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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Austin Bruce

7457 Patterson Road Suite 117
Columbia, SC 29209-0710

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Office Info

Office Hours

9am - 5pm
Call or text us 24 hours a day!


7457 Patterson Road Suite 117
Columbia, SC 29209-0710


English, Spanish

Hi, welcome to the Austin Bruce State Farm Insurance Agency in Columbia, SC! We serve the entire state of South Carolina focusing on relocations and out of state transfers to Richland County. Locally, we serve Columbia and the surrounding areas including Hopkins, Blythewood, Irmo. I am Licensed in North and South Carolina. My office offers Car/Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Business/Commercial Insurance, Renters Insurance, Life and Health Insurance and so much more! I became a State Farm Agent to make a difference in the way people purchase insurance products which are designed to protect what matters most. With over ­­15 years of combined insurance experience my team of top-notch industry professionals can educate you on your options while being respectful to your budget and concerns.

A little about me: I come from the potato-covered fields of Idaho. I graduated from Brigham Young University - Idaho in 2019 where I received my BS Degree in Business Finance. During my time at University, I married my high school sweetheart Sarah, and a little over a two years ago we welcomed an amazing little girl named Brynlee into our family. We also have 2 dogs, Auggie and Fergus. Outside of work you can find us searching for authentic Chinese and Latin American food in town. We lived in China for 4 months teaching English and I lived in Honduras, Tegucigalpa for two years as a service missionary for my church. So, we love finding food that reminds us of our time abroad.

I started my insurance career as an Account Manager for a State Farm agent in Rexburg, Idaho in 2019. No one grows up wanting to be an insurance agent and I was no different, but after my studies in personal financial management that changed. I want to help people have a working knowledge of Insurance and finances so they can achieve their goals and have greater freedom.

No matter what your situation is, my team and I have one simple goal in mind: to protect your family through all walks of life with the personable service of any small-town business. Whether buying your first car, moving into your dream home, or preparing for your retirement- my hardworking State Farm team and I are committed to bringing you the highest degree of quality customer care. We will listen and work diligently to implement an insurance and financial services plan to help you protect what matters most. Give us a call or stop by the office today for a free insurance quote. We can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to our State Farm family! My office is also bilingual speaking English and Spanish!

Insurance Products Offered

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

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Austin Bruce’s State Farm Mission is to provide our customers with comfort, knowing that their financial future is bright. We will grow close to our Columbia, SC neighbors through years of satisfying service, which will leave them wanting to share that experience with friends and family.

Austin Bruce State Farm prides ourselves on being a highly effective and productive auto, home, life and health insurance providers. We know that insurance can be tricky at times, and having a local Agent and team backing you up can make the difference. We have a combined 15 years of insurance and auto industry experience. Don't be afraid to ask questions and pick our brains, we want to share our experience and knowledge with you.

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Robert Hughes State Farm Agent Team Member

Robert Hughes

Personal Account Representative

Robert Hughes is a local boy born and raised in the back woods of South Carolina. Spent his days fishing, hunting, and camping as a young man. He cooks a mean chili and awesome corn bread to go with it. Just ask him about his 2022, 2023 and 2024 Dreher High School Band Annual Chili Cook Championship awards.

Now Robert is an Agent Aspirant, looking to open his own insurance agency in the next few years. He has 2 years of auto insurance experience. That put together with his 20 plus year of office management experience has led him to be an amazing team member at Austin Bruce State Farm.

Devante Evans State Farm Agent Team Member

Devante Evans

Personal Account Representative

Devante Evans comes from Elgin, Sc. Before his time with Austin Bruce State Farm, he worked at local auto dealerships. He knows all the tips and tricks to buying a car. If you are looking to buy a new car talk to Devante first, he will give you some advice.

Also an Agent Aspirant Devante will be looking to open his own insurance agency in the next few years. Because of this is determined you help as many people with there auto, home, life and health insurance needs.

Coleman Hughes State Farm Agent Team Member

Coleman Hughes

Staff Assistant

Coleman Hughes is our Dreher High School intern. When his is not rocking out with the Dreher High School Rock Band or playing in the marching band he is at the office answering phone calls. He plays a mean bass guitar. Just don’t tell him that bass players don’t matter. I did that once and he won't stop playing bass guitar music in the office.


Stephanie Dyson