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 Families Since 1963

Nanton's only locally owned and operated insurance broker


Insuring Nanton Families Since 1963

Treating clients like family is what sets Nanton Insurance apart. You can be sure you will receive knowledgeable, prompt and efficient services for all your insurance needs.

Nanton Insurance has been independently owned and operated in Nanton since 1986. The organization was founded by Clarence Rhyasen, Harvey Chaffee, and George Blake and built on the foundation of integrity and service. 

Nanton Insurance currently represents Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, Pembridge Insurance, Aviva Elite Insurance, Royal & Sun Alliance and several specialty insurers for hail, livestock, health, life, disability and travel insurance.

Nanton Insurance has four licensed agents on staff. Robb Thaell, Lisa Kohut, Lois Laird and Amber Peatman and all have a proud history of providing their customers with prompt and efficient service.

Nanton Insurance promise to always:

  • Represent the best interests of all clients 
  • Provide the best knowledge, service, and advice in a timely manner
  • Be available in times of need 

Nanton Insurance looks forward to continue the positive relationships with its customers and community.  







2118-20th Street
PO Box 334
Nanton, AB T0L 1R0




Robb Thaell

Robb has been in the insurance industry since 2005 when he started his career as a claims adjuster in Lethbridge, and an insurance agent in a Southern Alberta agency. Robb has the experience to assist you with all of your insurance needs, in all aspects of general, commercial and farm and ranch coverage.

Though he was raised in Calgary, Robb has deep family roots to the agricultural and commercial industry in Southern Alberta, and has always had a great affinity for life in small towns. 

Robb is married to Anna Blake, a Nanton native. Both Anna and Robb have Southern Alberta ancestry spanning over  100 years, so are understandably delighted at the opportunity to continue the tradition by living and raising their family in Nanton.

Lisa Kohut

Lisa obtained her insurance license in 2001. She worked in Okotoks prior to joining Nanton Insurance in 2005.

Lisa currently works at Nanton Insurance while raising two young children and helping her husband on their local family farm. Lisa enjoys serving the friendly people of Nanton and surrounding communities and is happy to assist them in all of their insurance needs.

Lois Laird

Lois has been living and working in the foothills area for over 30 years, raising two children in the Longview / Black Diamond school districts. She worked briefly for an insurance broker in Turner Valley before she moved to Nanton in 1996 where she began working as a customer service representative at Nanton Insurance. In those years she has gained valuable knowledge and experience while getting to know and serve the people and industries of this community. 

Lois has all the qualifications necessary to handle all of your auto, home, personal travel, and farm insurance needs and looks forward to upholding and continuing the excellent history of friendly service for which Nanton Insurance is known.   

Amber Peatman

Amber began working at Nanton Insurance in the fall of 2003, and quickly obtained her insurance agents' license. Finishing with the highest mark in her Level I licensing course, she earned a scholarship with the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) that started her on the path to earning her Canadian Accredited Insurance Brokers (CAIB) designation. As of March 2011, Amber has completed the final course in her CAIB designation and looks forward to using her advanced knowledge to assist her customers.

Raised in a farming community in Northern Alberta she has deep roots in both Alberta’s agricultural and oil and gas sectors.  She is an active member of the local community, particularly in volunteering with local rodeo. Amber’s experience in the insurance industry is extensive. She can assist you with finding any policy to fit your needs, from auto and home to agricultural, hail, livestock and commercial.  

Anna Thaell

Anna was born and raised in Nanton Alberta. Her father, George Blake was the previous owner of Nanton Insurance, and Anna is thrilled to be able to carry on his legacy.  

Anna took on the role of HR & Accounting for Nanton Insurance and works along side her husband Robb to bring the best insurance services for the Nanton community. 


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Nanton Insurance
"Family Owned & Operated Since 1963"

Phone: 403-646-2455

Fax: 403-646-2475


Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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2118-20th Street
PO Box 334
Nanton, AB T0L 1R0