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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Kari Taylor

554 28th St
Des Moines, IA 50312

Behind Star Bar, across from Creme Cupcake and Smitten Kitten

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Office Hours

9am - 5pm
After Hours by Appointment
Call us 24 hours a day!


554 28th St
Des Moines, IA 50312



Happy Summer! It's time for BBQs, swimming pools, vacation, and fun in the sun. The summer slowdown also brings a great time to reassess your insurance needs. Give us a call or shoot us a text or email, and we will be happy to put together quotes and talk through your needs. In the meantime, here's a bit more about Kari---

Kari was born and raised in Des Moines, and she and her husband (former Lincoln Rails) are the parents to two growing boys (future Roosevelt Riders) and a sweet, crazy dog. She graduated from Truman State University in Missouri. She's been with State Farm since 2003, and has been an Agent since 2007. In 2021, she moved her office from Urbandale to the Ingersoll neighborhood in Des Moines, and is proud to be a member of a great community and serve the Des Moines metro from this central location. She has five awesome team members to help you with your Auto Insurance, Home or Renters Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Business Insurance needs. Kari's team loves to assist with relocations to the Des Moines area. They'd love to have you visit them online, over the phone, or in person, and you can get a quote 24/7 online or by calling or texting the office. They pride themselves on providing a fun and comfortable place to do business with people who truly care.

Insurance Products Offered

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

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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At Kari Taylor State Farm, we are proud to serve the Des Moines metro for your insurance needs. As your neighborhood agent, we are committed to serving our community by consistently exceeding expectations and providing excellent customer service. We take a personal approach to insurance by providing comprehensive insurance reviews to help manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize dreams. Contact our office for an insurance review and to see where we can help you get remarkable service on your Auto, Homeowners, Business, and Life Insurance.

The team at Kari Taylor State Farm works hard for their customers, and has a lot of fun doing it. They bring a variety of experiences and strengths to the table to help their customers and the Des Moines community.

Alison Nielsen State Farm Agent Team Member

Alison Nielsen

Office Representative

Alison has been a part of the Kari Taylor State Farm team for nine years. She was born and raised in Urbandale, and graduated from Wartburg College before returning to the Des Moines Metro area where she lives with her partner, 2 kids, and dog. On any given evening or weekend, you might find her on a walk, listening to her favorite podcasts, or painting a wall in her house a bright color. Alison is passionate about helping people with their life insurance, auto insurance, and home insurance, and takes the time to learn about our customers and prospective customers to be sure she's meeting their needs. She also loves to help out-of-state transfer customers to feel welcome and comfortable in our community.

Bailee Glenn State Farm Agent Team Member

Bailee Glenn

Office Representative

Bailee joined our team in April of 2024, after relocating to Iowa from a small town in California. Bailee is knowledgeable and friendly, and will help you talk through your needs in a way that makes sense. She works diligently with our new State Farm customers on their car, home, life, and health insurance needs.
Kim Martin State Farm Agent Team Member

Kim Martin

Office Representative

Kim joined the Kari Taylor State Farm team in May of 2023 after moving to Des Moines from Colorado with her wife, 2 daughters, 3 dogs, and a cat. Yes, it was a FULL moving truck! Kim and her family love to explore new places and spend time outside together, and in her rare moments of downtime she likes to cook, bake, and do anything crafty. Kim brings to the team 2 years of experience in the insurance industry, and a passion for helping people with their needs, especially when it comes to life insurance and finances.

Sara Hoffmeier State Farm Agent Team Member

Sara Hoffmeier

Office Representative

Sara joined the team at Kari Taylor State Farm in January 2022, coming to us with 10 years of insurance experience, the last 3 in another State Farm office.  Born and raised in Des Moines, Sara and her husband, kids, and dog live just a few blocks from her childhood home.  When she’s not at the office, you can usually find Sara outdoors- at the softball fields, race track, camping, or on the bike trail!  Licensed in Property & Casualty, Sara is here to help our customers with all of their insurance service needs, and she does so with kindness, efficiency, and a depth of knowledge. 


Travis Zolicoffer

Office Representative

Travis joined the Kari Taylor State Farm team in November of 2023. A Chicago native, Travis has happily called Des Moines home for almost 20 years. He is excited to transition into the world of insurance after spending the last 15 years working in a neighboring industry. Outside of work, you might find Travis attempting to perfect his pitmaster skills on one of his many BBQ recipes, and spending time with his wife, daughter, dog, and cats. Travis prides himself on offering remarkable customer service and is passionate about helping others succeed. He's here to work with people in our community as they navigate their needs for car, home, life, and health insurance.

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.