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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Gary Cooper

Gary L Cooper Ins Agcy Inc

1262 Mann Drive
Suite 100
Matthews, NC 28105-7591

Located on Sam Newell one block from the Matthews Police Dept in the Matthews Professional Center.

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Office Hours

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


1262 Mann Drive
Suite 100
Matthews, NC 28105-7591



Happy Birthday to America! And Happy Independence Day to everyone! This will be a busy month for travel and vacations so please be careful as you head to your destination! We hope everyone has a great time with family and friends!

I started with State Farm as a Homeowner Adjuster in 1988 and 10 years later I opened my doors as an agent giving me 35 years serving the community. I earned my Bachelors of Engineering degree from East Carolina University — go Pirates! On the weekends, you are likely to find me taking my Harley Davidson out for a ride or reading an intriguing US Presidential biography. Additionally, my wife Jane and I advocate for adopting rescue dogs. To date, we've rescued six doggies and six kitties. We currently have a cat named Jake who understands the importance of having the right purr-tection.

My team and I take great pride in serving the individuals, families and businesses residing in the Carolinas. Providing outstanding customer service and insurance coverages have always been our top priorities. Every interaction we have with our policyholders involves professionalism, transparency, and kindness. Alleviating unnecessary stress and replacing it with a sense of comfort is a skill set we have mastered over the years.

My State Farm Matthews, NC office provides:

  • auto insurance

  • homeowners insurance, renters insurance and condo insurance

  • pet insurance

  • business insurance

  • life insurance and health insurance

  • boat insurance, golf cart insurance, and ATV insurance

  • motorcycle insurance

  • and more to ensure you are covered for whatever life brings your way.

My team and I are honored to serve the residents here as well as the surrounding areas:

  • In North Carolina: Charlotte, Mint Hill, Indian Trail, Stallings, Weddington, Waxhaw, Monroe, Pineville, Huntersville, Mooresville, Cornelius, Statesville, Gastonia,

  • In South Carolina: Indian Land, Fort Mill, Rock Hill,

  • In addition to the cities listed above, we are licensed to service the entire North Carolina and South Carolina.

The commitment I have to my job and my customers has earned me recognition from State Farm including Legion of Honor, Bronze Tablet, Silver Scroll, and Ambassador Travel Qualifier.

As an active member of my community, I donate to First Harvest Food Bank, CRU Military Ministries, One Heart Global Ministries, Common Heart Food Bank, A Servant's Heart Ministry, and The Russell Family Ministry to Metro NY. In addition, I serve at my local church in the Worship Ministry and as a choir member. My wife, Jane, also serves in the worship Ministry playing in our church orchestra.

You’re welcome to stop by my office anytime! My team is looking forward to meeting you and to begin discussing your insurance needs. Can’t wait? FREE quotes are available by calling or going online!

Insurance Products Offered

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

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Our mission is to help our State Farm customers manage the risks they face every day, recover from those unexpected risks and realize their lifelong dreams.

My Staff is very experienced and are well trained, professional, and friendly. They treat our customers as they would like to be treated, like family. Their goal is to help you with your car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, renters insurance, commercial insurance, pet insurance, boat insurance and motorcycle insurance needs.

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Katie Colgate State Farm Agent Team Member

Katie Colgate

Office Manager

I am originally from Virginia, but have lived in the Charlotte area since 2008. I started that same year in November with Gary Cooper State Farm. I am licensed in Property & Casualty, Life, Health and Financial Services helping customers with their auto, home renters, boat, and motorcycle insurance. Fun fact about me: I have been singing in the Charlotte Master Chorale and the Charlotte Symphony’s Resident Chorus since 2011. Call me today for a quote!

Latha Brooks State Farm Agent Team Member

Latha Brooks

Customer Service Representative

Originally from Sylva, North Carolina, I have been in Matthews since 2018. I have many years of insurance experience with auto, home, renters, boat and motorcycle. I started working in this field in 1983, but recently started with Gary Cooper State Farm in 2017. I am licensed in Property & Casualty, Life, Health and Financial.

Services. Call me today for a quote!

Cheryl Deal State Farm Agent Team Member

Cheryl Deal

Customer Service Representative

Hi, I started working for State Farm at the tender young age of 22 in 1985. I am licensed in auto, home, renters, boat, business, life and health insurance. I have worked continuously for State Farm as I believe in what I do and want to help customers with their insurance needs and to be there when they need us most! I'd love to help you with your insurance, so please give me a call!

Jane Cooper State Farm Agent Team Member

Jane Cooper

Customer Service Representative

A North Carolina native, I am originally from Warsaw but now work in Matthews. I started back in 1982 doing auto claims, but began working with my husband’s agency, Gary Cooper State Farm, in 2006. I am licensed in Property & Casualty insurance helping customers with their auto and homeowners policies. I enjoy playing music in my spare time. Call me to see how I can help you with your insurance needs!