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.

Bob & Netia Olvey

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, Lantie R Martin, Bob began his career at Martin Agency, Inc. upon graduation from ASU- Jonesboro in 1970. He hit the ground running and took over the management position of the agency when his father retired in 1987. Bob served on the volunteer fire dept for many years and has been instrumental in many worthwhile fundraising projects that have positively affected the residents of Randolph County, such as the construction of the helipad at our local hospital. Helicopters have landed on that pad many times through the years and lives have been saved because of Bob’s vision and fundraising efforts.

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, on a part time basis at first and later full time in the agency accounting role. Also, active in our community, Netia has worked on projects that primarily affect low income families and animals. Having started the first community wide Christmas basket program in our county to assure that children of low income families would have food and gifts on Christmas, and seeing the program through until the Salvation Army took the program over. With a love of animals, dogs in particular, Netia has been active with Randolph County Humane Society for many years and served as an abuse / neglect investigator with that organization until the law changed in 2009, mandating that investigations be carried out by law enforcement or animal control officer only. She was instrumental in many fundraising efforts to provide funds for the RCHS spay / neuter assistance program.

Together, Bob and Netia, have built a life together in Pocahontas, being committed to and active in our community. Both have been involved in many community projects and organizations through the years and continuing to work and support projects that make Randolph County a better place to live and raise a family. The parents of one son, John R (Rob) Olvey, they purchased and restored Bob’s grandparent’s home on Thomasville (Hwy 90) in the heart of Pocahontas in 1983 and look forward to spending the rest of their lives together there.

Rob Olvey

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 Randolph County Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Black River Technical College Foundation  board. In his spare time he enjoys shooting, playing tennis, and traveling.

Ashley Melton, Agent/CSR

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 2012. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.