Open hours: 9.00-18.00 Mon-Fri

Meet Our Team

Downtown Chicago Office

Abe Terefe

Abe Terefe

Agency President

Licensed in: AZ, IL, IN, MD, MI
Professional designations: MBA
Education: Roosevelt University Masters, Information Systems 1999-2001 Dana College Bachelor of Arts, Economics 1991-1995
Agent Qualifications: Licensed in IL & IN
Awards: Champion Award, Nationwide Corporate Service Award
Community activities: Chicago Neighborhood Housing Services, Humboldt Park – Board Member
Hobbies: Martial Arts: 1st Degree Black Belt Holder (Karate-Global Budo Alliance)

Maritza Mendoza

Office Manager

Chicago South Office


Melvin Bridges


Hello, my name is Melvin Bridges, native of Chicago, born and raised on the Southside.   I am a husband, father of two, a boy and girl, and friend to all.  During the time I am not working I spend it with my family enjoying television, sporting events, museums and zoos.  I am also on the advisor council for the Chicago Lawn Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS).  NHS is a nonprofit organization established in 1975, NHS is committed to offering Chicago residents affordable resources so they can buy, fix, and keep their homes.

Since 1998 I have sent my working life as an advisor to people just like you on many things; news, mortgages, wireless services and now insurance.  It is my goal to aid all that solicits my services to educate them on the benefits to them about all forms of insurance and how the insurance policies offer protection of their cars, homes, their lives and even their incomes.  My goal is to educate people on how insurance can ease the financial burdens of the unexpected accidents and/or loss of a loved one.

I look forward to speaking to all of you and doing business with many of you!

Downers Grove Office


Shelley R. Chen


Illinois State Insurance License ( Since 1986 )
Series 6 and Series 63 State and Federal Securities Licenses ( Since 1987 )
Illinois State Real Estate Broker License ( Since 1991 )

Education: MBA(Finance and Accounting), Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business

Professional Designations:
Insurance Agent and Finacial Consultant (Since 2009)
-Travelers Insurance Company
-Allstate Insurance Company
-American National Insurance Company
CEO of 63rd Realty Company (Since 1994)
CEO of Yin’s Wok Chinese Restaurant (Since 2003) and Hunan Inn Chinese Restaurant (5 Years)
CEO of Baskin-Robins Ice Cream Store’s franchise location(10 Years)

Ada Benjamin

Ada Benjamin

Customer Service Representative

Professional Experience:
• 2 Years as Recreation Supervisor in Broadview Park District
• 6 Years as Manager on Duty/Business Banker/Personal Banker/Notary in Chase Bank

• Chicago State University
• Triton College