About Downing & Gayle Insurance

Downing & Gayle Insurance was founded in 1988 with a firm promise and commitment to outstanding customer service. We believe that purchasing insurance can be made simple for the customer by taking the time to explain coverage and options. As an independent insurance agency, we encourage you to leave the shopping to us.

We represent A rated companies with proven track records and excellent claims service. Our agency is family owned and operated and we consider our insureds to be a part of our extended family. So whether you are relocating to the Raleigh area or a lifetime resident, remember . . . we make “no apologies for old-fashioned service.”

J. Allen Gayle, CICJ. Allen Gayle, CIC

J. Allen Gayle, CIC is President and began his insurance career with Downing & Gayle in 1998. He is a graduate of UNC Charlotte and Southeastern Theological Seminary. Allen is married to Pamela Gayle and together they own and operate the agency. Allen is active in his church and community and believes firmly that service can be balanced with integrity. Allen is licensed to sell Life, Health, Personal and Commercial insurance.

Pamela W. Gayle, CICPamela W. Gayle, CIC

Pamela W. Gayle, CIC is Vice-President and began the agency in 1988 in Fayetteville, NC. She relocated to Raleigh in 1995. Pamela earned her CIC designation in 1993 and is an approved Insurance Instructor in NC. She was voted Businesswoman of the Year in 1993 by the Fayetteville Women’s Center of NC. She is licensed to sell Life, Health, Medicare Supplement, LTC, Personal and Commercial insurance coverages.

Nancy KontioNancy Kontio, CSR

Nancy Kontio, Office Manager, has been with the agency since 1998. She goes the extra mile to see that customers are handled with care and are educated about their purchases. Nancy is licensed to sell both Personal and Commercial insurance.