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4316 Chester Village LnChester, VA 23831

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About Barry F. Melvin - Chester Insurance Agent

  • Animals
  • Athlete
  • Family
  • Music
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Spiritual
  • Sports Fan
  • Water Sports

I’ve lived in Chester my entire life. With its friendly, small-town feel and great schools, Chester is truly the best of all worlds — close to beaches, close to mountains and within driving distance of our nation’s capital. Since graduating from nearby Virginia Commonwealth University in 1980 and becoming an Allstate agent, I’ve made it my mission to help people here protect what is most important in their lives.

When I’m not working, you can find me playing trumpet in the Colonial Heights Baptist Church orchestra, watching basketball and football games, playing golf and spending time with my wife, Linda, our two daughters, Tracey and Whitney, and my grandson, Daniel.

Growing up, my parents emphasized to me and my twin brother the importance of treating others the way we would wish to be treated. I’m an agent because I enjoy helping people, and my team and I do our best to answer customers’ questions promptly. You’ll find that my team and I friendly, knowledgeable and professional.

Years ago, I learned the importance of never putting anything off. I agreed to meet with a couple one Friday night, as they wanted to purchase a life insurance policy. I’m thankful I did as that policy quickly became very important — the woman tragically lost her husband the following day. To this day, I still have the wife insured. This experience reminds me of the impact of my work on customers’ lives.

  • B.S. Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Awards
  • Quality Agent-2 years
  • Honor Ring-14 years
  • Allstate Financial Leader Award-2 years
  • 30+ Years of Service

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Meet the Team

Terry Vinson
Licenced Sales Producer
Terry has 27 years of insurance experience and has been with the agency for 19 years.
Natalie Odom
Licenced Sales Producer
Natalie has been with the agency for 17 years.
Linda Melvin
Licenced Sales Producer
Linda has been with the agency for 6 years.
Kim Minton
Licensed Sales Producer
Kim has 27 years of insurance experience and joined our agency April 2015.

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Insurance Products & Services

Insurance is unlike any other product out there - you pay for it and hope you never have to use it. And that makes paying more than you need to that much more uncomfortable.

With a policy from Allstate, you can help keep your insurance costs low with the wide variety of discounts we offer. Keep in mind, not all discounts are available in every state. The best way to get all that you qualify for is to get an insurance quote specific to Chester.

You can get a rough "ballpark" insurance quote from many companies online, but talking with an agent allows you to ask questions and get a quote for coverage that matters most to you. As an Allstate agent, I can prepare a quote that details the coverage, deductibles (your portion of a loss) and cost (premium) of your insurance policy.

Insurance products and services offered at my Allstate agency include:

  • Auto Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Flood Insurance
  • Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Motorcycle Insurance
  • Home Insurance
  • Insurance Quote
  • Insurance Agency
  • Business Insurance
  • Annuities
  • Retirement
  • College Savings Plan

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Areas Served

Proud to serve the areas of:

  • Chesterfield
  • Chester
  • Enon
  • Richmond
  • Hopewell
  • Petersburg
  • Midlothian

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Barry F. Melvin is insurance licensed in the state(s) of Virginia. If you do not reside in the state(s) of Virginia, please go to the Find an Agent section on to search for another Allstate Agent or Personal Financial Representative.

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