About Our Agency

Hecht-Stout Insurance Agency provides comprehensive insurance options.

We are your trusted independent insurance agency.

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Your family, your business, and your possessions are all important to you, but you may not know how to best protect them. We have the experience to navigate the unique risks you face, serving as your insurance advisor.

Hecht-Stout Insurance Agency is one of central Illinois’ oldest independent, locally-owned insurance agencies providing exceptional insurance services to individuals, families, and businesses since 1956.

What you can expect.

A Hecht-Stout Insurance broker is a seasoned professional who takes a personal interest in meeting your needs. We are backed by the negotiating power and support services of an efficient system that has been serving clients in need to protect their most significant assets for over six decades.

What sets us apart?

Large national brokers may offer a vast array of products, but you are number, not a name. Small brokerage firms can offer personal service, but many lack the depth of products and services to handle tough problems. At Hecht-Stout Insurance Agency, we will customize the best insurance package using the widest range of companies and products to meet your needs.

64 years in business

6 knowledgeable advisors

85+ coverage options

Meet Owner, Gregory Gerontes

Gregory is an experienced business professional who has over 20 years in the insurance industry. He began his career as an agent with Hecht-Stout Insurance, working closely with the former owner, Hiles Stout. For over fifteen years, Gregory learned the insurance industry and assisted Hiles in building this successful business.

In 2008, Gregory became the agency owner. He prides himself on the personal attention and dedicated service he provides to each and every individual and company he works with. Gregory works hard to create a culture of safety in your business.

Our Mission Statement

At Hecht-Stout Insurance Agency, we believe the best way for a business or family to manage their insurance costs is to promote a culture of safety through risk management. In addition, Hecht-Stout Insurance Agency will work with the insurance claims adjusters as your personal advocate to ensure you are treated promptly and fairly, that’s a promise.

Why Go Independent?
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As an independent agency, we are here to help you find the right coverage.

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Our approach towards insurance and the importance of risk management.

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.

Insurance Solutions We Specialize In

We specialize in a variety of coverage options to meet your unique insurance needs.

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