Illinois agency joins St. Louis-based insurance alliance
From Illinois Business Journal news services
ST. LOUIS — Valley Insurance Agency Alliance, a family of nearly 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois, recently added Lighthouse Insurance Agency as its newest alliance member.
Founded in 1987 by owner Steve Lacine, Lighthouse Insurance Agency specializes in personal service and features a variety of insurance products including home, auto, business, farm and life. The six-person family-owned and operated company is located at 104 E. Southline Road in Tuscola, Ill.
“We joined VIAA to gain additional access to carriers, as well as improve our agency management and technical abilities,” said Lacine (left). “These tools will be key to the success of our new producers that will be coming on board upon completion of our new facility.”
Founded in 2006, VIAA is located at 7745 Carondelet Ave. in Clayton, Mo. The alliance generates more than $125 million in written premium and is the regional founding member in Missouri and Southern Illinois for the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance, a $5.7 billion national insurance coalition. SIAA is the nation’s largest partnership of independent insurance agencies.