Bart Hartauer of LaSalle has been a licensed insurance provider since 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 becoming owner, Bart has run the company with the mindset of doing business the right way and has continued to grow the business. Bart is currently serving as president of the LaSalle Business Association and regional director of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIAI). He has served as past president of the Sunrise Rotary Club, Treasurer of LaSalle Little League, and serves on several insurance agency councils. Bart enjoys supporting his Alma Mater, Illinois State University, along with the Chicago Bears, the Blackhawks, the Bulls, and foremost, the St. Louis Cardinals. Bart has been married to his wife Katie for 30 years. They have two children Catherine and Luke. Catherine is studying at the University of Southern Florida in Tampa, while Luke recently completed service in the Peace Corps in Guinea, West Africa.