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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

Does My Homeowners Insurance Cover Internal Damage?

When they think of homeowners insurance, many people have fires, storms, and natural disasters in mind. But what about internal damage, such as water leaks and mold? Are these problems covered? Your policy is likely to cover certain types of internal damage, but not all. Our knowledgeable agency will be happy to review your homeowners insurance policy and ensure you are covered for any eventuality.... Read Article

Yep! Accidents Happen. (Then What?)

You pride yourself on being a good driver. You drive defensively, avoid texting and other distractions, take safety precautions, and keep your car in good shape. Still, accidents can happen. And when they do, you’re faced with the question: What now? For Erie Insurance customers, the best first step is to seek the advice of an expert: your ERIE agent. See also: 6 Reasons You’ll... Read Article

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