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Our Agents

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Eyal Ron


Eyal Ron was born and raised in Israel and after serving in the Israeli Defense Force as an Officer for four years. He and his wife moved to the U.S. to study at the University of Alabama.

He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Finance and a Master’s Degree in Marketing Management, with an emphasis in International Business.

After college, Eyal went to work for the newly established Mercedes-Benz U.S. International in Tuscaloosa, where he served as a member of the Corporate Controlling team and later on join the Warranty Group as a Sr. Warranty Analyst.

In 2005, after 10 years with Mercedes Benz U.S. International, Eyal started The Ron Agency, Inc., where he sold Allstate insurance to families all around Birmingham and the state of Alabama. The Ron Agency Inc. grew rapidly and employed 3 full time licensed Agents.

After 11 years of affiliation with Allstate Insurance, Eyal started his own Independent Agency, Iron City Insurance Brokers, Inc. His main goal was to provide his customers with multiple offers from various insurance companies, providing both the best product and price to fit each individual client needs.

Eyal emphasized strong customer relations and trust between the agent and customer as keys to success in the insurance business, and he was an outstanding representation of those values throughout his years of service.

Eyal currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama, with his wife and dog, Jake.

Patrick Fredella

Risk Manager

Patrick was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Millsaps College, where he played collegiate level lacrosse while earning a degree in accounting. Following his graduation from Millsaps, Patrick went on to start his own landscaping business in Jackson, Mississippi. After three and a half years owning and operating his business, he sold the landscaping company and moved back home to Birmingham, where he joined the Iron City Insurance Brokers team as a Senior Broker.

As an insurance broker, Patrick utilizes his expertise as both a business owner and property investor to help clients grow their property portfolios and aid entrepreneurs in protecting their business and the valuable assets associated with it. In addition to his work with property investors and businesses, Patrick is passionate about providing families with unique personal insurance solutions that best protect their most valuable assets they worked so hard to acquire.

Patrick currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, traveling and spending time outdoors.

Audrey Carpenter

Senior Agent

Audrey was born and raised in northern Indiana. Growing up with an interest for architecture and design, she went to Purdue University to study Industrial Design. After graduation, she left her home state to move to Alabama, where her husband had accepted a job offer to work at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance.

Audrey has always been a people person, and after moving to Alabama, she began working as a customer service representative for Farmers Insurance. When it came time for her to choose between pursuing a design job or staying in the insurance business, she decided to pursue her newfound passion.

She began working for Iron City Insurance Brokers in early 2020 as a senior agent. Since joining the brokerage, Audrey has helped find coverage for families, investment properties, and large-scale clients such as local churches, manufacturers, trucking companies, specialty stores and boutiques. She loves working on the brokerage side of the insurance business, as it allows her the flexibility to offer clients coverage options from a variety of insurers.

Audrey currently resides in McCalla, Alabama, with her husband and dog, Zeeva.