This agency was founded in the late 1930s as Charles S. Geary Agency, and he later sold it and it became the Centralia Rainford Agency. Gene and Shirley Alcorn moved back to their hometown of Centralia and they purchased the Centralia Rainford Agency in 1963. Gene and Shirley renamed the Centralia Rainford Agency, and the new agencies name was Alcorn Insurance Agency.
Before purchasing the agency in 1963 Gene had an illustrious 10 year career as a top life insurance agent with Metropolitan Life. Gene was the top selling life agent for Metropolitan in his territory for those 10 years. After 10 years with Metropolitan, Gene decided to switch his focus with selling property and casualty insurance. Gene then went to work for Hardware Mutual Insurance Company, now known as Sentry Insurance. After a few years with Hardware Mutual, they transferred him to a new territory. This new territory was nothing new to him, because they sent him back to his hometown of Centralia. In 1963 Centralia Rainford went up for sale, and Gene decided to go out on his own.
One of Gene’s sons, Craig, came into the agency in 1973. In 1988 Gene’s youngest son, Scott, came into the agency. As years went by nothing changed for Alcorn Insurance Agency, because they were by your side at every step of the way. Fast forward to January 1, 2014, Scott became the sole owner of the agency, with Craig still coming in on a part-time basis. Also in 2014 two of Scott’s children, Kelsey and Chase, came into the family business to start writing insurance. Nothing has changed since the grand opening of Alcorn Insurance Agency in 1963, we have the same name, but it is just a new generation. One could say that insurance just runs in our blood.
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"I’ve been a customer of Alcorn Insurance Agency for 25 years. If I have any questions regarding my policy, Scott calls me back to answer my questions directly. I appreciate the fact that he is always willing to travel to Salem to deliver policy information, whenever it would just be easiest to do that by fax. Scott truly cares about his customers.”
“Hi, My name is Chad Henry, I have been a customer of Alcorn Insurance for quite some time. I have been truly impressed by the efforts all of the employees, they have gone above and beyond to make sure my insurance needs have been met. When I started my new business, they took the time to find coverage that exceeded my expectations and did it at a price that was very fair. Alcon Insurance delivers exactly what we should look for, as customers, when we purchase insurance. They are LOCAL, Family Owned and they truly care about the customers that trust them as an Insurance Agency. I know I am in a better position because of their advice and knowledge. Give them a shot at earning your business, YOU WILL BE HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME.”
"Scott helped me with all of my insurance needs. I believe he is the most knowledgeable insurance agent in Southern IL."
Matthew, Centralia, IL
"Alcorn Insurance helped me with Insurance for my Business. The Agent Was Very Informed And Made The Decision Very Clear For My Particular Situation."
BB, Centralia, IL