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About Us

Our History

Valley Insurance Agency was established in 1978 by Gordon Hard and initially located in Batavia, Illinois. We eventually relocated our offices to downtown Geneva in 1985 and moved to our current location in 1989. In 2010, Gordon Hard met Drake Kelly through mutal associates. Drake had started in the business right out of college, and was in the midst of enjoying a successful career as a direct writer. Gordon and Drake hit it off right away and became good friends. Drake admired Gordon's years of success in business, but most of all respected his devotion to the community. In 2014, Gordon offered Drake a position and Drake gladly accepted. In July of 2017, Drake became President of Valley Insurance and Gordon moved into a consulting role. Drake and Gordon are extremely excited to continue to build on the strong history of Valley Insurance. For over 39 years, Valley Insurance has provided a variety of insurance products and services, along with experienced, knowledgeable personnel, dedicated to assisting you in protecting your assets and liabilities.
Valley Insurance is committed to building close client relationships for the long term. We value the trust and confidence that we have established with our clients.

Our Philosophy

Since 1978 our commitment to our clients has not changed: manage and anticipate needs, recommend solutions and deliver a product at the lowest possible cost. As a professional independent insurance company of Illinois we promise to provide you with coverage options from the country's best insurance companies, not just one. We promise to stand up for your rights, because we work for you- not an insurance company. We promise to provide the best possible price for your insurance coverage's. We promise to research coverage options and offer the best insurance tailored specifically to fit your changing needs. Our focus on continuing education for our staff ensures that we stay abreast of every new development in the insurance industry, enabling us to provide the excellent level of service you deserve. We also believe in having a strong affiliation with the surrounding community. We have been a member of The Geneva Chamber of Commerce since 1985 and Gordon Hard was Past President from 1988-1998. Gordon has also been a member of Geneva Rotary Club since 1985. We look forward to the journey ahead and would like to remind you that ''Excellence isn't our goal-It's our Standard!''