William E Kettley established Kettley Insurance
Associates in 1962. After graduating from West Aurora
High School Bill entered the US Marine Corps. Due to his attention
to detail and because he knew how to type Bill was given the job of battalion
clerk. He developed his skills in a very disciplined environment during
his service. A few years after his honorable discharge Bill and his
wife Marlene opened Kettley Insurance Associates. He started business with one contract with The
Travelers. Five years later he opened his first office which was located on
Lincoln Ave in Aurora. Due to his outstanding reputation and extensive
community service Bill rapidly added clients and
also acquired other agencies. "Work hard,
keep it simple and take care of the client's needs before your own" were
his value propositions. Bill is enjoying his retirement in Salt
Lake City UT.
Edward L Kettley Sr. grew up in Aurora and graduated from West Aurora High
School. Ed received his BS and BA Degrees in Education from the University of Illinois and served a two year mission for his church in France. He
received his Masters Degree from Northern
Illinois University in 1975. After teaching in the Aurora and Naperville
school district he became interested in the real estate business and was one of
the real estate agents who sold home sites during the
development of the Prestbury subdivision between Sugar Grove and Aurora.
In 1982 he started Kettley and Company REALTORS in
a small rented room in the back of his brother Bill's insurance
office.. Since then Kettley and Company REALTORS has grown to be one of the largest
and most successful real estate companies in Illinois. He and his son Ed
Kettley Jr., recently bought Kettley Insurance Associates and reincorporated as
Kettley Insurance Agency, Inc.
Edward Kettley Jr. graduated from West Aurora High School and
attended Brigham Young University Idaho and then Utah State University to get his degree
in Business. His education was suspended for two years while he served a
church mission to Utah. When he returned to Aurora after his schooling he
began working at Kettley and Company Realtors learning the business from the ground up.
Painting fences, placing and pulling for sale signs and then staging homes in
preparation for sale. He progressed into selling real estate and property
management and after a few years began training prospective agents to take the
real estate test. Now Ed is responsible for recruiting, training and
managing 160 real estate agents in 8 office. Ed's considerable talents in
recruiting training and managing people is translating nicely into
growing Kettley Insurance Agency, Inc.
Sabrina Kettley was raised in Rockford and has been with Kettley Realtors since 2003 as a licensed real estate broker and administrator. She became the General Manger of insurance operations in May of 2016 and is building her own book of business as a producer. Sabrina is responsible for the operations of Kettley Insurance Agency, Inc. and specializes in auto, home, life and small commercial insurance. Sabrina lives with he family in Yorkville and is active in school and her church groups.
John Gaglione grew up in Warrenville and attended Marmion Military Academy in Aurora . He then went to the University of Wisconsin to pursue his degree in marketing. John has been in the insurance business since 1974 and has worked for major national insurance companies in marketing and sales management positions but has returned to his roots as an agent with Kettley Insurance. He previously was with Kettley Insurance Associates for seven years before taking positions as Group Product Manager then Regional Sales Manager with UniCare/Anthem Inc. and then as Regional Sales Director with Aetna Medicare. John works in sales and marketing with Kettley Insurance Agency Inc. . He is serves as a member of the Board of Directors with the Fox Valley Orchestra and has lived in Aurora for 28 years.
Penny Ruddick was born and raised in Downers Grove and attended Downers Grove South High School. She received her Associates Degree in Science. After marriage she relocated to the Sandwich area where she raises competition rodeo horses with her husband and children. Penny started in the insurance business in 2009 and is experienced in auto, home, fire, life, health, agricultural risks and business owners policies. She extended her expertise in the real estate business in 2012.
Elizabeth (Liz) Reynoso (se habla Español) Elizabeth started her career in the insurance industry in 2001 working as a Customer Service Representative. She quickly was promoted to supervisor and then training manager and eventually managed four insurance office locations. Liz joined the Kettley team in late 2016 and serves the needs of clients with their auto, home, and rental property insurance needs. Liz says; "it gives me a great satisfaction helping clients protect their families through proper selection of coverages at a fair price." Liz is a graduate of West Aurora High School and pursued general business studies at The Abraham Friedman Center in Los Angeles CA. She lives in Aurora with her husband and children and is very active in her church.
Felipe Carrillo (se habla Españo) After entering the real estate business in 1999 Filipe achieved unprecedented success and has consistently been the top selling and listing agent for Kettley and Company Realtors for several years. Felipe has helped countless families realize the American dream of home ownership. It is a natural transition to help his clients protect those dreams with proper insurance. So if you are looking to purchase a home or insure one call the Felipe.