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Jim Alaimo

JimProducer Profile: Jim Alaimo

Jim began his insurance career in 1968 with Western Southern Life as a Debit Agent. Working his way up to Associate Sales Manager, he earned the elite status of President’s Club Member. Jim wanted more out of his insurance business, so in 1979 he joined Farmers Insurance Group in order to have a full line agency. That meant he would be selling and servicing personal lines of auto, home, life, annuities, health, and commercial insurance. He was involved in a two year training program that gave him extensive knowledge of the insurance industry. That was just the beginning, as he knew he would be involved in continuing education throughout his career. By 2013, this became a 45 year investment of servicing the public. While at Farmers, Jim earned several recognitions including: Blue Vase, Blue Max, Life Masters, Topper Club, Preferred Underwriter, and his most prized, Million Dollar Roundtable Club.

Through the years, Jim was active in his community. He became president of Chaney-Mongee band parents, served as president of the school board and president of Lockport High School band parents. He was an involved parishioner of St. Ann’s church. In later years, he served on the Laraway school board and was member of St. Joseph’s church in Rockdale. Currently his home church is St. Jude’s church in Joliet.

Jim was offered an opportunity by Northern Insurance Service LTD. to sell insurance through them. This brokering has been the highlight of his career because it gave him opportunities to represent many
companies which offer the best possible values to his clients. Jim is working part time while enjoying retirement. He spends time in Marco Island during the winter.

Please call Jim at 815-823-4907 for a no obligation quote or information.

Bob Dow

Bob-DowProducer Profile: Bob Dow

Bob Dow has more than 48 years of experience in the insurance business. He previously worked in an all lines agency started by his father and grandfather in Joliet in 1945. Bob enjoys working closely with his customers to serve their individual insurance needs and strongly believes in making his expertise and time available to assist them.

Armand D’Andrea

ArmandProducer Profile: Armand D’Andrea

Armand D’Andrea graduated from the University of St. Francis with a degree in Finance & Business Administration. He started his Insurance career as an Underwriter at CNA Insurance Co. in Chicago and later moved to the marketing side of the business as an Account Executive and Sales Manager at various Insurance companies in Chicago for several years. Armand joined Jeff Thompson at the Cornolo & Thompson Agency in 2003, after which the two of them formed Northern Insurance (2005). Northern Insurance is now part of a network of nine agencies located throughout the Chicagoland area representing more than 40 different Property & Casualty Insurance Companies as well as all of the major Life and Health Insurance companies.

Armand specializes in Commercial Insurance, Bonds, and Employee Benefits. He is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and is involved with various local charities and other local fraternal organizations. He and his wife Anne have 4 children.

Jeffrey A. Thompson

Jeff-TProducer Profile: Jeffrey A. Thompson

Jeffrey A. Thompson grew-up in Joliet and graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Finance and attained an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. He worked for Aetna Casualty & Surety in Chicago for seven years in their Bond and Commercial Underwriting Departments and then joined an agency in Naperville. After eleven years of specializing in commercial insurance and bonds, Jeff bought the Cornolo Agency in Lockport. In 2005 Jeff moved the agency to Joliet and formed Northern Insurance Service, Ltd. This agency is now part of a network of nine agencies located throughout the Chicagoland Area representing more than 40 different Property & Casualty Insurance Companies and all the major Health insurance Companies.

Today Jeff resides with his wife Nancy in Joliet. He continues to be involved in the community as a member of the Exchange Club and the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce.

Chris Dow

Chris-DowProducer Profile: Chris Dow

Chris Dow has been with Northern Insurance since 2011. For over 70+ years of the Dow family has been in the insurance business in Joliet. Chris, 4th generation, is proud to be following in those footsteps. Chris is fortunate to have his dad Bob as his mentor with over 48 years of insurance experience.

His prior 20 years of experience in the Real Estate industry has prompted him to work with insurance carriers to develop numerous products for the real estate industry. One of these markets includes Real Estate Business Insurance, a business insurance policy specifically designed for the individual real estate agent.

In addition to the real estate market products Chris is well versed in all lines of insurance including Personal lines, Business & Commercial and Life & Health Insurance.