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John Kistner

1401 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702-1023
ABOUT ME

I am the son of retired State Farm Agent Dick Kistner. Dad started with State Farm in 1955, long before computers and cellphones. He built his business helping families by meeting face to face with them doing “night calls” in their living rooms and kitchens. Dad built the office I occupy today. Together, we have been helping families and businesses for 66 years in this location.

My sister, Denise, worked for my Dad until he retired in June 1991. She joined my team when I was appointed in December 1991 and is still with me. Her son, Billy, joined us in 2017 to help us continue our family tradition.

We have had the privilege to help many of the same families, their children and grandchildren as they buy their first cars, homes and businesses. Much has changed in how business gets done in the past 66 years but one thing remains at the core of our success. We enjoy helping people and our loyal customers appreciate the personal service we provide.

When my oldest daughter was learning to drive, cell phones were starting to become hand- held computers. She confidently said to me that, soon, people would no longer need a State Farm Agent to buy insurance. I knew there was truth in her statement, but, from that day forward, our agency mission has been to continue providing added value to our policyholders.

Just as you can learn to operate a car without anyone’s help, you can buy Car, Renters, Homeowners or Life insurance without ever talking to a person. When learning to drive, we become better drivers by having an experienced person in the passenger seat next to us.

When buying insurance, you become a better consumer by partnering with us.

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ABOUT ME

I am the son of retired State Farm Agent Dick Kistner. Dad started with State Farm in 1955, long before computers and cellphones. He built his business helping families by meeting face to face with them doing “night calls” in their living rooms and kitchens. Dad built the office I occupy today. Together, we have been helping families and businesses for 66 years in this location.

My sister, Denise, worked for my Dad until he retired in June 1991. She joined my team when I was appointed in December 1991 and is still with me. Her son, Billy, joined us in 2017 to help us continue our family tradition.

We have had the privilege to help many of the same families, their children and grandchildren as they buy their first cars, homes and businesses. Much has changed in how business gets done in the past 66 years but one thing remains at the core of our success. We enjoy helping people and our loyal customers appreciate the personal service we provide.

When my oldest daughter was learning to drive, cell phones were starting to become hand- held computers. She confidently said to me that, soon, people would no longer need a State Farm Agent to buy insurance. I knew there was truth in her statement, but, from that day forward, our agency mission has been to continue providing added value to our policyholders.

Just as you can learn to operate a car without anyone’s help, you can buy Car, Renters, Homeowners or Life insurance without ever talking to a person. When learning to drive, we become better drivers by having an experienced person in the passenger seat next to us.

When buying insurance, you become a better consumer by partnering with us.

Insurance Products

Auto, Home, Property, Business, Life, Health

Other Products

Banking, Annuities

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My mission is to be the Insurance Professional you know. Things occur during the course of life that we do not expect to happen. I design programs for individuals, families and business owners to minimize the financial impact of these accidental events.

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