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Melissa Eldridge

Eldridge Ins and Fin Svcs Inc

171 W Belmont Drive Suite 8
Calhoun, GA 30701-3191

Located in Gordon Station near AT&T store and WOW Wings. Across from Kroger.

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Office Info

Office Hours

9am - 5pm
Call or text us 24 hours a day!


171 W Belmont Drive Suite 8
Calhoun, GA 30701-3191


English, Spanish

March Events & Dates to Remember:

  • Employee Appreciation Day is March 1st

  • March is Women's History Month!

  • Daylight Savings Time starts March 10th - make sure to set your clocks forward!

  • St. Patrick's Day is March 17th - may you have all the luck!

  • Good Friday is March 29th.

  • Easter Sunday is March 31st.

I’ve been a State Farm agent since 2006, and I serve the residents in the State(s) of Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee. I'm proud to be a local agent in Calhoun, GA and the greater Gordon Floyd County area, including Adairsville, Chatsworth, Dalton, Lafayette, Summerville and Trion. My agency handles everything from homeowners insurance and renters insurance to auto insurance, life insurance, pet medical insurance, business insurance and more—including policies for motorcycles, boats and RVs. We also offer financial services and welcome speakers of both English and Spanish. Hablamos español.

I joined State Farm in 2001 and worked for another agent for about four years before beginning the process of opening my own agency. I’ve always been a big believer in State Farm as a company, and I’m proud to do my part to fulfill the company’s mission to help people manage everyday risks, plan for a successful future, and protect the things that matter most. In any aspect of life, it makes a huge difference when you have a partner with the will and the resources to back you up, and that’s one of the things I love about State Farm.

My agency has earned a reputation in this community for compassion, honesty, and outstanding customer service—and we try to live up to that with everything we do. We’re always happy to sit down with customers and learn about their specific needs, or explain the finer points of their coverage, or talk about the claims process and what they can expect if and when something goes wrong. People aren’t just numbers to us. And we refuse to let our customers down.

As for me personally, I’m originally from the Florida Panhandle, and I graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of Maryland. I’m married, I’m an active member of a local church, and in my free time I love bike riding, skiing, exploring different restaurants, going to the beach, and spending time with my friends and neighbors. I also enjoy giving back to the community—I use the State Farm matching program to maximize charity donations, I support local schools, I participate in the Relay for Life, and I’m a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Chamber of Commerce. I love working with the other members of our business community to help improve life for everyone.

So, whether you’re new to the area or you’re just exploring your options, my team and I can help you find the right home, renters, auto, life, or business insurance for your needs. Please call for a free quote.

Awards, achievements and accolades include:

  • University of Maryland, B.S. - Business Administration

  • Calhoun Chamber Member & Kiwanis Club Member

  • Member State Farm Legion of Honor Silver Scroll Qualifier

Insurance Products Offered

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

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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Our insurance agency’s mission is to maintain strong communication, develop lasting relationships, and provide personalized insurance services to all Floyd County and neighboring areas. We’re a team of highly trained professionals who help people discover and understand the financial risks of everyday life. We are people-focused and motivated by genuinely caring for our customers and community and energizing lives through our performance and passion. Our goal is to provide a remarkable customer service experience when it comes to Auto, Home, Condo, Life, Pet Medical, Business, Health and Financial Services to match each customer's unique needs. Above all, our values are expressed not through words, but actions. We respond, follow through and gain results. In all we do, we are dedicated to going beyond the expected.

Meet my Great Team! We have over 50 years of combined Industry experience. We speak Spanish and have four team members on staff to assist.

Ben Eldridge State Farm Agent Team Member

Ben Eldridge

Office Manager

Ben's primary role is managing the agency and growing Commercial business. He works closely with business owners and assists with Commercial Auto, General Liability and Worker's Compensation insurance. He is licensed to handle Auto, Home, Life and Health insurance in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Florida. He enjoys developing relationships, meeting and helping people.

