Don Self State Farm Agent
State Farm® Insurance Agent

Don Self

5559 Little Debbie Parkway
Suite 123
Ooltewah, TN 37363-5597

On Little Debbie Pkwy across from Sherwin-Williams and Pinnacle Bank.

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Office Info

Address

5559 Little Debbie Parkway
Suite 123
Ooltewah, TN 37363-5597

Languages

English, Spanish, Italian
About Me

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: TENNESSEE AND GEORGIA ARE "HANDS-FREE" STATES! As much time as I spend behind the wheel, I am constantly struck by how many folks I still see driving with their phone in hand. Are these folks simply forgetting the fact that Tennessee and Georgia (along with many other states) are hands-free states? This means that it IS ILLEGAL to have your phone in hand while driving. Even more important, NHTSA statistics show that over 80% of all vehicle wrecks (and over 90% of fatalities) are caused by some form of distracted driving.

This behavior should be avoided at all costs. If you absolutely MUST make a phone call while you're driving, please pull off the road and make the call SAFELY AND RESPONSIBLY! While we certainly have a professional interest in seeing this behavior curtailed, we also occupy the roads with the offenders, thereby putting ourselves at risk of being in a wreck with one of these offenders. Let's all be diligent (and vigilant) in trying to rid our highways of selfish, dangerous driving habits.

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS WE GET TO DO FOR OUR CUSTOMERS IS HELP THEM MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO SURPRISES! This is the reason that we like to spend plenty of time during the purchase process to explain all the different coverages, as well as answer any questions you may have. We understand the value of your time, and we want to be sure we are as efficient as possible. However, racing through the process in fifteen minutes is not our first priority. And rushing certainly isn't a very effective way to avoid mistakes or misunderstandings.

Also, we like to do periodic insurance reviews with each of our customers. It is important that we know if you have made any additions to your home (for instance), or if there are any changes to your household. During this review, we want to confirm that coverage is in place for all the things that need to be covered, and that we give our customers an opportunity to ask any questions they may have. The purpose is to make sure there are no gaps where they can be filled, and that there are no questions about what is and is not covered. So, if you and your family are currently insured with us, you can be expecting a call in the near future, asking for a convenient time to get together to review your household coverages.

CALL OUR OFFICE TO DISCUSS OPTIONS FOR PROTECTING YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES AGAINST THE POTENTIAL DISASTER OF PREMATURE DEATH. LIFE INSURANCE IS MUCH MORE ECONOMICAL THAN YOU THINK, AND THERE ARE OPTIONS FOR ALMOST ANY BUDGET AND FINANCIAL SITUATION. WE LOOK FORWARD TO VISITING WITH YOU TO DISCUSS THIS VERY IMPORTANT FACET OF YOUR FAMILY'S FINANCIAL PLAN!

We would love an opportunity to spend some time with you, to fine tune a plan of protection for your home and business. So, call us today to schedule a no-obligation appointment. We will utilize this time to review your current coverages and discuss any changes that might be needed. Whether you choose to do business with us or not, we want you to know exactly what you have and what you need. We appreciate the opportunity to be of service to our community, and we hope to have you become a member of the Don Self State Farm family.

If you're down today because of something that's going on in your life, be sure to share it with someone who can help you bear the burden. We were not meant to go through this life alone.

Most of us tend to expend much time and energy (and lots of other resources) chasing after what the world calls success. But, we think it is important to remember that "The most important things in life are NOT things!" Reach out to someone today that maybe you haven't seen or spoken to in a while, and let them know that you love them. It's all about relationships!

Call us to learn what makes our office different! With well over one hundred fifty years combined experience, the team at Don Self State Farm knows that the most important things in life aren’t things. Most insurance companies act as if the things are what counts, when it is really the people in our lives that are most important. We want to let you focus on the most important things, and let us take care of your things when they get broken.

The choice on which insurance company to trust with helping protect your family or business should include more than just the amount of you pay each month. The cheapest price on insurance does not always (or even usually) provide the most comprehensive coverage for your home, auto, or business. We would love an opportunity to have a meaningful conversation with you about all your insurance needs, and to show you why we think State Farm provides a tremendous value for your insurance dollars.

