Belvidere Illinois based Walker Agency provides auto insurance, car insurance, home insurance, house insurance across Belvidere and Boone County
About Us

The Beginnings...

The Walker Agency was founded in 1984 by Brent Walker, an agent who had spent 18 years working for other firms, but always dreamed of owning his own agency. In January of that year, Brent took a chance and opened the Brent Walker Agency. It quickly became a thriving agency, one of the largest in the area. Belvidere, Illinois, was a thriving community. The 80s and 90s saw unprecedented growth. Belvidere, Illinois welcomed the newcomers with open arms. Brent Walker capitalized on these opportunities by providing low cost auto and home insurance, and an unparalleled level of customer service. High growth spurred new businesses and Brent Walker also became a leader in selling commercial insurance to area business owners. His wife Judy was his right hand and the two worked tirelesslessly to propel the agency to new levels. They added several staff and ran the successful agency for 17 years. In 2001, Brent Walker decided it was time to retire. He purchased some land in Nothern Wisconsin, built a beautiful new home, and sailed off into the sunset. The new owners of The Walker Agency are careful to continue Brent & Judy Walker's perfect mix - low cost insurance with great customer service.

The Companies We Represent...

The Walker Agency represents over 20 insurance companies for auto, home, and business insurance. Our leading companies include Safeco, EMC, Continental Western, AAA (formerly Chicago Motor Club), Auto Owners, Hanover, West Bend Mutual, Allied, Met Life, Rockford Mutual, Bradford Mutual, Belvidere Mutual, Forreston Mutual, Progressive, Pekin, State Auto, Selective, and Westfield. Historically, these companies have been some of the lowest cost providers of insurance in the Midwest. In addition, they offer comprehensive policies and outstanding local claims service.

For life insurance, The Walker Agency has access to nearly 100% of the companies in the industry. These premiums are usually lower than anything that can be found on the internet, or anywhere.

For health insurance, the Agency realizes the chaotic state of the market. We will only align ourselves with companies committed to financial strength, rate stability and rock solid claims handling.

Jeff Eckburg has been an insurance agent since 1989. A native of Pecatonica, Jeff graduated from Eastern Illinois University where he studied journalism and communications.

He joined the Agency upon graduation from college. Jeff is an active parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church where he sings in the choir and serves as a cantor.
Julie Buelow - Service Manager
Ryan Haedt is a Northern Illinois native who has been with the Agency since 2004. His primary specialty is business insurance but he is also an expert in auto and home coverage, particularly with higher valued dwellings.

Ryan and his wife Jamie live in Rochelle, Illinois and have 3 children. He is an active member of the community - especially with coaching youth sports.
Graciela Rios
Ogaliz Lopez
Michelle Heggemeir

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