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State Farm® Insurance Agent Derek Alota

5615 Cottle Rd
San Jose, CA 95123

Orchard Town & Country Center, next to Krown Barber Shop.

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5615 Cottle Rd
San Jose, CA 95123



Welcome to the Derek Alota Agency in South San Jose, CA.

Happy fall from Derek Alota State Farm! September is not only the start of fall, but it’s also Life Insurance Awareness Month. With Life Insurance, I’ve got you... and the answers to your questions. Contact me today to confirm your family is prepared for the unexpected.

We love being your local insurance resource! As a small business owner in San Jose, taking care of your insurance and financial needs means so much to us. Please give us a call to review your current coverage.

I started with State Farm Insurance April 2010. I get to help people every day- from managing the risks of everyday life, to recovering from the unexpected. I help our customers with all aspects of their financial lives. I love being able to help people every day and would love the opportunity to earn your business as well.

Having been born and raised in the Bay Area, I love being involved with our community. My office is located a few miles south from my alma mater, San Jose State University. Go Spartans! I’ve been involved with local non-profits organizations, and local chambers.

As a small business owner and new father, I understand what it’s like to have a very busy schedule. I understand how important it is to make sure your family is protected. Let my team and I handle your insurance in an efficient and effective way. Let us worry about how to protect your family while you enjoy them.

My team and I have over 20 years of combined State Farm experience and can help you with the following:

  • Auto Insurance

  • Home Insurance

  • Renters Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Small business Insurance

  • Commercial vehicle Insurance

  • Workers comp Insurance

You can call, click, or walk right in. My team and I would love to help you.

Insure you love! Show your loved ones that you care about protecting their future.

Insurance Products Offered

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

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Home Loans

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Our mission is to provide the appropriate insurance and financial services to our customers, while creating lifelong relationships, demonstrating professionalism, and actively being involved with our local San Jose community.

You can be sure to receive quality, friendly and personalized service from our office. We have over 25 years combined insurance experience. We would love to talk to you about your auto insurance, home insurance, renters insurance, life insurance, business insurance, and more. Call, click, text, or come by today.


Karen White

Insurance Account Representative

Hello, my name is Karen and I have worked with State Farm for 16 years, five of those years for Derek. Derek & I are a good fit because we both believe in strong customer relationships. Before State Farm I didn’t know much about insurance, and now I really enjoy explaining what the coverage means and answering questions. I want people to feel comfortable with what they have, or are buying. I have always loved to help people, even in my personal life. It’s been an interesting journey selling car insurance, home insurance, small business insurance, boat insurance, and life insurance. I like them all, but I absolutely love working with home insurance! I come from a family of contractors and handymen, so it’s fun looking at the features of the homes.

On a personal level, I’ve lived in the Bay Area most of my life, with a short stint on the east coast. My son and his family live near, so I get to have fun with my grandchildren. I like hiking, local fairs and farmers markets, and spending time with friends