About Us

Elgin, Illinois Insurance AgentHistory

C.V. Gordon Insurance Agency was established by Clarence V. Gordon in the early 1950’s. Mr. Gordon operated as a sole proprietor until Dan Todd joined the business in 1980. Clarence and Dan worked together until 1992, when Dan completed a purchase of the agency and formed C.V. Gordon Insurance Agency, Inc.


Our agency is located just east of the Downtown Elgin Historic District on IL Route 19. We are approximately one-quarter mile east of the intersection of IL Route 19 (E. Chicago Street) and IL Route 25 (Liberty Street) in Elgin, IL. From this location, we have proudly served clients from Elgin, Bartlett, St. Charles and surrounding communities for over 60 years.


We are a full-service agency that offers auto insurance, home insurance, business insurance, life insurance and health insurance. As a family-owned and operated business, we are committed to providing unmatched customer service, competent advice, and insurance products necessary to protect our clients and their interests. We serve clients from a variety of backgrounds and take great care to ensure that all clients are treated with the respect they deserve. These guiding principles have allowed us to develop tremendous customer loyalty because they know what to expect when working with our agency.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Elgin, Illinois, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. C.V. Gordon Insurance represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or business owner policy, you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.

July 12th, 2016 by C.V. Gordon Insurance