Your Local Columbus Independent Insurance Agency

Richard E. Hawes Insurance specializes in car, home, business, commercial, and life insurance.

Erie's oldest and most honored agency in Columbus and Bartholomew County

Richard E. Hawes Insurance was established in 1930 by his grandfather, Earl W. Hawes. Serving clients throughout the state of Indiana, our agency offers a variety of services including auto, home, life, and business insurance. As a team, we take pride in our customer service and our loyalty to each client. Our well-trained and professional staff emphasize the importance of meeting our customer’s insurance needs.

Organizations That We Support Financially

  • Columbus Regional Hospital Foundation
  • Heritage Fund of Bartholomew County
  • Bartholomew County Humane Society
  • Columbus Park Foundation
  • American Heart Association
  • D.A.R.E.
  • Columbus Symphony Orchestra
  • Indiana United Methodist Children's Home
  • Villalobos Rescue Center
  • Advocates for Children
Richard Hawes
Richard Hawes
Insurance Agent / Principal

Tracie Hawes Real Estate

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Recent News & Updates

5 Questions About Commercial Auto Insurance

Commercial auto insurance and personal auto insurance are not the same. If you are a business owner, our knowledgeable agency can help you find the coverage you need. The following are five important things any business owner should know about commercial auto insurance. What Is the Purpose of Commercial Auto Insurance? Commercial auto insurance is designed to protect your business from legal claims of property... Read Article

Will Homeowners Insurance Cover My Driveway, Shed, Or Other Structure?

Homeowners insurance is not one-size-fits all. Policies can be custom-tailored to suit individual needs. However, the majority of homeowners insurance policies include coverage for other structures on the property to help repair or replace structures that have been damaged by a covered risk. What Is Homeowners Insurance? Homeowners insurance is a policy purchased by a homeowner and consisting of coverages to replace or repair the... Read Article

Buyer’s Remorse: Can You Guess What Homeowners Regret Most?

These stainless steel appliances show EVERY fingerprint! Is that how much it’ll cost to refinish our hardwood floors!? I thought I’d love these granite countertops… but I’m so over them! Ever experience a homebuyer’s hangover? You’re not alone. What seemed like a great feature during that walk-through gradually loses its sparkle when you’re living with it every day.  Our latest national survey asked 500 U.S.... Read Article

Don’t Ignore That Car Recall. Here’s Why.

From child safety seats to air bag inflators, it seems like there’s some type of recall in the news every few months. But while it may be an all-too-common headline these days, don’t brush it off. It’s imperative to follow up immediately if your car has been affected by a recall.  Only you can protect your family or yourself from defective equipment that could pose... Read Article

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Erie Insurance has been helping customers since 1925 with their auto, home, business, and life insurance needs.