Melissa Ethridge, Insurance Agent

Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service

Melissa Ethridge
Agency Owner
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM 8:30 AM - 5:30 PMClosed Today Closed Today

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Main Number
(843) 665-7992(843) 665-7992

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(843) 665-7992(843) 665-7992
(843) 629-1439(843) 629-1439

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Store Hours:

Day of the WeekHours
Mon8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tue8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wed8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Learn about our insurance products

  • Get an auto insurance policy you can count on from Nationwide.
  • Protect your house and personal property by choosing the right insurance coverage from Nationwide.
  • Let us help you select life insurance coverage that meets your needs, your life and your budget.
  • Cover your business with commercial insurance from Nationwide.

Member support

24/7 Claims Service

About Melissa Ethridge

I graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1981. I am married to my wonderful husband, Butch. We have made South Carolina our home for the past 31 years.
  • BS Business Administration UNC Chapel Hill. MBA USC Columbia
Professional Designations
  • MBA
Languages Spoken
  • English
Licensed In
  • NC
  • SC
  • Auto
  • Life
  • Home
  • Business
Agent Qualifications
  • Professionally Licensed in Property, Casualty, Life and Health
Community Activities
  • Pee Dee Kiwanis and Business Networking International.
Community Involvement Events
  • I enjoy golf and attending all sports events. I enjoy playing with my active Boston Terrier. I enjoy spending time with my family watching North Carolina Football and Basketball.

Our Insurance Products

The Nationwide Insurance: Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service in Florence, SC provides the following products. To learn more about each insurance product, click on the links below.
  • Auto Insurance
    What do you desire from an auto insurance company? Many people ask for a smooth and easy claims process as well as attentive service. Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service has teamed up with Nationwide to deliver precisely that experience. Clients are not a number to us, they are individuals. Everyone's car insurance requirements in Florence differ, and we recognize that.

    Nationwide offers a wide-ranging array of programs and coverage levels so that you are able to pick what is right for you. For example, the many coverage offerings include Liability coverage, Collision coverage, Medical Payments coverage, and Roadside Assistance coverage. Nationwide not only provides auto insurance but also has programs for motorcycles, RVs, and other special vehicle types. Of course, insurance needs change from year to year, so Nationwide offers an annual On Your Side® Review to look at your specific needs.

    Give Melissa Ethridge a call today at (843) 665-7992 to get a conversation going about car insurance needs. Face-to-face chats are great too, just make an appointment and stop by the office at 2405 Second Loop Rd. We can provide more information about discounts you may qualify for, such as Multi-Policy discounts, Accident-Free discounts, Paperless documents, and Good Student discounts.

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  • Homeowners Insurance
    Congratulations on becoming a proud Florence homeowner! With all of the energy and resources you spent searching for and bidding on your home, Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service knows the last thing you want to do is spend hours finding a viable insurance plan to protect your investment. With our help, along with the teamwork of Melissa Ethridgeand the knowledgeable folks at Nationwide, safeguarding your home and all of your belongings can be a smooth process.

    Insurance is one of life's many little necessities, and a requirement in some cases, but it's best that you take your insurance needs seriously, because we certainly do. Our goal is to provide you with all of the information you need to be sure that your home is protected if something unexpected occurs. Melissa Ethridge can talk you through determining the value of your belongings which can help you avoid underinsuring yourself. We also make sure your customized plan is explained to help you understand which risks are and are not covered by your plan, and you'll be well-educated on how your deductibles work. When members come to us, we want them to leave feeling as if they know more about insurance than we do.

    If your home is currently in construction, or even if you're just thinking about buying a home, we'd love to have the opportunity to chat with you about your options and any discounts for which you may qualify. Whenever you're ready, pick up the phone and dial us up at (843) 665-7992 or visit us at 2405 Second Loop Rd.

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  • Life Insurance
    At Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service, we want to make customers aware of how easy and affordable life insurance is. We know many people in Florence think they cannot afford to have a good policy that protects their financial interests. That is why we work with Nationwide to provide customers with the diverse coverage options they need to sleep peacefully at night.

    Affordability is a major concern for most. In addition to choosing coverage based on what you can afford, you need to think about how you or your loved ones may need to use your policy proceeds. Maybe you’ll need to replace lost income or pay for long-term care expenses and your kids’ college education. These issues may not completely encompass your current concerns. However, keeping them in mind will help you discern the proper coverage level for your situation.

    There are circumstances where customers find it more beneficial for them to layer several term life insurance policies instead of purchasing whole life insurance to give them long-term financial security.

    By speaking with a life insurance agent who works with Nationwide, you can gain a better understanding of options that are ideal for your situation. The amount of coverage you need can help you meet your current and future financial goals.

    To better understand coverage options, we encourage you to contact Melissa Ethridge at (843) 665-7992 to arrange a time to meet in office at 2405 Second Loop Rd,Florence,SC,29501 to discuss your needs. For additional convenience, our agents are ready to help you go over coverage options over the phone.

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  • Business Insurance
    Maybe you're looking for targeted business coverage or maybe you're looking for wide-ranging policy protections as part of a new business continuity plan. Either way, Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service can help you protect past gains, while also positioning your company for future growth.

    Through Nationwide, our agents offer business insurance for Florence companies that operate in a wide range of industries from food and beverage to building management to professional contractors. Product offerings include liability, property, and commercial auto insurance. For some companies, it's also crucial to get operating loss coverage to ensure money is coming in even if something forces their business to close shop for a time. Likewise, flexible billing options help you meet premium obligations regardless of how your company's budget is structured.

    It sounds complicated, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, to combine several products in a single policy, have one of the risk management experts at Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service help you build a business owner's policy with coverage that's personalized for your company. Call us at (843) 665-7992 to discuss your Florence business insurance or to set up an appointment at the office located at 2405 Second Loop Rd.

    Nationwide offers small business resources to help you strengthen your business, such as financial calculators and information and articles on marketing and cash flow management. Learn more at the Business Solutions Center.

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The Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service also offers products in NC, SC. Please call for information on products in those states.

About Hodge Ethridge Insurance and Financial Service

Carolyn Paul, Insurance Agent

Carolyn Paul Financial Associate

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Matt Ethridge, Insurance Agent

Matt Ethridge Associate Agent

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Lisa Cox, Insurance Agent

Lisa Cox Associate Agent

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David Windham, Insurance Agent

David Windham Associate Agent

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The Hodge Ethridge Agency in Florence has been in business for over thirty years. Founded by Nationwide Agent Iris Hodge our Agency has a long history of helping clients make wise insurance choices. Melissa Ethridge acquired the Agency in 2009 and continues to help clients with Auto, Home, Life, and Business Insurance. Our staff has a combined sixty plus years of experience with insurance of all kinds. In 2012 Melissa Ethridge acquired the Burgess Agency in Kingstree. This Agency has been in business for over seventy years. Our staff in this office also has over sixty combined years of experience. In both offices we are all involved in Civic, Religious and Community activities. Our memberships range from Rotary, Kiwanis, and the Chamber to several churches in both towns. We strive to help all of our clients make the best choices possible when protecting their most valuable assets.
Thank you for choosing our Agency. We strive to provide excellent customer service in all of our interactions. Referrals are the greatest compliment that we receive. Our staff enjoys working with every client on an individual basis. Call us today for all of your insurance needs.

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2405 Second Loop Rd
Ste C
Florence, SC 29501