About Us

Pillar Insurance is an independent insurance agency offering auto, home, business, boat, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, life and health insurance.  Our process is simple: We don't work for any one single insurance company; we work for you.  We offer flexible plans built around protecting your goals and interests.  Through our unmatched customer service practices, we'll walk you through every step of the way in which we can save you money.  Pillar Insurance has been providing the highest quality service throughout the Sioux Empire since 1987.  As an independent agency, we represent 12+ "A" rated companies, which allows us to search multiple carriers insuring you get the best possible rates and coverage options available.  By representing many of the top national and regional insurance companies, we'll find you the best value for your insurance dollar without sacrificing coverage or service.

  • Joe Pillar, Agent
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    605-336-0970

    Joe is a lifelong resident of Sioux Falls and a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a degree in Business.  Joe entered the insurance business in 1987 following college.  He spent a few years with Mutual of Omaha then started an agency with Farmers Insurance Group, which he ran for 10 years.  Realizing, that as an agent with one company, he didn't have the option to tailor coverage plans to fit the needs of individual clients, he started Pillar Insurance in 1991.  "As an independent agency, we represent over a dozen companies so we can shop for the best rates and coverage.  That is something I didn't feel I could do as an agent with one company.  Our whole goal, at Pillar Insurance, is to search all of our resources to find the best rates, coverage and service options available."  Joe's interests include golf, hunting, fishing and family.

  • Don Koster, Agent
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    605-359-6676

    Don was born and raised in Mitchell, SD. Graduated from high school in 1976. He went on to work in the construction industry as a self employed carpenter after trade school until entering the insurance business in 1987. He worked as an independent life and health insurance agent from 1987 until 2005, when he joined Pillar Insurance. Spending most of his time now, working in the commercial insurance marketplace as well as life and health products, he is able to help his clients in all insurance areas. Don has lived in Sioux Falls since 1977. He has been married to his wife, Diane for 34 years and have two married daughters and five grandchildren. Don’s hobbies include golf, fishing, and camping.

  • Laurel Strobl, Office Manager
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    605-336-0970
    Laurel grew up in Milbank, SD, and is a graduate of South Dakota State University with degrees in Business Economics, Accounting and Sociology. She has been working in the insurance industry for 10 years. Laurel joined Pillar Insurance in 2006. She is a licensed agent, and has also obtained designations including the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, CPCU, the Program in General Insurance, AINS, the Associate in Personal Insurance, API, and the Associate in Commercial Underwriting, AU. Laurel is dedicated to providing efficient customer service and meeting the individual needs of each client. Her goal for every customer is competitive pricing with comprehensive coverages.

Our Great Selection of Insurance Products ensures You get The Best Price & Coverage