Insurance Outfitters marks 30th anniversary

Michelle Ours Maiden
Tom Maiden

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Insurance Outfitters celebrated its 30th anniversary in March.

The company is an independent, family-owned insurance planning practice serving Jefferson and Berkeley counties in West Virginia.

Insurance Outfitters was founded by then-24-year-old Tom Maiden in 1989.

Insurance Outfitters was closed on Feb. 11, 2008, and reopened on Aug. 1, 2009. It was closed while Maiden, a Navy Reserve officer, was deployed to Iraq.

In 2015, Michele Ours Maiden, Tom’s wife, joined the company and is now its CEO.

Tom Maiden, who is a certified financial planner, focuses on the financial planning needs of the firm’s thousands of clients.

The tagline for Insurance Outfitters is “Locally Inspired Insurance,” and its mascot is a black Labrador retriever named Sailor.