Martin Agency, Inc. is a fourth generation, family owned and operated independent insurance agency serving the residents of Northeast Arkansas since 1908. Named for its founder, Lantie R. Martin, the agency offers the personalized service Mr. Martin insisted upon, and it is for this reason generations of clients have relied on the Martin Agency for their customized insurance coverage for both personal and commercial risks. The agency is presently under the management of Mr. Martin’s grandson, Robert G. Olvey, who has 40+ years experience as an agent and broker.

Our Mission is and has always been to put our clients first. Earning the respect of our clients by conducting business in a professional manner, representing companies we and our clients can depend on and providing the service we believe our clients deserve at competitive prices.

Our obligation and commitment to our clients doesn’t end at the point of sale. We are here for you when you need us.

Our reputation is built on your satisfaction and confidence in us, and we work hard to maintain that reputation. Years of experience and knowledge give us the competitive edge and the resources to assist you in choosing the best coverage for your needs at a competitive price.

Our Staff

The Staff of Martin Agency, Inc. is the key to our success. Each associate is a dedicated, licensed agent with the knowledge and commitment to personal service that makes our clients feel “pampered”. Answering your questions and giving you personal attention is what we do best. All of our staff are lifetime residents of Randolph County, so making you feel at home in our agency is second nature to us.

Clients often stop in just to say “hello” and have a cup of coffee or soda with us. Making you feel like family is one advantage of living in a small town, however, keeping up with the changes in the insurance industry, as we do, allows our agency to serve our clients as well as an agency in a large metropolitan area.

Secretary / Treasurer

Netia Olvey, a lifetime resident of Randolph County, grew up on a farm in the beautiful rolling hills of Randolph County between Attica and Warm Springs. She is the daughter of Bill & Elsie Hayes and attended Maynard schools. Netia married into the Olvey family in 1978 and shortly thereafter began work in the agency,…


Ashley Melton, a lifetime resident of Randolph County. She attended Maynard schools and graduated in 2007. Ashley married Trent Melton in 2007. She went to work at the Martin Agency Inc. in April 2009 and obtained her insurance license in 2010. Ashley and Trent welcomed a daughter, Ava in 2009 and a son Moxon in…

Vice President / Agent

Rob is the 4th generation of his family to be an owner and agent at the Martin Agency. He has over 10 years of experience as an agent and handles all lines of insurance. He is also very active in the local community, being a member of the Pocahontas City Council, Board member with the…


Robert G. Olvey is a lifelong resident of Pocahontas, having lived on the same street most of his life. A graduate of Pocahontas High School, where he was a model student and bass drum player in the high school band. A son of C E Olvey, Jr. and Jean Martin Olvey, and grandson of founder,…