Driven to serve you


An agency rooted in family.

The MAGCAR story

Peter and Carol Callesano founded MAGCAR in 1993. They knew they wanted to open an insurance agency in the area to help serve the needs of the community, but they had no idea what to call it! So they looked to their young daughters for inspiration: Maggie and Carol Anne. That’s MAGGIE and CAROL ANNE… MAGCAR! And so the name was born.

Our friendly staff has been with MAGCAR for many years and feels like family. We look forward to working with you.


Our Team

Peter Callesano, CEO

Peter Callesano, CEO


Peter J. Callesano, CPIA

Specialty: Commercial Lines
44 Years of Experience
Member of Utica First Agent’s Council
Loves: His 2 Shih Tzu dogs, Lily and Rosey




Debra A. Gingeresky

Specialty: Personal Lines
24 Years of Experience
Part of MAGCAR since the beginning
Loves: A good movie



EXECUTIVE Vice President

Shao F. Ma

Specialty: Personal & Commercial Lines
12 Years of Experience
An active member of the local Chinese community
Loves: To travel anywhere on earth


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Maggie Callesano

Specialty: Personal Lines
2 Years of Experience
Lead Designer of all Marketing Materials
Loves: Friends, Family and Competitive Swimming