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About The Hawk - Located in Peoria IL

In 1929, Frank H. Hawk left behind his position as an insurance representative for a well-established firm to strike out on his own.  With humble beginnings and the principles of traditional values, responsiveness, dependability and quality, Frank opened his fledgling business in Peoria, IL. After ten short years, the success of the business had created new opportunities and F.H. Hawk Agency outgrew its space and they relocated to a larger office downtown.

After nearly half a century in business, Frank sold the insurance agency to his son James. Three years later, the moniker changed and Hawk Agency was born.

Keeping it in the family, James Hawk sold the firm to his son-in-law Jim Grube in 1982.  Building on the success of the Hawk Agency and their commercial and personal insurance lines, the selections were expanded into employee benefits and financial services.

In March 2001, Tom Fliege was named President and Chief Operating Officer of Hawk Agency.  In 2003, Fliege purchased Hawk Agency from owner and CEO, Jim Grube.


Under Tom’s leadership, the company has worked to become more streamlined and departmentalized in its approach to insurance.  This means that not only are we more efficient than ever before, but our agents have become experts in their specific areas of insurance, from workers compensation to moving and storage coverage. Today, we offer lines in the areas of commercial insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits, financial and health insurance.


We constantly work to improve the communication of these benefits to our customers.  Our current initiative to improve communication has led us to transition our name to encompass not only our insurance services, but the fact that we aim to become a trusted advisor with a proactive eye on the risks that threaten your business.  That’s why no one watches out for you like The Hawk.


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7131 N Knoxville Ave # 1
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