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State Farm® Insurance Agent Steve Borklund

Steve Borklund Ins Agy Inc

6719 State Park Road
Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1831

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6719 State Park Road
Travelers Rest, SC 29690-1831



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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We provide both insurance and financial services. We apply conventional as well as unconventional wisdom to develop strategies to fulfill the unique needs and financial goals of each of our customers. We focus on auto insurance, life insurance, homeowners insurance, renters insurance, health insurance, commercial insurance and State Farm financial services products. We serve all of Greenville, Pickens, Spartanburg, Anderson and Oconee Counties. With a world that is ever-changing and extraordinarily busy, it is our aim to ease the stress that can accompany the purchase of insurance and financial products by putting a strong emphasis on personalized service. We believe people prefer to have someone they know and trust help guide them through both good times and bad times. It is this belief that stands behind everything we do.


Amy Laws

Customer Relations Representative

Amy Laws, Customer Representative. Amy was born and raised in Travelers Rest and lives here with her husband and their two sons. She has been with the agency since June of 1998 and is licensed in Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Car Insurance, Truck Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance and SUV Insurance, Fire Insurance (home insurance and renters insurance) and Commercial insurance. When not in the office, Amy loves spending time with her family and friends.


Steve Waddell

Office Manager

Steve Waddell, Office Manager. Steve grew up in the Blue Ridge area and has been with the agency since April of 2005. He is licensed in Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Auto Insurance, Fire Insurance (home insurance and renters insurance). Steve and his wife have been happily married since August of 1980 and have two grown sons. He is a past City of Travelers Rest Councilman, member of the Travelers Rest Lions Club and enjoys playing golf, watching football and spending time with his family.

Karen Balliet

Marketing Coordinator

Karen Balliet, Marketing Coordinator. Karen is originally from Indiana. She moved to the Greenville area in 2014 from Florida. She started working in insurance in 2009 and currently holds a license in South Carolina. She has been the agency marketing coordinator since February of 2015. Karen enjoys traveling, reading, walking, listening to music, and hanging out with her two cats.

Andy Tate

Customer Relations Representative

Andy Tate, Customer Representative, was born and raised in Travelers Rest. He graduated from Winthrop University in 2022 and started with our agency soon after graduation. Andy is licensed in Auto, Home, Commercial Lines, Surety, Life and Health insurance. When Andy is away from work, he enjoys playing music, hanging out with friends and being outdoors. He resides in Travelers Rest with his wife.

Alex Matson

Customer Relations Representative

Alex Matson, Customer Service Representative, grew up in Upstate New York and now resides in Greenville. He graduated from Manhattan College in New York City. In college Alex ran track. Alex started working with our agency after graduation. Alex is licensed in Auto, Home, Commercial Lines, Life and Health insurance. His hobbies are traveling, playing golf, cycling and watching baseball. Alex grew up traveling with his family, especially to Hilton Head, SC.

Karl Schilling

Life/Health Products Representative

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Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.