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Ashley Boyette: 10 Years of Being Your Neighborhood State Farm Agent

Ashley Boyette:

10 Years of Being  Your Neighborhood State Farm Agent

When your world is turned upside down by a natural disaster, car accident or health issue, where is the first place you turn? Many people seek out the support of family and friends before reaching out to their insurance agent. If you work with Ashley Boyette, you can do both at the same time.

Ashley is a longtime Effingham County resident and graduate of Georgia Southern University. “I graduated with an anthropology degree, but then I realized I wouldn’t be able to feed my family,” Ashley said. “I knew that I wanted to help people, but I also wanted to find a job with security. So I drove down Abercorn Street in Savannah until I found someone who would hire me.”

That person was Sam Sharpe, a fellow State Farm agent with offices in Savannah and Pooler. After working in his Savannah office for several years and then purchasing a home in Effingham County, State Farm approached her about opening an office in Rincon.

She opened the doors to her own agency in 2012, five years and five days after she began her first job with State Farm. Her office offers auto, home, property, business, life, and health insurance plans for all stages of life.

Celebrating 10 Years with State Farm

This year, Ashley is celebrating a big milestone: ten years as a State Farm agent. To celebrate, she plans to host a customer appreciation party after the Rincon Noon Lions Club Christmas parade.

“I’ve worked hard for ten years to get my name out there. When you love what you do, you do it well,” Ashley said.

She and her team help their clients find the best and most affordable insurance and financial services possible. Specializing in all types of insurance and financial planning, they treat every customer like they would treat their own families. They let the needs of the customer guide the recommendations and advice they provide. They strive to protect families and help them plan for the future.

“It’s a requirement that my team have tried-and-true customer service experience, and are focused on the vision that we’re here to help,” Ashley said. “I look for people who are confident, outgoing and love helping others.”

Going the Extra Mile

In a world with plenty of insurance options, Ashley’s office stands out by going the extra mile. She has been a support to customers going through tough times, hand-delivering checks and gift cards to families going through challenges like house fires.

“We lead with compassion, and do what’s in the best interest of our customers. We get our joy by doing our job and taking care of others,” Ashley said.

This compassion and extra layer of support has led customers to stay with Ashley for years and bring family members with them.

Supporting Women in Business

Ashley is active in the business community where she has made many friends over the years. As a member of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Effingham County, she has been incredibly supportive of fellow women in business and encourages anyone who wants to start a business to go after their goals.

“No matter who you are, the key to success is to never give up. If you get back up and try again you’ll be more successful than most,” Ashley said.  

She frequents local businesses whenever she can, and sponsors school sports teams and golf tournaments. She is especially proud of her most recent community outreach: a scholarship for one hard-working senior at both Southeast Effingham and Effingham County High Schools.

If you need insurance, financial planning advice or just a friendly face, stop by Ashley Boyette’s office. After 10 years in Rincon, she’s looking forward to continuing to grow and support the community.