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State Farm® Insurance Agent

Chris McLeod

McLeod Insurance Agcy Inc

(815) 609-9099
12443 South Rt 59
Unit 103
Plainfield, IL 60585

Across from Wal-Mart and North of McDonald's. Next to Vita Bella Pizza

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Office Hours

9am - 5pm
9am - 12pm
After Hours by Appointment
Call or text us 24 hours a day!


12443 South Rt 59
Unit 103
Plainfield, IL 60585



Attention everyone affected by the recent storms! If your property has been damaged due to the severe weather, it's crucial to take immediate action. Here are a few important steps to follow:

• Document the damage: Take photos or videos of the affected areas to provide evidence for your insurance. Make sure to capture all the details.

• Contact your insurance company: Reach out to your insurance office as soon as possible to report the damages and initiate the claims process. They will guide you through the next steps.

• Mitigate further damage: Take necessary steps to prevent further damage to your property. This might include covering broken windows or tarping damaged roofs. Keep receipts for any expenses incurred during this process.

My brother Cory and I were raised in the small Central Illinois town of Groveland located between Pekin and Peoria. Early on in our lives, we came to appreciate the importance of friends, family, and faith. My parents were always closely involved in our church, school, and sports activities teaching my brother and me that we may not always be 100% successful at something, but we could always be the hardest working.

My father worked for Caterpillar for over 20 years in Peoria, Illinois until his untimely passing in 1992 due to brain cancer. He was diagnosed with what is known as a glioblastoma. This type of brain cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer and he passed away within 6 months of his diagnosis. He died on his birthday June 4th at the age of 41. Losing him while still a student at Illinois Wesleyan University opened my eyes to the importance of preparing for the unexpected. Jim McLeod did not want to leave this world that soon but he planned very well for us through life and health insurance so that my mother, brother, and I would not lose anything more than just him. His love for us and his tremendous preparation allowed me to finish my college education and obtain my Bachelor's degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1993. I immediately went on to receive an MBA in Marketing from Illinois State University in 1995. I was extremely humbled and blessed to be able to do both.

I have always had a passion for helping others and it had a great deal to do with watching those around me help and care for my father during his battle with cancer. So many wonderful people in the medical profession. Doctors and nurses, friends of our family and from the church, and even those we barely knew were giving of their time and support. It was inspiring to witness and made me want to do the same for others in some fashion. It really led me to researching the State Farm Agency opportunity and how I could have an impact on so many lives each and every day.

My insurance career began in 1996 with Country Insurance in Bloomington, Illinois. In the fall of 1996 I was hired on to State Farm claims in Schaumburg, Illinois. After working in the Chicago suburbs for 2 years, I took an opportunity to relocate to Bloomington, Illinois when State Farm established its Claim Central Division. Working in the claims arena really opened my eyes to why State Farm is and continues to be the industry leader. We truly do treat our policyholders like family and try to make the claim process as easy as possible while helping them recover from sometimes catastrophic events. In 1999, I moved on to State Farm's Corporate Headquarters in Bloomington as a market analyst in State Farm's Agency Marketing Department. In that position, I learned to help State Farm Agents with how they market their agencies and themselves. This position enlightened me to the prospect of an agency career and how it would give me the chance to help even more of our customers every single day.

On December 1, 2000, I opened my agency doors in Naperville, Illinois and stayed there until 2003 when I relocated myself and my team to Plainfield, Illinois. As a 23 year resident of Plainfield, I wanted to be the one and only truly local agent by living in the town where I work. My team and have been here ever since trying to help as many people as possible manage their risks, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. My team is an extension of my family as are all of our policyholders.

I have a team of 4 wonderful people giving us over 60 years of State Farm experience. What we bring to State Farm makes my agency one of the most successful in the southwest suburbs and it shows in how we take care of our policyholders every single day. I am living proof of the benefits of good preparation and my team and I try to communicate the importance of insurance protection to everyone we can each and every day.

I have 2 beautiful daughters, Kellen and Kendall. Kellen just graduated with a degree in Psychology from DePaul University and is now in the consulting field. Kendall is a Senior at Arizona State University in the School of Business. My partner and confidante Tiffany is also with State Farm as a Business Lines Underwriter for all agents in this area and she has 2 wonderful children. Her son Wyatt (12) loves Star Wars, Fortnite, and reading Marvel Comics. Her daughter Presley (14) is involved in our local club volleyball and loves anything involving unicorns and 80's music. They are all the reason I do this.

Our dedicated team members work tirelessly to ensure that every person who walks through our doors receives personalized insurance options. Whether you're in need of Life, Health, or Business Insurance, we will thoroughly discuss all aspects of your plan with you. Our aim is for you to leave our office feeling truly heard and understood! Visit our office, In person, by video, phone or text. Let us help you make 2024 the greatest it can be!

