by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos by Tyler McElhaney

Like a Good Neighbor…

Hugh Kollar State Farm Agency Stays Connected to the Community

Hugh Kollar didn’t always work in the insurance industry. “I worked in the sports and entertainment industry for seventeen years as a crowd management consultant,” shared Kollar. But when Kollar established Hugh Kollar State Farm Agency in 2002, it was, perhaps, his own positive experience with State Farm that had been the driving force behind the career change. “I just always appreciated the relationship I had with my agent, and when 9/11 happened I knew it was time for me to change careers. I had a conversation with my agent and decided to look at State Farm, and I’m glad I did.”

The Hugh Kollar State Farm Agency is located in the heart of Carlsbad Village in between Pizza Port and Giacoletti Music on the corner of State St. and Carlsbad Village Dr. “Being in The Village has been an awesome experience for us. We spend so much time in the The Village as a family; it just made sense for us to put our business here when the opportunity presented itself.”

“What makes us stand out is our attention to detail and the fact that our service is second to none.”

“I love going to Knockout or some of the other cool little places to eat lunch in The Village. And now that the Farmer’s Market is on State St. on Wednesdays, we always take time to get over there and support the local businesses and farmers from North County,” said Hugh.

With strong connections to the community, having the agency in The Village made perfect sense for Kollar. His own personal involvement with the community includes coaching Carlsbad Youth Baseball (CYB), Carlsbad Softball Association (CSA), being a past commissioner of the Pinto Division of CYB, and presently coaching the Carlsbad Middle School Hockey team. Most days you can find Hugh in the water in the early mornings anywhere from Tamarack to Terramar. “It’s so nice to get up and be able to come to one of the most beautiful coastlines and spend time in the water – I love it here in Carlsbad. Being part of the community is important to me. I live here, I eat here and I surf here! My wife Christine teaches dance at Carlsbad Performing Arts Academy, my daughter Makena is a senior at Biola University, my son Hank is a senior at Carlsbad High School, and my youngest son Jack is in 8th grade at Valley Middle School. We love being a part of the Carlsbad community.”


At-A-Glance

Name of Business: Hugh Kollar State Farm Agencystatefarm01
Owner/Manager: Hugh Kollar
Years in Position: 12
Year of Establishment: 2002
Address: 527 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad CA, 92008
Website: www.hughkollar.com
Email: hugh@hughkollar.com
Phone: 760-730-9110
Description of Business: Hugh Kollar State Farm Agency provides insurance and financial services to the families and businesses of North County San Diego.