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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Frank Bliss

1700 Solano Avenue Suite A
Berkeley, CA 94707-2200

SE corner of Solano at Tulare in North Berkeley. Meters in front. Free parking nearby.

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Office Hours

9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
9am - 10:15am
11:15am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
9am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
After Hours by Appointment
Call us 24 hours a day!


1700 Solano Avenue Suite A
Berkeley, CA 94707-2200


English, Spanish, Dutch, Tagalog, American Sign Language

This past year one thing I've come to realize is the power of nostalgia and the importance its place has in our lives and hearts. Our community has been through it these past few years, and quite frankly, haha, its time we brought back what it means to be a community. To me this means being present, offering neighbors friendly refreshments, a reason to pause for a moment and reflect on what all of this Life really is about. Community, warm hearts and warm bellies.

2024 is our year of gratitude. Thanks for 38 incredible years serving you. In honoring my friends and neighbors on Solano, my Bliss Booth of Gratitude will be popping up all year long.

December 13th is National Cocoa Day! What better reason to join us for Cocoa, Coffee and Candied Apples?!

We have leveled-up our table with a snazzy tent to keep you warm while having friendly conversations with your fellow neighbors while dipping apples in your favorite confections.

With State Farm you are always quoted lowest possible offers year-round. No need to wait for Black Friday to enjoy the savings we have to offer. The most important plan that you and your loved ones can make is having proper protections throughout your entire lives. Employer provided coverages can be risky so a job change or other life event requires a review of your coverage and beneficiaries. I have degrees from the American College (Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Con.) and I make it my mission to ensure that you understand the Life Insurance options available to you. We intend to educate you instead of simply peddling Life Insurance products. Losing a loved one is a low-frequency but high-impact event. Let's set up a time to discuss what your future financial security looks like to you. Call or text today

Thank you for dropping by our virtual State Farm Insurance office! Located at the SE corner of Solano and Tulare, here in beautiful Berkeley, CA. My State Farm team and I are here to help you choose the right insurance and financial services products to fit your individual needs. Whether you’re a Berkeley local or call San Diego home, I serve the entire State of California. I truly love what I do! I take pride in helping our Good Neighbors prepare for the future and protect the people and things that mean the most to them. We’re here to help things go right!

My brilliant team of State Farm Insurance Rep's and I are looking forward to the opportunity to earn your business. Our goal isn’t to simply provide a list of insurance and financial services products available to you. Instead, we want to learn about you as a person – what are your goals and aspirations? What is your personal vision of being financially sound? We can get this started by conducting a no-obligation insurance review to see where you are now and together plot a course for how to get where you want to be! My State Farm Insurance team and I are here for you during every stage of your life.

This global pandemic has taught us all difficult lessons. But one thing is certain – it is critical to protect those you love. Let’s discuss Life Insurance through State Farm and how you can shield your family from the unexpected. We have Life Insurance offerings that fit nearly any budget! If you have work provided Life Insurance, do you own it? Or do they? Our State Farm office would love to create a personalized approach to help save you money by combining your Auto Insurance and Life Insurance today!

While State Farm Insurance may be a massive company, my office is local. With us the benefit of both worlds, the local plus national! The security of a financially sound company paired with the down-home knowledge of a Berkeley local to guide you through your insurance and financial services journey. I started my State Farm Agency in Berkeley in 1985. My degrees are from University of California, Berkeley, BA Music. University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, MA Music. I regularly volunteer at Albany High School Music, using my skills on violin and viola.

Our State Farm team is here to make life-long relationships. Are you in the market for a new car? A used car? Something in between? Let’s get you an Auto Insurance quote today!

Let's discuss a Personal Price Plan to find the optimal coverage for your unique situation. When you combine our local presence with a wide array of coverage options, we can craft a policy to meet your needs at reasonable prices. If you’re considering switching your insurance provider, we’d be thrilled to discuss all the benefits of State Farm Car Insurance. When working with Frank Bliss at State Farm, you’re not just getting an Auto Insurance policy, you’re getting a seasoned team of insurance professionals that share a singular goal – placing your financial well-being at the forefront of all that we do!

I'm very active supporting local musical organizations like Cazadero Performing Arts Camps, Young People's Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley Symphony, San Francisco Opera and Albany Music Fund. Other local affiliations are Berkeley Breakfast Club and the Kiwanis Club of Berkeley. Previously I was a Scoutmaster, Berkeley Troop 5, President NALU chapter--(Now named NAIFA), a Professional Violinist & Violist. A long time ago I spent a year playing violin with the Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra where I learned Dutch (now a bit rusty)!

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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Helping many Californians know, realize and protect their dreams by doing the right thing at the right time for the right reason. My State Farm Insurance office is full of caring Insurance team members who pride themselves on efficient and effective customer service. We sincerely care about our Good Neighbors and helping them prepare for what's to come. Call, Click, or Stop By today!

Licensed team members Phuoc, Brandon, Mylin, and Trista are ready to assist with your insurance needs. My dedicated State Farm Insurance team brings 34 years of combined experience in addition to my 38 years with State Farm, all to help your life go right! Let us create a Personal Price Plan for you today!

Phuoc Khong State Farm Agent Team Member

Phuoc Khong

Insurance Account Representative

Phuoc has a remarkable amount of Insurance experience and has been serving the Berkeley, CA Area and beyond for the last 20 years! He will be celebrating his 20th anniversary in November. He is a trusted Insurance resource for our State Farm Insurance office and can assist you with any and all questions you may have about Life Insurance and other lines of insurance. He is a wealth of knowledge! Those who know Phuoc would describe him as helpful and genuine. He takes a logical and insightful approach to problem solving and that always resonates positively with his State Farm customers. He is a graduate of UC-Berkeley. When he isn’t working at our State Farm Insurance office, he enjoys plays poker, artwork, reading, weightlifting, and cooking! A very interesting fun fact about Phuoc...not only has he gone skydiving, but managed to break his leg doing so! Stop by and say hello today!


Brandon Martinez

Insurance Account Representative

Brandon has been with our State Farm Insurance family since 2020 and has excelled in his role as an Insurance Account Representative. As a Vallejo, CA resident, he understands what it takes to effectively protect our Good Neighbors in Berkeley and all of California. His customers would describe him as cheerful and empathetic to their situation all while maintaining his flexibility and providing top-notch customer service. Brandon is here to help you on your unique insurance journey. When he isn’t helping our locals with their insurance, you can find him hiking the trails and polishing his approach as a horticulturist!


Mylin Pipa

Account Representative

Mylin recently joined our team and has made an immediate, positive impact on our Good Neighbors. Mylin has 7 years of insurance experience so she is well-equipped to handle the most complex of insurance issues that you may have. She joins our State Farm Insurance team to expand offerings to our customers in Berkeley and throughout the State of California. Mylin lives locally, so she understands the insurance challenges that face our Bay Area friends and families. Mylin is here to help! Her customers would describe her as steady, quiet, but thorough and always willing to explain their policies in detail to ensure they understand the impact of their choices on their day-to-day. In her spare time, Mylin enjoys spending time with her family! Stop by and say hello to Mylin today.


Trista Giese

Account Representative

Trista is a Minnesota transplant, helping our Good Neighbors with their Life Insurance and protecting their loved ones for generations to come. Offering her abilities and smiles to our State Farm customers. Trista is local and understands the insurance needs of our Good Neighbors. Stop by our Berkeley office and say hello today!