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Your life, your family, and your business all deserve proper protection and care. RetireMax Insurance is here to deliver.

We began with a lot of doorbell-ringing.

In 1984, James Francis started in the insurance industry after looking for a career change. James began selling life insurance, health insurance, long-term care insurance and Medicare Supplements out of his laundry room where he made a small desk. Those early years were a lot of doorbell ringing all over Chicagoland and out in the farmlands of Illinois. Business hours started at eight in the morning and went all day, sometimes six or seven days a week.

In 1993, as his business grew, he outgrew that little desk in the laundry room. It was at that time that RetireMax Insurance was created! He upgraded from the laundry room office to a 70 square foot office that he rented.

We’re a multi-generational, family-owned agency.

In 1995, RetireMax Insurance found an 800 square foot office with a store front location in Midlothian, IL. In 2001, the agency expanded by adding a division for home and auto insurance. Joe Francis, James’ son currently oversees the Home and Auto Division as well as the Commercial Lines Division!

In 2017, RetireMax Insurance moved into their Orland Park office location providing the largest office yet! We’ve come a long way from a desk in the laundry room, and we’ve earned a lot of business and made a lot of life-long relationships with clients since our founding.

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Here’s what makes our insurance agency different.

Personalized Solutions

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Knowledgeable Service

We’ll be there for you with reliable service and support to help you make informed decisions.

Trusted Relationships

You can rely on us to simplify the insurance process and advise you on your insurance.


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Our Orland Park, IL Office

9651 W 153rd Street, Suite #51
Orland Park, IL 60462

 708-498-7591 text
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We specialize in a variety of coverage options to meet your unique insurance needs.

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RetireMax Insurance is located in Orland Park, IL, and proudly serves Illinois and beyond.

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Years in Business


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Our Mission

For over 30 years, RetireMax Insurance has served clients as a premier independent insurance agency. Our agency ownership spans two generations, and our goal for those many decades has not wavered: we strive to provide quality insurance solutions for people, families, and businesses across IL.

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