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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Jeff Kiessling

676 Capital Avenue SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015-5030

1/2 Mile north of Columbia Ave

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Office Hours

8:30am - 5pm
Call us 24 hours a day!


676 Capital Avenue SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015-5030



Autumn has returned to Southwest Michigan, which can mean unreliable weather patterns. Thankfully, my team and I are here to provide the care and consideration you've come to expect from our office. Nothing spooky here - just pumpkin spice and everything nice - like outstanding customer service and personalized quotes!

I've been with State Farm since 1988 helping people manage the risks of everyday life and protecting what matters most to them and their families. We're here to offer the people of Battle Creek and surrounding areas the right coverage for their particular needs at a fair price. Every customer is unique, so my Team and I take the time to listen and build relationships with each and every person. The personal attention we provide helps us build customers for life!

After growing up in this area, I attended Ferris State and obtained a degree in Business Administration. Two weeks after graduating college I started full-time with State Farm and haven't looked back! It's been a dream and pleasure to help serve the people where I grew up, and I look forward to many more years of local service!

I'm very proud to be a husband, dad, and now grandpa, as my family is my rock and my motivation in life. I understand the importance of family - that's why I want to help you protect yours.

My Team and I are here for you when you need us. Call us today so we can start the conversation about what's most important to you!

Insurance Products Offered

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

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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Our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams. We've been helping the Battle Creek, Marshall, Springfield, Homer, Union City, Albion, Augusta, Galesburg, Bellevue, Bedford, Gull Lake, Richland and the surrounding area for years. Whether it's car insurance, homeowners insurance, business insurance or life insurance, we'd love an opportunity to help you.

Our team of dedicated professionals are here to help with your auto, renters, home, business, life, flood and health insurance needs.

Evan Eldridge State Farm Agent Team Member

Evan Eldridge

Office Manager

Evan is a lifelong resident of Battle Creek & graduated from Lakeview High School. He has been with our agency for 5 years and helps individuals & families protect what matters most to them in life. He has a one year old daughter and a loving wife, who teaches at a local school district. Along with spending time with his family, Evan enjoys golfing and camping in northern MI during the summer. Evan is happy to help with your auto, home, life, and business insurance needs!

Melissa Newman State Farm Agent Team Member

Melissa Newman

Customer Service Representative

Melissa has been with our agency for over 6 years and is one of our customer relations representatives. She has over 10 years of insurance experience. She is happy to help with your home & auto policy claims, as well as overall policy management. Melissa enjoys cheering on her dreadful Lions, along with the MSU Spartans football & basketball teams. She also loves spending time with her husband, four children, and beautiful granddaughters.

Andrew Eldridge State Farm Agent Team Member

Andrew Eldridge

Marketing Representative

Andrew was born and raised in Battle Creek. He graduated from Lakeview High School and has since lived in South Carolina, Grand Rapids and now back in Battle Creek. He has been with our agency for more than 3 years and enjoys helping people protect their most important assets in life. He enjoys date nights on the golf course with his wife, as well as traveling together with their two children. Andrew is happy to help with you home, auto, life, and business insurance needs!

Erin Gentry State Farm Agent Team Member

Erin Gentry

Account Representative

Erin has been part of the State Farm family since 2009 when she began working for Michigan Auto Claims. She also worked for the Dave Tuls agency in Battle Creek from 2012-2013. After spending several years as a stay-at-home, homeschool parent, she began working in Jeff's office in August 2022.

Erin loves to read, sing, and tend to her many houseplants - sometimes all at the same time. She has freelanced for the Battle Creek Shopper News as a reporter and columnist since 2019 and loves the community connections made there. Her favorite way to spend time is with her fiancé and their combined five children.

Her favorite aspect of working for State Farm is the ability to make meaningful connections with customers, positively impacting their present and their future through great customer service and personalized protection plans.

Emily Ryan State Farm Agent Team Member

Emily Ryan

Account Representative

Emily is new to the auto insurance industry. She is passionate about customer service and helping others. In her free time, she loves to do crafts and explore nature with her daughter. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends.

Penny Wallen State Farm Agent Team Member

Penny Wallen

Account Representative

Penny has been in the insurance industry for over 27 years. She began her career with State Farm in a small town in Indiana in 1996 where she was manager until 2005. She then accepted a position as an underwriter in the sport and entertainment industry for 16 years. Originally from Marshall, Penny and her husband Scott had the opportunity to move back to the area and she has now happily returned to the personal lines side of insurance and to State Farm.

She enjoys the customer interaction and takes pride in the ability to help customers with their insurance needs especially during these challenging times. In her free time, she loves to cook, enjoys a good thrift store, going to the theatre and spending time with her rescued fur babies and her husband and family.

Available Positions
Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.