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. State Farm is currently ranked number 44 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies.

The State Farm Story began with Mecherle's original vision for State Farm: 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.

Originally a single line auto insurance company, State Farm now offers nearly 100 products and services, in five different lines of business, to help customers manage today and prepare for tomorrow. We show our commitment to our policyholders by handling nearly 35,000 claims per day. State Farm's history not only demonstrates we do the right thing for our customers; we do the right thing for communities. We are heavily involved in and support communities through sponsorships, safety programs, education leadership, and service-learning.

Known as a public leader in auto safety efforts, State Farm helped pass a number of seat belt laws and continues to fight for seat belt and teen driver safety. We work to build safer, stronger, and better educated communities across the United States and Canada. We are committed to the future through our green efforts and by helping raise the levels of achievement of our nation's teachers and students.

We help build strong communities by supporting programs that enable home ownership, create safe neighborhoods, and making our homes and highways safe through activities aimed at preventing and reducing injury and loss. State Farm is connected to the neighborhoods where we live and work. We team-up with organizations that share our vision and commitment to building safer, stronger, and better educated communities

State Farm is committed to a future where environmental solutions are key to the way we do business. We will continue to find the solutions to reduce our company impacts and help build safer and greener communities. At State Farm, A Good Neighbor is a Green Neighbor™.

We can't control the weather. But we can control our response to it. State Farm's unmatched disaster preparation means that we're ready to serve our customers immediately and efficiently when help is needed the most. With 1,700 dedicated catastrophe claims specialists, 12 mobile vehicles at the ready, and a long-standing partnership with the American Red Cross, State Farm is there to help our customers recover from the unexpected.

Want to learn more about State Farm? Find information about the State Farm legacy, the passion of its employees and its mission to be a Good Neighbor, as well as links to the State Farm Newsroom and other resources. From community involvement to disaster response, State Farm is committed to supporting the neighborhoods it serves and the neighborhoods our associates call home by helping to build safer, stronger and better educated communities.