A look back through the years.
Our story of evolution and growth.
We are proud of our agency roots and growth over the past 65+ years. Scroll through to see how we evolved while continuing the aspirations of our founder.
Eldon Steffen gradually evolved from a part-time position at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company to receive his securities license enabling him to sell as a full-service agent while working from an office located in his home in Cissna Park, IL.
Eldon hired his nephew, Rod Steffen, who after graduating from the University of Illinois had become a licensed agent with a CFP designation.
Eldon sold the agency to Rod Steffen and Greg Steffen, Eldon’s youngest son. The agency was renamed The Steffen Agency, Ltd.
The agency moved from Eldon’s home to 133 West Garfield Avenue in Cissna Park, IL.
We purchased the Lee Agency located in Paxton, IL.
We purchased the insurance business owned by the Busey Bank in LeRoy, IL which included offices in LeRoy, IL, Melvin, IL, and Saybrook, IL.
We consolidated the Melvin, IL and Saybrook, IL offices and opened a new office in Gibson City, IL.
We acquired Mitchell Insurance Agency and moved the Gibson City, IL office to its current location.
We added Lyle Carstens Insurance Agency of Peotone, IL to the list.
We opened a new office on the east side of Bloomington, IL.
We obtained the Metz Stoller, Inc Agency in Fairbury/Forrest, IL.
The year we renamed our agency to Compass Insurance Partners.
Dayton Kilgus joined the team after managing the Fairbury, IL office for five years.
We added the Roger Schuldt Agency in Watseka, IL.
We purchased the Payne Insurance Agency in Lexington, IL.
Most recently, we acquired the Fincham Agency in Colfax, IL.
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