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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Joe Mitchell

24 W Main Street
East Helena, MT 59635-9011

Across from Cliff's Jewelry.

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Office Hours

9am - 5pm
9am - 4pm
After Hours by Appointment
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24 W Main Street
East Helena, MT 59635-9011



Here's to doing more in 2024! It's peak summer and the heat is on. This month: join us July 11 for the East Helena Food Truck Festival - more details on our Facebook page; we're proudly sponsoring Montana's veterans at the DAV Annual Golf Tournament, Montana's largest fundraising golf tournament; we're also proudly sponsoring the Helena Builder's Industry Association (HBIA) Golf Tournament; and congratulations to Whitney for being recognized as one of Helena's 20 Under 40 Professionals for 2024!

With two convenient locations in East Helena (est. 2023) and Helena (est. 2016), our team is here to help make sure you have protection in place to protect what matters most throughout life’s milestone moments. We love taking care of people! With an emphasis on providing a concierge customer service experience, we will help you create a plan that fits your needs and your budget. Our specialties include life insurance, auto insurance, home insurance, health insurance, as well as policies covering personal articles, boats, campers, ATV/UTVs, trailers, and renters’ insurance. We also pride ourselves in helping with relocations into the Helena area and all of Montana.

Our team takes great pride in serving our customers and surrounding communities. The Helena area is our home, it’s where we live, play, and get to experience life, so don’t expect to only see us in the office. Look for Joe and team out in the community at football games, fairs, parades, non-profit fundraising events, and more! We have several team members who regularly volunteer with local organizations. Joe currently sits on the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce board, as well as volunteers with non-profits such as the Montana Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

Since opening his doors in 2016, Joe has achieved high recognition within State Farm. Our agency is a multiple year qualifier for Ambassador Club, Honor Club, Chairman Circle, and Senior Vice President's Club. As such, we can offer our customers access to 24-hour customer service. We also provide complimentary Montana Public Notary services to all our customers.

Joe has also garnished local honors within the community and was awarded Helena's 20 Under 40 in 2020, the Helena Independent Record's Top Insurance Agent in 2022 and 2024, and the 2023 Helena Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.

Joe's State Farm career began in 2010 as a team member for Moorhead, Minnesota agent. As a team member, Joe discovered a passion for helping people and is a five-time inductee of the Minnesota Team Member Hall of Fame, awarded to team members who excel in protecting customers through life insurance. It was during this time that he developed his core values, which have been carried into the agency and impacts how we operate, develop our team, and take care of customers. Our core values include having a spirit of servanthood, doing the right thing, taking pride in being knowledgeable, operating as a team, and finding the joy in life.

In addition to leading the agencies, Joe is a husband, father of two sons, and enjoys playing with the family dog, a mini-Aussie named Scotch. Joe met his wife, a fifth generation from a Judith Basin farm and ranching family, at Concordia College. While at Concordia, he played football and graduated with a double Bachelor of Arts (BA) in sociology and communications. In his free time, Joe enjoys boating on Hauser Lake, searching for golf balls in the rough of local golf courses, and hanging out with friends watching the Vikings.

Swing by our office to meet our team, enjoy a hot coffee, icy soda, or sip on our weekly featured drink. We look forward to helping you!

Insurance Products Offered

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

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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We strive to focus on and anticipate customer needs, cultivate fulfilling long term relationships, and dedicate ourselves to community growth and development, and to be Helena's preferred choice for insurance and financial service products.

With over 40 years of combined insurance experience, our professional team is dedicated to serving our customers throughout Montana. We strive to offer exceptional customer service when assisting customers with their auto, home, life, and business insurance needs. Our office is locally owned and received recognition for being voted the top insurance office in Helena. We care about doing right by you and your family. Call us or stop by and meet the team today!

Our team stands behind and believes in five core values:

  • Spirit of Servanthood

  • Doing the Right Thing

  • We Know Our Stuff

  • Operate as a Team

  • Live in Joyfulness

Every day, we show up for our customers, passionate and ready to exceed expectations, take care of people, and support our community.

