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Rick Hamby, Insurance Agent

Hamby Fotheringham Agency in Hickory, NC

Rick Hamby

Agency Owner

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Main Number
(828) 328-2609(828) 328-2609

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(828) 328-2609(828) 328-2609
(828) 328-1677(828) 328-1677


Store Hours:

Day of the WeekHours
Mon9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn about our insurance products

  • Auto Insurance

    Get an auto insurance policy you can count on from Nationwide.

  • Homeowners Insurance

    Protect your house and personal property by choosing the right insurance coverage from Nationwide.

  • Life Insurance

    Let us help you select life insurance coverage that meets your needs, your life and your budget.

  • Business Insurance

    Cover your business with commercial insurance from Nationwide.

Member support

24/7 Claims Service

About Rick Hamby

Black Belt American Karate/1981 Private Pilot License 1989 Greatest moment(s) in my life, the birth of my 3 sons


  • BSCJ From Appalachian State University 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

Licensed In

  • NC
  • SC


  • Auto
  • Life
  • Home
  • Business

Agent Qualifications

  • P&C License 1986 Life/Health/Med Sup/1986 N.C. Brokers License/1986


  • Champion Award
  • Nationwide Auto Council

Community Activities

  • Member of Hickory Chamber of Commerce Member of Hickory 2nd Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Community Involvement Events

  • I enjoy walks with my wife, boating on lake Hickory and occassionally heading to the woods with my friend Paul to ride ATVs.

Our Insurance Products

The Nationwide Insurance: Hamby Fotheringham Agency in Hickory, NC provides the following products. To learn more about each insurance product, click on the links below.

  • Auto Insurance

    Hamby Fotheringham Agency is your local expert for Hickory auto insurance and all the Nationwide policy options that go into building a personalized coverage solution. No matter what your driving habits, no matter the number and age of household drivers, there's an auto insurance policy that fits your needs. And it's not just the everyday automobile we can help with. If you have an RV, motorcycle, or boat, our agents can help you understand the unique coverage needs for these vehicles, too.

    Have questions about policy types, claim amounts, or liability requirements that apply to NC drivers? Worried about potential gaps in your coverage? Interested in learning more about the Vanishing Deductible® program? Hamby Fotheringham Agency can give you the answers. We'll also make sure you receive all the discounts for which you qualify, and the On Your Side® Review makes sure your policy keeps up with your evolving auto insurance needs.

    We recognize that purchasing auto insurance isn't exactly a favorite pastime for any Hickory driver. By partnering with Nationwide and providing great customer service, Hamby Fotheringham Agency can make things a little easier on you. Call us today at (828) 328-2609, and we'll take the stress out of shopping for 28602 car insurance. You can also schedule an appointment to talk about your coverage in person. Our office is located at 423 4th St SW.

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  • Homeowners Insurance

    At Hamby Fotheringham Agency we understand that you want insurance coverage for your home in Hickory without any hassle. Your house and belongings have both economic and emotional value and our agency is here to help you choose insurance that offers both security and peace of mind. In the event of a covered loss, you can rest easy knowing we are here to help. Your coverage needs depend largely on the specifics of your property, such as swimming pools and outbuildings, and Hamby Fotheringham Agency can help you asses your insurance requirements and choose a policy that offers the coverage you need.

    Hamby Fotheringham Agency has joined with Nationwide to provide you with a variety of sensible home insurance options, including customized coverage programs such as Brand New Belongings®. With this program, you'll receive the cash value of your possessions as well as coverage for any additional funds it takes to replace or repair them. If you enjoy hosting large group gatherings, we can help you determine whether you need additional coverage in case of an accident or injury to one of your guests. Whether your situation requires additional specialized insurance or is more traditional, we can help you find the coverage you need.

    To find out more information regarding the programs that are right for you, call (828) 328-2609 today. Our experienced agents can help meet your needs with a customized insurance package, possible discounts, and hassle-free service. We can even help you choose and purchase a policy over the phone. Call today, or stop by our office at 423 4th St SW.

