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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Jim Paterson

Jim Paterson Agcy Inc

250 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501

Profile photo of a State Farm Agent named: Jim Paterson

Would you like to create a personalized quote?

Office Info

Office Hours

Mon
9am - 5pm
Tue
9am - 6:30pm
Wed-Fri
9am - 5pm
Sat
10am - 2pm
Sun
Closed
Call us 24 hours a day!

Address

250 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501

Languages

English, Spanish, Portuguese

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Online Auto quotes are not available at this time. We would love to help you. Please contact our office during regular business hours.

Welcome to the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency website, where we have been proudly serving the people of Long Island since 1965. Our agency was founded by Jim Paterson himself, who started his journey in the basement of his mother's home in Franklin Square before opening a small office in Mineola a year later. Over the years, we have grown into a team of five dedicated individuals who prioritize providing personal service to our valued customers. Many of our customers have been with us for 40-50 years, a testament to our commitment to delivering the personal touch even in this era of intense pricing within the insurance industry.

Jim Paterson's passion for sports has always been a significant part of his life. He was a radio and TV sportscaster in the 70s and 80s and served as the Public Address announcer for the Islanders during their championship years. He also announced for the Jets, Mets, and the Cosmos during the "Pele" years. Additionally, Jim's love for thoroughbred racing led him to join forces with West Point Thoroughbreds, competing in prestigious races such as the Breeder's Cup and the Queens Plate. Despite these interests, his primary focus has always been serving the insurance needs of his policyholders in the NYC-Long Island area.

At the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency, we offer a range of insurance options to protect what matters most to you. We provide free quotes for Free Auto, Homeowners, Life, Renters, Condo, and Personal Liability Umbrella Insurance. We also provide Free quotes for Personal Article Insurance Policies, ensuring that your valuable jewelry is adequately covered.

April is distracted Driving Awareness month. State Farm has a tool to help you be more diligent about driving distracted, Drive Safe and Save Discount and you get a discount on your Auto Insurance. Simply text ENROLL to 42407 or give us a call to sign up.

We take great pride in delivering exceptional customer experiences. One of our customers had this to say about their interaction with our office: "I had a great experience. John was so helpful, responsive, and thoroughly knowledgeable. He took the time to answer all our questions. Highly recommend."

If you want to hear more from our satisfied customers, click the review link above to see what others are saying.

Additionally, we have partnered with Trupanion to offer free quotes for pet insurance, ensuring that your four-legged family members are protected.

For small business owners, we have you covered too. Visit us to discuss your needs for Auto and Fire Commercial Insurance, Workers Compensation Insurance, Business Liability Insurance, and Commercial Liability Umbrella Insurance.

When Jim isn't in the office, he enjoys spending quality time with his family and friends. If you share his love for the outdoors, let us show you how we can protect your loved ones from the unexpected. We offer insurance options for Antique Cars, Recreational Vehicles, All-Terrain Vehicles, Boats, and Snow Mobiles.

Thank you for visiting the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency website. We look forward to assisting you with all your insurance needs.

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

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At Jim Paterson State Farm Agency, our mission is to provide our customers with a personal price plan that protects their families and assets. With over 58 years of experience, we are committed to providing exceptional customer service, personalized attention, and competitive coverage. We value our customers and strive to build long-lasting relationships based on integrity, and respect. Our goal is to be your experienced insurance professional AND offering guidance and support every step of the way. We believe in protecting what matters most, and we are dedicated to providing equanimity to our customers and their loved ones.

Welcome to Jim Paterson State Farm Agency, where our team is like a bunch of soccer-playing, big-hearted folks. With a whopping 115 years of combined experience, we know a thing or two about insurance and providing exceptional customer service.

Here's the deal: we aren’t just another insurance agency. We treat our customers like family, and that means getting to know you and your unique situation. We'll work together to find the right insurance products that fit like a well-worn pair of cleats. Whether you're after home, auto, life, or business insurance, we've got the skills to guide you through the process and help you make the decisions for your needs.

Our team is a bunch of friendly, knowledgeable folks who are here to serve you with a smile. We aren’t just about selling policies; we're about building relationships. We'll take the time to listen to your worries and answer any questions you've got, so you can feel as confident as a penalty kick in the insurance choices you make.

So, why not swing by our office and meet our team? We'll be thrilled to welcome you with open arms and a cup of tea. Together, we'll create a personal price plan that suits your insurance needs and your budget. At Jim Paterson State Farm Agency, we're all about helping you protect what truly matters in this game called life. Cheers, mate!!

Claire Dugan State Farm Agent Team Member

Claire Dugan

Office Manager

Claire Dugan is a dedicated insurance professional with over three decades of experience. She has been an invaluable member of the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency since 1989. Throughout her career, Claire has demonstrated exceptional knowledge in both Personal and Commercial insurance, making her a resource for customers seeking coverage that meets their specific needs.

