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Houston Richards

16920 E Us Highway 24 Suite B
Independence, MO 64056-1524
ABOUT ME

The Houston Richards State Farm Insurance Agency understands that life is full of the "unexpected." We also understand that it's our job to protect you from that. We know that all insurance policies aren't created equal and it's our responsibility to help you understand that in a world that is ever-changing! 

I have been with State Farm since 2014 and duel state licensed in Missouri and Kansas. I was born and raised in Independence and still a resident till this day. My team and I take pride in making a difference in our community and helping people make smarter insurance decisions. We don't believe in the cookie cutter insurance policies which is why we take such pride in our personalized approach. We take time to personalize your insurance protection plan to fit you and your needs with the discounts you deserve! We also apply this approach to all of our life insurance and health insurance plans we create. Our promise to our customers has always been one thing; If we know of a way to make your situation better, you're going to know about it! We hope that our dedication to continue to serve our surrounding communities allows them to understand their coverage, what it does for them and provides them with the protection they need!

If there is anything we can assist with, please feel free to give us a call, email or text. We would love the opportunity to earn your business here in our agency and show you why we are your one stop shop for all of your auto, motorcycle, home, renters, condo, life insurance and health insurance needs. We look forward to meeting you!

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Houston Richards State Farm Agent
Office Hours

M-F 9:00-5:00

Sat & evenings by Appt

Insurance Products

Auto, Home, Property, Business, Life, Health

Other Products

Banking, Annuities

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ABOUT ME

The Houston Richards State Farm Insurance Agency understands that life is full of the "unexpected." We also understand that it's our job to protect you from that. We know that all insurance policies aren't created equal and it's our responsibility to help you understand that in a world that is ever-changing! 

I have been with State Farm since 2014 and duel state licensed in Missouri and Kansas. I was born and raised in Independence and still a resident till this day. My team and I take pride in making a difference in our community and helping people make smarter insurance decisions. We don't believe in the cookie cutter insurance policies which is why we take such pride in our personalized approach. We take time to personalize your insurance protection plan to fit you and your needs with the discounts you deserve! We also apply this approach to all of our life insurance and health insurance plans we create. Our promise to our customers has always been one thing; If we know of a way to make your situation better, you're going to know about it! We hope that our dedication to continue to serve our surrounding communities allows them to understand their coverage, what it does for them and provides them with the protection they need!

If there is anything we can assist with, please feel free to give us a call, email or text. We would love the opportunity to earn your business here in our agency and show you why we are your one stop shop for all of your auto, motorcycle, home, renters, condo, life insurance and health insurance needs. We look forward to meeting you!

Insurance Products

Auto, Home, Property, Business, Life, Health

Other Products

Banking, Annuities

Our office can always be reached at (816) 796-9111
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Our mission is to be different! Each day we will do what other's don't , and other's won't. This will allow us to help more people in more ways and ultimately do what we love in the service of those that love what we do! We do this by making sure that your coverage is specific to your needs and providing you with proper protection from the unexpected! We pride ourselves on being the first choice for insurance in our community and our office has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. My team and I want to provide knowledge to the public on all things insurance related in a world that is ever-changing. Our motivated staff wants to help you and we look forward to being your resource for all things insurance!

Cathy Baker State Farm Agent Team Member

Cathy Baker

Account Manager
License #4882994

Cathy grew up in Independence MO where she still resides. She graduated from Van Horn High School. Her greatest passion is providing service and knowledge of insurance to the needs of others. Compassion and integrity have always been a core value in which she finds herself promoting new ways to build relationships with those in need. Her strengths in policy management as well as providing guidance to new and existing State Farm family members is much appreciated. Cathy is an avid Royals and Chiefs fan and enjoys supporting her home town teams.

Jeremy Bowles State Farm Agent Team Member

Jeremy Bowles

Account Manager
License #8462607

Jeremy started his journey with Agent Houston Richards when he opened his office in December of 2018. He loves building relationships with his customers and providing them with knowledge and showing them the upmost customer experience possible. He hopes to grow within agency and bring success to his family and the agency.

Tyler Pugh State Farm Agent Team Member

Tyler Pugh

Account Manager
License #18868114

Tyler grew up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri and currently lives in Olathe Kansas with his family. After graduating from Excelsior Springs High school. Tyler attended Avila University where earned his degree in Business Administration. Outside of providing insurance to families and their loved ones. Tyler enjoys spending time with family, and friends. Tyler Is also an avid sports fan and spends his off time cheering on the Chiefs and Royals

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Julie Westhefer

Agent's Executive Assistant
License #8478308

Julie is originally from San Jose, CA and has lived in Independence since 2004.  She and husband Mike have 4 children, 4 grandchildren 2 puppies and 5 grand puppies.  Her passions are her family & friends, caring for others and having fun.  In her spare time she enjoys attending her children/grandchildren’s activities, supporting Independence Young Life and is a big fan of the Chiefs. 

Julie has over 30 years of business administration and customer service experience.  She loves helping people and building relationships that come with that.  Her insurance journey began with Houston Richards in March of 2020 and she is looking forward to being a part of the agency until retirement.

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Agent Licenses for Houston Richards
MO-8366076
KS-17797548

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State Farm Bank ®, F.S.B., Bloomington, Illinois, is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. NMLS ID 139716. The other products offered by affiliate companies of State Farm Bank are not FDIC insured, not a State Farm Bank obligation or guaranteed by State Farm Bank, and may be subject to investment risk, including possible loss of principal invested. The Bank encourages any interested individual(s) to submit an application for any product(s) offered by the Bank. We also encourage you to obtain information regarding the Bank's underwriting standards for each type of credit or service offered by visiting statefarm.com or by contacting the Bank at 877-SF4-BANK (877-734-2265). Callers who are hearing or speech impaired should dial 711 or use a preferred Telecommunications Relay Service. To apply for a Bank product, you may also see your participating State Farm agent.

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