Our Business Spotlight of the Week is Yewell Insurance.
Virgle Yewell started Yewell Insurance Agency in 1950, primarily selling business insurance throughout Southern Illinois
Don Yewell started in the business in upon graduating from SIU in 1978. Don added Home, Auto, Life and Health insurance to the agency’s portfolio soon after.
Don graduated from Carterville High School and in fact had three sets of great grandparents settle in Carterville in the 1800s. He has attained designations of Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Management, and serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Rockford Mutual Insurance Company. He has also served on the Carterville Unit #5 School Board for 21 years, the Carterville First Christian Church Board, and the Williamson County Housing Board.
Krista Tregoning has been with the agency 17 years, graduated from Carterville High School in 1983, and has attained the designation Certified Customer Service Representative.
Nathaniel Snoddy has been with the agency 6 years, graduated from Carterville High School in 2005 . In addition to insurance Nathaniel is a CPA offering tax services.
Don Yewell was an original member of the Chamber of Commerce, serving as Director for 18 years, Treasurer, Vice- President, and Economic Development Chairman and was twice chosen Chamber Member of the Year. Yewell Insurance housed the Chamber office for two years. Yewell Insurance also proudly sponors the annual "Folds of Honor" golf scramble to help with education expenses for the families of fallen soldiers.
Yewell Insurance proudly represents Auto Owners, Nationwide Insurance, Progressive, Rockford Mutual, West Bend Mutual, and Illinois Casuatly Companies.