About Us

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In 1912, working out of his home in Bartonville, Illinois, Mr. Louis Weiman founded our agency. By the late 1920’s, he began renting office space in the 5500 block of South Adams Street in Bartonville. At a new location just down the street, in 1935, Weiman went on to construct a new building, at our current location, which would go on to serve as both his office and residence.

Beginning in 1941, Weiman’s son-in-law, J. Richard Lambie, began working in the agency. In 1945, Lambie went on to purchase the agency from the retiring Mr. Weiman. Lambie’s son, Merlin R. Lambie, began working along side his father in the agency in 1958. In 1973, Richard retired and Merlin purchased the business. Two year later, in 1975, Michael L. Vollmer joined the agency. Until that point, the agency, which offered property and casualty insurance products, expanded to include life and health insurance.


Over the next twenty years, the business enjoyed a nice growth in volume and purchased three smaller insurance agencies in the area. Retiring in 1998, Merlin R. Lambie sold the agency to Mr. Vollmer. In 2006, bringing over 20 years of insurance experience and expertise, Sharon Phelps joined Bartonville Insurance. Both Sharon and Mike look forward to helping you solve your insurance needs, whatever they might be.


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