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- Brett Krause, President Brett@HomeTownInsInc.com
Brett started Truck Insurance Specialists in 2002 as part of a newly formed transportation division affiliated with a multi lines agency in Bloomington, after the agency he was a partner in, was sold. In 2012 Brett formed BBM & Associates, Inc. which is the parent company for Truck Insurance Specialists, Inc. and Home Town Insurance, Inc. As a specialized insurance broker he brings a unique blend of experience including both the insurance and trucking industries, prior to becoming a partner in a large Central Illinois insurance agency, he worked for eight years in the trucking industry. Brett is a member of the American Trucking Association, Midwest Truckers Association, Peoria Transportation Club, Intermodal Association of Chicago, and the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. Brett volunteers at a number of air shows around the country assisting with coordination of military participation at the events and in his spare time enjoys golfing, boating, and spending time with his two children.
- Patrick Patkunas, Sr. Vice President Patrick@HomeTownInsInc.com
Patrick joined Truck Insurance Specialists in 2002 as part of the organization of the company. He has extensive experience in the transportation industry. Besides his insurance experience, Patrick worked for a large central Illinois flatbed carrier working with owner-operators in the eastern United States. He has additional experience in sales for a commercial truck and trailer dealers. Patrick is a Sr. Vice President of BBM & Associates and it's affiliated companies. Active in the Bloomington/Normal Transportation Club and the Midwest Truckers' Association, Patrick and his wife Tracy have two sons and a daughter and live in Normal.
- Jerry Bottorff, Vice President Jerry@HomeTownInsInc.com
Jerry joined Truck Insurance Specialists in 2006 as part of the truck insurance division. In addition to his insurance experience, Jerry has extensive trucking experience spanning more than 33 years. That trucking experience includes local to long haul moving hazardous materials as well as dry freight and flat commodities. Jerry is a Vice President of BBM & Associates and it's affiliated companies. He is a member of the Transportation Club of Peoria, Intermodal Association of Chicago, and a Highway Watch Professional in participation with Homeland Security Department to make our highways safer.
You’ll find him easy to work with, knowledgeable, and eager to help.
Call and let Jerry's years of experience assist you in your daily challenges, he understands.
- Veronica Martinez, Producer Veronica@HomeTownInsInc.com
Veronica Joined Hometown Insurance in 2016 as part of the personal lines division. She has several years of experience working with clients and their needs. Veronica is active in the community and volunteers a lot of her free time helping others in need.
- Shelly Blessing, Agency Manager Shelly@HomeTownInsInc.com
Shelly joined Truck Insurance Specialists in 2002 as part of the organization of the company. Shelly has over 18 years in the insurance industry. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time outdoors, boating, and traveling.
|Patti Bottorff, Account Manager||(309) 664-1828||Patti@HomeTownInsInc.com|
|Nolan Krause, Account Manager||(309) 807-3474||Nolan@HomeTownInsInc.com|
|Ryan Kimler, Accounting||(309) 807-9745||Accounting@HomeTownInsInc.com|
Phone: (309) 807-9748