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Russ Gruber - Nationwide Insurance Agent provides Home Insurance, Auto Insurance, Business Insurance, Flood Insurance and Life Insurance for Cary, Fox River Grove, Barrington, Port Barrington, Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Island Lake, Oakwood Hills, Lake in the Hills, Prairie Grove, McHenry and surrounding McHenry County.


I am a Vietnam Veteran and used the GI college bill to attend and graduate from Michigan State University.  I worked in the landscape profession for many years.  I worked in landscape construction, maintenance and management.  I have worked in the insurance industry for the last 10 years.  I am series licensed to provide investment products along with home insurance and auto insurance.  Nationwide provides all types of business insurances for new and established businesses. I enjoy assisting in insurance needs for classic cars, recreational vehicles, boating insurance, motorcycle insurance, snowmobile insurance, jet ski insurance and even insurance for motor scooters.


I have three sons Derek, Doug and Adam. Derek, Anne and son Walter live in the state of Washington.  Doug lives in Lake County and Adam is a senior at the University of Illinois. My wife, Barb and I enjoy a good cup of coffee at many of our local establishments frequently.


When I opened my door to my Cary neighbors, I was very clear in my mission and purpose. I want to always be there for you to protect what you value the most – your family, your assets, your life.


My clients look for more than insurance.  They look for a relationship with an insurance professional they can trust for the



Insurance doesn’t have to be complicated. I know insurance so you don’t have to, and I will work hard to be your “no-problem” insurance agent.


I welcome the opportunity to sit down and get to know you.