After years of hard work and several acquisitions PHI now has offices in 8 communities across Central and West Central Illinois. We have combined the friendly hard-working spirit of our rural communities with the technology, training and markets to service almost any line of business. Each of the 20+ Porter-Hay employees are licensed and we have the ability to write in 7 different states. With experts in multiple lines of business we are able to support accounts of any size. Become a client and friend of Porter-Hay Insurance and you will quickly see the difference superior protection provides.
Chad started with Chuck Hay Insurance in 1997 and took over as President of Porter-Hay in 2018. Chad and his wife Amy have two children Lexi and Cayden. He has served on numerous boards including Secretary of the Planning Commission for City of Galva, Galva Economic Development Council, Finance Officer for the Hagburg-Hamilin American Legion Post, OSF Health Insurance Agents Advisory board, IMT Commercial Insurance Agents Advisory board and Finance Officer for Western Illinois QDMA Chapter. In his spare time Chad enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and working on wildlife conservation projects on the family ground.
Kyle started in the insurance business in 1988 with Orville Minteer & Associates and was that agency’s President until joining Porter-Hay in 2019. Kyle has over 30 years’ experience in personal lines, commercial lines and life and health insurance and is licensed in Illinois and Iowa. Kyle lives in Andalusia, IL with his wife Brandy, who also works in the agency. Kyle and Brandy have 5 adult children and are avid Mississippi River boaters during the summer.
Amy started with Chuck Hay Insurance in 2012. She has earned her CISR designation. Amy, her husband Ryan and three kids live on a small hobby farm outside of Bishop Hill where they enjoy raising cattle, sheep, goats, hogs and chickens. Amy has been very active in the community in multiple organizations including Rotary, Scouts, 4-H, and volunteering at the school. She enjoys cooking and reading in her spare time.
Derek joined the Porter-Hay Agency in June of 2019. He received a bachelor and masters degree from Western Illinois University and will be focusing on Farm and Crop Insurance. He lives at Oak Run with his wife Annie where their three children Brody, Braxton, and Riggins keep them busy and entertained. Derek enjoys boating, golfing, and helping on his family’s farm outside of Alexis and is involved in coaching youth sports. He also is engaged in running a Memorial Fund that supports families in need and community wide improvement projects.
Debbie joined Porter Insurance in 2000 as an Insurance Agent. Prior to joining the agency, Debbie was a claims adjuster for 6 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Illinois State University. She is very involved in the community including Kiwanis Club and serving as a board member of the United School District. Debbie and her husband Andy have 3 daughters and reside on a farm. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and watching her children’s sporting events.
Eric has been in the insurance industry since 2012. He graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in Business Administration. He resides in Monmouth with his wife and daughter. Eric is a member of the Monmouth Noon Lions Club, an Assistant Basketball Coach for Monmouth-Roseville High School, and volunteers for various youth sports leagues. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and attending sporting events.
Gunner grew up in Galva, IL and started working for Porter-Hay in 2023. He graduated from Illinois College with a double Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness Management and Economics. In his free time, he enjoys going to sporting activities, being outdoors, and working on the family’s farm.
Jackie started working with the agency in 2006. She has worked in both personal and commercial insurance. She is married to Matt Cain who is a Captain on the Galesburg Fire Department and they have two boys, Andrew and Lucas. They farm outside Rio, raising cattle and hogs. She enjoys watching her kids show their animals at the fair, and she loves to cook.
Jason has been working in the insurance industry for over 20 years. He travelled the Midwest working with independent agents supporting them in their local communities working for Health Insurance Wholesalers. Jason has experience in group health insurance, commercial lines and personal lines. Jason is licensed in Illinois and Iowa. Jason lives in Moline, IL with his wife Lesley. Jason and Lesley are the proud parents of Jake and Olivia. Jason is an avid supporter of soccer and serves as the Technical Director for Quad Cities Rush. He received his undergraduate degree from Bradley University.
Mark started in the insurance business in 2012 with Cratty Insurance Agency, Inc. He was born and raised in Galesburg, then graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in Business Administration. He resides in Galesburg with his wife Taylor, children Elise, and Logan. Mark is also a realtor with Century 21, serves on the Knights of Columbus #556, Crime Stoppers board, and TIPS Club. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his family, golfing and the Chicago Cubs.
Suzy began her insurance career in 2005 with State Farm and started with Porter Hay in September 2021. She is licensed in all personal lines of insurance and is certified in annuities as well. She has a passion for life insurance in particular. Suzy lives in Aledo with her boyfriend, Jimmy who is a Mercer County Sherriff’s Deputy and their dog, Rhianna, who is a retired K9 for the MCSO. Suzy is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Buffalo Prairie and the VFW Auxiliary in Aledo. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, friends & family, reading, cooking and cheering on the Chicago Cubs, even when it’s a “wait til next year” kind of season.
