State Farm Story
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., and we are one of the leading insurers in Canada. A mutual company owned by its policyholders, State Farm is currently ranked number 34 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies.
Mecherle’s original vision for State Farm was simple: operate fairly and do the right thing for our customers. While his vision still guides us today, our continued mission is to be the first and best choice in the products and services we provide.
Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Shared Values
State Farm’s® mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams.
We are people who make it our business to be like a good neighbor; who built a premier company by selling and keeping promises through our marketing partnership; who bring diverse talents and experiences to our work of serving the State Farm customer.
Our success is built on a foundation of shared values — quality service and relationships, mutual trust, integrity and financial strength.
Our vision for the future is to be the customer’s first and best choice in the products and services we provide. We will continue to be the leader in the insurance industry and we will become a leader in the financial services arena. Our customers’ needs will determine our path. Our values will guide us.