Meet Our Professional Staff
Bart Hartauer, Owner, CIC
Bart Hartauer became a licensed insurance producer in 1985 after graduating from Illinois State University. After graduation, Bart started working at Hartauer Insurance with his father, Jack Hartauer. Over the years Jack mentored Bart on the importance of trust when selling products and building relationships. Bart purchased the business in 1989 and became the sole owner. Since purchasing the business Bart has grown the company with the mindset of doing business the right way and the business has continued to grow year after year.
Bart is currently serving as President of the La Salle Business Association, the Treasurer of La Salle Little League, along with serving on various insurance companies’ agency counsels. Bart enjoys supporting his alma mater Illinois State University, the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, and foremost the St. Louis Cardinals. Bart is married to Katie and they have two children Catherine and Luke. Catherine is in a Master’s program at Creighton University and Luke is studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Gretchen Robertson, Office Manager/Producer
Gretchen began her career in the insurance industry with her father, John A. Hartauer, founder of Hartauer Insurance Agency. In 1973, fourteen years later, her brother Bart joined the agency following his graduation from college. Gretchen has been licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health since 1984. Gretchen’s goal has always been to create a positive working relationship between clients and the agency.
Gretchen resides in La Salle with her husband Gary. She is the mother of two children and grandmother to five grandchildren. Gretchen enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Dick Martuzzo, Producer
Licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health since 1975, Dick worked for the Duncan Insurance Office from 1974-2012 with the last 14 years as the Agency Manager. He has been with Hartauer Insurance since 2012 and concentrates primarily on Commercial Business.
Dick is married with three daughters and four grandchildren, and lives in La Salle.
Kendra Stiel, Producer
Kendra Stiel has been in the insurance industry since 1988, when she joined her father and sister at The Hummers Insurance Agency, which was located in La Salle for many years. After graduation from Western Illinois University, she sold radio advertising at WLRZ Radio for three years. Her father, Paul Kmitta, bought the Hummer Insurance Agency in 1988 and sold it to Kendra and her sister, Karen, in 1995. They then sold the agency to Hartauer Insurance Agency in January 2012. Kendra works with both Commercial and Personal Lines clients, as well as specializing in Life Insurance sales.
Kendra is active in the community as a member of La Salle Rotary Club. She is the current Vice President of United way of Illinois Valley, and she also works on the Horizon House Road to Independence Campaign.
Kendra lives in La Salle with her husband Jeff and their two son, Jacob and Brandon.
Beckey Oscepinski, Producer/CSR
Beckey has been in the insurance industry since 1990. She is licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health.
She is the proud mother of three children Jessica, Mason, and Austin. Beckey enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Laura Munson, CSR/Personal Lines Claims
Laura joined Hartauer Insurance in 2000. She worked in the insurance industry since 1991 after earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Illinois State University. She earned her Property/Casualty license in 1999. She assists customers in reporting claims for homeowner and automobile damage, and she answers questions for our customers throughout the entire claims process.
Laura enjoys hiking, reading, listening to live music, and spending time with family and friends.
Mary Humpage, Producer/CSR
Mary joined Hartauer insurance in 2012. She started in the insurance industry in 1977 with The Duncan Insurance Office and became licensed in Property/Casualty and Life/Health insurance in 1981. She takes pride in her job and strives to meet all of her customers’ insurance needs, by helping them to find the right coverage.
Mary resides in Peru with her husband and enjoys being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Karen Grotti, Producer/CSR
Karen joined the Hartauer Agency in 2012 when the Hummer Agency was purchased. Karen began work at the Hummer Agency in 1987. The agency was purchased by her father Paul Kmitta in 1988, and in 1995 Karen and her sister Kendra Stiel purchased the agency from him. Karen is licensed in property/Casualty and Life/Health, Karen also earned her CIC designation. Karen enjoys working with clients and helping them with their insurance needs.
She lives in Arlington and enjoys traveling with her family.
Neal Hodges, Producer
Neal joined the Hartauer Insurance Agency in 2015 as a Producer after earning his Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Ambrose University. He is licensed in both Property/Casualty and Life/Health. While new to the industry, he is focused on providing exceptional customer service and products for his current and future clients.
Neal enjoys spending time with his fiancé Kendall, friends, and family. He is also an avid fan of the Chicago Bears, Bulls, and Cubs.
Deb Quesse, Producer/CSR
Deb started her insurance career at Duncan Insurance Office in June of 1979. She is licensed in both Property/Casualty and handles personal and commercial claims, as well as being a personal lines and commercial lines CSR.
In 2012, the Duncan Insurance Office was purchased by the Hartauer Insurance Agency where she remains as a commercial CSR and Producer.
After her many years of experience in both personal and commercial insurance, she still enjoys current clients on a personal level and strives to maintain their level of trust with the agency.
Judy Green, CSR/Producer
Judy joined the Hartauer Insurance Agency in February of 1999. She worked in the insurance industry since 1974 and became licensed in Property/Casualty in 1982. Just specializes in all aspects of commercial insurance and endeavors to bring each of her client’s quality service by putting the needs of the clients first and providing good customer service.
Judy lives in La Salle with her husband Mike. She is the proud mother of a daughter Becky, and proud Grandmother to Austin. She enjoys reading and gardening.
Sharon Swanson, Producer
Sharon Swanson joined the Hartauer Insurance team in 2012 bringing with her 30 years of experience in the industry. Licensed in Life/Health and Property/Casualty. She is also certified specialist for Long Term Care Insurance. She believes building relationships with clients and servicing their needs is a top priority.
Sharon received her LUTCF (Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow) in 1999.
Sharon and her husband Bill are the proud parents of three and Grandparents of nine exceptional grandchildren. Both Bill and Sharon enjoy spending time with their family, attending their grandchildren’s sporting events and being active part of their church, Crossbridge Community Church.
Lisa has been with Hartauer Insurance since 2003. She’s the first person you see when you walk into the office, and she’s usually the first person you hear when you call. Lisa enjoys getting to know customer, so she can better help them with their insurance needs.
Lisa is a graduate of La Salle Peru High School, and she attended IVCC, where she majored in English. She is also a published author, which fulfilled a lifelong dream of hers. When she’s not at work, Lisa enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Louie and their four cats, as well as reading anything she can get her hands and rooting for her beloved Chicago Cubs.