Serving your Home, Auto & Commercial Insurance needs since 1946


3 Generations

Basic West Insurance Agency has been providing comprehensive insurance services since 1946.

Our founder Ben A. Savelli was a World War II veteran who graduated from UC Berkeley and used his passion for sales in the insurance business.  He took a post war $5000 government business loan granted to returning servicemen and turned it into a thriving, multi-generational business. 

We were founded in the heart of San Francisco and are currently located in the Sunset District.  We remain family owned and operated, and continue to serve the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Our Services

We work with a nation wide network of insurance companies to provide our customers with optimum coverage at the lowest price.  Every policy that we write includes personalized service and the ability to tailor your coverage to your exact needs.  

Our lines of coverage include:

  • Auto & Motorcycle
  • SR-22 Filings
  • Homeowners or Renters
  • Dwelling Fire
  • Flood
  • Earthquake
  • Personal or Commercial Umbrella Coverage
  • Commercial General Liability & Bonds
  • Special Event Insurance

Notary services (including travel notary) and other types of insurance are also provided, please inquire about any of your insurance needs not listed above.

Get a Quote

We provide FREE online quotes. Please send us an email at

Please include your name,  contact information and desired coverage and an agent will contact you within 24 hours Monday - Friday.  Please allow a 48 hour response time during weekends and holidays.

Or if you would like to come into our office please contact us for an appointment at 


Notary services are provided on site for $15 per signature, with a discount offered for 6 or more signatures at one visit.  

Please note that signature price is based on the California State Notary Public cost increase dated January 1, 2017. 

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.  Appointments are encouraged.

Basic West Insurance

1641 Taraval Street, San Francisco, CA 94116, US

(415) 665-7400


Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

Drop us a line!