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  • Life Insurance

    No matter if you have a family, a spouse or are single, you need a life insurance plan built with the help of Hamby Fotheringham Agency in Hickory. Your plan is intended to provide you and the people most important to you with complete peace of mind, but you might be uncertain as to what kind of protection is best for your particular needs. Know that you have quick and easy access to professional help to ease your mental burden.

    From knowing the amount of coverage you need to understanding how your medical history factors into your term or whole life insurance plan, there’s a lot of ground to cover. We sit down with you to get a full understanding of your present situation as well as anything you foresee coming down the road, such as the birth of a child or a shift in your finances. Our agents specialize in pairing you with the perfect protection and mental as well as financial security, and they make sure your plan always reflects your most current needs; just make sure you keep us in the loop on the latest developments in your life that might call for a change to your plan.

    If you’re unsatisfied with your current life insurance protection, or if you’re getting insurance for the first time, do yourself a favor and work with a life insurance agent who cares. When you’re ready, we’ll be waiting for you at Hamby Fotheringham Agency located at 423 4th St SW,Hickory,NC,28602. You’re also more than welcome to speak with Hamby Fotheringham Agency directly by calling (828) 328-2609.

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  • Business Insurance

    Along with versatile coverage options from Nationwide, Hamby Fotheringham Agency has the expertise to customize a business insurance solution for any Hickory company. Whether it's a golf course, medical clinic, food vendor or B2B contractor, learn how to better manage your risk with one of our expert business insurance agents.

    First and foremost, it's crucial that any coverage gaps are identified and eliminated. From liability insurance to worker's compensation and other coverage programs, know that your customers, employees, and business are taken care of should a covered event occur. From there, Hamby Fotheringham Agency will help structure a policy around your business needs. Many Hickory owners find that a business owner's policy makes the most sense for their company, but standalone insurance coverage for liability, property assets, or commercial auto is also available.

    Call Hamby Fotheringham Agency at (828) 328-2609. Let's talk about your new policy and the future of your company. We can also schedule an appointment to talk in person. Our office is located at 423 4th St SW.

    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 Hamby Fotheringham Agency also offers products in NC, SC. Please call for information on products in those states.

About the Hamby Fotheringham Agency

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My Agency was started from scratch in the spring of 1986. I had no files, no customers, only an education from Appalachian State University and a work ethic I garnered from my parents. I worked for two years out of the Nationwide district claims and sales office on highway 70 SW, until I moved to the Village Corner shopping to open my first private office in the summer of 1988. At that time, I had only one employee and about 500 files. Today I have three locations and ten employees, all focused on my customers. Over the years, as with all companies, Nationwide's prices have fluctuated. But our claims service and commitment to our policyholders has never waivered. In 1990 Nationwide became the number one carrier of property and casuality products (auto, homeowners, and commercial) and through hard work and a focus on what really matters in our busines, Nationwide maintains that number one position to this day! Good fortune has blessed me all my life and in the fall of 2000 Nationwide approached me about partnering with three of my fellow Nationwide agents about taking over a retiring agent's book in Hudson, N.C., which is now called Landis Insurance Group. I guess at the end of the day, what makes my Agency special is my commitment to the "On Your Side" slogan that has helped make Nationwide the leading carrier in N.C. and the simple understanding of how important my customers are to me and to Nationwide. I have not and will not "forget where I came from" and I will always remember my customers come first!
Hickory Office: Agency Principal, Rick Hamby, Associate Agent Chip Fotheringham, Operations Manager, Jennifer Travis, Senior Account Manager, Elizabeth Vang, Shelia King, Brittany Parker, Receptionist Brittney Hoke. Experienced and caring professionals make up the Rick Hamby Agency team. Let us show you how the right agents and the right company can make a BIG difference!

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423 4th St SW
Hickory, NC 28602