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Your family, your business, and your possessions are all important to you, but you may not know how to best protect them. We have the experience to navigate the unique risks you face, serving as your insurance advisor.

Steck-Cooper & Co. is an independently owned and operated insurance agency located in Belleville, IL. We have proudly served individuals and businesses in the St. Louis metro area since 1905 and continue to offer our services throughout Illinois and Missouri statewide.

Here at Steck-Cooper & Co., we are committed to helping people make educated insurance decisions. We work closely with clients to uncover their risk exposures and to identify the coverages that best meet their needs.

18 carrier partnerships

200 Years collective experience

1 Century of service

Our History

The Steck Insurance Agency, located in Alton, IL, was founded in 1905 by Joseph Steck and later managed by his son Harry Steck. In February 1969, O. Linn Cooper purchased the agency and changed the name to Steck-Cooper & Company. E.J. Uhlemeyer became associated with the agency in 1972 and eventually purchased the agency in 1977. Terry Hoefle and Dave Wager purchased the agency in 1989 and relocated to Belleville, IL, in 1992.

In 2015 the agency was purchased by its current owners, Matt Hoefle and Andrew Allen. Matt and Andrew have both been with the agency for almost 20 years. They plan to continue the tradition of service as well as focus on modernization and expansion of the agency.

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Our Mission Statement

At Steck-Cooper & Co., our mission is very simple. We strive to provide a true, concierge client experience which is unique in the insurance industry. At Steck-Cooper & Co., we’ll work with you to ensure that you and those you care about most are protected.

The Steck-Cooper & Co. Advantage

What makes our independent agency different?

  • Personalized insurance solutions.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable service.
  • Building trusted relationships.
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Our Core Agency Values

At Steck-Cooper & Co., we work to ensure that you and those you care about most are protected.

Trusted Advisor

We strive to work with families and businesses that view us as a partner and not just a vendor.


We represent many reputable carriers. This allows us to provide you with multiple coverages and carrier options.


We want to provide you with the most comprehensive coverage at a competitive price.

Claims Advocate

The claims process can be daunting. We’re here to help you through the process.


As an independent agency we are not beholden to any one company. This allows us to work for you and not the insurance carrier.

Ease of Use

Insurance can be complicated. We will take the time to help you to understand what your hard-earned dollars are buying and why.

Periodic Reviews

We offer periodic reviews of your policies to discuss any changes and present coverage options.

Insurance Solutions We Specialize In

We specialize in a variety of coverage options to meet your unique insurance needs.

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