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Bechtold Insurance Agency specializes in auto, home, life, and business / commercial insurance.

Established in 1948 by Richard E. Bechtold, our company has expanded into a full service insurance agency. Currently, the Bechtold Insurance Agency serves the insurance needs of about 2000 individuals and families, and 1000 businesses in Cook, Lake, DuPage counties as well as Wisconsin and Indiana. Our office includes state-of-the-art computer rating software so that we can instantly provide rate comparisons from the country’s finest insurance companies.

A Professional Agency with Personal Service

The Bechtold Insurance Agency is a firm of proven professionals with caring and conscientious people; the kind of people you depend upon. Our primary objectives are: to be honest and fair in our dealings; to be interested in people and their problems; to treat the client’s needs as if they were our own. We are committed to a high standard of excellence in all that we do and to establish a firm relationship of mutual trust and service with each of our clients. We currently provide auto/car insurance, homeowners insurance, business insurance, and life insurance.

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