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State Farm® Insurance Agent

James Demmer

20 E Main Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771-1906

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Office Info

Office Hours

9am - 5:30pm
9am - 1pm
After Hours by Appointment
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20 E Main Street
Port Jervis, NY 12771-1906


English, Spanish, Croatian, Serbian, American Sign Language

At this time, State Farm online insurance quoting is not available. Please call, text, or visit our office for a quote today. Our team is ready now to put together a Personal Price Plan for you.

Approaching the summer presents a great time to review your insurance policies and ensure that you have the right coverage to meet your needs. From time to time, it's important to see if your insurance needs have shifted. Check your policies for coverage limits, deductibles, and exclusions to assure sufficient protection for your home, car, and other assets. Consider additional coverage to help protect against the unforeseen, like theft and damage. It's imperative to not delay the assessment of your policies, and to take the necessary steps to ensure that you are properly protected. Give our State Farm Insurance Agency a call today!

Since 2011, I have been a member of the State Farm team with a desire to one day run my own agency. In 2016, my hard work and dedication finally paid off as I opened my first office located at 13 James P Kelly Way Suite A, Middletown, NY. As an agent, I take pride in assisting our customers to save money, protect their assets, and plan for unexpected events. The success of our Middletown office has led us to open a second office location in Port Jervis, NY, where my team and I are excited to serve even more families.

Our agency provides a variety of insurance services, such as but not limited to:

  • Auto Insurance

  • Motorcycle Insurance

  • Recreational Vehicle Insurance

  • Homeowners Insurance

  • Condo Insurance

  • Mobile Home Insurance

  • Renters Insurance

  • Personal Liability Umbrella

  • Life Insurance

  • Health Insurance

  • Business Insurance

  • Financial Services

  • Pet Insurance

  • Notary Public

Our team, with over 80 years of combined insurance experience, is devoted to providing you with the most exceptional coverage at a reasonable price. Spring is an excellent time to review your insurance coverage and ensure that your family is adequately protected. So, call us today and find out why we are one of the quickest-growing agencies in the tri-state area. We are eager to help you navigate your insurance needs this season and beyond.

Insurance Products Offered

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

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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Our Mission is to provide our customers with a level of security that allows them to enjoy the things in life that matter most. We are committed to treating every customer like family. We will exemplify what it means to be a "Good Neighbor" to the Hudson Valley and the surrounding counties of Orange, Rockland, Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster, Sullivan, Sussex, and Pike.

The James Demmer insurance office in Port Jervis, NY is proud to serve all of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with Car Insurance, Home Insurance, Renter’s Insurance, Life Insurance, Supplemental Health Insurance, Business Insurance and Financial Services. We also serve as a licensed Notary Public. With over 75+ years of insurance experience, our team is comprised of highly motivated insurance professionals who are dedicated to finding you the right coverage at the right price. Please give our office a call today and see why we’re one of the fastest growing agencies in the tri-state area!

Eric Biccum State Farm Agent Team Member

Eric Biccum

Team Leader

Eric was born and raised in the Port Jervis area where he starred for the Red Raider's wrestling team.  He has been in the insurance business since 2019 and joined the James Demmer agency at the beginning of 2022 where he holds a Life and Health and Property and Casualty license in NY, NJ and PA.  Just like the rest of Team Demmer, Eric’s focus is making sure the customers get the protection that they need.  In his free time Eric likes to spend time with his wife and daughter and loves to barbecue in the summer. 

If you're looking for better coverage at a better price, give Eric a call to see just how much you could save!

Lisa Lewis State Farm Agent Team Member

Lisa Lewis

Multiple Line Representative

Lisa joined the State Farm team early in 2022. She has been in the insurance industry for over 6 years and is currently licensed in Property and Casualty, as well as Life and Health in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

In her spare time Lisa spends time with her husband and 3 dogs and raises funds for suicide prevention and awareness through her annual benefit A.C.T. Through Music in memory of her brother.

Call or drop in to see how Lisa can assist with your insurance needs!

Shawn Neely State Farm Agent Team Member

Shawn Neely

Team Leader

Shawn has been a member of our State Farm family since the Spring of 2022. He grew up in Orange County and has lived in Port Jervis for over 15 years. Before joining our Multiline Team, he had a career in the Food/Pharmaceutical Industry for nearly 18 years. Shawn has always enjoyed helping others wherever he can. Shawn is licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health for New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, camping and doing many outdoor activities. He also enjoys traveling to new places with his family and spending time with his dogs.

Give Shawn a call today to see how he can help you!

Griffen Rhodes State Farm Agent Team Member

Griffen Rhodes

Account Representative

Griffen joined our State Farm team in 2023 after graduating from college. He was born and raised in Milford, PA where he played lacrosse and football in high school and college. Before working at State Farm, Griffen spent multiple years as a bartender at restaurants around Milford. When not working, Griffen likes to spend his time in the gym, on the golf course, or traveling.

Give Griffen a call to help with your insurance needs!

Alex Smith State Farm Agent Team Member

Alex Smith

Office Manager

Alex has been a member of our State Farm team in Middletown since we first opened in 2016. We're fortunate to have Alex at the helm as the Office Manager of our Port Jervis location. He brings a wealth of knowledge and is always eager to help customers better understand their coverage. He is always looking for ways to provide better coverage for people living in NY, NJ and PA. Not to mention, he's a Public Notary! During his free time Alex spends time with his wife, is active in his church and loves to play floor hockey.

Give our Port Jervis location a call today to get help with all of your insurance and financial services needs!

Tracie Ann Gasbarra State Farm Agent Team Member

Tracie Ann Gasbarra

Multiple Line Representative

Tracie joined the State Farm family in 2008 and has over 14 years of insurance experience.  She is always happy to help and is ready to help you with your insurance needs for home, auto, life and health. Tracie is also dedicated to her family and community. Tracie is licensed in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania and is available to help with your insurance needs.

Come on over and see how Tracie can help you!

Kim Ward State Farm Agent Team Member

Kim Ward

Life/Health Products Representative

Kim brings a wealth of knowledge in her 38 plus years in the insurance industry. She is a lifelong resident of Port Jervis NY, cultivating many relationships along the way.

Kim is friendly, caring, and passionate about helping our customers. In her spare time, she volunteers her time as a member of the Port Jervis Elks Lodge and Professional Business Woman's Club. Kim also loves to spend time with her husband, children and grandchildren and her pup, Autumn, and cat, Chuckie.

Kim’s top priority is protecting her families by reviewing their life insurance plans. Feel free to call her or stop on by to see how Kim can better protect you and yours!

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