State Farm Insurance Agent View Licenses

Craig Plank

  • ChFC®
7401 Parklane Rd
Columbia, SC 29223-7617

Near Columbia Place Mall. Across from Albert's Deli. Next to Life Storage.

Map & Directions Contact Us Get ID Card
ABOUT ME

Step into my office and you'll be met by the smell of fresh baked cookies. It's just one of the special touches I want for my customers. Now in my 28th year with State Farm, and hundreds of pounds of cookie dough later, my passion to protect you - using my heart of a teacher - continues.

I am married to my wonderful bride, Dawndy Mercer Plank. Yes, the WIS TV news anchor.  We enjoy spending time with our three children, Chandler, Chase, and Camille.  Many of our favorite memories as a family are made actively participating in water sports and in our church. 

I have lived in SC since 1980.  I graduated from Socastee High School and the College of Charleston.  Growing up with a father who was a career fighter pilot in the Air Force and a mother, a career high school teacher, you'll quickly understand why I love our military and support our teachers and administrators.

It's a pleasure to serve the Midlands of SC including Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, and Fairfield counties. My experienced team and I are here to help those in the greater Columbia area make wise insurance decisions. On a daily basis, we meet your personal and business insurance needs in a professional manner. 

We look forward to helping you with your auto insurance, home insurance, renters insurance, life insurance, health insurance, business insurance, commercial insurance, workers compensation insurance, and excess liability umbrella insurance.

Our community is very important to me.  That is why I have been actively serving in Richland County my whole career.

  • Richland County Voter Registration and Elect. Commission, Vice Chairman, 2019-Present

  • Richland Two School Board, 2014-2018

  • Richland Two School Board, Chairman, 2017-2018

  • Crossover Communications Foundation, Chairman

  • Columbia Chamber of Commerce, active member

  • Better Business Bureau, active member - A+ Rating

  • Polo Road Elementary, PTO Board Treasurer, 2007-2009

  • Polo Road Elementary, School Improvement Council, Chairman, 2006-2010

  • College of Charleston, BS

  • Active In Continuing Education - Chartered Financial Consultant(R)

  • Agency development coach (ADP I & II)

  • Ambassador Travel Qualifier

  • Agent Contract Date, January 1, 1999

  • Prior State Farm Claim Representative, April 1993 - December 1998

Get a Quote
Craig Plank State Farm Agent
Office Hours
Call us 24 hours a day!
Insurance Products

Auto, Home, Property, Business, Life, Health

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

Get a Quote
Get a Quote
ABOUT ME

Step into my office and you'll be met by the smell of fresh baked cookies. It's just one of the special touches I want for my customers. Now in my 28th year with State Farm, and hundreds of pounds of cookie dough later, my passion to protect you - using my heart of a teacher - continues.

I am married to my wonderful bride, Dawndy Mercer Plank. Yes, the WIS TV news anchor.  We enjoy spending time with our three children, Chandler, Chase, and Camille.  Many of our favorite memories as a family are made actively participating in water sports and in our church. 

I have lived in SC since 1980.  I graduated from Socastee High School and the College of Charleston.  Growing up with a father who was a career fighter pilot in the Air Force and a mother, a career high school teacher, you'll quickly understand why I love our military and support our teachers and administrators.

It's a pleasure to serve the Midlands of SC including Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, and Fairfield counties. My experienced team and I are here to help those in the greater Columbia area make wise insurance decisions. On a daily basis, we meet your personal and business insurance needs in a professional manner. 

We look forward to helping you with your auto insurance, home insurance, renters insurance, life insurance, health insurance, business insurance, commercial insurance, workers compensation insurance, and excess liability umbrella insurance.

Our community is very important to me.  That is why I have been actively serving in Richland County my whole career.

  • Richland County Voter Registration and Elect. Commission, Vice Chairman, 2019-Present

  • Richland Two School Board, 2014-2018

  • Richland Two School Board, Chairman, 2017-2018

  • Crossover Communications Foundation, Chairman

  • Columbia Chamber of Commerce, active member

  • Better Business Bureau, active member - A+ Rating

  • Polo Road Elementary, PTO Board Treasurer, 2007-2009

  • Polo Road Elementary, School Improvement Council, Chairman, 2006-2010

  • College of Charleston, BS

  • Active In Continuing Education - Chartered Financial Consultant(R)

  • Agency development coach (ADP I & II)

  • Ambassador Travel Qualifier

  • Agent Contract Date, January 1, 1999

  • Prior State Farm Claim Representative, April 1993 - December 1998

Insurance Products

Auto, Home, Property, Business, Life, Health

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

Our office can always be reached at (803) 788-8341
Your Preferred method of contact

For your protection, please do not include sensitive personal information such as social security numbers, credit/debit card number, or health/medical information.

