About Us

The IGO Insurance Agency was founded in June 1970 by the Independent Garage Owners of NC to provide insurance services to the automotive repair industry. At that time, there were few insurance carriers providing specialized coverage of this nature. IGO was very instrumental in developing programs and unique coverages that were tailored for the automotive industry.

In the early 2000’s, the agency began to break out of the one carrier mold and began adding additional carriers to its agency representation. This direction was important for the agency to become a fuller lines agency to address the needs of a variety of clients.

In October 2013, the IGO Insurance Agency was purchased by Jimmie Robertson who had been the Chief Operating Officer for 15 years prior.

When Jimmie passed away in 2018, IGO Insurance Agency was determined to make Jimmie proud and continue his legacy.

As the agency continues, the goal will be to offer comprehensive coverage, at competitive prices, through quality insurance markets, backed by superior customer service.

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An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Raleigh, North Carolina, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. IGO Insurance Agency represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies. Therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn't purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn't have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family's financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, you wouldn't have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, because it's up to you to make the final choice.