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Steve Borklund

Steve Borklund Ins Agy Inc

6719 State Park Road
Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1831

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Office Info

Office Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30am to 5:30pm

Other Hours by Appointment


6719 State Park Road
Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1831


English, Spanish

I graduated from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas and immediately started my State Farm career as an agent in Independence, Kansas in 1970. After 3 years as an agent, I spent the next 22 years in field and executive management, then moved to Greenville in 1995 and took over an existing State Farm agency in Travelers Rest. Have my CLU, ChFC, CASL and LUTCF designations.

My State Farm honors include Ambassador Club, Chairman's Circle, President's Club, Legion of Honor, Bronze Table, Silver Scroll, Golden Triangle and Crystal Excellence. Industry honors include National Sales Achievement Award, National Multiple Line Achievement Award, National Quality Award, Leading Producers Round Table and membership in the Million Dollar Round Table. I am a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the National Association of Health Underwriters and the Society of Financial Services Professionals.

I am a two time past president of the Travelers Rest Area Business Association (now the Greater Travelers Rest Chamber of Commerce), past chairman of the George I Thiesen Family YMCA Board of Directors, past chairman of the YMCA of Greenville Endowment Corporation Board of Directors and former member of the Foothills Family Resources Board of Directors and the Travelers Rest Farmers Market Board of Directors. I am currently a member of the Travelers Rest Lions Club and the Greater Travelers Rest Chamber of Commerce and was the 1997 recipient of the Travelers Rest Business Association Business Person of the Year Award and the 2015 recipient of the Greater Travelers Rest Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award.

My Team and I have nearly 100 years of combined State Farm experience serving Travelers Rest, Marietta, Taylors, Greer, The Cliffs Communities and Greenville, SC. We focus on auto insurance, life insurance, homeowners insurance, renters insurance and health insurance. Please feel free to call our office for a free car, home, life, health or commercial insurance quote today.

Insurance Products Offered

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

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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Our company offers a comprehensive range of insurance and financial services. We utilize both traditional and innovative approaches to meet the specific needs and financial objectives of our customers. Our main areas of focus include:

  • Auto Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Homeowners Insurance

  • Renters Insurance

  • Health Insurance

  • Commercial Insurance

  • Motorcycle Insurance

  • Boat and RV Insurance

  • UTV/ATV Insurance

State Farm financial services products. We proudly serve the communities of Greenville, Pickens, Spartanburg, Anderson, and Oconee Counties. In a fast-paced and ever-changing world, we strive to alleviate the stress associated with purchasing insurance and financial products by providing personalized service. We understand the importance of having a familiar face to guide and support you through both good and challenging times. This belief is at the core of everything we do. Give the Steve Borklund State Farm Insurance Office a call today!

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At our core, we place the utmost importance on our customers. Our primary objective is to offer extensive coverage that meets the distinct requirements and preferences of each person. To accomplish this, our team is composed of exceptionally professional, knowledgeable, and polite individuals who excel in communicating about our offerings. Additionally, our values extend beyond our business endeavors as we actively engage in diverse community initiatives. Our commitment lies in making a positive difference and promoting community involvement.

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Amy Laws State Farm Agent Team Member

Amy Laws

Customer Relations Representative

Amy Laws is a dedicated Customer Representative who hails from Travelers Rest. Alongside her husband and two sons, she proudly calls this place home. Amy has been an invaluable member of our agency since June of 1998. She holds licenses in various insurance fields, including Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Car Insurance, Truck Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, SUV Insurance, Fire Insurance (covering both home insurance and renters insurance), as well as Commercial insurance.

Beyond her professional achievements, Amy finds joy in her personal life. When she isn't serving customers, she cherishes spending quality time with her two beloved dogs, Odie and Izzy. Additionally, Amy enjoys leisurely boating on the lake and immersing herself in a good book.

Steve Waddell State Farm Agent Team Member

Steve Waddell

Office Manager

Steve Waddell is the Office Manager at the agency. He has been a part of the team since April 2005 and has extensive experience in various types of insurance, including Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Auto Insurance, and Fire Insurance (home insurance and renters insurance). Steve was raised in the Blue Ridge area and has been happily married to his wife since August 1980. Together, they have two grown sons. Apart from his professional life, Steve has also been involved in his community as a past City of Travelers Rest Councilman and a member of the Travelers Rest Lions Club. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, watching football, and cherishing moments with his loved ones.

Karen Balliet State Farm Agent Team Member

Karen Balliet

Marketing Coordinator

Karen Balliet is a Marketing Coordinator since February 2015 and she is currently living in the Greenville area. Originally from the Midwest, she moved to South Carolina in 2014 from Florida. She has been working in the insurance industry since 2009 and held a license in South Carolina. In her leisure time, she finds joy in exploring new destinations through travel, embarking on invigorating hikes along scenic trails, taking leisurely walks with her faithful canine companion, Arctic, and savoring precious moments with her two cherished feline friends, Blue and Remi.

Andy Tate State Farm Agent Team Member

Andy Tate

Customer Relations Representative

Andy Tate, a Customer Representative, was born and raised in Travelers Rest and has a deep connection to the community. He graduated from Winthrop University in 2022 and quickly became a valued member of our agency. Andy's knowledge extends across a range of insurance fields, including Auto, Home, Commercial Lines, Surety, Life, and Health insurance. When he's not assisting customers, Andy enjoys immersing himself in his passion for music, spending quality time with friends, and participating in activities like pickleball and disc golf. He also cherishes outdoor adventures with his loyal canine companion, Maggie. Andy and his wife have chosen to make their home in the Greenville area.

Alex Matson State Farm Agent Team Member

Alex Matson

Customer Relations Representative

Alex Matson is a Customer Service Representative who hails from Upstate New York but currently calls Greenville home. He completed his education at Manhattan College in New York City, where he actively participated in track and field. After graduating, Alex joined our agency and obtained licenses in Auto, Home, Commercial Lines, Life, and Health insurance. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing golf, cycling, and watching baseball. Growing up, Alex had the opportunity to explore various destinations with his family, with Hilton Head, SC being a particularly favored spot.

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