About Us

Pittsburgh Insurance AgencyMcElhinny Insurance Agency is a firm of proven professionals with caring and conscientious people who you can depend on. They have been serving the needs of over 4,000 families and businesses in Allegheny, Washington, and Westmoreland counties since 1960. They are also one of the largest ERIE INSURANCE Agencies in the area. They are your Pittsburgh Auto Insurance specialists!

Pittsburgh Insurance AgencyThe third generation family run agency was started in 1960 by Grandfather Dennis McElhinny. Son Richard McElhinny started with the firm in 1973 and is a boat coverage specialist. Richard brought his sons Timothy McElhinny, CIC, LUTCF into the agency in 1988, and Thomas McElhinny, CIC, LUTCF in 1989. They currently employ 6 full-time licensed agents and a life insurance specialist. They are committed to maintaining a high standard of excellence in all that they do and to establishing a firm relationship of mutual trust and service with each of their clients. Simply stated – they treat individuals in the same manner as they like to be treated.

Pittsburgh Insurance AgencyMcElhinny Insurance Agency offers a full line of insurance products and services such as:

  • AUTO
  • HOMEOWNERS
  • RENTERS
  • BOATS & WATERCRAFT
  • SMALL BUSINESS
  • CLASSIC-ANTIQUE-SPECIALTY-EXOTIC AUTOS
  • UMBRELLA LIABILITY
  • LIFE IRA & ANNUITY
  • PITTSBURGH AUTO INSURANCE

Let them prove to you our commitment to provide “as near perfect protection, as near perfect service, as is humanly possible, and to do so at the lowest possible cost.”

Sincerely,
McElhinny Insurance Agency Team

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. McElhinny Insurance Agency represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or businessowner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.