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Buddy Davenport

Buddy Davenport Ins Agcy Inc

1305 State Rd 44
New Smyrna, FL 32168-1530

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The Buddy Davenport State Farm office has proudly serviced the people of New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, Oak Hill, Port Orange, Daytona, and all of Florida with their insurance needs since 1975. I moved to the area shortly after graduating from the University of Arkansas in 1974 and have been driven to help our community thrive ever since. I first knew I wanted to work in insurance when my State Farm agent visited the jewelry store I was working at on a motorcycle while wearing the classic State Farm red polo. I began by going door-to-door and hustled to earn the trust and respect of my customers and community alike.

 46 years later, I am proud to say my team has hundreds of years of combined experience and can assist you with everything from Auto Insurance to Life Insurance, Boat Insurance, and more! We are all passionate advocates for our community and immerse ourselves in several local organizations, non-profits, and events throughout the year. I personally have been involved in over twenty different local organizations and community projects throughout the years.

 I am the co-founder of the Margarita Ball Society of Volusia County, which has raised over $4 million in toys for children in Volusia County over a 32-year period. I also sponsored and put together the “Worlds Miniature Golf” Tournament in New Smyrna Beach, built a cafeteria kitchen to feed 450 children at the Burns Science and Technology Charter School, and have qualified for numerous State Farm awards including President’s Club, Ambassador Travel, and Chairman’s Circle.

 In my free time, I focus my efforts on supporting a number of local organizations including the New Smyrna Beach Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, New Smyrna Beach Board of Realtors, New Smyrna Beach Kiwanis, and act as the Volusia County Commissioner for the Florida Inland Navigation District (F.I.N.D.).

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health

Other Products

Banking, Home Loans, Mutual Funds, Annuities

Office Hours

9am - 5pm
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1305 State Rd 44
New Smyrna, FL 32168-1530
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At Buddy Davenport State Farm, our mission is simple: we want to see you be happy! Our office has been a beacon for all things insurance and community since we opened our doors in 1975. Our team has over 200 years of combined experience and will happily assist you with all your Auto, Life, Home, Business, and additional insurance needs. In addition, we are involved in a boatload of local organizations, non-profits, and community events. Be sure to say hello if you see us around town! As we look forward to a bright future in Volusia County, we want to make sure you have the insurance resources you need to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Laura Bruno State Farm Agent Team Member

Laura Bruno

Account Manager

Hello, I’m Laura! I’ve been on the team for nearly seven years now and would love to assist you with all your insurance needs. I can help with your Property/Casualty, Life, and Health Insurance coverage. I spent ten years living in the Lake Tahoe area but am originally from Romania, so I can happily confirm that vampires are not real! On the weekend, I enjoy traveling[JR1] , skiing, paddle boarding, and spending time with my beagle Lexi.

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Starr Ratcliff State Farm Agent Team Member

Starr Ratcliff

Starr has more than twenty years of experience in customer service, including retail, restaurant, and office administration. She has an associate's degree in social work and a bachelor's in sociology.  She really enjoys helping people solve problems.  She is a local, having grown up here and graduated from NSB High School in 2000.  She is the mother of a six year old little lady who keeps her very busy when she's not working.  Starr looks forward to helping you with all of your homeowner's insurance needs.

Heather Applegate State Farm Agent Team Member

Heather Applegate

A Florida native, I attended Spruce Creek High School class of 2010. Go Hawks! I have spent a majority of my adult years working in customer service and hospitality. I have been a licensed insurance agent for two years now, and I absolutely love the work I do. Working with customers to find the most suitable policies that work for them is my goal. Home, auto, health, and life insurance can all be overwhelming... therefore I inform our customers about our products and provide exemplary service.

Jordan Toth State Farm Agent Team Member

Jordan Toth

Jordan is a 2020 graduate of Stetson University and a lifelong New Smyrna Beach resident, graduating from NSBHS in 2016. He spent several years in operations and customer service in a regional department store, before obtaining his 4-40 state insurance license. Jordan studied history and American studies in college, which trained him in critical thinking and problem solving skills. He is looking forward to bringing his experience to State Farm so he can save customers money, inform about auto insurance and other multi-line products, and always prevent and solve problems. When thinking about car insurance, Jordan can’t wait to be good neighbor in the Central Florida community. Since he started, Jordan has also obtained his Life Insurance license.

Rex Peevey State Farm Agent Team Member

Rex Peevey

Service Manager

Rex (yes, Rex like the Dinosaur) is an Arkansas native who moved to NSB in 2019. He lived in Arkansas for 20+ years before coming here. He was a double major in Business Finance and Sports Management at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR. He loves helping others in any way he can and always goes the extra mile for whomever he is helping. In his free time, he enjoys playing the drums, golfing, and spending time with friends and family. Rex looks forward to helping you with your insurance needs.

Cherise Miller State Farm Agent Team Member

Cherise Miller

Cherise here! I joined the team in 2021 but have over 20 years of customer service experience. My coworkers would say that I’m a compassionate person who’s always willing to go above and beyond to help someone in need. I’ve lived in many different places throughout the years but have finally found the place I belong here in Volusia County.

Nicholas Jacobs State Farm Agent Team Member

Nicholas Jacobs


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Diana Sanchez State Farm Agent Team Member

Diana Sanchez

Diana comes to you with a wealth of State Farm agency experience and an in-depth knowledge of State Farm systems. She is licensed in the state of Florida in Property & Casualty and Life and Health. She strives for excellence, is extremely detailed, and comes highly recommended by the agents she works with. We are very fortunate to have her on our team! Diana lives in Miami, Florida, along with her daughter Emma. In her spare time, Diana enjoys photography and boating.

Darlene Peffly State Farm Agent Team Member

Darlene Peffly

Darlene is the mother of two awesome adult children, who make her proud every day. She is also Gigi to a wonderful granddaughter.  As a Navy “Brat” and a Navy Veteran, she lived all across the US and Cuba, but finally found her real home in Port Orange, Florida about 3 ½ years ago.  She has a degree in Business Management and over 30 years of experience in marketing and Customer Service. She enjoys educating her customers about the available products so they can make the wisest decisions for themselves and their loved ones.  When not at the office, she enjoys shopping with her daughter in Orlando or enjoying all the wonders of the beautiful Florida coastline with her sister, brother-in-law, nieces and nephews who also call Florida home.


Available Positions

Receptionist - State Farm Agent Team Member

New Smyrna Beach, FL Full Time

Telemarketer - State Farm Agent Team Member

New Smyrna Beach, FL Full Time

Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.