Melendez Insurance

About Melendez Insurance

Vision Statement
To build a best-in-class agency that meets the insurance needs of small to medium sized companies, organizations, and individuals in the Midwest region. To be the insurance agency for the business community.

Melendez Insurance Group (MIG) is an independent full-service business insurance provider located in Chicago. We specialize in protecting small to medium sized businesses with up to 50 Million in revenues. MIG becomes the risk management advocate for companies, helping you get the best insurance coverarge at affordable rates. MIG works with an extremely strong stable of both A & A+ rated insurance carriers. Our professionals are highly knowledgeable and committed to providing you excellent customer service and quality products. MIG is ready to help you find the protection you need.

Office Location
1310 W. 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608 (map)
PH 773-843-3333
FX 773-632-0593

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: By Appointment

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Our Founder

Jose Melendez - Formerly Salvador Insurance Jose Melendez
Jose Melendez is the President of Melendez Insurance Group Co., which was founded in 2009. Melendez Insurance Group is an independent insurance agency representing many of the top insurance companies in the country including; Travelers, The Hartford, Erie Insurance & CNA. The agency specializes in providing competitive products and personal sevice to a wide range of businesses. Mr Melendez oversees the entire operations of the agency including the sales management, Marketing, Accounting & Commercial lines customer services.

Prior to starting Melendez Insurance, Jose Melendez Spent over 14 years in various leadership roles that consisted of strategic development, sales, service and operations management in the financial services area. Having most recently served as Vice President at Lasalle Bank/Bank of America in consumer retail banking, Mr Melendez managed a portfolio of over 330 million in deposits, over 20,000 clients and a staff of up to 37 people. Mr Melendez has also worked with companies such as Charter One Bank (AVP of a Regional Firm) and American General Finance a subsidiary of AIG.

Mr Melendez's current and past business, professional and community involvement has been with the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Executive Member), Eighteenth Street Development Corp (Current Board Member), Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce (Past President), Catholic Charities (Advisory Board Member), East Village Youth Program (Advisory Board Member), ImmigrationPac (Founder & Past National Board Member) & Finally Mr Melendez has served on a Corporate board called Martingale National Insurance Company based in Illinois (a subsidiary of the largest insurance company in Puerto Rico from 2006-2013). He is the Founder and President of Latino Professionals For a Cause.

Mr. Melendez is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago (Finance), Board Room Bound Class of 2009 & Metropolitan Leadership Institute Class of 2006. In his free time he enjoys travel, golf, games, reading and spending time with his friends and family. Mr. Melendez lives in Chicago with his wife, Jessica, and daughters Alejandra and Tatiana.

Going Beyond the Ordinary
Melendez Insurance does more than just offering the typical insurance coverages—like auto, homeowners and life insurance. We also love challenges, such as locating unique or hard-to-find policies for special situations. If you need a special type of insurance policy, our relationships with an array of insurance carriers can help us find the right program for your needs.

Here of some examples of specialty coverages that Melendez Insurance can provide: