Meet The State Farm Andrew Hinz Office!
Danny and I arrived at the Andrew Hinz State Farm office to a busy waiting area first thing in the morning. I knew the theme of this office even before Andrew told me what it was: relationships and community. Paige Lee was working out their mission at the front desk going above and beyond to help the customers, which didn’t surprise me at all. They are “In the community and for the community,” as Andrew would say. They not only say it, but they put it into practice. Who hasn’t seen Andrew and Paige at a Lincoln High School basketball game handing out checks? Their support is huge for our community, and their office teamwork is incredible.
When speaking with Andrew about his company, the word “ethical” came up. It is a powerful word, and it rings true in this office. Andrew said “Everything we do is right by the client, even if we make less money because of it. We work for the community.”
Andrew is the President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Vincennes and will be the President starting July 1st! He is also involved in Junior Achievement, which teaches children how money, careers, and business ownership work by volunteering and providing mentorship. Andrew and his wife, Lauren, met at Murray State University and have planted their own roots here in Vincennes with their son. Andrew said they are here to stay. Lauren is the Title I Lead Teacher at Vigo Elementary School. You can tell how much Andrew adores Lauren as he spoke about her patience and kindness. These two are a power couple.
When did you first open your office?
September 1, 2015
Why State Farm?
“I have always been with State Farm, and I wanted to be on the #1 team (in terms of insuring more cars and homes than any other insurance company in the United States).”
Do you have a favorite festival or event in the area?
“Definitely the parades.”
What are some of your favorite things about Knox County?
“The history, the monuments, the state’s oldest college. There is so much history here.”
Do you prefer reading or watching TV?
“TV, but I am in some book clubs through State Farm.”
“Chess Squares”….We had to look this one up! Google defines them as a “classic
Southern treat” with a flaky upper crust and a soft, browned, cake-like bottom crust. I was sold at butter and sugar. You must look these up and make them! I know I’m planning on it.
As a child, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
You really need to ask Andrew his fishing pole story for all of the details, but he basically was always an entrepreneur. You could say it’s in his blood. He was “selling” items to his childhood friends at a very young age and he always knew he wanted to be in business.
Andrew played many sports growing up, but tennis was a favorite. He still plays to this day!
What kind of music do you listen to?
He really enjoys all genres, but Danny and I personally loved that he mentioned how he even loves some blue grass every once in awhile.
We had a blast spending some time with Andrew and Paige.