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Craig Plank

7401 Parklane Rd
Columbia, SC 29223-7617

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

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

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Home, Property, Business, Life, Health, Pet

Other Products Offered

Banking, Home Loans, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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8:30am - 5pm
After Hours by Appointment
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7401 Parklane Rd
Columbia, SC 29223-7617
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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.


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.


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!