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Ifft & Palmer
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Ifft & Palmer

Independent Insurance Agent in Pittsburgh, PA

About us

Your future. Our now.

Personalized client service

Ifft & Palmer has grown into one of the leading independent insurance agencies. Privately owned for over 50 years and headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, our primary focus is to create a personalized insurance portfolio that protects your valued assets.

As an independent agency, Ifft & Palmer is affiliated with some of the nation's most recognized and trusted insurance carriers. Our commitment is to our customers, not to one particular insurance company. This approach has successfully fulfilled the insurance needs of successful individuals and families, businesses, corporations, professional organizations, and non-profits in the Pittsburgh region, including but not limited to Butler County, Fox Chapel, Gibsonia, and the South Hills.

Businesses and industries served. Contractors incl pollution. Garage/auto service-related. Food service bakeries, catering, restaurants. Habitational, student housing, apartment buildings. Professional offices. Health clubs, life coaches, salon/day spas, pilates/yoga studios.

Personal and Commercial Lines insurance experts

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Restaurant insurance is a combo platter of coverage that protects your customers, employees, property and inventory.

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Hotel insurance is a very specific type of business insurance that's been tailored to meet the unique coverage needs of your business. Talk to an independent agent.

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Why choose Ifft & Palmer

States we serve

  • DC
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • West Virginia

Our insurance coverages

Personal insurance coverage

  • Automobile
  • Boat
  • Builders Risk / Construction
  • Collectible Auto
  • Condo
  • Earthquake
  • Farm
  • Flood
  • Health
  • Home
  • Identity Fraud
  • Landlord
  • Mobile Home
  • Motorcycle
  • Other
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Pet
  • Renters
  • Short-Term / Sharing
  • Snowmobile
  • Special Event
  • Travel Trailer
  • Umbrella
  • Vacant Land
  • Valuable Items

Business insurance coverage

  • Bonds
  • Builders Risk
  • Business Owners Package (BOP)
  • Business Vehicle
  • Contractors Equipment
  • Cyber Liability
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Errors & Omissions
  • General Liability
  • Inland Marine
  • Other
  • Professional Liability
  • Property
  • Umbrella / Excess
  • Workers' Compensation

Life & Annuties coverage

  • Annuities
  • Life

Industries we serve

  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
  • Construction
  • Educational Services
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Information
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Manufacturing - Food / Beverage / Textiles / Apparel / Leather
  • Manufacturing - Metal / Machinery / Computer / Electrical / Transportation / Furniture
  • Manufacturing - Wood / Paper / Paper / Mining / Plastics
  • Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
  • Other Services (except Public Administration)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
  • Retail - Sporting Goods / Hobby / Music / General / Misc.
  • Retail - Vehicle / Home / Furniture / Building / Garden / Food / Health / Gas / Clothing
  • Transportation - Air / Rail / Water / Truck / Transit / Ground / Pipeline / Scenic
  • Transportation and Warehousing
  • Utilities
  • Wholesale Trade

Recommended insurance company partners

Other companies we work with:

AIG Insurance Company, Allstate, AmTrust Financial, American Collectors Insurance, American Modern, Apogee Insurance Group, Auto Owners Insurance, Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Burns & Wilcox, CNA, CNA Surety, Charter Oak Fire Ins, Chubb, Cincinnati Insurance Company, Diamond State Insurance, GNY Insurance Companies, Hagerty, Hudson Insurance Group, Hull & Company, Lloyd's, Merchants Insurance Group, Middle Oak, Millers Mutual, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Phoenix Insurance Company, RPS, Rockwood Casualty Insurance Company, Scottsdale Insurance Company, The Hartford, Tuscano Agency, US Assure, Utica First Insurance Company, Utica National Insurance

Ifft & Palmer Team

Edward C Ifft, Jr - President
Edward C Ifft, Jr
  • ChFC
  • CLU
John T. Ifft - Vice President
John T. Ifft
Vice President
Linda Pesanka - Manager
Linda Pesanka
(412) 471-0500
Beverly Burke - Personal Lines Account Executive
Beverly Burke
Personal Lines Account Executive
(412) 471-0500
Rena Ward - Commercial Lines Account Executive
Rena Ward
Commercial Lines Account Executive
(412) 471-0500
Katie Kovacic - Sales Executive
Katie Kovacic
Sales Executive
Dawn M. Cunningham - Agent
Dawn M. Cunningham
(412) 471-0500
Colleen Hannegan - General manager
Colleen Hannegan
General manager
(412) 471-0500
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Ifft & Palmer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

September 22, 2021

My experiences with Ifft and Palmer have always been excellent. Over the past few years we have had the pleasure of working with Ms Dawn Cunningham. During that time Dawn has been nothing short of excellent. She has guided us through our Auto, Home, Valuable Articles and Liability policies. In every interaction, Dawn has done due diligence in providing us with the best policy at the best price. In addition to providing us with our original policies, Dawn has also spent time updating our yearly policies to insure that we continue to have the best coverage at the best price. Ifft and Palmer is fortunate to have such a client based employee and we feel just as fortunate to have her as our agent. .

March 6, 2021

I have been with Ifft and Palmer for five years now and have been very happy with them. They are always there to help with any questions or concerns and their response time is great. If they don't have an answer on the spot, they get back to you, if not that day get back the very next day.


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