We treat you like family,
not like numbers

What makes Allegiance so exceptional?

Our history

Experience & Customer Service

Allegiance began in 2003 under Ray Petrocelli & Joe Kobel. The two of them had spent 30 years at a well-known insurance company, and wanted to found their own company based on the idea of putting the customer first, rather than focusing on sales. They began an independent agency, and signed their first carrier that year. Fifteen years later, Allegiance has over 40 carriers and 1,600 clients.

Built to be different

At Allegiance, our focus is on being an insurance advocate. We don’t just want to sell you insurance, we’re real people trying to help you with a difficult process. With so many carriers to offer, we work to find exactly the coverage and payment options that fit your budget. We also want to make sure that you understand what you are paying for, putting a focus on education. Even though we have a national reach, we can ensure a home-town feel to your insurance experience.

Our Values

Customer Service

Allegiance puts the customer first. Every person's budget and needs are different, and it is our responsibility to find what will work best for you.


Allegiance believes that it's important for everyone to know about insurance. That's why on our website and in our visits, we explain what every aspect of your coverage is for, and exactly where your money is going.

Community Focus

The people who work for Allegiance are locals. You're not working with nameless, robotic sales-people, you're working with community members. 

Maggie Kobel Livingston, Vice President of Personal Lines at Allegiance Insurance.

Maggie Kobel Livingston

VP of Personal Lines

Maggie has been a part of Allegiance Insurance since 2006. She has spent these past years building strong relationships with clients while providing personalized service. She is truly passionate about making sure her clients are educated on their insurance needs. Maggie lives in the southwest suburbs of Chicago with her husband, Eric. She loves the beauty of the outdoors, enjoys exercising her creative side with arts and crafts, traveling, and has a big heart for animals (especially English Bulldogs!).

Steve Ellis, a team member at Allegiance Insurance.

Steve Ellis

Personal Lines Sales Manager

Steve has been part of the Allegiance team since 2007. His primary focus has always been providing great customer service and building great, long-lasting relationships with his clients. He always looks to get his customers the best rates without sacrificing coverage, because covering our clients properly is a core part of what makes Allegiance's service exceptional. In his spare time, Steve enjoys spending time with family and friends and rooting for all the Chicago sports teams. He’s a sports fanatic.

Jamie Dorgan, CSR at Allegiance Insurance in Burr Ridge, Illinois.

Jamie Dorgan

Customer Service Representative

Jamie has been in the insurance industry for one year working for Allegiance Insurance Services. She gets the most information from the clients so the agents can diligently answers any questions the client may have. Jamie loves spending time with her family and going on vacations. She lives with her husband (Tim) and two sons (Kevin and Nathan).

Penny Halvax, a team member and Personal Lines Account Executive at Allegiance Insurance.

Penny Halvax

Personal Lines Account Executive

Penny has always worked in the insurance industry, working in many capacities within the industry, but especially enjoys working directly with clients. She prides herself on providing clients with the best coverage available while making sure the clients know they are our most important asset. Penny has two grown children, Ryan and Tara. She lives in Plainfield with her husband, Tony, and four(!) doggie fur-babies.

Joseph Kobel, Principal and Co-Owner at Allegiance

Joseph Kobel


For over 30 years, Joe was a perennial top producer. Now, with his own agency, he has been able to utilize this experience to create an agency that puts the client first, removing the tedious, nerve-wracking parts of insurance out of Allegiance's client experience. Leveraging his knowledge, Joe is an experienced liaison between numerous carriers, ensuring that Allegiance is able to continually offer the best options for their clients, and wonderful working conditions for its agents.

Why choose an independent agent?

What is an independent agent?

An independent insurance agent is an agent who is not bound to a single company, but rather has contracts with many different companies so as to sell many different kinds of insurance. 

Why should you work with one?

Because independent insurance agencies, like Allegiance, can compare coverage and prices to find the best possible value for your individual circumstances. Everybody's needs are different, and your policy should match your needs.

Allegiance Insurance Services, your one-stop insurance shop that can service you anywhere