Our Staff


Gary Engels, CIC – Owner, President;

                Gary is the owner of Engels Insurance Inc, which was established by his grandfather in 1921.  Gary joined his father in the agency in 1974 and became president and owner in 1982.  In 1999, Gary earned his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.  Because of its unparalleled standards, CIC has become the nation’s premier designation program for insurance professionals.  Among 37 years of insurance experience, the CIC designation, and continuing education, your policies and questions are being handled by a true professional. 


Chris Engels, CIC – Commercial Lines Manager;

                 Chris joined his father at Engels Insurance Inc in May 2010 as the 4th generation family member to work here. With over 7 years’ experience in the insurance industry as a consultant, and 3 more as a business owner before joining Engels Insurance, Chris is enjoying the agency side of the insurance world. His expertise earned him the CIC designation and his business acumen will insure that your risks are protected for today and the future.


John Geers – Personal Lines Manager;

                John grew up in the family Real Estate and insurance business.  Dinner time conversations and weekend property inspections convinced John to go into the carpentry and residential construction business for 10 years.  Finally in 1983, John joined the family business, and eventually took over in 1995.  At this time, John enlisted Gary Engels' help administering some of his customers.  In 2002, John came to Engels full time as Personal Lines manager.  John's background and experience make him an important part of the Engels team.


Lyn Joyce, CISR – Commercial Lines CSR;

                Lyn joined Engels Insurance in 1993 and worked as a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative until 1998.  Since 1998 Lyn has been working as a Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative.  In 2004, she earned her Certified Insurance Service Representative designation (CISR).  The focus of the CISR designation is excellence in customer service which is a priority at Engels Insurance.


Peter Caso – Personal Lines CSR;

                Peter Caso has been in the insurance profession for over thirty years as a personal and commercial lines agent. His passion and commitment to forging strong and lasting personal relationships within the family agency system has been the cornerstone of his insurance career. Now busily enjoying being a grandfather as well as a continuing to remain an active father to children residing on both coasts, Pete enjoys the simplicity of being with friends and family enjoying long walks and longer talks around his Chester County gardens or enjoying all of nature while playing his guitar. 


Brian Ziegenfuse – Life Insurance;



Jerry Pino – Life Insurance;

                In addition to providing insurance coverage for your home, auto and business we have a department that specializes in life, disability and long term care insurance. This department provides an industry best review process to make sure your existing policies are up to date, appropriate coverage levels and the price you are paying is competitive. Lastly, if you do not have coverage we review your needs to jointly assess the best coverage plan for you to protect your family or business partner(s). Contact us today to find out what options are available to you in order to make the most educated plan. 


Ann Alexander – Bookkeeper, office admin, CSR;

                Ann started at Engels Insurance 4 days after her High School graduation in 1968 working for Gary’s father as a bookkeeper.  Ann left the agency to start a family in the fall of 1975, but worked part time through the years as needed.  In 1986, Ann returned as a CSR in the personal lines department and in 1988 resumed the bookkeeper position.