Our History

Starr Mathews History

Starr-Mathews Agency, Inc.

Starr-Mathews Agency, Inc. is a locally-owned independent insurance agency serving clients in Georgia and Tennessee. The principals include James S. Mathews, W. Craig Mashburn, Robert H. Mathews and W. Barton Mathews.

Founded in 1920

This agency has been built on a solid foundation of integrity, honesty, and hard work. Jim Mathews’ grandfather, James H. Starr, started the agency in 1920 to serve the community of Calhoun, Georgia. In 1953 Mr. Starr was joined by his son in law, Bill D. Mathews. The agency expanded to include offices throughout Northwest Georgia. As the third generation family member, Jim Mathews joined the agency in 1977 and we are now proud to welcome a fourth generation with Robert and Barton Mathews.

An Independent Agency

As an independent agency Starr-Mathews represents over thirty financially sound insurance companies and specialty markets. Through our core values and these company partnerships we act as advocates for our customers in the insurance market for their various insurance needs. We offer insurance knowledge, competitive pricing, and a commitment to meet the needs and objectives of our customers.

Quality Employees

The success of our agency is directly related to the quality of service given by our highly trained employees. We currently have over forty employees who specialize in personal, commercial, life and health insurance coverages. We also have a separate claims department to assist our customers in the event of a loss. Our staff, with an average tenure of over ten years, is dedicated to providing our customers with the best service available.

Starr-Mathews Agency is headquartered in Calhoun, Georgia, and has branch offices in Cartersvillle, Dalton, Ringgold, Rome, and Woodstock, Georgia. Contact us or call 800-627-4441 today!

Questions about a claim? Contact Janie Thomas, Claims Specialist, at 800-627-4441 or 706-629-4441.