Auburn, NY Insurance - Home, Auto, Life, Business, Farm & Health
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34 Mary Street
Auburn, NY 13021


About Us

Bergan & Young has been the leading independent insurance agency in the Auburn and Cayuga County area for over 40 years. Our knowledgeable and dedicated professionals are a key factor in our success.

Peter Bergan, Founder (1929 - 2012)

After earning a BS from LeMoyne College and serving in the U.S. Army, Peter went into the insurance business in 1954. He first worked for the Insurance Company of North America, and then in 1963 Peter purchased a small insurance agency in Union Springs. In 1968, Peter purchased the William “Ky” Young Agency, Inc., which was founded in 1929 as the Auburn Agency.

Douglas Bergan

Douglas is responsible for internal management and customer service. He has a BS from LeMoyne College and a MS from Syracuse University. He joined the agency in 1987, and has handled both personal and commercial customers.
Douglas is a New York State Licensed Property & Casualty Agent, Licensed Property & Casualty Broker and Licensed Life Agent. Douglas is a resident of Auburn.

Patrick Bergan

Patrick is responsible for claims, sales and customer service. He received his initial insurance training at the Aetna Home Office Sales Course, which at the time was a six-week residential program in Hartford, Connecticut. He received awards for placing in the top five percent academically and for participation on the winning team in a course-long skills and case study competition.
Patrick is a New York State Licensed Property & Casualty Agent, Licensed Property & Casualty Broker and Licensed Life Agent. He lives in Sennett with his wife Amy and their children.

Our Support Staff:

Patti Simone, Customer Service

Patti began her insurance career with the Lattimore Agency in Auburn before coming to us in 1994. She worked in our office until 2003, when she and her husband moved to the Capital District. Patti recently rejoined us after working for the Clients First Agency/Adirondack Trust Company – Insurance Division, where she was responsible for service on accounts generating at least fifty thousand dollars in premium.
Patti holds a New York State Property and Casualty Broker license. Patti and her husband Joe live in Sennett.

Eric Schaeffer, Agent/Customer Service

Eric is responsible for servicing our current customers’ personal insurance needs, as well as writing policies for our new customers. He is a native of Skaneateles and is a graduate of both Skaneateles High School and Cayuga Community College. Eric is currently taking classes through Empire College.
Eric has earned the New York State Property and Casualty Brokers license. Eric lives in Auburn.