About Peterson Insurance Services™

Our Family History with Insurance


Three generations later, we still love insurance!

Some people might find it strange that we love insurance as much as we do, but our principal agent Maggie grew up listening to insurance talk around the dinner table every night at her family’s home in Havertown, PA.  She still remembers stuffing mailers and biking around town to hang them on doors to help her Mom get her name out there in the early days of starting the business.  Maggie’s mother Susie founded the agency in 1998 after a career as a public-school teacher with one simple goal: to go above and beyond the ordinary insurance experience, building relationships one client at a time. Susie’s father Jim worked for a small insurance agency in Oil City, PA in the 1950’s & 60’s when Susie was growing up in Northwestern PA and he taught all four of his kids that small-town values are important, like helping people out and treating them right. All four kids ended up building carriers in the insurance industry across the country with the goal to help others.  Maggie’s mom and three uncles built wonderful and long lasting careers in the insurance industry working hard and serving their customers.

Our agency started as a one-woman operation conducting business from her dining room table to our office on W. Eagle Rd.  But we are still hard at work for our customers. Maggie is proud to continue running the agency as a second generation owner, after working with her parents for over a decade.  Susie started the agency as an agent for just Erie Insurance and since that time Peterson Insurance has expanded, writing with over 30 carriers for AutoHomeCommercial, and Life Insurance.  These days, a lot of agencies are being bought up by larger conglomerates and it’s getting harder and harder to put a face with a name.  Maggie and her husband Ted are excited to continue to serve the community and their customers the best way they know how; by being a good local company with a great team of local agents available to meet in person or talk whenever you need us!

We’re so excited to continue our growth and local community involvement in Havertown and the Philadelphia region while holding strong to our core roots and small-town values.

Our Personal Approach


Knowledge is Power!

This is our motto at Peterson Insurance and we feel that by preparing ourselves and our staff, we can empower all of our policyholders with the confidence that comes with knowing you’re protected. Insurance can be confusing and with all of the online companies these days a lot of customers feel that they aren’t getting the answers and coverage explanations they deserve. We make sure that we take the time to work with each of our customers on a personal level and help you get the coverage you need at a price you can afford. For us, it’s simply a matter of doing things the right way.

We know that our clients lead busy lives and that’s why we pride ourselves on offering several ways to do business with us. When you are ready to go with a quote, we offer quick E-Sign options and automatic payments. But if you’d prefer to meet in person, we are available at our office too or we can come to you! We’re in business to build long-term relationships with our policyholders and we make sure that once you are our customer you get prompt and friendly service that you can count on. You can even text us when you need something!

Peterson is an Independent Agent

What is an Independent Agent and what sets us apart from a Captive Agent?


Some agents are only allowed to write for and represent one company, such as: USAA, State Farm, Farmers, Nationwide, Allstate, and AAA. The companies that we are appointed with allow us to write for multiple companies, so we are not stuck with just one. That means that we work for you, our customer! We can always put your best interests first and check with all of our companies to honestly get you the best coverage at the best price.

Let us save you time and money! Instead of calling and emailing 10 companies all week and pulling your hair out, just make one phone call to us and we’ll do that for you with all the companies we represent. And the best part is that when we are done, we’ll explain the best quote in simple English so you know what you are being offered.

You can also have peace of mind knowing that we represent a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies that you can trust. And the best part of all is that if your needs ever change in life, we can change with you and switch you to a company that specializes in what you need at that time. By being an independent agent, we are able to stay in your corner and serve your interests for years to come!


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