Our Story

1952

Eldon Steffen started to work on a part-time basis with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Later in the year, he decided he liked the work and started as a full-time agent. To serve his clients better, Eldon gradually moved into the general insurance field and eventually received his Securities License enabling him to sell Mutual funds making him a full-service agent. He worked from an office located in his home in Cissna Park, Illinois.

1988

Eldon hired his nephew, Rod Steffen, who after graduating from the University of Illinois, had become a licensed agent with a CFP (Certified Financial Planner) designation.

1994

Eldon sold the agency to Rod Steffen and Greg Steffen, Eldon's youngest son. Greg had just graduated from Illinois State University, where he majored in Business Finance and minored in Insurance. He had previously served in the U.S. Army including a tour of duty in Korea. The agency was renamed The Steffen Agency, Ltd.

1995

Moved out of the office located in Eldon's home to 133 West Garfield Avenue in Cissna Park, Illinois.

1999

Purchased the Lee Agency located in Paxton, Illinois.

2001

Purchased the insurance business owned by the Busey Bank in LeRoy, Illinois. This included offices in LeRoy, Melvin, and Saybrook.

2003

Consolidated the Melvin and Saybrook offices and opened a new office in Gibson City, Illinois.

2004

Purchased the Mitchell Insurance Agency and moved the Gibson City office to its current location.

2007

Purchased the Lyle Carstens Insurance Agency in Peotone, Illinois.

2008

Opened a new office on the east side of Bloomington.

2009

Purchased the Metz Stoller, Inc Agency in Fairbury/Forrest Illinois.

2010

Agency was renamed Compass Insurance Partners.

2016

Dayton Kilgus joined the ownership team after managing the Fairbury office for five years. Dayton graduated from Illinois State University and had Information Technology, Insurance, & Risk Management experience prior to joining Compass.