Homepage <> About Us

About Us

Our Location

Kaufmann Insurance Agency, LLC. Building

Our agency is located at 2327 4th Street, Peru, Illinois which is U.S. Route 6.

Our history

Steve Kaufmann

My Insurance carrier journey started back in 1995 when I was trained as a Group Benefits Consultant and our focus was with the Financial Institution Market (Banks and Credit Unions). In 2000 I was hired by Union Financial Services Inc as their Group Health Benefits Agent specializing in Health & Life Insurance. In 2004 my heart’s desire was to be my own boss and expand into the Property & Casualty market. I teamed up with American Family Insurance Co.

I really enjoyed the education and experience selling Auto & Home that AM FAM brought me but after 7 years I out grew their risk appetite in commercial lines. I desired to be able to consult and sell to any type of risk that was of my choosing not the underwriting department of a company. I left AM FAM in 2010 to be an independent agent representing multiple companies who gave me the ability to be more flexible and more competitive.

During the last 7 years my staff has grown to 3 fulltime Agents and 3 Customer Service Reps. We have developed relationships with over 20 top rated Insurance Carriers offering great protection and an affordable rate.

Juan Escobedo joined our firm back in 2011 and has worked hard to build a very sizable Spanish following. My son Kyle has been with me for 10 years and has developed into a very thorough Insurance agent making sure that all of their needs have been covered. With our software platform and Kyle’s uncanny ability to save our client’s lots of money on their Auto & Home rates is a winning combo. It has been a blessing for me to have such a great staff which has allowed me to have the time to get out of the office and spend time out with my clients who become my best friends. I now have over 50 Restaurants and Sports Bars across northern and central Illinois whom I consult and help make sure all of their dreams are fully protected.


Kyle Kaufmann

I Started in the insurance industry by performing CSR work for my father under American Family while attending IVCC. That is where I learned that people are not just numbers but they each have their own life story and my job is to tailor an auto or home insurance plan to suit each of their needs. While going to ISU to study business I interned at an American Family Insurance agency in Bloomington IL. That agent trained me not only to service his clients but had me selling and managing many of his home and auto insurance clients.

I learning what it takes to be a good Insurance Agent. I came back to work with my father taking care of his auto and home insurance clients. As a fireman and first responder I experienced what it looks like from the other side of the spectrum dealing with tragedy . I discovered a new perspective and an appreciation of how claims affect people and why good coverage is the most important thing. I have grown in this business of helping people with their personal insurance needs with new special interest in providing mortgage life insurance to protect the family so they can keep their Home in case the unforeseen happens.


Contact us for an appointment so we can help you find the best carrier for your insurance needs at a great rate!

Our Team

With a fully licensed staff and an agent that has been in the insurance industry for two decades we have the expertise to proficiently meet all of your insurance needs.

Kaufmann Insurance Agency, LLC. Group Picture

Our Team


The Kaufmann Insurance Agency is licensed to do business in the state of Illinois for the lines of business listed on this website.
Picture of Steve Kaufmann

Steve Kaufmann

License Agent/President
Steve brings over 18 years experience in the insurance industry. He prides himself on helping clients understand how to best protect themselves from the unforeseen and at the same time save them the most money.
Kathy Parsons Picture

Kathy Parsons

License Agent/Office Manager
Kathy comes to the Kaufmann Insurance Agency with over 15+ years experience managing independent Insurance agencies.
She will greet you with more then just a great smile.
Kyle Kaufmann

Kyle Kaufmann

Licensed Agent
Kyle specializes in Property, Casualty, Life and Health Insurance. He has the tools to shop multiple carriers for the best possible rate. He also works with our clients helping them through the claims experience.
Picture of sales bilingual sales agent Juan Escodedo

Juan Escobedo

Agent specializing in Property and Casualty also Life & Health. Juan is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Chelsey Devine

Customer Service Representative
She comes to our agency with years of Customer Service Representative experience. She's here to help you with your insurance needs.

Tara Thorson

Customer Service Representative tara@skaufmannagency.com
Tara has several years experience in the insurance industry as a Customer Service Representative. She's here to help you with your insurance needs.