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About Gartner Insurance

     There are things that are essential in life like water in the desert. Having qualified insurance agents working hard for you is one of them.

     Gartner Insurance began when Mark Gartner started his insurance career in Gallup, NM in 1989. In the beginning we only offered Health and Life Insurance products. Now we cover Personal and Commercial for both large and small companies, Health, Life, Property, Casualty, Excess, Surplus and Specialty. 

     We have expanded our product line to more than 30 types of insurance coverage. We have direct appointments with more than 50 major insurance companies. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide every customer, every business with affordable, high quality insurance products to meet a variety of needs. Gartner Insurance is committed to growing our customers' knowledge of insurance. We make education a priority and offer free individual or group training sessions to all of our customers. 

Meet the Team

Mark C. Gartner


Mark was raised in Dallas, Texas with his brother and 2 sisters. Mark met Jeannette Vidal in Albuquerque in 1960 and eventually they married. They have lived here in Gallup since 1962. He has raised 3 sons, Scott the eldest, Eric, the middle child and Chris, the youngest.

Many of you might remember other businesses Mark has been with in Gallup such as: Pacesetter's Realty, Sundancer Indian Jewelry or Swinfords Men's Clothing.


Mark participates in many organizations that promote our area and its people.


Some of these are:


Gallup Rotary Club-past Vice-President and member since 1994


Mckinley County Smart Growth Commission 


Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial past President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary


Proud member of The Gallup Chamber of Commerce


The Gartner Family also owns and operates the Catalpa Hills Development. This is a rural, residential housing community located just South of Gallup. We offer a range of home sites sized 2 acres and up. For more information send us a request or visit

Greater Gallup Economic Development Corp

Smart Growth Commission

Chris C. Gartner


I was born and raised in Gallup, NM. I spent more than 20 years away from here, much of it in Las Cruces, NM. 


One of the reasons I returned to Gallup was to raise my youngest son Nicolas. I was granted custody of my son in 2008.


Chris has extensive experience in Management and Retail Sales.  He spent years selling high end cooking and custom kitchen appliances. Audio surround sound and video systems are also something he particularly enjoys. He likes playing racquetball as well as going target shooting. 

Several years ago he also took up droning and is the proud owner of a DJI Phantom 4 Professional drone. Some of his pictures can be seen on the Catalpa Hills website. 



Roseta "Rosie" Benally

Rosie came to Gartner Insurance in 2017. She already had several years of experience in customer service in the insurance industry.


She has been instrumental in our expansion and holds down the fort when Mark and Chris are on the road

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