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About Us

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Bernard E. Pedersen & Associates, Inc. Insurance Agency has been doing business in Palatine Illinois since 1952. We are licensed to do business in Illinois, Wisconsin, & Indiana.

The agency was founded in 1952 by the late Bernard E. Pedersen who was also State Representative in district 54 for 14 years.

In 1994 his son, Edwin B. Pedersen, purchased the agency making it a second-generation enterprise. In January 2022, Ed suddenly passed away. Ed was a 30-year Award of Excellence agent and a member of the H.K. Dent Society. He is greatly missed, and we are grateful for his 43 years of leadership.

Susan Pedersen is now the President of the corporation. Susan first joined the agency in 1984 and has 40 years of experience primarily in customer service, billing and claims. She heads the accounting department and also provides software management and technical support.

Ed’s son, Bernard E. Pedersen II is the Vice President of the agency. With over 20 years of experience, he specializes in new business, customer service, claims, billing and technology.

In 2022, Sherri McHugh rejoined the agency. Sherri processes changes to policies, answers billing questions, assists with accounting functions as well as claims processing.

We specialize in Auto, Home, Boat, Umbrella, Landlord, Motorcycle, RV, Mobile Home and Term Life insurance. If you thought the days of getting support and advice from a licensed agent instead of an 800 number were over, think again! It’s our pleasure to create an individual, comprehensive, personal insurance package that is right for you. E-mail: [email protected] Your insurance situation deserves consideration! Get the most coverage for the best price!