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How we came to be

Our Story

We are dedicated insurance brokers who deliver value to policyholders by getting to know them, their business and their unique needs. Aldgate was founded by former insurance underwriters who wanted to work directly with business owners to help them navigate their insurance needs. We created an independent insurance brokerage from the ground up. We’re not owned or controlled by insurance companies or big banks. We are lean and focused on customer service.


Our Founder

Ed Skoch

Over the past three decades, co-founder Ed Skoch has been a claims adjuster and claims litigation manager, a front-line underwriter, underwriting team manager and an insurance executive. He’s worked for U.S. firms as well as for Lloyd’s of London.

Ed holds a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law, with undergraduate education in business and computer science. He is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and has defended policyholders as a trial attorney.

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Our Business Model

There are only two ways to purchase insurance: You can deal directly with an insurance agent, or you can use an independent brokerage like Aldgate.

Agents hold an important place in the industry, but they work for insurance companies and only sell their policies — so you may not get the best price or the best coverage.

As a broker, Aldgate is not tied to a specific insurance company. This means we can work in the best interest of our clients. We take the burden of “shopping” off your shoulders by comparing dozens of policies at multiple companies to find the right one for you.