877-799-9227

305 W. Northtown Rd, Suite C
Normal, IL 61761

trucks@truckinsurancespecialists.net

About Us

 Welcome to the Truck Insurance Specialists, Inc. website. We are located in Central Illinois we are ready, willing and able to help you with all of your insurance and risk management needs. Our professional staff of insurance experts will take the time to understand your needs and provide industry leading service.

Contact a member of our staff today!


Brett Krause, President       (309) 664-1954        Brett@truckinsurancespecialists.net

Brett started Truck Insurance Specialists in 2002 as part of a newly formed transportation division affiliated with a multi lines agency in Bloomington, after the agency he was a partner in, was sold. In 2012 Brett formed BBM & Associates, Inc. which is the parent company for Truck Insurance Specialists, Inc. and Home Town Insurance, Inc. As a specialized insurance broker he brings a unique blend of experience including both the insurance and trucking industries, prior to becoming a partner in a large Central Illinois insurance agency, he worked for eight years in the trucking industry. Brett is a member of the American Trucking Association, Midwest Truckers Association, Peoria Transportation Club, Intermodal Association of Chicago, and the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. Brett volunteers at a number of air shows around the country assisting with coordination of military participation at the events and in his spare time enjoys golfing, boating, and spending time with his two children.

 

Patrick Patkunas, Sr. Vice President       (309) 662-6271        Patrick@truckinsurancespecialists.net

Patrick joined Truck Insurance Specialists in 2002 as part of the organization of the company. He has extensive experience in the transportation industry. Besides his insurance experience, Patrick worked for a large central Illinois flatbed carrier working with owner-operators in the eastern United States. He has additional experience in sales for a commercial truck and trailer dealers. Patrick is a Sr. Vice President of BBM & Associates and it's affiliated companies. Active in the Bloomington/Normal Transportation Club and the Midwest Truckers' Association, Patrick and his wife Tracy have two sons and a daughter and live in Normal.

  

Jerry Bottorff,  Vice President         (309) 664-2166        Jerry@truckinsurancespecialists.net

Jerry joined Truck Insurance Specialists in 2006 as part of the truck insurance division. In addition to my insurance experience, I have extensive trucking experience spanning more than 33 years. That trucking experience includes local to long haul moving hazardous materials as well as dry freight and flat commodities. Jerry is a Vice President of BBM & Associates and it's affiliated companies. He is a member of the Transportation Club of Peoria, Intermodal Association of Chicago, and a Highway Watch Professional in participation with Homeland Security Department to make our highways safer. You’ll find me easy to work with, knowledgeable, and eager to help. Call and let my years of experience assist you in your daily challenges, I understand.

  

Shelly Blessing,  Agency Manager       (309) 664-1883          Shelly@truckinsurancespecialists.net

Shelly joined Truck Insurance Specialists in 2002 as part of the organization of the company. Shelly has over 18 years in the insurance industry. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time outdoors, boating, and traveling.


 

Patti Bottorff, Account Manager (309) 664-1828 Patti@truckinsurancespecialists.net
Heather Bowden, Account Manager (309) 807-9746 Heather@truckinsurancespecialists.net
Jenn Baker, Account Manager (309) 807-9747 Jenn@truckinsurancespecialists.net
Nolan Krause, Marketing Assistant (309) 807-3474 Nolan@truckinsurancespecialists.net
Cat Lange, Accounting (309) 807-9745 Accounting@truckinsurancespecialists.net

 

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Phone:  (877) 799-9227