In addition to her proficiency in insurance, Claire is a licensed representative for Life and Health insurance. Her extensive knowledge in these areas allows her to provide comprehensive guidance to individuals and families, ensuring they have the protection they need for life's unexpected events.

Claire's commitment to exceptional service is evident in her long-standing relationships with customers. She treats each customer as a valued member of her extended family, going above and beyond to address their concerns and find products that meet their unique requirements. Her dedication to personalized care has earned her a reputation for providing extraordinary service throughout her career.

Moreover, Claire holds a New York Notary Public license, further adding to her knowledge and ability to assist customers with a wide range of legal and administrative needs. Her attention to detail and understanding of legal processes make her a valuable asset to customers seeking assistance in this area.

As Claire looks towards the future, she remains dedicated to the growth of her State Farm family. She is eager to continue expanding her knowledge and skills to better serve her customers and ensure they have the level-headedness that comes with comprehensive insurance coverage. With her wealth of experience and commitment to exceptional service, Claire Dugan is a insurance professional ready to assist individuals and businesses in protecting what matters most to them.

G John Kirsch State Farm Agent Team Member

G John Kirsch

Insurance Account Representative

John Kirsch is a dedicated insurance professional who joined the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency in 2022. With a focus on delivering exceptional service, John is licensed to assist customers with their Auto, Home, and Life Insurance needs. His commitment to understanding the unique circumstances of each individual allows him to provide insurance products that offer comprehensive coverage.

Outside of his professional endeavors, John is an avid hockey fan with a particular passion for the Islanders. His enthusiasm for the sport extends beyond the sidelines, as he actively participates in playing ice hockey. In his free time, John also enjoys spending time at the beach, appreciating the natural beauty of the coastal area.

John's friendly and approachable nature makes him a welcoming presence at the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency. He encourages customers and community members to stop by the office, as he is always ready to assist with insurance inquiries, provide guidance, and ensure that individuals and families have the protection they need.

With a combination of insurance knowledge and a genuine passion for building relationships, John Kirsh is dedicated to serving the insurance needs of his customers and contributing to the growth and success of the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency.

Alejandro Barnica State Farm Agent Team Member

Alejandro Barnica

Insurance Account Representative

Alejandro Barnica is a dedicated insurance professional who joined the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency in 2023. With a focus on providing exceptional service, Alejandro is licensed to assist customers with their Automobile, Homeowner, Life, and Health Insurance needs. His knowledge in these areas allow him to offer comprehensive coverage to each individual's unique circumstances.

One of Alejandro's notable strengths is his ability to communicate in Spanish, enabling him to effectively assist the Hispanic community. His bilingual skills ensure that Spanish-speaking customers receive the same level of personalized attention and guidance, making insurance more accessible and understandable for all.

Outside of his professional commitments, Alejandro values quality time spent with his family. He understands the importance of building strong relationships and applies this value to his interactions with customers as well. Alejandro's friendly and approachable demeanor creates a welcoming environment at the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency, encouraging individuals to stop by and meet him.

With a genuine passion for serving the insurance needs of his customers, Alejandro Barnica is committed to providing exceptional service and ensuring that individuals and families have the protection they need. His dedication to the Hispanic community and his ability to communicate in Spanish make him a valuable team member at the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency.

Elisa Machado State Farm Agent Team Member

Elisa Machado

Insurance Account Representative

Lisa Machado is a dedicated insurance professional with a strong connection to the Mineola community. Having made Mineola her home for the past 45 years, Lisa found a "second home" working for the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency. With over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Lisa has become a resource for customers seeking coverage that meets their unique needs.

Lisa holds licenses in Personal and Commercial Lines of Insurance, as well as Life and Health Insurance. Her extensive knowledge in these areas allows her to provide comprehensive guidance and products for individuals and businesses alike. In addition, Lisa is a Nassau County Notary Public, further expanding her ability to assist customers with a range of legal and administrative needs.

One of Lisa's notable strengths is her ability to communicate in multiple languages. Fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, she has been able to effectively serve the Portuguese and Hispanic members of her community. Lisa's dedication to providing personalized assistance and ensuring that customers understand their insurance options has earned her a reputation for outstanding service.

Lisa's deep-rooted connection to the Mineola community, combined with her knowledge and language skills, make her an invaluable team member at the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency. She continues to prioritize the needs of her customers, building strong relationships and ensuring that individuals and families in her community have the protection they deserve.

With a genuine passion for helping others and a commitment to delivering exceptional service, Lisa Machado is a insurance professional ready to assist customers in navigating the complexities of insurance and protecting what matters most to them.