State Farm™┬áStory

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 U.S. A mutual company, we are focused on our policyholders. State Farm is currently ranked number 35 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. 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. We show our commitment to our policyholders by handling nearly 35,000 claims per day. State Farm does the right thing for our customers and we do the right thing for communities. We are heavily involved in and support communities through sponsorship of safety programs and organizations.

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 also committed to efforts that help raise the achievement levels of our nation's teachers and students.

We help build strong communities through activities aimed at preventing and reducing injury and loss. State Farm supports programs that enable home ownership, helps create safe neighborhoods, and makes homes and highways safer.

In our schools and communities, online and offline, through® or one of more than 18,000 agent offices, State Farm is there.