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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 Info

Office Hours

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


676 Capital Avenue SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015-5030



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 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, text, or email 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!

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.

Andrew Schwabauer State Farm Agent Team Member

Andrew Schwabauer

Customer Service Representative

Andrew grew up in Battle Creek since he was 8 years old. He graduated from Calhoun Christian School and went to college out of state. During that time, he spent about 2 years in the financial services industry before returning back home. He has a loving wife and loves serving at his local church, having campfires, playing video games, cooking and trying new local places to eat with his wife. He has a passion for teaching people how to work with their money & taking care of their insurance needs.

Rita Lewis State Farm Agent Team Member

Rita Lewis

Marketing Representative

Rita is a Bellevue native. She has an incredible passion for assisting individuals and families through life’s decisions. She joins us with 7 years’ experience in property management, and more than 20 years in customer service. Outside of work she has a love for animals and enjoys renewing old furniture, painting, working in her flower garden, and spending time with her daughter and family. She is happy to help you with your auto, renters & home insurance needs.

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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.