Allstate Insurance Agent
Patrick ShaferSycamore, IL


Office Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Mon9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SatAvailable by appointment
After-hours appointments available.
Available 24/7 at

331 W State St
Sycamore, IL 60178

Areas Served

DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa


We are located in downtown Historic Sycamore, Illinois. One block west of the County Court House.

Additional Contact

Fax: (815) 991-2001


Patrick Shafer: Allstate Insurance
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Local Allstate Agent: Meet Patrick Shafer

I opened the Patrick Shafer Agency in Sycamore, IL and could not be more pleased. Opening my agency has allowed me to meet many people in the community that I otherwise would not and all are beyond friendly. Sycamore has so much to offer such as Northern Illinois University, Midwest Museum of natural history, Elwood House Museum and Glidden Homestead.

When I am not at the agency, I love spending time with my wife Mary who is a professor at Northern Illinois University. It is easy to imagine that we thoroughly enjoy following NIU sports teams on a regular basis together. My wife and I rescued a retired racing Greyhound who has since become our agency mascot. Spending time with my family is a priority of mine. I have a grandson attending The Ohio State University and a granddaughter who is a freshmen in high school that we are very proud of!

I’ve always had a “go- getter” mentality. In fact, for several years I was race car owner/driver on a dirt track, and the mentality still exists at my agency! We enjoy being a force for good in the Sycamore community and have been able to donate and sponsor local foundations such as Feed em’ Soup Community Project, Adventure Works of Dekalb County and the Dekalb and Sycamore Fire and Police Departments. I am also a member of the Sycamore Rotary, Sycamore Chamber and DeKalb Chamber.

The team at The Patrick Shafer Agency are helpful, friendly and honest with high integrity. We as a team work hard to help take care of customers and their needs! I enjoy helping people protect not only their assets but their life and retirement. Stop by my agency located one block west of The DeKalb county Court House or give us a call at (815) 991-2003.

Products we offer:

  • Auto
  • Home
  • Condo
  • Renters
  • Motorcycle
  • Business
  • Life
  • ATV
  • Boat
Years in the
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Bachelor of Science-Indiana University
Master of Business Administration-Indiana University
Other-The American College of Financial Services
Community Involvement
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Greyhound Rescue
Adventure Works
Feed Em Soup
Dekalb and Sycamore Fire Departments
Dekalb and Sycamore Police Departments
Feed my Starving Children
Civic Services
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Sycamore Rotary Club
Sycamore Chamber of Commerece
DeKalb Chamber of Commerece
DeKalb County CASA

Our team

Michael Baars

Life Specialist
As a Life Specialist in Sycamore, My knowledge and understanding of the people in this community help me provide customers with an outstanding level of service. One of the things I like best about working with Allstate's variety of products and services I can offer customers. More than insurance, I can offer a variety of solutions to address their financial needs.
I take on a proactive working style with customers. I can help identify gaps in your protection and financial needs and assist you with helpful ideas and information along the way. Personally, I offer customers the same as what I’d expect from Allstate – professional service and solutions that can meet your financial needs.
Born in DeKalb, raised by two hard working “blue collar” parents that instilled a good work ethic and pride in that they accomplished, I attended Dekalb schools and Northern Illinois University. I’ve worked in manufacturing and construction for several years right out of college. For a change in career, I graduated from the University of Illinois Police Academy and went into law enforcement, where I worked for 12 years in various capacities.
I got into insurance sales in 2008 and have been helping people protect their finances ever since. I joined the Patrick Shafer Agency on the Life, Health and other products. I am certified to handle most types of insurance lines including Property/Casualty, Life/Health, Long/Short Term Care, Disability, Medicare, and yes even insurance for your dog or cat.

Steven Latimer

Licensed Sales Producer
Life-long resident of the DeKalb/Sycamore area. Graduate of Northern Illinois University with a degree in Accountancy. For the past almost 20 years, Steve has been employed as a Customer Service Representative in the financial and retail industry. Currently he works part-time at Kohl's in DeKalb as well.

He attributes his great customer service skills and sales experience from the positions that he has held in both of these fields.

His friendly and easy-going way makes him a great candidate as a licensed sales professional for Allstate products. Steve truly embraces that fact that the customers are his purpose. In Steve's eyes, customers are treated by name and not by number.

In his spare time, Steve serves as a docent for the Ellwood House Museum, sings in Celebration Chorale, is part of an area leads group and ambassador for the Sycamore Chamber. He holds the office of Secretary for St. John's Lutheran Church in Creston where he is a member, and has served as a volunteer on the board there for several years including being part of the worship committee.

Hobbies include furniture restoration and chair caning.

Julie Navarro

Licensed Sales Professional
Julie has a strong passion with 27+ years of experience in helping people with their insurance needs, educating, coaching & customer service. She believes in putting their needs first and to treat them as she would want to be treated. She has earned her Bachelor's' degree from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI in Business Administration with emphasis on Human Resources & Marketing.

In her spare time she enjoys volunteering as well as baking, cooking, decorating, gardening & crafting.

Patrick Shafer

Agency Owner

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Local events & news

Meet our Agency Mascot Herbie

Herbie is a retired racing Greyhound that my wife and I rescued from a local shelter. Herbie loves being present at the agency and is the office greeter!

Feed'em Soup Community Project receives Allstate grant

In recognition of the Patrick Shafer Agency volunteerism, The Allstate Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Feed'em Soup Community Project. Thank you team for your dedication to being a force for good in our community!

Support for Feed My Starving Children

The Sycamore community is better for the work of Feed My Starving Children, which aims to feed malnourished children throughout the world. I’m proud that my volunteer work for this organization earned an Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant of $1,000. I’m excited to be among thousands of Allstate volunteers across the country caring for their communities by supporting important causes.

A Great Time at Northern Illinois University

I had an amazing time at NIU as the Allstate Tailgate Tour stopped here for the game against Ball State. The tour is a unique, interactive experience for college football fans, visiting 47 games throughout the season. Fans can enjoy the #sweettalk booth and have a chance to win a prize.

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