We are here to help with all aspects of protection and can offer honest answers to all insurance and financial services questions. My team and I offer the following to our current and new customers in 60586, 60544, and 60585. We serve all of Will, Kendall, Kane, Cook, Lake, and Dupage Counties. 24 Hour Customer Service in Plainfield, Bolingbrook, Joliet, Naperville, Oswego, Shorewood, Romeoville, Yorkville, and Lisle. We focus on relocations to Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

Do you or someone you know own a small business that needs help with talking through small business insurance? We understand the importance of this topic, especially during Small Business Week in May. Feel free to reach out to us for any help you may need! We would love to help you as we are a small business owner too!

We are also a multi-state agency helping all who need us in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Indiana!

☀️🌴🌊Hello July! As we step into the month of July, we want to remind you of the importance of reviewing your insurance coverage. Summer is an ideal time to ensure you are protected! Our dedicated team is available to assist you every step of the way. Whether it’s Home/Condo and Auto insurance or Life and Health coverage, we are here to help you through the process! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Give us a call, text us, or email us to schedule a quick review this month!

Insurance Products Offered

Auto, Homeowners, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, Business, Life, Health, Pet

Other Products

Banking, Mutual Funds, Annuities

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The mission of our office is to help our policyholders manage the risks of everyday life and be the first choice for all of your Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin insurance needs. We focus on Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Business Owner Insurance throughout all of Will, Kendall, and DuPage County

Hi, welcome to the Chris McLeod State Farm Agency! We serve the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Our team focuses on relocations to Will, Dupage, Kane, and Kendall Counties. We offer car insurance, home insurance, business insurance, life insurance, and health insurance, and so much more! I'm a long time area resident and have been with State Farm Insurance since 1996 and a State Farm Agent since 2000. We offer notary public services as well.

Melissa Travis - Office Manager.  Contact Melissa for your Small Business and Contractor Insurance needs.

Jill Staranowicz - Account Representative.  Jill is a seasoned veteran of State Farm with an extensive background in claims and financial services including loans and deposits. Contact Jill if the unexpected occurs.

Alexis Travis - Customer Service Representative. Alexis' experience and efficiency is second to none.

Melissa Travis State Farm Agent Team Member

Melissa Travis

Office Manager

Melissa has been a member of our team since 2008 and is the Chris McLeod State Farm team lead and office manager. She has an amazing breadth of knowledge with all State Farm product offerings and service channels. Her relationships with our policy holders makes her an integral part of our long standing success. Melissa lives in Plainfield with her husband Dan and their daughter Alexis. Please contact Melissa to discuss your Life Insurance, Car Insurance, Home Insurance and Financial Services needs.

Kim Mirenda State Farm Agent Team Member

Kim Mirenda

Account Manager

Kim brings a wealth of knowledge in the customer service industry to her position as manager of accounts on my team. Her ability to effectively communicate and understand the needs of our customers is unparalleled. Kim's product knowledge and genuine concern for people makes her an integral part of my team and allows her to provide answers to insurance and financial services every single day. Kim resides in Naperville, Illinois and has raised 2 wonderful children on her own which is why she absolutely knows the importance of protecting one's future. Ask for Kim if you have a need for auto, home, life, or health insurance as well as financial services.

Alexis Travis State Farm Agent Team Member

Alexis Travis

Account Representative

Alexis has been with my team since 2017 and is licensed to assist with all property and casualty insurance issues. She also has extensive knowledge with all things technology related at State Farm including our billing and social media presence. She is currently pursuing her degree in criminal psychology at Joliet Junior College and plans on continuing her studies at Lewis University in Romeoville this fall.

Our Agency

  • Our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.
  • We help customers with their insurance and financial services needs, including Auto Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Business Insurance, Health Insurance, and Renters Insurance.
  • Our office is located in Plainfield.
  • I have been a State Farm agent since 2000.
  • We have 60+ years of combined insurance experience in our office.
  • Our agency has received awards including: President's Club, Chairman's Circle, Ambassador Travel, Legion of Honor, Silver Scroll, and Bronze Tablet
  • Additional languages spoken: Spanish

We are a very busy office and are looking for our next great team member. This busy insurance and financial services office has a passion to make a difference in the lives of others and better the community. We are an established, growth-oriented agency with a team of highly motivated individuals. Our team is comprised of results-oriented individuals that are serious about their development. If you are self-motivated, possess an entrepreneurial spirit and have a desire to win and achieve results, please consider joining our team.

Learn more about our agency and the career opportunities with us.
Available Positions
Please Note: This opportunity is about potential employment with an independent contractor agent who solicits applications for State Farm products and services, and does NOT result in employment with any of the State Farm Insurance Companies. The employment selection decision , terms and conditions of employment (such as compensation and benefits) are all determined solely by the independent contractor agent.