For Amy Bowman, time seems to fly. The Jacksonville, Florida native moved here in 1996 to start the State Farm Insurance Agency which means, since she has been in business here for almost 20 years, she’s now has clients she’s known since they were babies.
Starting as a claim adjuster, Amy has worked with State Farm for most of her career. “Our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and have our clients realize their dreams,” Bowman says. “Insurance is not a tangible product and can be difficult to understand. Working with clients throughout their lives, helping them tailor their insurance and financial services needs as their families grow or they near retirement, is gratifying to me.”
Bowman goes on to say there is never a dull day at her agency. Aside from handling the duties of the agency, she and her staff have been known to rescue stray pets along Ribaut Road, jumpstart disabled vehicles, and give driving directions to Parris Island for families coming to see their sons and daughters graduate from boot camp.
“Being a part of the lives of so many wonderful people for so long has been a pleasant surprise for me,” says Bowman. “Having been affiliated with State Farm in operations, claims, and then running the local agency, I can truly say that I am proud to be a part of this organization. The customer focus and integrity that State Farm offers, in my opinion, is unparalleled in the industry. I have an amazing staff which is like an extension of my own family. We all work as a team to take care of our clients.”
Amy and her husband Craig have four children: Monica, a senior at USC Columbia; Savannah, a sophomore at Clemson; and sons CJ and Lance, who both attend Holy Trinity Classical Christian School.
Amy believes in giving back to the community she loves. Military and veteran organizations such as the USO and the Wounded Warrior Project are near and dear to her heart as much of her family was, or is, in the military. She also loves the Lowcountry so The Nemours Foundation and the Lowcountry Institute are also important to her.
When asked about future plans, Amy is looking forward to more of her present. Besides continuing her rewarding career as a State Farm agent, She, Craig and her whole family is embarking on a new adventure to cultivate a ten acre orchard on their property in Hampton. “I am looking to add “orchardist” to my many qualifications!”