Meet Our Team
Brian Feltes & Associates
Brian Feltes opened Brian Feltes & Associates, Inc. in 1985. His insurance career began in August 1977 at the Dean Weeks Insurance Agency. Feltes purchased the agency from Mr. Weeks in December of that year. Since that time, Feltes has grown his own agency providing coverage to hundreds of individual and commercial customers.
Brian is a Service member of Illinois Association of School Business Officials’ and specializes in providing insurance coverage to School Districts throughout the state of Illinois. Feltes is a past member of several insurance company Agents Advisory Boards, past chair of the Pastoral Council and finance Council of St. Mary Parish in DeKalb.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys spending time with his family and friends and also enjoys long days on the golf course. Brian and his wife, Marcia, reside in DeKalb, Illinois. Their two grown children, Drew age 26 and Christine age 22, are pursuing careers in education. Drew works with the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue, Washington and Christine is a Reading Recovery Teacher in Galesburg, Illinois.
Kevin started his insurance career in 2004 when he joined Brian Feltes and Associates. Prior to joining the agency, Kevin worked in the staffing industry for 15 years serving as Vice President and Regional Manager for several national staffing companies. He graduated from Aurora University with a BA in Economics and Finance. Kevin holds a Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS) designation.
Kevin assists his clients with all forms of personal and business insurance needs with a special emphasis in the areas of home, auto, health, professional liability, medical staffing, school districts, and closely held businesses.
He spends his spare time serving on both a non-profit and for profit board of directors and is a past officer and board member of the Algonquin Longhouse Chiricahua Nation – Indian Guides Organization. Kevin and his family reside in Arlington Heights, Illinois.
Don grew up in a family of small business owners giving him a keen understanding of the needs of his clients. He earned a degree in Engineering and has 20+ years of operations engineering experience with fortune Top 200 companies. With almost 3 years experience as an independent insurance agent, Don applies his engineering background in an analytical approach to providing property and casualty coverage for commercial and personal risks.
Don enjoys time with his family, especially watching his teen age son and daughter develop in academics and athletics. Also, he is active with many local community service organizations and three Chambers of Commerce.
Commercial Lines Manager
Mary Straiker, SCLA, has been with Brian Feltes & Associates since 2005. She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and has spent the past 26 years in the insurance industry. She started out with the Hartford Insurance Group and then moved on to their TPA Specialty Risk Services working in claims and quality assurance. Mary and her family reside in Saint Charles, Illlinois.