Why Choose JBJ Insurance

JBJ Insurance Group

JBJ is committed to providing comprehensive insurance solutions and superior customer service. Our team strives to help the owners, CEOs, and CFOs of any business focus on running their business and not stressing about insurance.

JBJ is an advocate for our clients’ best interests. Understanding the insurance market, JBJ can access over 30 insurance companies and specialty programs to help build the most comprehensive and competitive insurance solutions for your business. Let us cover your business with the right policies and the best value.

Our St. Charles, Missouri office specializes in all things automotive. This includes auto, truck, tow truck dealerships, towing operations, auto haulers, and drive-away contractors. JBJ has been the largest writer of tow truck dealers in the United States for the last fifteen years.

Our Bloomington, Illinois office brings its talents for automotive accounts and habitational, commercial properties, and Main Street businesses.


John Hutchings

As the owner and agency principal, John leads the team at JBJ Insurance since founding the agency in 1999.  He started his career in insurance immediately after graduating from college with a degree in Business Management.  He brings a varied background in specialty markets, unique coverages, and surplus lines to the agency.

Courtney Pence
Courtney joined as an account executive at JBJ Insurance Group in 2021. She graduated from the Katie School of Risk Management Insurance at Illinois State University in 2015 with a double major in risk management insurance and small business entrepreneurship. While at Illinois State, she played for the Illinois State volleyball team. 
Linda Russell

Linda joined JBJ Insurance Group in 2013  after being in the Commercial Insurance Industry since 1979.  She has a very diverse background in marketing, servicing, and sales of all aspects of the Insurance Industry.  Her strengths are in National and Middle Market accounts i.e., manufacturers, contractors, municipalities, and financial institutions;  along with the logistics field, which is one of JBJ’s niches.

Brandon Vercruysse

Brandon started in the insurance business in 2004 and has worked in the Bloomington area since then.   He joined  JBJ Insurance Group in 2021 to open the  Bloomington Branch.

Brandon has specialized in commercial lines for over 18 years. Brandon is active in selling and servicing commercial lines with an emphasis on the automotive industry, contractors, restaurants, and the real estate market. 

Current Board Member for the Bloomington Normal Baseball Association

Past Member of the Young Agents Committee with the Independent Insurance Agents of IL

Past Board Member for the YMCA in Bloomington, IL.

Graduate University of Mississippi, Bachelors of Education


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