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Allstate Insurance Agent
James ThomsonArlington Heights, IL


Office Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Mon9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Available 24/7 at

205 S Arlington Heights Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005


2 blocks south of the Train Station, across the street from Francesca's, next to Cardinal Wine & Spirits. Parking lot is located right off of George St.

Areas Served

Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Prospect Heights

Additional Contact

Fax: (847) 368-1525


English, Spanish
James Thomson: Allstate Insurance
You can view my financial industry experience and background at FINRA’s BrokerCheck

Local Allstate Agent: Meet James Thomson


My background is in financial services. I spent my early career in the Allstate Corporate office as a Nationwide Marketing Manager for specialty product lines (motorcycle, boat and recreational vehicles) before purchasing my agency in 2011. I saw this as an opportunity to take the knowledge and experience I had gained from product management and use it to engage customers and help them learn to reach their financial goals, while addressing the risks we face every day. It also gave me a chance to own a business in my neighborhood, to be a part of that local business community and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that I’m able to help make a difference in people’s lives.

I grew up in Arlington Heights, and my wife, Susan, and I have raised our family here and are proud to be a part of the area. We have three daughters, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Katherine, and now have two grandchildren, Charlotte and James. I love spending time with my family, especially my grandchildren.

I’m currently the president of the Rotary Club of Arlington Heights, an organization of local business owners with the goal of improving the community and world we live in. Some of our projects include awarding $20,000 a year in Arlington Heights Community Grants to nonprofits and partnering with the student groups at Rolling Meadows High School and Prospect High School. I’m also the vice president of the Arlington Heights Historical Society, working to preserve the history of our community. My agency also belongs to the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce. Being able to contribute to the development of our community is very meaningful to me. Outside of work, you can find me volunteering at the Farmers Market in the summer or bowling at Beverly Lanes. My favorite past time is reading books about history, leadership and technology.

By virtue of my financial background, I can offer you services to help you learn to prepare your goals, fund college educations and get ready for retirement. I’m also excited to assist with your insurance needs. Call, email or stop by my office so that we can review your needs together.


Products we offer:

  • Auto
  • Home
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Motorcycle
  • Business
  • Life
  • ATV
  • Boat
Years in the
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Bachelor of Arts-North Park University
Master of Business Administration-University of Chicago
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Honor Ring-2 years
Community Involvement
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Arlington Heights Historical Society
Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce
Arlington Heights Rotary Club
Civic Services
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Arlington Heights Rotary Club

Our team

Michelle Oregel

Licensed Representative
Michelle has been in the insurance industry for many years, and has been with our Allstate agency since 2015. She dedicates herself to helping customers with their insurance questions, and regularly goes above and beyond to see they’re taken care of! When she’s not in the office Michelle loves grilling out with her family, reading new books, and working on craft projects.

Megan Saiki

Administrative Assistant
Megan joined the agency in 2017 and has quickly acquainted herself with many of the Allstate products. Having worked in customer service for many years, she enjoys interacting with the customers and helping them with whatever they need! In her free time Megan enjoys cooking/baking, doing all things crafty, and spending time with her family and friends.

Mary Kaspar

Licensed Sales Professional
Mary comes to us after spending nine years at a different agency and truly loves serving her neighbors. She and her family have lived in the Arlington Heights community since 1996. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, playing piano and reading.

Lori Bush

Licensed Sales Professional
Lori has lived in the Arlington Heights community since 2005 and joined the James Thomson Agency in 2018. She consistently strives for customer satisfaction and always works to leave everyone with a smile. Outside of the agency she enjoys bicycling, boating and waterskiing.

John LaDuke

Personal Financial Representative
Our Allstate Personal Financial Representative, John LaDuke, is available to help you prepare a strategy to achieve your financial goals. From your child's education to your retirement, he can assist you with financial products that can help you build your financial future. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, skiing, playing tennis and Fantasy Football.

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Local events & news

Small Thanks with Google

Since 2012, I’ve been helping local families protect what matters most to them. I want to thank you for your business, loyalty and friendship — the Arlington Heights community is the reason I’m proud to be your Allstate agency. This feedback helps us to improve, and it's always great to hear how I have made a difference in your life. Thank you again for teaming with me for your insurance needs!

2019 Midwest Region Agency Forum

I had a great time joining Illinois Allstate agency owners at the Midwest Regional Forum. I’m proud to represent Allstate and offer its products and services to residents of the Arlington Heights community. When you want to explore your insurance options, stop by my agency at 205 S. Arlington Heights Road.

Jim Thomson Featured on Arlington-Prospect Advice Givers Podcast

I was honored to be featured on an Arlington-Prospect Advice Givers podcast. Host Steven Weirich and I discussed five ways to help protect your family, common insurance misconceptions and what you can expect when you come into my agency. Please click the link below to listen to the full podcast.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your agency hours?
Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
Are you open on weekends?
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
Can I text your agency with questions?
Yes, we have text messaging services.
What languages do you speak?
We have staff members available who speak the following languages: Spanish, English
Do you have more than one location?
No, this is our only location.
*Note: In Florida, Allstate agencies are authorized to represent a number of companies that are part of the Allstate family. Through these separate and distinct companies a wide variety of insurance products are available. For example, auto insurance in Florida is available from Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company and Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company(Home Office:Northbrook, IL). Property insurance, such as homeowners, condominium owners and renters insurance is available in Florida from Castle Key Insurance Company and Castle Key Indemnity Company(Home Offices: St. Petersburg, FL).

It's important to note that Castle Key Insurance Company and Castle Key Indemnity Company are separate and distinct companies from each other and from Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company, Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Allstate Life Insurance Company. This means, for example, that property insurance products provided by Castle Key Insurance Company and Castle Key Indemnity Company are not underwritten or reinsured by Allstate Insurance Company or Allstate Life Insurance Company.

James Thomson is insurance licensed in the state(s) of Florida, Illinois, and Wisconsin. If you do not reside in the state(s) of Florida, Illinois, or Wisconsin, please go to the Find an Agent section on to search for another Allstate Agent or Personal Financial Representative.

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This material is intended for educational purposes only. Auto and homeowners insurance, and other property and casualty insurance products, are available from Allstate Insurance Company, Allstate Indemnity Company, Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company and Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company (Home Offices: Northbrook, IL); Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company and Allstate New Jersey Property and Casualty Insurance Company (Home Offices: Bridgewater, NJ); and Allstate County Mutual Insurance Company and Allstate Texas Lloyd's (Home Offices: Irving, TX). Life insurance issued by Allstate Life Insurance Company: Northbrook, IL; and American Heritage Life Insurance Company: Jacksonville, FL. In New York, Allstate Life Insurance Company of New York: Hauppauge, NY. Securities offered by Personal Financial Representatives through Allstate Financial Services, LLC (LSA Securities in LA and PA). Registered Broker-Dealer. Member FINRA, SIPC. Main Office: 2920 South 84th Street, Lincoln, NE 68506. (877) 525-5727.

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