Ted has been in the insurance business 35 years. Ted and his wife Diane have four grown children and six grandchildren, with another one on the way. Ted and his family go up to Brainerd, Mn every year to fish and relax. Some of Ted’s hobbies are fishing, disc golf and cheering on his Steelers and Pirates.
Lynn started with Chuck Hay now Porter-Hay in the Spring of 2014. She lives in Galva with her husband Chad. They have three daughters Danielle (Dani), Kaci and Jaymi. She is an avid sports fan, rooting for the Iowa Hawkeyes, St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.
Michelle began her insurance career in 1998 with a Country Financial agent then moved to Compass Insurance Partners in Leroy, IL in 2010 where her focus for the next ten years was Volunteer Fire Districts and Emergency Responders. In 2021 Michelle moved to the Galesburg area and joined Porter Hay in May. Michelle earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative designation in 2010 and the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 2020. She lives at Oak Run with her boyfriend Geoff Schoonover who is the Superintendent of the Knoxville IL School District #202. Michelle has two grown children, Zach (Erica) and Rachael (TJ) and nine grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, exploring her new neighborhood and spending time with her family.
Angie started working for an independent agent in Cambridge, IL in 1991. She then went to Country Companies in 1996 until she moved to Insurance Exchange Agency in 2000. She is continuing her career in insurance with Porter-Hay after the acquisition in July of 2023. Angie lives in Alpha and has 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren who keep her very busy with their activities. They all live either in Alpha or Woodhull which makes it convenient for babysitting.
In her spare time I like to be outdoors and take an occasional vacation.
Bethany started working with Porter Hay in 2019 after working in banking for 5 years. Bethany lives in Monmouth with her husband, Zach and 2 daughters, Huxley and Lennox. In her spare time she enjoys baking and crafting with her daughters, being outside and spending time with her family and friends.
Brandy started with Orville Minteer & Associates in 2012 and became a licensed property/casualty CSR prior to joining Porter-Hay in 2019. She lives in Andalusia IL with her husband Kyle, who also works in the agency. Brandy and Kyle have 5 adult children and in the summer enjoy boating from their riverfront home.
Hannah has been in the insurance industry since 2013. She graduated with an Associate’s degree from Black Hawk College in 2010. She enjoys helping people and has worked in the customer service field her entire working life. She resides in rural Galva, IL with her daughter Arleigh, and her boyfriend Zack. In her spare time Hannah enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, decorating, and being outdoors.
Kelly started her career with Progressive Insurance Riverview, FL in 2003 and returned home to the Midwest in 2022. She is licensed in Iowa and Illinois. Kelly lives in Clinton, IA with her husband Randy and 4 Hungarian Puli’s. They have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Together Kelly and her husband Randy rebuilt and customized their 1970 VW Beetle. In her free time, Kelly loves spending time with her family, driving her VW Bug, collecting and restoring antiques, cooking , and gardening.
Rayanne Harrison started with Porter-Hay in August of 2021. Graduated from Illinois State University in 2018 and moved back to Galesburg in 2020. Rayanne has a half Australian-Shepherd and Border Collie named Huckleberry, and she is very obsessed with him. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, and shopping at Target way too often.
Sue began her career in insurance in January 2021 as a bookkeeper, then also as a personal lines CSR for a family-owned insurance agency. She came to Porter Hay in April 2022 and is enjoying the challenge of learning commercial lines. Sue is a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan and also likes the New York Yankees. Sue lives in Oneida, where she volunteers as an EMT with Altona, Oneida, Wataga Ambulance Service. After living in Florida for almost 20 years she wonders every day why she came back to Illinois. She is mom to Sugar, a long-haired orange fluff of a cat.
Susan came to Porter-Hay Insurance (Andalusia location) in January of 2019 after Porter-Hay Insurance acquired the Orville Minteer & Assoc. Agency, which she had been with for 18 years. Prior to that she had been with Country Insurance for 14 years. Susan grew up in Andalusia, raised 3 sons in the Rockridge district and now her grandchildren are being raised in the same district. She and her husband Dave reside in rural Milan. Their three sons, Eric(Val), Kyle(Erin), and Logan(Stephanie) and seven grandchildren all reside in Andalusia. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, yard work, decorating, jeepin’ with her husband and most of all spending time with family and grandchildren.
Baily started working in insurance in 2021 as the receptionist for the agency. She graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Spoon River College in 2019. She lives in Rio with her husband and two dogs. Outside of work she likes to cook, read and race demo derby cars in the summer.