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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Catherine Riedstra

Riedstra Insurance Agency Inc

(805) 466-4355
3591 Sacramento Drive, Suite 114
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7256

Down the street from the Goodwill

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Office Info

Office Hours

9am - 5pm
After Hours by Appointment
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3591 Sacramento Drive, Suite 114
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7256


English, Spanish

Customer service is our top priority! In these colder months, please reach out for a phone, virtual, or in-person appointment to review your insurance and financial needs.

I am a second-generation State Farm Agent who is deeply rooted in the values, history, and reputation of the company I represent. After a two-decade career in higher education, first as a Cuesta College Counselor and then Dean of Student Services, I decided to build upon my legacy of making a positive impact in my community by opening my own State Farm agency. I love helping customers to better plan for the future and ultimately realize their dreams. My State Farm San Luis Obispo, CA office offers auto insurance, homeowners insurance, life insurance and more. We are committed to replacing uncertainty with confidence one policy at a time.

My team and I are honored to serve the individuals, families, businesses, and neighbors in our community. It is important for me to get to know my customers, identify their goals, understand their values, and arm them with all the information they need to choose the coverage that is right for them. Dedicated to being the go-to agency for all things insurance, we have made it our priority to protect what matters most to our policyholders. Giving people the confidence and assurance to live life to the fullest is what motivates us every day.

My agency operates out of San Luis Obispo and serves the local residents as well as those living on the Central Coast; Paso Robles, Atascadero, Creston, Templeton, Santa Margarita, Avila Beach, Shell Beach, Pismo Beach, Grover, Arroyo Grande, Huasna, Nipomo, and The Mesa. Licensed to service the entire states of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon, my State Farm office offers:

  • Auto Insurance

  • Homeowners & Renters Insurance

  • Health Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Business Insurance

  • And more!

State Farm’s focus on being a Good Neighbor aligns closely with my own personal values. I am an advocate for giving back to those who have allowed me to thrive personally and professionally. I am an active member of The Rotary Club, The Chamber of Commerce, and The National Association of Women Business Owners. I also donate to deserving organizations such as Woods Humane Society, Family Care Network, Operation Surf, One Cool Earth, and Jack's Helping Hand.

I am a Cal Poly SLO grad and hold a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Education. I was born and raised in the Golden State and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Together with my husband, we're raising 5 kids (including triplets) and a yellow lab. In my rare and cherished free time, I love listening to live music, eating at local restaurants, attending my alma mater’s baseball games, camping with friends, and wine tasting.

I would love to be your agent and get to know your family. My experienced team and I are here for any of your insurance questions and needs. Want to get started today? Call our office for a quote today!

Insurance Products Offered

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

Other Products

Banking, Annuities, Home Loans

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At our agency, our dedicated team of insurance professionals goes the extra mile to cater to each customer's unique requirements. We offer a range of comprehensive insurance and financial services designed to safeguard what matters most – your loved ones and valuable assets. Your protection is our priority, and we're here to provide the service you deserve.

Catherine, Amy, and Zoe are committed to helping you with all your insurance needs. Whether you have questions, need assistance, or want support, don't hesitate to reach out – call, text, email, or stop by. We're here to provide you with the assistance you deserve!

Amy Callihan State Farm Agent Team Member

Amy Callihan

Account Associate

Amy enjoys building State Farm customer relationships while helping them with their auto, homeowners, life and health insurance needs. Born and raised in California, she has lived in San Luis Obispo County for 10 years, and loves spending time with her family while enjoying everything the Central Coast has to offer; beautiful hikes, wine tasting, and long walks on the beach.
Zoe Martinez State Farm Agent Team Member

Zoe Martinez

Account Associate

Zoe is happy to help you with your auto, home, and renter needs and speaks English and Spanish! She was born in the heart of California, the Central Valley and recently moved to San Luis Obispo to continue her insurance journey with Catherine Riedstra. Some of her favorite things to do are cook new dishes, watch cooking shows, care for her abundant amount of plants and spend quality time with friends and family!

Eva Machado State Farm Agent Team Member

Eva Machado


I'm a recent graduate of San Luis Obispo High School and starting at the Northern Arizona University this fall. After finishing my freshman year of high school, I decided that it would be beneficial for me to get some job experience before I graduate and go to college. The perfect opportunity arose when my mom became a State Farm agent and I had the opportunity to work for her. Not only am I learning valuable office skills, I get to learn about all aspects of owning your own business. In my free time I love to play Softball and go to the beach with friends.

Available Positions
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.