Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

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Lucio (Lu) DiPaolo

Insurance Professional - Property & Casualty, Personal & Commercial, Professional Liability, Life & Health
Direct: (773) 961-8781 x21
Mobile: (847) 408-5636
Lucio is currently the Agency Principle at AArdvark Insurance Agency. He started the agency in 2009 that is now a fixture in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. He is active in the neighborhood and surrounding community by volunteering his time as President of the Uptown Business Chamber of Commerce and is also an active participant of the LGBT Chamber of Illinois. His professional background in banking, Financing, Real Estate and experience as a business owner give him the knowledge to mentor young professionals as they launch their careers in business. Lucio’s family background is rooted in his Italian immigrant cultural upbringing. He frequents his family’s Italian hometown on a regular basis to continually nurture and enrich his love for the Italian language and culture. Many of the Italian traditions overflow into his favorite hobbies and pastimes like Wine-Making, Bicycling and Cooking. His mix of American and Italian culture have made him a dynamic and eclectic individual on both a personal and professional level.
November 7th, 2016 by AArdvark Insurance Agency
Jon

Jon Mermann

Insurance Advisor – Property & Casualty, Personal & Commercial, Professional Liability
Direct: (773) 961-8781
Jon moved from Ohio to Chicago in 2014 and has been part of the AArdvark family since 2016. He is a licensed insurance agent with a passion for small business and the entrepreneurial spirit. His long lineage of insurance experience allows him to navigate the complexities of insurance and assuring his clients the best possible experience. He is a strong advocate of consulting and education so that his clients can choose the best policy at the best value for the their needs.
November 7th, 2016 by AArdvark Insurance Agency
Vince

Vince Alvarez

Service & Development Specialist
Direct: (773) 961-8781 x22
Vince is one of the two Service and Development specialists at AArdvark Insurance Agency. He joined the team in October of 2016. Vince has completed his Bachelors of Science in Finance, with a focus in Banking and Monetary Policy from DePaul University in 2012. A Chicago native, he lives with his Fiancée in the Lakeview neighborhood. He believes in providing the best customer service and emphasizes tailoring each request to meet the client’s unique needs.
November 7th, 2016 by AArdvark Insurance Agency
David

David Monaco

Service & Development Specialist
Direct: (773) 961-8781 x26
David was born and raised on the northwest side of Chicago and graduated from DePaul University with a BA in Communications in 2013. He enjoys sports, astronomy, and learning history. David works the marketing aspect of AArdvark and is responsible for the task of connecting the agency with it’s audience.
November 7th, 2016 by AArdvark Insurance Agency
November 7th, 2016 by AArdvark Insurance Agency