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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Ed Merklen

(203) 439-8000
1460 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike
Suite 5
Plantsville, CT 06479

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Office Info

Office Hours

9am - 5pm
9am - 4pm
After Hours by Appointment
Call or text us 24 hours a day!


1460 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike
Suite 5
Plantsville, CT 06479



We love helping the people of Connecticut, whether they are lifelong residents or brand new to our beautiful state! We provide our services as well as free insurance quotes for Auto, Home, Life, Health, Business, Motorcycles & Boats throughout the entire state with a specific focus in Hartford & New Haven Counties.

Our office is located in Plantsville, part of the Southington Community, and we assist people with all of their insurance needs. Whether you own a home or a condo, rent a house or an apartment or have one or multiple cars, we're here to protect you! In addition, don't forget to ask us about all of the available discounts that you are eligible for!!

We work with many small business owners for their business insurance needs, and truly understand the importance of it, as I am a small business owner as well. We also take the time to talk to everyone about the importance of Life Insurance, and the different types, to protect those that we value most!

We have been in Connecticut for over 30 years, and we look forward to working with & serving you!

A couple of reminders:

  • Make sure you have access to the State Farm Mobile App! Download the app by texting MOBILE to 78836 📱

  • We hope you are having the most incredible summer yet! 😎☀ Meet with us virtually so you don’t have to miss a summer activity. We’d love to review your current insurance coverage to make sure it still fits your needs!

  • Some TING new to review! July 15th is National Pet Fire Safety Day, but really, every day should be fire safety day! If you are a current Homeowners customer of ours, we encourage you to sign up for Ting, the whole-home electrical monitoring service that provides customers with advanced notifications to address potential electrical hazards. As a State Farm homeowners policy owner, the service is complementary! Not currently with State Farm for your Homeowners coverage? Call us for a quote today! 🏠

  • Check out our Google Reviews! 👏 They highlight the exceptional service and support we provide our customers. From prompt responses to going above and beyond, you’ll find numerous examples of how we prioritize customer satisfaction! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Insurance Products Offered

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

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The Vision of the Ed Merklen State Farm Agency is to be the most trusted and respected resource in the Central Connecticut Area (Including but not limited to: Plantsville, Southington, Cheshire, Meriden, Bristol & Prospect) when it comes to protecting our customer's assets, helping them recover from a loss and assisting them in maximizing their current and future financial well-being.

The customer's needs are at the heart of all that we do, and all that we provide. We provide a warm, welcoming and professional environment to make our customers feel as comfortable as possible as they make some of life's most important decisions. We have become a pillar in the Central Connecticut Area through our support & relationships with the town's organizations, associations and business community.

Our Mission quite simply is to:

Care, Serve & Provide Value

  • Care about People

  • Serve our Customers & our Community

  • Provide Value to All

Our office has a group of well rounded insurance professionals that are here to help manage all of your insurance needs. You will always be treated with respect, and we will look to personalize your policies & products based on your individual needs and circumstances.


Nicole Warren

Office Manager

Nicole is a very experienced insurance professional servicing both CT & NY and is licensed in both Personal & Business Lines in Auto, Fire, Life & Health to take care of all your insurance needs. She works closely with our State Farm customers to develop a plan that meets their specific needs and forges a relationship in managing their coverages as life situations change. Nicole has tremendous follow up skills and is always there to support our customers every need!


Abbey Hernandez

Account Manager

Abbey is newest member of our Team here at the Ed Merklen State Farm Agency. Abbey comes to us with over 8 years of experience in the Insurance industry, licensed in both CT & NY in Auto, Fire, Life & Commercial. Abbey works closely with Customers to develop plans suited to their specific needs and follows up as events in their life may change their needs!


Cecilia Pernal

Customer Service Manager

Cecilia joined our Team in 2023 and comes to us with a wealth of experience in the Insurance industry. Cecilia takes over as our Customer Service Manager and ensures that all service needs are acted on in a prompt & timely manner and in a way that meets the highest of Customer expectations. Licensed in Auto, Fire & Commercial, Cecilia not only provides service on the customers' existing policies but provides recommendations to ensure that each customer has the right coverage to meet their individual needs!


Barbara Merklen

Team Leader

Helping people is at the heart of what Barbara is all about! Barbara presents a warm & welcoming environment to all of our State Farm customers, and supports the Team in every aspect of their responsibilities, to ensure that our Customers' needs are met.

Our Agency

  • Our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.
  • We help customers with their insurance and financial services needs, including Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement Planning, Business Insurance, College Planning, Health Insurance, and Renters Insurance.
  • Our office is located in Cheshire, CT.
  • Our office is open 9am-5:30pm.

Our team works hard to reach our goals together as a team and have fun while we are doing it! We take pride in using our years of valuable experience to mentor individual team members and prepare them for successful careers. If you want to work in an environment that is fun, challenging, and rewarding, then Ed Merklen - State Farm Agent may be the right fit for you! If you are self-motivated, possess an entrepreneurial spirit and have a desire to win and achieve results, please consider joining our team.

Learn more about our agency and the career opportunities with us.
Available Positions
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.