About Us

Since 1887, TROXELL has grown to be a top trusted risk advisor and solution provider for personal and business insurance, homeowner's insurancelife insuranceauto/car insurance, employee benefits insurance, HR Solutionsbonds, and financial services.

Our Passion Statement

TROXELL is about you.
TROXELL educates you.
TROXELL advocates for you.
TROXELL protects you.
Our passion is YOU.

What makes TROXELL the best?


  • Independently owned and operated
  • Easy-to-find with multiple locations.
  • Lucky to have over 100 dedicated, hardworking employees.
  • Proud to say all of our insurance professionals have their insurance licenses, and over 25% of our employees hold special insurance designations such as the CIC and CISR.
  • Constantly building solid relationships with our clients and communities.
  • Generous to the communities where our clients live and work by giving back and donating our time.

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TROXELL Timeline:

1887: W.S. Troxell was founded by Warfield Staley Troxell at 411 S. 5th Street in Springfield, IL.

1905: Robert Warfield Troxell (son of Warfield Staley) bought the agency and changed the name to R.W. Troxell

1950: Roger Warfield Troxell (grandson of Warfield Staley) became President of the agency

1973: G.J. Nicoud Jr. became President and partner of the agency

1977: William H. Sowle became a partner of the agency

1982: Moved to the current location at 214 South Grand Ave W. with 19 employees

1985: John Hester became a partner of the agency

1986: Gary Hoecker became a partner of the agency

1992: R.W. Troxell owned by John Hester, Gary Hoecker, Mike Aiello and Jim Reavy

1992: William H. Sowle became President of the agency which had 30 employees at that time

1995: Troxell Financial Advisors opened

1995: Michael A. Aiello became President

2001: John Eck, Jr. became a partner of the agency

2002: R.W. Troxell had 45 employees

2004: Todd Sowle became a partner of the agency

2005: Acquired Barnett Insurance Agency

2006: Dave White became a partner of the agency

2007: Chicago, IL office opened

2008: Acquired Alvin S. Keys Agency

2008: Partnered with Summer and Associates in Washington, IL

2008: Chris Leming became a partner of the agency

2010: Acquired Kay Miller Insurance

2012: R.W. Troxell had 85 employees

2014: Bloomington, IL office opened

2016: Name changed to TROXELL

2016: TROXELL adds first female partner, Jennifer Call

2016: Acquired J.M. Ward & Company

2016: TROXELL has 138 employees

2016: TROXELL is owned by Mike Aiello, John Eck, Jr, Todd Sowle, Dave White, Chris Leming, and Jennifer Call

2016: TROXELL named as one of Insurance Business Magazine's 2016 Elite Agencies

2017: Celebrates 130th Anniversary with 146 employees, 7 locations, and 6 local owners.

2017: TROXELL and BPA combine efforts to create BPA TROXELL Benefits Division.  

2018: Nancy Jockisch is named Employee of the Year.

2018: TROXELL named Top Insurance Workplaces by Insurance Business America.  

2019: Named a top 10 agency by Society Insurance.

2019: TROXELL Named "Agency Circle of Excellence by Western National Insurance

2019: Named as Pekin Insurance Company's Robert T. Tebben Agency of the Year

2019: Ryan Augustine is named Employee of the Year.

2019: TROXELL selected for The Hanover’s President’s Club.

2019: TROXELL named Top Insurance Workplaces by Insurance Business America.  

2020: Named a top 30 agency by Society Insurance.

2020: Named a Sapphire Agency by Auto-Owners Insurance Company

2022: Named a Best Practices Agency by Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America and Reagan Consulting

2022: Acquired Alexander Murray Agency in Washington, IL.