About Express Center Insurance Services, Inc: Auto & Home Insurance, Business & Commercial Insurance, Life & Health Insurance and more.

An Independent Insurance Agency that Works for YOU

There are many differences between independent insurance agencies and captive insurance agencies…and these differences impact the coverage options you have as well as the rates you pay.

A Captive Insurance Agency offers insurance products from one specific insurance company. Unfortunately, this relationship presents very few options for the insured. If this single company doesn’t offer a specific coverage you require, you have no choice but to change agencies.

Even if a company can provide the immediate protections you need, you run the risk of paying too much for your coverage. Should rates increase, your only option is to find another insurance agency that represents a company with better prices for the coverage you purchase.

As an Independent Insurance Agency, Express Center Insurance Services has developed a network of insurance providers in order to provide something every customer deserves: choices. By working with many insurance carriers, we’re able to tailor coverage to specific needs in a way captive agencies cannot. And…we save you money.

Some carriers offer better rates for older drivers, while others are competitive for younger drivers. While one company may specialize in contractor’s insurance, another may offer certain discounts on homeowner and auto insurance that could save you considerable money. ECIS has spent years working with top-rated insurance carriers, learning about their products in order to match you with the right company and the right policy, whatever the type of insurance coverage you require.Being an independent insurance agency means that we work for you…not the insurance company.

Meet Our Agents

Ed Bakshi

Ed Bakshi began his career as a fully licensed insurance agent more than 25 years ago. From day one, Ed believed in the advantages of being an independent agent and built ECIS on those advantages. Clients appreciate the time Ed takes to present the products they need, explain the coverage they provide, answer questions and present different options so they have choices. Clients tell us they feel as if they’ve made an educated, informed decision. Ed is proud to share that ECIS is an affiliate of Professional Insurance Associates, one of the top 100 brokers in the United States.

When not helping clients, Ed loves spending time with his wife and two boys. They live in La Crescenta, where you’re likely to find Ed coaching soccer for the American Youth Soccer Organization.


Edith Khodadadi

Licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health Insurance, Edith is well- versed in the many insurance products offered by the variety of insurance companies in ECIS network of providers. Edith is experienced at providing individuals, families and businesses with risk management solutions that meet today’s needs, while providing the flexibility necessary to evolve as families and businesses grow and change.

Edith is a lifelong resident of Glendale and invests time in supporting Armenia Fund, a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical care for the impoverished.


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Home & Auto Insurance, Commercial, Life & Health Insurance in La Crescenta-Montrose, Pasadena, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas.

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