FIFTY YEARS OF EXCELLENCE
Stanford & Associates, Inc. is a successful family owned and operated independent insurance agency. We provide commercial insurance and risk management solutions for a broad spectrum of savvy clients throughout the United States. We understand the concerns and problems of our clients, and are proud to have been awarded their trust for 50 years.
Our mission is clear: we strive to “protect the dreams and assets of every client in the most intelligent, comprehensive and economical way possible.” Our goals are to solve problems quickly and creatively, by understanding the unique needs of our clients and treating our clients' assets as our own.
At Stanford, we take great care in creating customized portfolios for each client. As business owners ourselves, we are particularly mindful of the additional and evolving coverages every business owner and company needs to remain viable and succeed in today’s fast-paced world.
" Protecting Your Business is Our Business"
In the early 1970's Kemper Insurance Company started a revolutionary program designed to give young people the opportunity to start their own independent insurance agencies. In 1972, Patrick Ford, a recent graduate of the University of Notre Dame, was accepted into the Kemper Program and, at the age of 21, started the Ford Insurance Agency in Oak Brook, IL. Pat has never looked back.
In 1978, the Ford Insurance Agency became Stanford & Associates, Inc. Stanford established a niche in the manufactured housing industry and quickly accelerated from insuring individual homes to insuring parks and manufacturers. From there Stanford expanded to insuring investment grade commercial real estate of all kinds. Now Stanford can provide protection for its clients in any industry.
Enjoying a national identity, Stanford is recognized for its expertise and critical thinking in addressing the risk to our clients and the concern of our carriers.
We are a proactive partners: our clients appreciate our attention to costs, value added service and the wealth of historical knowledge we possess. We pride ourselves on our staff, our clients, and the insurance carriers we represent. Members of our staff speak at national and regional conventions and seminars. We also participate on agency advisory boards and policy review committees for our insurance carriers.
We are a family business and believe in building relationships that last a lifetime. We have had many clients for 30, 40 and even 50 years. We have built our business by hard work, integrity, creativity and trust. We assume you have too. A wealth of knowledge and expertise have been acquired over the decades. We now have three generations of Ford's who agree that "Protecting your business is our business." We enjoy what we do and look forward to being your partner!