Local State Farm agency changes hands as Jen Kesling takes over


TENNERTON — Their name may have changed, but their commitment to stellar customer service and high quality insurance products remains the same.

Jen Kesling State Farm Insurance — formerly known as Sharon Sabo State Farm Insurance — celebrated its official opening on Wednesday afternoon with a special Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. Sabo retired Dec. 31, 2016, and Kesling took over as the main agent on Jan. 1, 2017. The insurance firm still offers the same auto, home, life and health insurance policies, as well as annuities and other bank products.

Kesling, who worked with Sabo for over 18 years and is a lifelong resident of Upshur County, says customers are still the agency’s top priority.

“Our customers are the driving force to our agency’s success, and we want them to know that we are here whenever they need us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, either in the office, by phone or online at jenkesling.com,” Kesling said, following the ribbon cutting and a brief celebration complete with refreshments. “We always tell them that we appreciate them and their loyalty to us, and we welcome all customers.”

When the agency transitioned from Sharon Sabo State Farm Insurance to Jen Kesling State Farm Insurance, Kesling was able to retain almost all of Sabo’s employees, save Sabo’s personal assistant. The same four insurance representatives that worked for Sabo also work for Kesling and include Lesley Cline, Julie Tenney, Ann Bush and Casey Hollingsworth.

“Our team is devoted to building long-term relationships with our customers where we can serve as a resource to them,” Kesling said. “We are committed to being the customer’s first and best choice in insurance and financial services. We will strive to provide superior service and always put our customers’ needs first.”

Kesling noted that her team has a combined 60 years of experience.

Jen Kesling State Farm Insurance is located at 830 Route 20 South Road in Buckhannon. Hours of operation are Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 304-472-5390.

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