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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) 324-2594(828) 324-2594

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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

    Understanding the coverage you buy is important, but the language of underwriting can be a little difficult for those who are new to it. That's why Hamby Fotheringham Agency focuses on explaining auto insurance coverage in a common sense way that members in Hickory appreciate. That way, it's easier to enjoy your vehicle with the assurance you understand what is covered in the event of an accident.

    Auto policies tend to start with liability coverage, and the right amount can depend on the vehicle you drive, the state's requirements, and other factors. Once you have the liability package you need, collision coverage is there to help take care of any covered damage your vehicle takes in the event of an accident, and comprehensive packages are there to cover you in the event of an incident when the vehicle is not in motion. Hamby Fotheringham Agency works with Nationwide to provide drivers with a wide range of coverage choices. After you find the right coverage levels for your vehicle, we will apply discounts you may qualify for such as for safety equipment in the vehicle or your safe driving history.

    Finding out more about our policy options is easy. Our offices can be reached at (828) 324-2594, and agents are happy to take set appointments for in-person consultations at our office located at 1463 2nd St NE.

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  • Homeowners Insurance

    In order to have stable financial security measures in place, it is crucial that you invest in home insurance regardless of whether you own your house in Hickory outright or you still have payments to make on the mortgage. We at Hamby Fotheringham Agency are proud to offer Nationwide solutions designed to protect our members and their homes from weather hazards to crimes such as theft. Because your house is a place of love, life, and safety, Hamby Fotheringham Agency and our other experienced agents are prepared to help you and your family members get back to your normal lives as soon as possible should an incident occur.

    Everyone has a unique set of circumstances that requires specific kinds of protection, which is why our agents are trained to identify these circumstances and do the hard work of narrowing down the options for you. For example, if you own a pool in your backyard, then it may be in your interest to have liability coverage in the event that one of your guests suffers an injury while using it. If there are a substantial number of valuables such as jewelry and antiques in the house, something such as the Valuables Plus® plan can keep those items covered.

    By calling Hamby Fotheringham Agency at (828) 324-2594 today, you can become more educated about our available policies as well as discounts that are available. Our goal is to provide you with an insurance purchasing experience that is as stress-free as possible. Find out more by visiting us on 1463 2nd St NE or by giving us a call.

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  • Life Insurance

    At Hamby Fotheringham Agency, we want to make customers aware of how easy and affordable life insurance is. We know many people in Hickory 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 Hamby Fotheringham Agency at (828) 324-2594 to arrange a time to meet in office at 1463 2nd St NE,Hickory,NC,28601 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

    When it comes to owning and operating your own business, few choices may seem clear or simple. Hamby Fotheringham Agency can help change that – at least as far as insurance is concerned. Our agency works with Nationwide to provide improved insurance solutions to people in the Hickory area looking for a great business policy. For years, Nationwide has led the way in outstanding customer service, rapid claims response, and much more. Nationwide allows us to offer personalized business insurance policies. These solutions are personalized to address the unique spectrum of concerns affecting your organization. This is a great way to effectively manage the risks associated with doing business in your industry.

    Risk is an inescapable part of doing business, but it can be managed through strategic choices. Choosing to get an insurance policy from a company with a proven track record is a good way to be sure that support is going to be there when you need it. Nationwide excels in service and support, so our valued customers are never left without the information they require. At Hamby Fotheringham Agency, we believe that insurance companies should be responsive to the concerns of customers, so we strive to deliver beyond expectations.

    Obtaining insurance through a company that knows and understands the particular concerns affecting business owners is a wise choice. Nationwide has distinguished itself as a leader in policy provision and our team looks forward to helping you access the coverage solutions you really want. To discover what improved insurance coverage could do for you, please call (828) 324-2594 or visit our 1463 2nd St NE office.

    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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1463 2nd St NE
Hickory, NC 28601