Euclid’s Heritage

A legacy of leadership

Though we are considered pioneers in the industry for creating an MGA platform, the Euclid story spans a much richer heritage.

Euclid Insurance Services, Inc., began as a retail insurance agency selling all types of property, casualty, health, and life products. Founded in 1952 by Peter Colis, the son of Greek immigrants who settled in Chicago in search of a better life, the firm remains family-owned today.

Euclid continued under the leadership of Peter’s son John, who joined the firm in 1992. Prior to joining the company, John first built a 10-year career in the corporate insurance world, learning the reinsurance and program insurance business.

Founded in 1952 and still family-owned, our original commitment to excellence remains fully in place.

Over the next 20 years, Euclid built its program administrator business into an industry leading platform for launching new MGAs. In 2022, Euclid was awarded the Platform of the Year award by The Insurer publication. As part of this evolution, the original retail insurance agency – which had grown to become one of the larger retail insurance brokers in the Chicago market – was sold in 2012.

Since our founding, Euclid has grown and changed in many ways; however, our original commitment to excellence remains fully in place. Today, we continue to live up to those values by creating premier underwriting companies by partnering with best-in-class insurance professionals.

Giving Back

Partnering with Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity, we use our resources to help provide affordable housing to families in need.