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State Farm® Insurance Agent Jim Paterson

Jim Paterson Agcy Inc

250 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501

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Office Hours

9am - 5pm
9am - 6:30pm
9am - 5pm
10am - 2pm
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250 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501


English, Spanish, Portuguese
About Me

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The Jim Paterson State Farm Agency was established in 1965.

Jim Paterson began the Agency on March 1, 1965 in the basement of his mother's home in Franklin Square and opened a small office a year later in Mineola. Four years ago, we moved to much larger quarters with extensive parking. During our 58 years serving the people of Long Island, we have grown to a 5 full-time team with emphasis on personal service to our customers, many of whom have been with us 40-50 years as well. In this age of extreme price competition throughout the industry, our agency still believes in "the personal touch" !

Jim attended Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park and Hofstra University, where he played varsity soccer. Sports has been a big part of his life. He has been a radio and TV sportscaster in the 70's and 80's. He was the Public Address announcer for the Islanders through their championship years, and also announcer for the Jets, Mets and the Cosmos during the "Pele" years. His interest in thoroughbred racing led him to join with West Point Thoroughbreds and horses that competed in the Breeder's Cup at Santa Anita and the Queens Plate(Canada's version of the Kentucky Derby) in Toronto as well as all major racetracks in America. But all those interests were secondary to serving the various insurance needs of his policy holders throughout the NYC-Long Island area, which he continues to do daily.

We offer Free Auto, Homeowners, Life, Renters, Condo and Personal Liability Umbrella Insurance. Did you now that most Homeowners Insurance policies have limited coverage for Jewelry, that is why we offer Free quotes on Personal Article Insurance Policies. Come in and see how we can protect your fine jewelry.

With rising temperatures there will be an increase in cooling down your home and everyone is looking for ways to save. The Drive Safe and Save Discount is a way to help you save on Auto Insurance. Text ENROLL to 42407 to sign up or simply call us anytime.

We pride ourselves on providing a great customer experience, here is what one of our customers said about their experience with my office:

"I walked into the State Farm office in Mineola to sign up for home and auto insurance policies. Like a good neighbor they were there to take me through the whole process. As I'm not that familiar with a lot of the insurance coverage jargon, I had to frequently bombard them with a lot of questions. Some of my questions were very basic, but they were professionally answered with understandable manner. At times I thought he might give up on me and refer me to "The Good Hands People", but Brad don't do THAT! He patiently answered all my questions. He explained each policy in detail and the various ways in which I can qualify for a series of discounts that accumulated into quite a savings for me. They are such good communicators that if they were a golf coach, I'd sign up for lessons from them.

If you would like to see what others are saying, click the review link listed above.

State Farm has partnered with Trupanion and at the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency we offer free quotes to protect your four-legged family members.

If you own a small business, stop by so we can go over the products you need to help you it. We offer all small business products, like Auto and Fire Commercial Insurance, Workers Compensation Insurance, Business Liability Insurance and Commercial Liability Umbrella Insurance.

Jim enjoys spending time with his family and friends and enjoys his time away from the office. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, let us show you how we can protect your loved ones from the unexpected, we offer, Antique Car Insurance, RV Insurance, ATV Insurance, Boat Insurance and Snow Mobile Insurance.


Insurance Products Offered

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

Other Products

Banking, Annuities

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The Jim Paterson State Farm Agency is proud to serve the Mineola and surrounding area with insurance and financial services for the past 57 years! Contact our office today for an insurance review to see where we can help get great value on car insurance, home insurance, banking and more! We would love the opportunity to earn your business!

My team has over 114 years of combined experience. We pride ourselves on making you our priority the moment you walk through the door, because we consider you family. We will work hard to make sure you understand the products you own and educate you on the ones you request. I am proud of my team and please take a moment to look at their individual profiles to learn more about them. Also, if you're in the neighborhood, stop by to say hello!

Claire Dugan State Farm Agent Team Member

Claire Dugan

Office Manager

Hi, I’m Claire Dugan and I have been working with the Jim Paterson Agency (State Farm) since 1989! I’m a licensed Personal and Commercial insurance professional as well as a Life and Health insurance representative and have my New York Notary Public license for many years. Providing customers with extraordinary personal service has always been my primary goal and after so many years, they do not feel like customers, but members of my extended family. I hope in the years to come, my State Farm family continues to grow.

G John Kirsch State Farm Agent Team Member

G John Kirsch

Insurance Account Representative

I’ve been with the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency since 2022. I am licensed to help you with your Auto, Home and Life Insurance needs. I am an avid hockey fan and love the Islanders. I also enjoy playing Ice Hockey and going to the Beach. If you are in the neighborhood stop by and see me.

Patrick Gillooly State Farm Agent Team Member

Patrick Gillooly

Insurance Account Representative

Hi, I'm Patrick Gillooly and I have been working with the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency since 2023. I can help you with all you Auto Insurance, Homeowner Insurance, Life Insurance and Health Insurance needs. If you are a small business I can also help you with all your Business Insurance needs. In my spare time I enjoy going bike riding as well as attending and watching the NY Mets play ball.

Elisa Machado State Farm Agent Team Member

Elisa Machado

Insurance Account Representative

Hi, I’m Lisa Machado: I have made my home in Mineola for the past 45 years, so it was only natural that I found a “second home” working for the Jim Paterson Agency (State Farm). I have been here for more than 20 years and am currently licensed in Personal and Commercial Lines of Insurance as well as Life and Health Insurance. I am also a Nassau County Notary Public. I speak English, Portuguese and Spanish and that has served me well in helping the Portuguese and Hispanic members of my community!

Available Positions
Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.