If you have loved ones in your life who depend on your income, you really need to have enough life insurance! We would love to talk to you about your specific needs, and to help you acquire the coverage needed to give both you and your loved ones the assurance you all deserve....

"Insurance does not prevent accidents, but rather gives a secure base from which to face their consequences." Philip Yancey

We would love to interview with you and your family for the position of Insurance Agent and Financial Services provider! With more than one hundred fifty years of combined industry experience, our licensed staff is uniquely qualified to assist in the process of protecting your home, family, and small business!

What does that mean for you and your family or small business? It means that we know the questions to ask to help find the perfect solution for providing the most appropriate and cost-effective coverage. When you hire us, we take the responsibility for protecting your family and business assets very seriously.

Our experience gives us a depth of knowledge that will ensure that you have NO SURPRISES when you have a claim. Call our office today for an auto, home, or life insurance quote. We also off very competitive coverage on renter's insurance, small business insurance, supplemental health insurance, or group life insurance....

Finally, after many months of struggling through tornadoes and viruses, we are starting to get back to normal around here. So, for those of you who have always preferred to do business face to face, we welcome you to start coming back to the office any time. We will certainly still be glad to offer "curb service," but we no longer have the front door secured. Feel free to come in to transact your business and stay and catch up if you like.

  • Call today to learn what make our office different than any other insurance agency in Chattanooga, Ooltewah, Cleveland, or the entire Tennessee Valley region!

  • LIFE INSURANCE COSTS MUCH LESS THAN A FUNERAL! Call us today to schedule a time to discuss your personal and family needs.

  • An Official Home and Auto Insurer of the UTC Mocs Men's Tennis Program!

  • For over forty years, we have built our business by making relationships the most important things.

  • We focus on all insurance needs for small business owners.

  • Notary Public always available at no cost to anyone in the neighborhood. Just let us know you're coming....

  • Complaint-Free with the Better Business Bureau for OVER FORTY-THREE YEARS!

  • Our agent likes to meet with all newly-licensed drivers and their parents to reinforce and teach safety measure

  • Member of Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, and active participant in Ooltewah/Collegedale Council

  • Direct Servicing Agent for Flood Insurance (National Flood Insurance Program)

  • Steer Clear Program for enhanced situational awareness for youthful drivers.

  • We excel at helping our customers with their state to state and in-state re-locations

  • We Speak Spanish and Italian

  • Proud sponsor of Ooltewah High School Basketball

  • We are proud supporters of the staff, students, and mission of Southern Adventist University.

  • "Special Event" coverage for weddings, birthdays, receptions, etc.

  • We offer flexible office hours, 8:00-5:00 Monday thru Friday, with other hours available by appointment.

  • Agreed Value Coverage for Antique and Classic Vehicles of All Kinds

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OUR MISSION:

The decision on who you trust to insure your family or business is a very important one, and we know that our customers take that decision very seriously. So, when you and your family make the choice to hire us as your insurance agent, we embrace that responsibility. With well over 150 years of experience, the members of our licensed staff have the knowledge to evaluate your family's needs and recommend the most appropriate coverage options to meet your specific needs. In many cases, this is as simple as taking a few minutes to go over policy coverage, just to verify that we're all on the same page. Other times, the situation requires a more in-depth discussion. No matter how long it takes, we want to make 100% sure our customers understand exactly what they have, and that there will be NO SURPRISES!

If you're like most of us, you have questions about your existing coverage; what's covered and what might NOT be covered. We would love an opportunity to visit for a comprehensive review of your personal and business insurance needs. Call our office at your convenience to schedule a time to get together. We appreciate the opportunity to be of service, and we look forward to meeting you!

Si usted, su familia o su empresa están buscando profesionales de seguros que también hablen español, ¡nos encantaría hablar con usted! Por favor llámenos o venga a nuestra oficina en Little Debbie Parkway en Ooltewah, y pregunte por Richard ... ¡Esperamos conocerlo a usted ya su familia!

