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Family-Owned Since 1897

Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Our Team

Here at Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services Inc, we are recognized for our commitment to providing exceptional customer service. Located in Belleville, IL, we have worked with hundreds of businesses and individuals throughout the surrounding areas. We have been a family-owned business since 1897, and we are honored to work with our neighbors. As an independent agency, we partner with many trusted insurance carriers and shop policies on your behalf, creating insurance plans tailored to your unique needs and budget. Our focus is on risk management to help reduce your insurance costs.

Independent Agents Working for YOU

Jerry Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Jerry Yaekel

Principal/President
Email: jyaekeljr@yaekelinsurance.com

Jerry began his insurance career in 1987. In 1991, Jerry joined Yaekel & Associates as a producer for both Personal and Commercial lines. Jerry manages the sales/marketing aspects of the agency as well as producing.

Licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health

Jill Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Jill Yaekel

Principal/Vice President
Email: jillyaekel@yaekelinsurance.com

Jill has been in the insurance industry since joining Yaekel & Associates in January 1994 with many years’ background as an accountant. She manages daily operations, HR, and accounting. Jill serves as director on the board of the Agents Insurance Services Inc. of Independent Insurance Agents (IIA).

Licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health.

Jeff Biermann - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Jeff Biermann

Producer, Trucking
Email: jbiermann@yaekelinsurance.com

Jeff Biermann has been with Yaekel & Associates since 2004 when he started their Truck/Transportation department. He has worked in the commercial insurance industry for over 20 years. In 2015, Jeff was named Midwest Truckers Association’s “Outstanding Member of the Year.”

Licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health.

Brent Pieper - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Brent Pieper

Producer, Employee Benefits, Health
Email: bpieper@yaekelinsurance.com

Brent joined Yaekel & Associates in 2005 as an Employee Benefits consultant, bringing over 25 years of healthcare and financial experience.

Licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health.

Kaye Tuttle - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Kaye Tuttle

Account Manager, Personal Lines
Email: ktuttle@yaekelinsurance.com

Kaye has been in the insurance industry since 1997. She joined Yaekel & Associates in 2005, specializing in personal insurance.

In 2012, Kaye was elected to represent Illinois at the Erie Insurance Elite Customer Service Representative Forum.

Licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health.

Peggy Strong - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Peggy Steward-Strong

Small Account Manager, Commercial Lines
Email: pstrong@yaekelinsurance.com

Peggy has been in the insurance business since 1982, both on the brokerage and agency side, with emphasis on commercial. She came to Yaekel & Associates in 2006 as a Commercial Account Manager.

Licensed in Property/Casualty.

Kevin Benson - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Kevin Benson

Producer, Commercial Lines
Email: kbenson@yaekelinsurance.com

Kevin began his insurance career when joining Yaekel & Associates in 2007. He works with clients both personally and professionally on asset protection.

Licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health.

Lori Pirson - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Lori Pirson

Account Manager, Personal Lines
Email: lpirson@yaekelinsurance.com

Lori has worked in personal insurance since 1991, joining Yaekel & Associates in 2007.

Licensed in Property/Casualty.

Bryan Dodd - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Bryan Dodd

Producer, Commercial Lines
Email: bdodd@yaekelinsurance.com

In 2012, Bryan joined Yaekel & Associates part time on the commercial team after a 30-year career with Federated Insurance.

Licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health.

Sharon Castillo CISR, CIC - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Sharon Castillo CISR, CIC

Large Account Manager, Commercial Lines
Email: scastillo@yaekelinsurance.com

Sharon began her insurance career in 2000, earning her CIC in 2009. She has been with Yaekel & Associates since 2013.

Licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health.

Jim Lynch - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Jim Lynch

Producer, Commercial Lines
Email: jlynch@yaekelinsurance.com

Jim began his insurance career in 1983. He retired from Federated Insurance in 2013 after 30 years of service and joined Yaekel & Associates in January 2014. Jim focuses on commercial property and casualty.

Licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health.

Diane Betz, CISR - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Diane Betz, CISR

Small Account Manager, Commercial Lines
Email: dbetz@yaekelinsurance.com

Diane joined the commercial team at Yaekel & Associates in 2015 with 18 years of experience in the commercial insurance industry. In 2005, she earned the Certified Insurance Services Representative designation.

Licensed in Property/Casualty

Sharon Ellsworth - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Sharon Ellsworth, CISR

Large Account Manager, Commercial Lines
Email: sellsworth@yaekelinsurance.com

Sharon joined Yaekel & Associates in September 2016. Sharon began her insurance career in 1999 and earned her CISR and CIC designations while gaining experience through various positions in both agencies and companies.

Licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health.

Lynn Athmer - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Lynn Athmer

Producer, Personal Lines
Email: lathmer@yaekelinsurance.com

Lynn joined Yaekel & Associates in 2017 with 13 years of personal lines insurance experience.

Licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health.

Diane Betz, CISR - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Sandra Bergkoetter

Customer Service Representative, Commercial Lines
Email: sbergkoetter@yaekelinsurance.com

Sandy joined the Yaekel team in 2017 with over 15 years of customer service experience.

Licensed in Property/Casualty.

Carol Roberts - Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services, Inc. in Belleville, IL

Carol Roberts

Account Manager – Health/Life
Email: croberts@yaekelinsurance.com

Yaekel & Associates welcomed Carol to the team in 2018. She brings years of experience in group benefits product knowledge and expertise in customer service and account management with companies such as CNA, The Hartford, and The Standard.

Licensed in Life/Health.

Our agents look forward to working with you and creating the insurance coverage that matches your needs and budget. For more information, or to schedule a free, no-obligation quote, contact us today at 618-233-0024!
Trusted Choice Independent Insurance Agents in Belleville, IL

Yaekel & Associates Insurance Services Inc
1915 W Main St
Belleville, IL 62226

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

618-233-0024

info@yaekelinsurance.com