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Gary Albert

1380 Rio Road E
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Convienently located at corner of East Rio Road & Hillsdale Dr in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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1380 Rio Road E
Charlottesville, VA 22901



Hello, and thank you for stopping by to learn about Gary Albert State Farm. We have two State Farm Insurance locations to serve you, one in Charlottesville on Rio Road East and another in Palmyra, Virginia near Lake Monticello. Gary has been affiliated with State Farm since 1999 and worked in several capacities, including serving as a former Auto Insurance Claim Representative. Gary Albert State Farm has received numerous awards, including selection as the "Family Favorite Insurance Agent" by the Readers of Charlottesville Family Bloom Magazine for the past 10 YEARS IN A ROW!! . The office was also selected as the "Readers Choice" in the Insurance category by the Daily Progress from 2012-2018 and was recognized by Cville Weekly magazine in 2018.

Gary Albert serves the Charlottesville Community in many ways, including serving as a board member of Charlottesville Catholic School, Serving on the Finance Council of Church of the Incarnation, and is a past board member of ReadyKids. Gary also partners with area high schools to promote safe driving among teens, developing and presenting a Parent Teen Driver Seminar that is now administered at local high schools as a requirement for teens to obtain their learner's permit. He also spends time coaching youth sports and is board member for the Northside Baseball Little League.

Gary Albert State Farm continues to receive industry and company recognition. Gary is a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), a Lifetime Member of State Farm's President's Club, and consistently ranks among the top 50 State Farm Agents in the US. Gary has several advanced degrees and industry designations, including an MBA in Finance from the University of New Orleans, Degrees in Business Management and Marketing from Spring Hill College, has obtained the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) Designation and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) Designation from the American College, and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Designation form the American Institute for CPCU.

Please consider our office for Auto and Home Insurance and Life and Health Insurance. We also can help with insurance for your Small Business too!! Thanks again for checking out our page, and we look forward to serving you soon. Please check out our location in Palmyra, Virginia in Fluvanna County as well. Same team, two locations!

Insurance Products Offered

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

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Home Loans

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The Gary Albert State Farm Insurance offices in Charlottesville and Palmyra, Virginia, provides personalized Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Renter's Insurance, Life Insurance and Business Insurance throughout Charlottesville and Central Virginia. We hold ourselves to standards of ethics, professionalism, and customer-first service. There is no other option, it is just who we are: Your Charlottesville State Farm Agent.
Our professional and friendly team is proud to offer over 100 years of combined State Farm experience. We're local, and are proud to call our Charlottesville community home.
David Jenkins State Farm Agent Team Member

David Jenkins

Team Leader

David has many years in the insurance industry, and started working in our State Farm office in November of 2009. David focuses in bringing new customers to our office, concentrating on Auto & Homeowner's Insurance, Renter's Insurance, and other personal lines. David is also involved in Leadership Charlottesville and takes great pride in helping our customers manage the risks of everyday life.
Anna Morris State Farm Agent Team Member

Anna Morris

Multiple Line Representative

Arianna is one of our newest team members and grew up just south of Charlottesville. Arianna joins Gary Albert State Farm in 2022 as a Customer Service Representative. She is looking forward to helping customers with all of their insurance questions and concerns. In her spare time she loves being with her family, boyfriend, and especially her nieces. She loves to cook and is always looking for new recipes to try!

Jennifer Knight State Farm Agent Team Member

Jennifer Knight

Insurance Account Representative

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. She helps individuals, families and businesses with their insurance needs. She lives just outside of Charlottesville where she enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Kevin Bridges State Farm Agent Team Member

Kevin Bridges

Multiple Line Representative

Kevin has been associated with State Farm for 8 years. He started his career working in Auto Insurance Total Loss Claims. He is eager to help our Palmyra community with all of their policy servicing needs. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his young daughter and wife hiking, camping, and playing soccer.

Willa Kaye State Farm Agent Team Member

Willa Kaye

Multiple Line Representative

Willa is a recent UVA graduate and our newest team member. She's eager to begin serving the greater Charlottesville community through quality care. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking with her dog, and knitting.
Karen Thorne State Farm Agent Team Member

Karen Thorne

Office Manager

Karen has been associated with State Farm for over 20 years. She started her career working in Auto Insurance Claims. She now focuses on Auto & Homeowner's Insurance, and Business Insurance product lines. Karen also takes pride in volunteering in our Charlottesville community, working closely with the local Girl Scout Troop and Charlottesville area schools.
Karmen Shifflett State Farm Agent Team Member

Karmen Shifflett

Multiple Line Representative

Karmen joined Gary Albert State Farm in 2016 and is a native of Palmyra, Virginia. She works closely with our Business Insurance and Personal Lines customers, helping with Auto, Home, Liability Insurance. She also focuses on families and businesses with Life Insurance and Health Insurance needs. Karmen also handles new Team Member orientation and Marketing for both the Palmyra and Charlottesville Gary Albert State Farm offices.
Melly Figueroa State Farm Agent Team Member

Melly Figueroa

Multiple Line Representative

Melissa (aka “Melly) has worked in the insurance industry since 2007 with Gary Albert State Farm where she focuses on providing excellent customer service. She also works with our Latino community to assist customers that prefer Spanish. She is proud graduate of The College of William and Mary 2005 and 2017 graduate of the Leadership Charlottesville program through the Regional Chamber of Commerce. For fun, Melly enjoys walks on the downtown mall, visiting local breweries and fishing.

Melissa Robertson State Farm Agent Team Member

Melissa Robertson

Multiple Line Representative

Melissa joins Gary Albert State Farm in Charlottesville with nearly 20 years of experience working in Insurance and Financial Services. She enjoys helping individuals and families address their auto, home, liability, life and health insurance needs, as well as helping business owners with Worker's Compensation, General and Professional Liability, and their many other Business Insurance needs. She has a great love for the outdoors and enjoys adventure sports.
Johnny Williamson State Farm Agent Team Member

Johnny Williamson

Multiple Line Representative

Johnny is an account representative at Gary Albert's State Farm office. He enjoys helping individuals and families address insurance and financial needs. Johnny loves the Lake Monticello community where he lives and raises his new baby boy. He loves being outdoors and active, especially swimming in the lake. His favorite activity is spending time with his family.
Christopher McGahren State Farm Agent Team Member

Christopher McGahren

Multiple Line Representative

Chris grew up in the Charlottesville and Crozet area, and attended the University of Virginia. He served as a Student Manager of the Men's Basketball Program and suited up for the 2021-2022 season. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and playing basketball.
Available Positions
Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.