Insurance coverage cannot be bound or changed via submission of this online e-mail form or via voice mail. To make policy changes or request additional coverage, please speak with a licensed representative in the agent's office, or by contacting the State Farm toll-free customer service line at (855) 733-7333 .

Please attach only .docx, .xlsx, .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, or .txt file(s) — Unsupported file types will not be delivered to the agent.
I'd like more info about

My mission as your agent is to help you manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected losses you encounter along the way, and work to help you build and maintain a financial plan so you can realize your dreams. Thank you for your business.

I am very proud of my team! Katy, Wendy, and Austin are here to serve you. Each one is competent, knowledgeable, and professional. With their combined 20 years experience in our financial services and insurance products, they truly are your reliable Good Neighbor. Call, email or just come by today! By the way...we have fresh baked cookies.

Katy Sohm State Farm Agent Team Member

Katy Sohm

Office Manager
License #18357102

Hey Y’all!  I'm about to begin my 9th year here at the Craig Plank agency.  I enjoy my role as the Office Manager and my specialties are customer care and providing clarity and answers to your billing questions.

When I'm not at work, I enjoy volunteering at my church, working out at the gym, and watching British TV.

Wendy Gilliard State Farm Agent Team Member

Wendy Gilliard

Personal Account Representative
License #15758765

I have been with the Craig Plank agency for 7 years.  I joined our team after working for nearly 20 years in the legal profession as a paralegal.  With an understanding of the legal system and probate matters, I am passionate about meeting with customers and educating them on their current coverage.

I look forward to working with you to develop an insurance portfolio that covers all your life, health, business, auto and homeowners needs.

I love building relationships with my customers.  I want to help protect what you have worked so hard to achieve.  Then, develop a plan that keeps you from having to worry about the future. 

I am very involved at my church, Calvary Chapel Northeast, where I am the prayer chain administrator and lead Embrace Grace.  I also volunteer with Daybreak Life Care Center. 

When I’m not working or volunteering, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and fur babies.

AM

Austin Moak

Insurance Account Representative
License #19380615

I am the newest addition to the Plank State Farm Agent Office. I look forward to getting to know you and assisting you with your insurance needs.

This tab is currently Hidden . You can learn more about how to display job listings by clicking Help in the tab above.

Agent License for Craig Plank
SC-1312762

If you are using a screen reader and having difficulty with this website please call (803) 788-8341

Disclosures

Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses which can be obtained by visiting the prospectus page on statefarm.com. Read it carefully. AP2020/03/0336

Securities distributed by State Farm VP Management Corp.

Securities Supervisor address: 250 Berryhill Rd Ste 201 , Columbia, SC 29210-6468 Phone: 803-935-2015

State Farm Bank ®, F.S.B., Bloomington, Illinois, is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. NMLS ID 139716. The other products offered by affiliate companies of State Farm Bank are not FDIC insured, not a State Farm Bank obligation or guaranteed by State Farm Bank, and may be subject to investment risk, including possible loss of principal invested. The Bank encourages any interested individual(s) to submit an application for any product(s) offered by the Bank. We also encourage you to obtain information regarding the Bank's underwriting standards for each type of credit or service offered by visiting statefarm.com or by contacting the Bank at 877-SF4-BANK (877-734-2265). Callers who are hearing or speech impaired should dial 711 or use a preferred Telecommunications Relay Service. To apply for a Bank product, you may also see your participating State Farm agent.

State Farm BankMember FDICEqual Housing Lender

Life Insurance and annuities are issued by State Farm Life Insurance Company. (Not Licensed in MA, NY, and WI) State Farm Life and Accident Assurance Company (Licensed in New York and Wisconsin) Home Office, Bloomington, Illinois.

State Farm VP Management Corp. is a separate entity from those State Farm entities which provide banking and insurance products. Investing involves risk, including potential for loss.

Neither State Farm nor its agents provide tax or legal advice. Please consult a tax or legal advisor for advice regarding your personal circumstances.