With more than one hundred fifty years of combined industry experience, our team has the knowledge and experience to help protect your home, family, and small business! We would love to interview with you and your family for the position of Insurance Agent and Financial Services provider!

What does our experience mean for you and your family or small business? It means that we know the questions to ask to help find the most appropriate solution and cost-effective coverage to meet your specific needs. When you hire us, we take the responsibility of protecting your family and business assets very seriously.

Our experience gives us a depth of knowledge that will ensure that you have NO SURPRISES when you have a claim. Call our office today for an auto, home, or life insurance quote. We also off very competitive coverage on renter's insurance, small business insurance, supplemental health insurance, or group life insurance....

Kathy Arwood State Farm Agent Team Member

Kathy Arwood

Office Representative

I'm so happy to be a part of this team, and I look forward to serving each of you in the very near future. Though I haven't spent most of my adult life in the insurance industry like some of the other team members, I have many years experience in the customer satisfaction business. It is such an honor to be a part of this wonderful local business, and to work with a group of terrific folks, as well as some of the nicest customers I've ever met....

Sandra P Clift State Farm Agent Team Member

Sandra P Clift

Office Representative

The last twenty-five years have flown by, and I am constantly amazed at the changes that continue to happen in our business. For those many years, I have had the privilege of serving the Collegedale and Ooltewah community while working for Don Self, State Farm Insurance Agent. We truly appreciate our customers, and we will always value the opportunity we have to visit with them anytime they're in the neighborhood. Please call me for any questions you may have on your home or auto insurance needs.

Richard Self State Farm Agent Team Member

Richard Self

Marketing Coordinator

The past couple of years have been rough on everyone, but I think we are finally getting to the end of the Covid pandemic. That being said, many families in our communities have really had a difficult time. Health challenges, financial struggles, dealing with the loss of a dear one, there have been many challenges for us all during this season. As we enter this holiday season, let's be aware of the needs of others more than our own. If you know of a family who could use some help, do what you can to help. If you are unable to do so yourself, please let us know so we can do what we can. With a little love and care, we will come through this difficult time stronger!

The past ten years have truly flown by! So much has happened, a much-needed move back to Tennessee, getting engaged in the "family business" for the first time since the very beginning, and a move to a new office when we were just starting to feel at home in the old one. All that being said, the last ten years have been years of growth and maturation, both personally and professionally. When I left home at the tender age of 17, I never dreamed I would be back in Tennessee again, but I sure am glad that I am!!!

Our business is changing on a daily basis, and sometimes it can be a challenge to keep up, especially for "old school" folks like me. Not only does that make it fun, but I also think there are constant opportunities to grow, both professionally and personally. The greatest part of our business is that I get a chance to talk to and meet a bunch of really great folks, and it seems that I learn something new every day. Sometimes the lessons are related to business, and sometimes to relationships.

However, I am blessed every day to have an opportunity to be a part of safeguarding the things that are most important to our customers. Sometimes those things are things, and sometimes they are people. Please call or come by the office to discuss your home or business insurance needs, as well as any vehicle finance needs you might have. I look forward to an opportunity to meet you and your family, and to the opportunity to be of service....

Donna Lacey State Farm Agent Team Member

Donna Lacey

Office Representative

I have had the honor of working with Don and his team since 2006, and it has been a wonderful adventure. Every day is new and different, and I get an opportunity to meet a lot of really great people. As a result, I sort of get the feeling that I'm part of their family, and that they're a part of ours. This is a very rewarding career, and I am blessed to know that I can make a difference for so many people. Please call me or come by for a visit to discuss your home or auto insurance needs.

Anita L Barto State Farm Agent Team Member

Anita L Barto

Office Representative

It's hard to believe, but I have been with State Farm for over fifty years! I've been with Don for well over twenty years now, and the changes don't appear to be slowing down any at all. Technology has definitely made the job different in some ways, but the basics of the job will never change. The one job we will always have is taking care of our customers insurance and financial needs. When you, your family, or your business has a need that involves insurance, we would love an opportunity to discuss that with you.