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State Farm agent comes to town

Danielle Ryan

(12/26) If you’re looking for a reliable Insurance agent in the Emmitsburg area, look no further than Jim Hatcher, State Farm Insurance Agent. Emmitsburg welcomed Hatcher and family to the area in June 2016. The agency is located at 101 Silo Hill Road, Suite 2.

This State Farm Agency was originally located in Reisterstown, outside of Baltimore, until Hatcher made the move to Emmitsburg. His Baltimore clientele have all chosen to remain with him since the relocation, something Hatcher is very proud to say. Some clients have been with him for over 30 years and value the service he provides, so when Hatcher decided to make the move, clients easily followed.

Hatcher originally started with State Farm in Frederick and also spent some time in corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois, before starting his business in Reisterstown. He has been a State Farm Insurance agent since 1984, and within the past 20 years has brought both of his daughters into the business with him. Bringing his family on board has allowed him to successfully build his business on the values of reliability, trust, dependability and fairness.

Hatcher lives in the Waynesboro area and his daughters, Gretchen Eyler and Stephanie Hartsock live in the Hagerstown area, and all were making the long commute to Reisterstown every day. Both Eyler and Hartsock and father, Hatcher, wanted to move business closer to home, and especially wanted to get back to an area they grew up spending a lot of time in: Frederick County. There were also no other State Farm Insurance Agents in the Emmitsburg area, so Hatcher saw the move as an opportunity to provide this service to residents in the area, as well as surrounding towns, while getting back to his Frederick County roots. Until June, residents living in Emmitsburg would have had to travel outside the town for a State Farm Insurance Agent, but now, they no longer have to.

As a State Farm agent, Hatcher offers automotive insurance, home insurance, small business insurance, life insurance and property insurance. The State Farm Bank can also help people looking to finance the purchase of a car. One clear advantage of State Farm is that there is no need to purchase GAP insurance through a third party when purchasing a car, because being insured with State Farm auto insurance includes Payoff Protector®1, which is included with every vehicle loan from State Farm Bank. This service saves that additional cost of purchasing GAP insurance through another provider.

Those looking for an insurance agent know that they will find a kind and trustworthy agent in Hatcher, and can count on the dependable service that he provides to his clients. The business is family-run which provides an atmosphere of reliability and trust. They believe firmly in treating people fairly, as if they were friends or members of their own family. Hatcher and his daughters have a shared attitude toward this service and that is the importance of helping people.

In the end, Hatcher is in this business to help people. He described himself as having a "servant’s heart" meaning that his purpose in life is to help and serve people. The family working in this agency has a mission to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.