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Jami Stiles State Farm Agent Team Member

Jami Stiles

Team Leader

Jami has been with State Farm since 2014 and currently serves as our team lead. Jami is licensed in the state of Montana to produce and service property and casualty insurance. Her goal is to be a good neighbor to our State Farm customers. When she isn’t answering tough questions with billing or selling life insurance, she spends her time playing board games with her husband and close friends. Jami loves her coffee (rarely do you find her mug empty) and tinkering around with old cars.

Zach Ledesma State Farm Agent Team Member

Zach Ledesma

A Helena Native, Zach has a giver's heart and embraces the customer service element of his role as a team member. Zach is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Montana, and after one conversation with him, you'll discover his passion for people, customer service, and delivering thoughtful help. Zach loves all things Montana, including fishing, hiking, camping, traveling with his wife, and is an exceptional pool player.

Regan Johnson State Farm Agent Team Member

Regan Johnson

Account Manager

Born and raised in Helena, Montana, Regan is a Helena High School graduate and holds a degree in biology from The University of Montana. Regan is knowledgeable in helping State Farm customers with their insurance needs. When he isn't in the office, Regan enjoys playing soccer, photographing birds, and spending quality time with his wife and two young children.

Mike Olson State Farm Agent Team Member

Mike Olson

Customer Service Representative

Meet Mike, a talented team member with a passion for electronics and insurance. Originally from Livingston, MT, he has been residing in Helena since 2017. Mike holds an associate degree in Electronics from Westwood College in Denver, CO, and brings valuable experience from the insurance industry. When not working, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife, two teenagers, and their three lovable dogs, Nellie, Chewie, and Roxie. Mike's love for golfing is evident, as he finds joy and relaxation on the course. With his expertise and dedication, Mike adds tremendous value to our team and ensures exceptional service for our customers.

Annie Peretz State Farm Agent Team Member

Annie Peretz

Customer Service Representative

Annie joined our team in 2023 with a shining resume of customer service experience gained throughout her career. She enjoys delighting customers through a problem-solving mindset. A Tennessee native, Annie attended college in Wisconsin and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism. She enjoys sailing, photography, nature, and the outdoor rec Helena offers.

Whitney Mitchell State Farm Agent Team Member

Whitney Mitchell

Marketing Director

A fifth-generation Montanan, Whitney has been a behind-the-scenes supporter of the agency since the beginning, but recently took on a more formal role as the marketing director. Whitney manages the marketing activities for the agencies, including sponsorships and charitable contributions, digital advertising, strategy, advertising, and social media management. Whitney also keeps busy shuffling two young boys around to school and activities, gardening, and traveling with her husband.

Justin Mosey State Farm Agent Team Member

Justin Mosey

Assistant Office Manager

Justin excels in creating lasting first impressions and delivering top-notch customer experiences, resulting in repeat business. A longtime Helenan, Justin has a strong background in personnel and event management, where he honed his skills in coaching effective teams and evaluating success. Justin is passionate about the responsiveness of customer service, always striving to exceed expectations. Justin and his wife enjoy gardening, fine dining, and the outdoors with their two pups.

Hillary Mergenthaler State Farm Agent Team Member

Hillary Mergenthaler


Hillary is a nature enthusiast who finds joy in 4wheeling, camping, and exploring Yellowstone. As a parent of four children, with her oldest recently graduating and her youngest entering middle school, she has valuable experience in navigating the challenges of parenthood. For the past 15 years, Hillary has dedicated herself to working with children, but joins our team seeking a new challenge. Hillary believes in the value of servanthood and strives to make people happy and feel loved.

John Goodwin State Farm Agent Team Member

John Goodwin

Staff Assistant

John is currently a freshman at Carroll College, studying pre-law. He is a recent graduate of Capital High School, where he was an active member of the National Honors Society. He was involved in several extracurricular activities including, the CHS symphonic band, CHS jazz band, CHS pep band, and the Salvation Army basketball program, to name a few. An avid fisherman, John was recently appointed to the Montana Fisheries Review Board and serves as the youngest member of the Old Reel Collector's Association. Stop in and visit with John about fly fishing, gardening, snow skiing, piano, hunting, and many other outdoor activities!