State Farm is a one-stop shop in its industry

Published on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:22


BRISTOL - The local State Farm Insurance branch provides the same personable service you would expect at any reliable, small business.

Zach Ibanez, owner and agent, compares the branch to other small, hard-working businesses in the area.

“You’ll pretty much see the same faces every time you walk in,” he said. “People like that. It’s nice to walk in to a familiar place.”

Ibanez said State Farm, located at 515 Broad St., is the “one-stop shop” in its industry. It offers auto, home and life insurance, and is the fastest growing bank since 1999.

“Most people don’t know we’re a bank, too,” Ibanez said.

Ibanez is proud of the personal service he and his agents provide customers. Those who want a quote or who have any kind of issue are encouraged to call the local branch.

“Don’t call the 1-800 number,” Ibanez said. “Call us and we’ll help you out.”

Ibanez and his team of five agents also try to show their appreciation for Bristol residents.

“One thing we try to do is get involved with the community,” he said, adding that the agency regularly volunteers and donates to the local Boys and Girls Club, the Shamrock Run and other events throughout the year.

Additionally, Ibanez is working with the Parks and Recreation Department to try to put on a Latin festival here in Bristol.

“We’re looking at hopefully June,” Ibanez said. “There’s already the Polish festival, the Italian festival, and Bristol has a pretty big Hispanic population.”

State Farm also, several times a year, has customer appreciation days during the summer, when agents pull out the grill and cook up hot dogs and hamburgers for anyone who wishes to attend.

“Whether you’re a customer or not, maybe you want a quote or maybe you just want to stop by, everyone is welcome,” Ibanez said.

For more information about State Farm or its services, visit its website, at, or contact Ibanez at 860-973-3116 or

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Central CT Chamber of Commerce, General Business, on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:22. Updated: Tuesday, 23 January 2018 21:24.