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. But he still acts in an advisory role with Kettley Insurance Agency, Inc.
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 of IL 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 Ricks College in 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.
Joan Kettley-Weinert began helping her father, William E Kettley, with tasks
around the office. As a native of Aurora, she attended West
Aurora High School but graduated from Hinckley Big Rock High. Married
for over 35 years, with 7 children, and 10 grandchildren (and counting!). Her father William Kettley sold her Kettley Insurance Associates in 1991. Joan’s
community service can be seen in her nearly
20-years of contribution to the Aurora Kiwanis Club, where she served
as Secretary for 11 years. She was the recipient of the Clyde Hewitt Merit Award for
Kiwanis Participation. Joan has been dedicated to The Boy Scouts of America,
where she served as Den Leader and has received the mother pin for raising 3
Eagle Scouts. After almost 40 years of experience in various positions
within the Insurance business, she was pleased to sell Kettley Insurance to Ed
Kettley Sr. and Ed Kettley Jr.
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 37 years experience in the insurance business 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/WellPoint Inc. and then as Regional Sales Director with Aetna Medicare. John works in sales and marketing with Kettley Insurance Agency Inc. and will also work on agency acquisitions. He is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters, Kiwanis Club of Aurora and serves as a member of the Board of Directors with the Fox Valley Orchestra and has lived in Aurora for 26 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.
Milo Alvarez (se habla Español) grew up on the south side of Chicago.
After graduation from Tilden High School he received his BS Degree in Mathematics
from University of Illinois. He started
his career in the restaurant/entertainment services industry and after 10 years he moved to distribution for a major
toy manufacturer. He Joined Kettley and Company Realtors in
2006 and has never looked back. Even "during
the crisis of 2008 I still sold homes". Milo loves to serve people by
helping them realize their dreams of home ownership. It doesn't matter if it's first time buyer or
a family who has worked hard to upgrade their home. "I enjoy working with people and felt
that once they buy their home it would be important to help them protect it so
they can have peace of mind". Milo will continue selling real estate and is also an insurance agent with Kettley Insurance Agency Inc. He now
resides in Plainfield with his wife and children.
Felipe Carrillo (se habla Españo) After entering the real estate business in 1999 Filipe achieved unprecedented success and has consistently been top selling and listing agents 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.