Insurance agent opens local office

Matt BeauchampFarmers

Zionsville resident Matt Beauchamp had been looking at various spaces to house his growing Farmers Insurance business, but it wasn’t until he stepped into the old Zionsville Fellowship church building, the same building where his wife, Rachel, tried on her wedding dress, that he knew that was the one.

Beauchamp, who previously worked as a Farmers agent at the district office in Westfield, recently opened his doors for business in Zionsville at 1555 W. Oak St. He decided to make the move to Zionsville because the Westfield office was merging with the Farmers’ state branch in Castleton, and he wanted something with more of a midwestern, personal touch.

“I didn’t have an interest in moving to Castelton; it was very grey and very corporate,” he said. “My office is painted in earth tones, and it’s jeans day on Friday.”

Beauchamp has lived in Zionsville with his wife and two young children for five years and wanted to be close to Noah’s Ark Preschool, where his daughter attended.

“I’ve attended Zionsville Fellowship for 23 years, and my son will be in kindergarten at Union. I wanted to be close to everything,” he said. “Between my wife and I, I have the more flexible schedule. If my kids have a field trip during the day, I can be part of it, and it’s not a struggle to be close.”

Beauchamp has been in sales for 11 years and a Farmers agent for three. As an agent, he provides financial solutions and can sell everything from home, auto and life insurance to IRAs and mutual funds. His office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. but will also take appointments after hours.

“I’ve done a fair amount of business after I put my kids to bed at night and will sit with people for two hours answering questions about what they’re actually paying for, because most people don’t know,” he said. “I’ll meet wherever we need to and do whatever I can to accommodate people. It’s personal insurance, and I try to make it as personal as I can.”

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