Melissa Shepherd State Farm Agent Team Member

Melissa Shepherd

Customer Service Representative

Melissa (AKA CeCe) is our Operations Manager in our Rome office. She has over 13 years of experience in the State Farm neighborhood, and over 10 years of managerial experience. "CeCe" is licensed in Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, and Alabama. She can assist you with Auto, Home, Life, and Health insurance, and is very knowledgeable about policies and how they can benefit you!

Josh Storey State Farm Agent Team Member

Josh Storey

Multiple Line Representative

Josh is a Multiple Line Representative in our Calhoun office. He is licensed in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee and can assist you with all of your Auto, Home, Life, and Health Insurance needs. Josh has been on Team Eldridge for 7 months, but has grown up in the industry by watching his mother, Melissa Eldridge, build her legacy. Josh has an extensive background in customer service and managerial experience. You can be confident that Josh will provide you with excellent service and knowledge when it comes to your policies.

Yvette Pullen State Farm Agent Team Member

Yvette Pullen

Multiple Line Representative

Yvette is a member of our Calhoun team. She has over 4 years of experience in the Insurance industry. Yvette is licensed in Georgia and can provide service in Auto, Home, Life, and Health Insurance. She desires that each customer she works with feels taken care of and appreciated, she offers a sincere and caring experience to all. Yvette is our "Ray of Sunshine" in the office, and we think you'll feel the same way.

Rozlyn Coker State Farm Agent Team Member

Rozlyn Coker

Multiple Line Representative

Rozlyn is one of our Multiple Line Representatives in our Calhoun office. She has been with State Farm for just over 1 year, and provides excellent service to our customers with compassion and empathy. Rozlyn is licensed in Georgia and can handle all of your needs for Auto, Home, Life, and Health Insurance.

Alex Cruz State Farm Agent Team Member

Alex Cruz

Multiple Line Representative

Alex began his insurance career in 2018 and he provides excellent customer service. He has been with us for over 3 years. He is licensed in Georgia and Alabama, and can assist you with Auto, Homeowners, Renters and Condo Insurance, as well as Life and Health Insurance. Alex loves to build new relationships with State Farm customers as well as saving them money. Alex is Bilingual in English and Spanish and greets you with a smile and happy vibes. Our can find help from Alex in our Rome office.

Sherry Schmitt State Farm Agent Team Member

Sherry Schmitt

Sherry has been with State Farm for almost 30 years and is currently one of our remote Customer Service Representatives. While she may not be in office with us everyday, she is a crucial part of our team. Sherry provides excellent service to our customers each day. Her goal is to provide each customer with a positive experience where they feel heard and that their problems have been successfully resolved.

Charlie Diaz State Farm Agent Team Member

Charlie Diaz

Multiple Line Representative

Charlie began his insurance career in 2019 and has been with our Rome office since 2020. He is licensed in Auto, Home, Life, and Health in the state of Georgia. Charlie loves to build lasting relationships with customers and saving them time and money. He aspires to help each individual customer to the fullest so they live a comfortable life and are prepared when adverse situations arise. Fun fact: Charlie is TRI-lingual and speaks fluent English, Spanish, and German.

Christina Giorgione State Farm Agent Team Member

Christina Giorgione

Office Manager

Our Agency

  • We help customers with their insurance and financial services needs, including Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement Planning, Business Insurance, College Planning, Health Insurance, and Renters Insurance.
  • I have been a State Farm agent since 2006.
  • Before becoming a State Farm Agent, I was previously employed as a State Farm Agent Team Member.
  • Our agency has received awards including: President's Club, Chairman's Circle, Ambassador Travel, Legion of Honor, Million Dollar Round Table, Senior Vice President's Club, Golden Triangle, Bronze Tablet, and New Agent Program Qualifier
  • Additional languages spoken: Spanish

We are a growing agency with big dreams and lots of potential.

Learn more about our agency and the career opportunities with us.
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.