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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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