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State Farm® Insurance Agent Houston Richards

17000 E Us Highway 24 Suite E
Independence, MO 64056-1524

Directly across from Mr. Goodcent's

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Office Info

Office Hours

9am - 5pm
After Hours by Appointment
Call us 24 hours a day!


17000 E Us Highway 24 Suite E
Independence, MO 64056-1524



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! Don’t let the madness of insurance make life anymore crazy. Call, text, or contact my office and we will work with you to simplify your life with your very own Personal Price Plan! We will work with you and your family to put a Personal Price Plan in place to protect you and your loved ones! We can protect your Auto, Home, Business, Motorcycle, Boat, and most importantly your Family! We make it simple and easy. Contact us today!

I have been with State Farm since 2013 and licensed in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Illinois and Arkansas. I was born and raised in Independence and still a resident till this day. My family includes my wife Ashton, daughter Arlington and our golden doodle Winston. (Also, our office mascot) We are often referred to as the "4 Tons" 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. Houston Richards State Farms pledge 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 Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

Other Products

Banking, Annuities

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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!

Julie Westhefer State Farm Agent Team Member

Julie Westhefer

Agent's Executive Assistant

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.

Ashlee Reiman State Farm Agent Team Member

Ashlee Reiman

Account Manager


Austin Hall

Account Associate

David Parker State Farm Agent Team Member

David Parker

Life Insurance Representative


Jenna Locke

Customer Service Representative