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State Farm agent Hinkle wants policyholders to realize dreams

New Business Spotlight

June 23, 2013
  • Jimmy Hinkle opened Jimmy Hinkle State Farm at 13701 Maugansville Road in Maugansville on Nov. 1, 2012.
By Kevin G. Gilbert/Staff Photographer

Name of business: Jimmy Hinkle State Farm

Owner: Jimmy Hinkle

Address: 13701 Maugansville Road, Maugansville

Opening date: Nov. 1, 2012

Products and services: Most people recognize State Farm for its strong presence in auto and home insurance, but do not realize it offers much more, including competitive financial services such as 401K rollovers, auto loans and refinancing, credit cards, checking/savings accounts and life insurance. In addition to our products, we offer personal and face-to-face customer service that can’t be beat.

Target market: Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? I have been in business management all my life and had interest in various businesses in the area. In the winter of 2011, I was approached by a recruiter from State Farm. I figured there was no better opportunity than helping clients for the largest insurance company in the world and to establish a growing business with the most recognizable name in the insurance business. Protecting customers’ assets and interests were my biggest motivations to get into the business. I have always been driven by customers’ needs and making sure they were happy with my service levels. Being a State Farm insurance agent, I am a qualified professional whose primary function is to make life a little easier for my policyholders. At the Jimmy Hinkle State Farm Agency, our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.

Previous business experience: 17 years in business management, marketing and sales

Number of employees: Four

Hours: Monday Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Phone number: 301-714-2255 or 301-739-CARS

Email: jimmy@hagerstowninsure.com

Website: www.hagerstowninsure.com

Facebook page: Jimmy Hinkle State Farm Agent

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