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Jim Purcell

James Purcell Ins Agency Inc

198 Orange Avenue
Suite #1
Suffern, NY 10901-6252

Next to Dave Clifford Memorial Park near the NY/NJ border

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Office Hours

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


198 Orange Avenue
Suite #1
Suffern, NY 10901-6252


English, Spanish

Summer is here and it is an ideal time to review your life insurance coverage or consider getting a policy if you don't already have one. As the seasons change, so do our circumstances. Maybe you've recently gotten married, had a child, or experienced other significant life events. These milestones often prompt a reassessment of our priorities and responsibilities. Stop by or call our office to discuss your life insurance needs and get a free quote.

We have a new entrance to our office here in Suffern NY. Please use South Entrance Suite One.

We can help you if you are in New York and New Jersey. Give our office a call for a free quote!

State Farm has paused online auto insurance quotes. Call our office during normal business hours to get your Personal Price Plan!

I have been around the insurance business a very long time. My father was a successful insurance agent and major influence on my career choice. From a very young age, I would listen to him talk to customers on the phone helping them with their insurance needs. I would even take messages for him while he was away from his desk. So, it was no surprise that, after I graduated Gettysburg College in 1987 with a Business Management Degree, I decided to become an insurance agent just like my father. After gaining experience and learning all aspects of the insurance business , I opened my own insurance agency in Norwood, N.J. My team and I honorably served the needs of our community for over twenty years. After selling my agency in 2020, I decided to look for new opportunities. I chose to become a State Farm Agent because I know that State Farm always puts their customers first and offers an array of insurance products that will protect them from the unexpected. It is a great honor for me to represent State Farm. Please call us today for all your insurance needs.

I am married to Mary Purcell for over twenty-seven years. We have a son, Justin, and a daughter, Melissa. I am also a lifelong martial artist with black belts in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jujitsu. I still teach and train regularly at Renzo Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. I also enjoy fishing, swimming in the ocean, and spending time with my family. #auto insurance #car insurance #home insurance #condo insurance #umbrella insurance #life insurance #disability insurance #pet insurance #motorcycle insurance #boat insurance #commercial insurance # #commercial truck insurance #business owner policy

Insurance Products Offered

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

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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We speak Spanish and English. It is our mission to make sure that you do not have any gaps in your coverage and to make you aware of all the discounts that State Farm Offers! Please stop by our office for a free quote!

Mary Purcell State Farm Agent Team Member

Mary Purcell

Office Manager

Mary feels like she has returned to her roots here in Suffern, N.Y., she was born in Good Samaritan hospital right down the street. Mary obtained her Property and Casualty licenses for N.Y. and N.J. after moving to the Catskill mountains, moving to New York City, earning a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Columbia University, raising two children in RiverVale, N.J., and working for over twenty years as an insurance office manager. When not in office, you can find Mary on a beach or at a concert (80's bands are her favorite).

John Cela Castro State Farm Agent Team Member

John Cela Castro

Account Representative

Johnnathan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our office. Holding licenses in both NY and NJ, Johnnathan specialized in Property, Casualty, Life and Health insurance. He was raised in Rockland County and has a BA in Economics from City College. Johnnathan's roots in the Suffern region have established strong connections with the residents and businesses he serves. Outside the office, Johnnathan likes to explore for hidden culinary gems.

Chris Mayer State Farm Agent Team Member

Chris Mayer

Account Representative

Chris is licensed in NY and NJ for Property, Casualty, Life and Health insurance. Born and raised in Bergen County, NJ, he has an understanding of the needs of our immediate community and surrounding areas and building lasting relationships with our customers. As a former Eagle Scout, Chris has spent many weekends volunteering for charitable organizations. When not in office you might find Chris at MetLife stadium willing his beloved Jets to a winning season or trying to perfect his 9-iron on summer weekends.