State Farm® Insurance Agent Craig Plank

7401 Parklane Rd
Columbia, SC 29223-7617

Near Columbia Place Mall. Across from Blaney's Wings & Grill. Next to Life Storage.

Craig Plank State Farm Agent

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Office Info

Address

7401 Parklane Rd
Columbia, SC 29223-7617

Languages

English
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 30th 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 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.

  • Leadership South Carolina 2021 Graduate

  • Richland County Voter Registration and Elect. Commission, Vice Chairman, 2019-2020

  • Richland Two School Board, 2014-2018

  • Richland Two School Board, Chairman, 2017-2018

  • Crossover Communications Foundation, Chairman 2014-2019

  • 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

Products

Insurance Products Offered

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

Other Products Offered

Banking, Home Loans, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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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, Austin, Nate, and Brandon 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

Hey Y’all!  I have just begun my 11th year here at the Craig Plank agency.  I enjoy my role as the Office Manager and my specialties are auto and home/renters insurance, 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.

Austin Moak State Farm Agent Team Member

Austin Moak

Insurance Account Representative

They say time flies when you're having fun. Well, my two years here at the Plank office has been fun! I especially enjoy the conversations I have with all of you. My specialties include auto, home, renters, business, life, and health insurance. Let me know how I can help you.

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Brandon Arrants

Account Representative

I am the newest member of the Plank team. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you with your insurance needs. My specialties include, auto, home, renters, business, life, and health insurance.

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Nate Scheller

Account Representative

It's great being in SC. I am from Chicago, Illinois. I'm loving being a full time student at the University of SC and working for the Plank office. Please let me know how I can help and I look forward to working with you!