Winlock has a new Allstate Personal Financial Representative! Many of us already know him: Jim Hammer. Jim has been around Winlock since 2009 when he started with Farmers Insurance.
Jim's experience in financial services is impressive. He quickly became number 1 in the state as a Farmers Financial Representative. He then became first in the Pacific Northwest. He then ranked in the top 50 nationally and finally was 6th in the nation. Jim was also one of Dave Ramsey's endorsed local providers for three years.
Jim takes care of his clients, saying "I love to help people. There is such a need. Every one of my 537 clients are my friends and I truly care about them." He has a different approach than most. "I sit down and take the time to get to know them and understand their needs. I teach them about investment with the heart of a teacher. I will make recommendations to see what they like best." Jim gets a lot of his clients from referrals "I have a great referral base and most of my clients refer others to me."
Jim has offices in Ridgefield and Lacey but his main office is here in Winlock. He is the financial representative for nine Allstate insurance agents. He said that Allstate does not charge fees for transaction or management services.
Jim as the Farmers Agent in Winlock but in August of 2017 he made the decision to leave Farmers Insurance. "It was a difficult decision. We were prohibited from talking about the change. I gave notice in August 2017 and on January 31st I was told to put a note on the door informing clients we were no longer a Farmers Agent. He refers his Farmers Insurance clients to Cyndi Philbrook in Toledo, stating "Cyndi Philbrook is a great agent. I like her a lot and she does a good job for Farmers Insurance.
Winlock is very blessed to have someone with Jim Hammer's expertise and experience. If you are new to investing or if you are already an investor with experience, now is your opportunity to meet one of the best in the nation.