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Welcome to Butler Insurance Agency
620 Lake Land Boulevard in Mattoon has been the home of insurance agents since 1950. Many of our clients, their friends and relatives, have been with our Agency since it was known as Al Bohlen Insurance.
Al began selling insurance in this building early in the year of 1951. Jan E. Hartman joined him and it became Bohlen-Hartman Insurance Agency around 1971. Darrell Richey joined a couple years afterwards and in 1973, Jan decided to move to Florida. The name of the Agency was changed to Hartman-Richey shortly thereafter.
Richard D. Butler “Dick” began working in the insurance industry in 1969 with Prudential Insurance Company and rented space in this building along with another Prudential agent. In the early 1980’s Darrell and Dick went into business together as the Richey-Butler Insurance Agency. Darrell sold his interest to Dick in 1993, when he went to work at First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust in their brokerage department. For the past 28 years, our insurance clients have known us as Dick Butler & Associates, Inc.
We are currently known as Butler Insurance Agency, a division of Preston Insurance Agency Illinois LLC and continue to pair our clients with the right type of insurance for all of their needs. Although our name has changed, our history and reputation is strong. We continue to provide excellent customer service and remain a staple in our community.
Butler Insurance Agency has over 100 years of combined experience in the insurance industry, with Dick Butler working in insurance for 52 years, Katrina Butler for 25 years, Linda Brandt for 22 years and Carrie Pollom for 3 years.
Dick Butler, a lifelong resident of Coles County, living in Mattoon for over 50 years, is a member of the Professional Insurance Counselors Inc., and Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois. Butler Insurance Agency is also an active member of the Mattoon Chamber of Commerce.
We answer the phone during normal business hours, including lunch time. We are here to help you find the right insurance plan to fit your needs and we strive to offer the best customer service. Our vision is to provide “Quality Insurance Properly Written” to each and every customer!
Our agents will work with you to find the right type of insurance for all of your needs. Everyone has different needs and we assess the situation, discuss your options to find the right solution for you. We work with many insurance companies to provide the best insurance coverage and best rates.