About the Stringham Insurance Agency

Mission Statement 

Stringham Insurance Agency, Ltd. is a family-owned, independent insurance agency dedicated to providing the best, most cost-effective, insurance protection and service available to protect and meet the specific needs of our clientele.
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About the Agency

Stringham Insurance Agency, Ltd. was founded in Mokena, Illinois by Dick and Mary Ann Stringham. The doors opened on February 15, 1980. The agency is licensed to sell insurance in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, but concentrates in Will, Cook, and DuPage counties in Illinois. 

The Stringham focus is on personal lines, commercial lines, life, and disability income.  Its legally adopted moniker of “Small Town Professionals!” is the basis for the agency’s operation. Service to customers and professionally offering much-needed products at a superior price is the agency hallmark!

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Our People


Richard Stringham opened Stringham Insurance Agency in February, 1980, in Mokena, Illinois.  The foundation of this family-run agency is customer service – providing the coverage needed at an affordable price.

A graduate of what is now St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Dick spent nearly six years learning the business at Concordia Securities Co., Inc. in Evergreen Park, IL.  He eventually left them as the agency manager and corporate Treasurer.  Stringham Insurance Agency, Ltd. opened in February, 1980, and the rest, as they say, is history!

Professional. The thriving agency is based on service and professionalism.  Dick is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois, the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, and is a trusted choice agency.     

Active.  Dick is a past president and elected Board Member of the Lockport Township High School Board of Education. He is the founder of the Lockport Township High School Foundation established to provide additional, charitable support to the high school district. In 2003, Dick received the “Distinguished Service Award” from the Illinois chapter of the National School Public Relations Association for his years of leadership in and service to the school district. In 2005, he was honored by the Lockport HS District by having a permanent scholarship named after him. Dick has also served as an elected commissioner of the Will County Board and Will County Forest Preserve District. He served on numerous commissions and committees casting a broad shadow on county government during his years of service. Dick has also served the community in various capacities over the years including the Mokena Planning Commission, a founding member of the Mokena Police Pension Board, the Mokena Fire Protection District Fire Prevention Board of Appeals, and as a member of the successful “Committee to Incorporate the Village of Homer Glen” in 2001…he was named a Village of Homer Glen “Founding Father” in 2002.

Successful.  Dick Stringham is a multi-year member of Pekin  Life’s “Inner Circle Club”,  a past  member of  Erie Family Life Insurance  Company’s “Million Dollar Club”, and past member of Economy Fire &  Casualty’s “E-Club”!  Dick is a continuing  member of Leadmakers, a southwest suburban business group, and has been elected  president many times over the last few years.  

Personal.  Most importantly, Dick and Mary Ann Stringham have been married for over 35 years.  They have three grown daughters, and four grandchildren.

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Maryann Stringham


Mary Ann Stringham, agency co-founder, is an active agent, officer, and partner. She, too, graduated from what is now St. Mary’s University of Minnesota with a degree in marketing. A people-person, Mary Ann was a professional at a Marsh, McLennan, & Co., subsidiary in Chicago, before leaving them to begin a family, obtain her insurance license and help open Stringham Insurance Agency. Mary Ann has been serving Stringham Insurance clients continuously ever since, providing a professional, caring face for the agency.

Raising three girls and working in the agency has kept Mary Ann on the go these past many years, but she has managed to remain active in their Church in a number of committees and organizations, and she served two terms, elected President of the Parish Council. Mary Ann has also taught religious education classes and coached girl’s softball. A former Vice-President of the St. Mary’s University Alumni Association, Mary Ann was awarded the “Alumni Appreciation Award” from the Alumni Association. 

An Iowa native, Mary Ann has been married to Dick for over 35 years. She is thrilled with her latest title of “Grandmother” after having been mother to three very active daughters (now grown) over the years. She loves to garden, cook, travel…and is working on her golf game.


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susieSusie Stringham has been a licensed insurance producer since joining the agency in 2011. Susie has the distinction of being the second generation in the business. As Dick and Mary Ann’s daughter she has been living with the insurance business virtually her entire life. A Western Illinois University alum, she has an excellent customer service background with her years in management and human resource management at Jewel/Osco. She has a wonderful empathy for the Stringham Insurance clientele and is abundantly knowledgeable. 


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Linda Butte came to Stringham Insurance Agency, Ltd. in May of 1998.  She brings  years of experience in health insurance claims and billing.  Linda is the pleasant voice that normally greets callers to Stringham Insurance.  She is an integral cog in the “wheel of service” that people expect when they deal with Stringham Insurance Agency.  The exceptional staff at Stringham Insurance is built on having exceptional people like Linda Butte working on behalf of our customers.  Her knowledge of billing and claims matters is pivotal when you deal with the large number of insurance companies that we represent.

Personally speaking, Linda’s two grown, married daughters have given her six grandchildren.  They are the absolute joy of her life.
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