About BTC Insurance

BTC Insurance was formed to help companies and individuals navigate the insurance market place and better understand their coverage as it relates to their operational and personal risk.

The founder, Steve Kirchen, began his insurance career as a commercial underwriter where he spent more than a decade evaluating and understanding the unique risks businesses face. Later, he decided to transition from an underwriter to a broker allowing him an opportunity to work closer with clients evaluating their unique risks.  Our goal is to build an insurance and risk management program around your company or family needs.  The agency has seen considerable growth: additional services, employees and lines of coverage have been added to offer our clients a full pallet of services so that all of their needs can be met under one roof.

The buying public has been taught that you can buy a policy online or call a faceless company and they will just take care of it.  Businesses and individuals are complex and no one should be treated otherwise.  These risks are often discounted or ignored by the buyer, internet or untrained agent.  One size does not fit all.  Meeting with one of our brokers allows us to see what you are doing, ask questions and offer solutions.  We can help navigate you or your company through this decision to make the best use of your dollars.  Give us a call and see the difference.

Meet the Agency

Steve Kirchen

My journey begins a long time ago in a galaxy far far away (Ohio).  I graduated from the University of Akron with a BA in Finance and began my career as a commercial underwriter for Ohio Casualty.  They had a branch office in Salt Lake City that they transferred me to after being in Chicago for a year.  I spent 4 years underwriting in Utah and Idaho and found out that the branch office was going to be closed.  I loved living in Utah and decided that I wanted to stay and make my life here.  I got a job with Auto-Owners as a Marketing Representative and opened the state of Utah for them.  After a few years with them it was time to start moving up the corporate food chain but again I LOVE UTAH so I decided to become an agent.  That is where things really began to happen for me.  I worked myself into a stock position with a local agency and was happy doing what I was doing for 12 years but the entrepreneurial spirit had been growing in me for some time.

In 2011 I ran across a book of business that was for sale and decided to make the leap and open my own agency.  For the last 6 years I have driven the agency, acquired another company and expanded the business.  The agency has gone from strictly commercial lines to an agency that can write commercial/personal and health insurance.  We now also offer Risk Management resources to all of our clients at no additional costs.  This way we can have a full pallet of services to offer all of our clients to help them solve problems they may encounter.  It has been a tremendous ride filled with incredible highs and incredible lows just like any business.   I fully expect 2018 to another year of expansion as we are looking to add two more employees and continue to grow our ability to service our customers.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO DEVELOPING A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU AND HOPE YOU WILL TAKE THE TIME TO CONTACT US IN THE FUTURE.

Dave Platt

I graduated summa cum laude from Southern Utah University in 1976 with a BS degree in music education. I taught high school band for three years and then went to work in a family owned music store. During this time, I experienced the challenges of providing for my family’s financial security. Since 1983, I have been working in the insurance industry.

My wife, Gaye Stucki Platt, and I have three children. All three are grown and married. As of today, we have 7 grandchildren who are the delight of our lives. Gaye works at the Lion House in downtown Salt Lake City helping plan wedding luncheons, receptions and other types of events at the Lion House.

As you can see, I am just a regular Utah type husband and father who loves his family and likes to take care of them. I face the same challenges that you all face in paying the bills, making payroll and providing for those whom we love. We always keep this in mind and always try to do what is best for the customer. This commitment to our clients’ best interest has earned us great loyalty from our customers and we believe in being loyal back. We won’t abandon you if you have an insurance problem. Because we are an independent agency, we will go to bat for you if the insurance company is not treating you fairly. Remember, it is just as important who you buy your insurance through as it is who you buy it from. We solve insurance problems and give you the best price and terms in the process. Why not have the best for less. Give us call! Let us help you as well!

Colton Goodrich

I grew up in the Uintah Basin (Go Altamont Longhorns!) and enjoyed having the outdoors as my backyard.  As a youth I was taught the habits of hard work and honesty.  I attended college at Utah State University to study engineering. Eventually I transferred to Utah Valley University where in 2012 I graduated Cum Laude in Business Management with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and marketing.

Throughout college I worked selling alarm systems, primarily for Vivint.  This allowed me to travel and live throughout the four corners of the Nation and make many friends along the way.  Selling door-to-door for 8 years taught me commitment, the importance of strong ethics, teamwork, and most importantly how to communicate and listen to a customer.  I have been married to an amazing woman, Misty, for over 11 years now.  We currently live in Orem.  We have two beautiful daughters who keep us plenty busy; CC and Jettie.  My hobbies include fitness, snowboarding, hiking, running, riding 4-wheelers, movies, video games, poker and fantasy football!

I am thrilled to work as an independent insurance agent.  I am energetic and enthusiastic, and you will enjoy doing business with me.  Just look at our Google reviews.  What excites me most about my career is that I can develop a relationship with a customer that will last for many years.  It’s great to see clients grow and succeed.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone who you have confidence in—someone you trust—to handle all of your insurance needs?  My mission is to be that person for you!

Tyler Tuft

I grew up in Utah, and graduated from Bingham High School in 2006. After high school, I attended Salt Lake Community College. While at SLCC, I earned Academic All American Honors. I later transferred to Iowa Wesleyan University, where I earned an Athletic and Academic Scholarship. I majored in Business Administration, and Psychology. Playing baseball throughout college, taught me the value of teamwork, to be self-motivated, and the importance of hard work and dedication.

I married my Beautiful wife, Saphina, in 2015. Together we have one son, Easton, and a daughter on the way. I am a very detail oriented, and like things organized. My hobbies include playing/watching sports, hunting, camping, working out, doing projects around the house, learning new things, and spending time with my family.

I got licensed in Property & Casualty insurance, in 2012, and have worked at BTC Insurance ever since.