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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
Call us 24 hours a day!


250 Jericho Turnpike
Mineola, NY 11501


English, Spanish, Portuguese

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

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.

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 had a great experience. John was so helpful, responsive and thoroughly knowledgeable. Took time to answer all our questions. Highly recommend."

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.

November is National Family Caregivers month. State Farm disability insurance can help you stay on your feet in you become disabled. We are here to help through the good and the difficult times, give our State Farm office a call today.

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, Recreational Vehicle Insurance, All Terrain Vehicle Insurance, Boat Insurance and Snow Mobile Insurance.

Just like the changing colors of the leaves, your insurance needs may change in October. Make sure you're covered.

Insurance Products Offered

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

Other Products

Banking, Annuities

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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.

Our team at Jim Paterson State Farm Agency is made up of experienced professionals who provide exceptional customer service. With over 115 years of combined experience, we have the knowledge to help you find the right insurance products to meet your needs.

We believe in treating our customers like family, which is why we make it our priority to understand your unique situation and provide personalized products that work for you. Whether you're looking for home, auto, life, or business insurance, we have the ability to help you make informed decisions about your coverage.

Our team is comprised of friendly and knowledgeable individuals who are committed to providing top-notch service. We take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have, so you can feel confident in the insurance products you choose.

We invite you to stop by our office and meet our team. We're always happy to help you create a personal price plan that meets your insurance needs and your budget. At Jim Paterson State Farm Agency, we're here to help you protect what matters most.

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.

Alejandro Barnica State Farm Agent Team Member

Alejandro Barnica

Insurance Account Representative

I have been with the Jim Paterson State Farm Agency since 2023. I am licensed to help you with all your Automobile, Homeowner, Life and Health Insurance needs. I also speak Spanish, so I can assist the Hispanic Community too. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by to meet me!

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!