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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
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From corrosive road salt to slick roads, winter creates many challenges for drivers. Another one to add to the list: Tire pressure dips caused by lower temperatures. Making sure your tires are properly inflated is an important part of getting the best performance out of your vehicle – especially during the winter months. After all, your tires represent the only point of contact between your... Read Article

Choosing, Transporting and Caring for a Live Christmas Tree

There's something about the experience of cutting down your family's own Christmas tree that starts the holiday season. But did you know there's a lot to know about live trees? From choosing one, to transporting it home and keeping it fresh through the holiday season, there's something we can all learn. That's why we've called in an expert. Richard Palmer, the third-generation owner of Palmer... Read Article

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What You Need to Know About Snow Tires

Before the first snow falls, you’ll want to freshen up your car emergency kit, check the antifreeze and throw in that bag of kitty litter in case you need a little extra traction. And speaking of traction: How are your tires? If you think your tires aren’t up to the job of winter driving, it’s time to swap them for a set of snow tires.... Read Article

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