anyway by mentioning to the owners that they would not need to give him a raise until they were confident he was doing an excellent job. 6 months later Paxton was rewarded when he was given the raise. By 2006 Susie Jones was begged by Paxton to help out temporarily. Susie was a natural with insurance and quickly fell in love with the work. In 2007 Paxton and Susie purchased the agency and their dreams were realized. Since that time they both have focused on a motto to be more than just agents, but treat clients as friends. Today the office is located on Hilltop Parkway and all the agents in the office are family and clients are their friends.