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Winters can help you with your insurance.

We are your trusted independent insurance agency since 1921.

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No one likes to think about the bad things that could happen at any moment, but it’s a reality we all have to face. When it comes to protecting what matters most, you don’t want to be left out in the cold. Winters has the experience and expertise to back up your coverage.

100+ Years

in business


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Who We Are

Winters began in 1921 under the direction of John McAfee Winters and his two sons, N. McCulloch Winters and Victor Winters. In 1948, the agency moved to its present location in Quincy, IL. Today, the agency has a staff of over 15, with a management team consisting of several principals of the agency—Jeff Tweedell, Trent Lepper, and Brian Dreier. Over the last century, we’ve grown to be recognized for our excellence. For instance, we have the Blue Leader designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois for all the excellent work we do.

What We Do

No one wants to think about the bad things that may happen in life. How will your family pay for your final expenses, or what would happen if you suffer a major medical diagnosis? Life is filled with uncertainties and risks. The right type of insurance policy can provide peace of mind and protection against these uncertainties, and insurance companies can be key to safeguarding your future. As an independent agency, we represent several top-rated insurance companies offering families and businesses competitive and comprehensive products.

Our Mission and Vision
  • We welcome you with a smile and hope that your experience is an enjoyable one. Leave your stress at the door. Join in our fun. Share our experiences and be part of our family.
  • Meet a caring group of people, our employees, who are the source of our success. We communicate openly, treat each other with respect, promote teamwork, and encourage initiative and growth. Excellence in performance is sought and rewarded.
  • As a team, we work together and donate our time and resources to a community we all care about. The strength of our community contributes to the success of our business.
  • Our commitment to insurance expertise and using the latest information technology enables us to protect what means the most.
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Serving 20+ States

We are licensed to serve clients in Illinois and over 20 other states from our office in Quincy, IL. Contact us today to see how we can serve you.

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Our Keystone Partnership

Winters is a proud partner of Keystone. Keystone provides its agents with a community of like-minded agencies, industry expertise, and access to specialized products for their clients. Growing to over 300 agencies in 19 states and $5.1 billion in total premiums written, Keystone is ranked number three on Insurance Journal’s 2018 list of Top 20 Privately-Held Property/Casualty Agency Partnerships.

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The Advantage of an Independent Agency Working for You

What makes our independent agency different?

  • Personalized insurance solutions.
  • Friendly, knowledgeable service.
  • Building trusted relationships.
Find Out How

Get the power of choice when it comes to finding the right insurance for your situation. We offer a wide variety of policies and price points to choose from.


Rely on us to simplify the insurance process, from advising you on your risks and solutions, to advocating on your behalf to the insurance company.


Count on us to be there for you every step of the way with personable and professional service so you always have the right coverage for your insurance needs.

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