State Farm® Story
State Farm, well known for being a “good neighbor” by “being there” for our customers, was founded in 1922 by retired farmer and insurance salesman George Jacob “G.J.” Mecherle. We now insure more cars and homes than any other insurer in the United States. A mutual company owned by its policyholders, State Farm is currently ranked number 34 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies.
The State Farm Story began with Mecherle’s original vision for State Farm: operate fairly and do the right thing for our customers. While his vision still guides us today, our continued mission is to be the first and best choice in the products and services we provide.
Originally a single line auto insurance company, State Farm now offers nearly 100 products and services, in five different lines of business, to help customers manage today and prepare for tomorrow. We show our commitment to our policyholders by handling nearly 35,000 claims per day. State Farm’s history not only demonstrates we do the right thing for our customers; we do the right thing for communities. We are heavily involved in and support communities through sponsorships, safety programs, education leadership, and service-learning.
Known as a public leader in auto safety efforts, State Farm helped pass a number of seat belt laws and continues to fight for seat belt and teen driver safety.
We work to build safer, stronger, and better educated communities across the United States. We are committed to the future through our green efforts and by helping raise the levels of achievement of our nation’s teachers and students.
We help build strong communities by supporting programs that enable home ownership, create safe neighborhoods, and making our homes and highways safe through activities aimed at preventing and reducing injury and loss.
In our schools and communities, online and offline, through statefarm.com® or one of more than 17,000 agent offices, State Farm is there.