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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


English, Burmese
About Me

Spring has finally returned to Southwest Michigan! Whether you're getting your sports car out of storage, thinking of buying a boat, or need to add your newly-licensed teen as a driver on your policy - my team and I are here to help you and your household get ready for a great spring and summer.

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.

Josh Hrangthawng State Farm Agent Team Member

Josh Hrangthawng

Office Manager

Josh has over 6 years of experience with Insurance and at Jeff’s office. He has a strong passion to help the community understand the difference State Farm can make when things go wrong. He can speak multiple dialects in Burmese which greatly helps him serve the insurance needs of the Burmese community. He enjoys hiking, hunting and camping in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with his Fiancée as well as anything and everything related to sports cars.

Evan Eldridge State Farm Agent Team Member

Evan Eldridge

Marketing Representative

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 Gentry 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 before the birth of her first child. After spending several years as a stay-at-home, homeschool parent to her three young children, she began working in Jeff's office in August 2022.

Erin loves to sing, write, and tend to her many houseplants. She has freelanced for the Battle Creek Shopper News as a reporter and columnist since 2019 and is madly in love with her Great Pyrenees / Lab mix puppy, Bandit. 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.