A Brief History of Grieme Insurance Agency L.L.C.

Perry Grieme is a lifelong resident of central Illinois. He graduated from Elkhart High School and McKendree College, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. Immediately after college graduation, Perry started his journey in the insurance industry, taking a position with Country Companies Insurance in Springfield.

His employment led to opportunity four years later, when Perry was able to purchase his first insurance agency in Williamsville, Illinois. A second agency was purchased shortly after that from John Parker in Lincoln, Illinois and Perry formed his own independent insurance agency known as Parker-Grieme Insurance, headquartered in Lincoln.

During those 35 plus years, Perry has received awards too numerous to mention from such prestigous companies as Allstate, Pekin, Hartford, Fireman’s Fund, Erie, John Deere and many more. His knowledge of the insurance business and his dedication to community service were nationally recognized when he was featured as a role model for other insurance agents on the front cover of the widely distributed Erie Insurance Company magazine.

He has served on countless local, regional and national committees regarding all aspects of insurance, and he has been consistantly recognized by his peers as an authority in his field. His continued dedication to his business has led his small, independent agency to evolve into the much larger Grieme Insurance Agency, LLC of today.

Part of that evolution came when Perry began to incorporate his love for agriculture with the growing needs of the crop insurance industry. Perry’s crop insurance portion of the business has now expanded throughout Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky, with several other agents working under his direction.

During his residence in Lincoln, Perry served as a coach to the local boys’ biddy basketball team, probably for more years than he can remember! He served as an active board member of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce for 10 years, and was elected as their president in 1995. The following year, he was awarded the prestigous honor of being named the Logan County Chamber member of the year.

Perry is currently a member of the Lincoln Elks, a member and past President of the Lincoln Kiwanis club, and a member and past President of the Logan County Chapter of the American Heart Association. He has previously served on the board for the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital; boards for St. Clara’s Manor Nursing Home in Lincoln; the Logan-Mason rehab center of Central Illinois; and the board for the Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois. He has also been a strong supporter and volunteer for the FFA and 4H organizations. While living in Lincoln, Perry was an active member of the Holy Family Parish, serving as both a lector, Eucharistic minister, and as volunteer for the Church and the Parish grade school, Carroll Catholic.

Front row: Perry, Sally
Back row: Diane, Amanda, Kim
  • Perry
  • Sally
  • Diane
  • Amanda
  • Kim
Perry initially founded Parker-Grieme Insurance Agency in 1972. Through continued growth, that agency has evolved into the Grieme Insurance Agency, L.L.C. of today. Respected locally and recognized nationally, Perry serves on many insurance industry boards. His insurance expertise, particularly in the crop industry, is highly sought by nationally recognized companies and the federal government. Perry can be reached by calling the agency or via email to: perry@griemeins.com.
Sally has been working in the Agency since 1989. She is responsible for all of the accounting and marketing decisions, as well as much of the office management. Sally and her husband Perry work together to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.
Diane has been with Grieme Insurance Agency for almost 15 years. She is a licensed agent specializing in writing the commercial lines of insurance which includes business owner’s, workers’ compensation, and commercial auto. Diane also assists our customers with all of their personal insurance needs. Diane can be reached by calling the agency or via email to: dianes@griemeins.com.
Amanda is the newest member of the Grieme Insurance Agency staff. She is an integral part of the daily office duties, and looks forward to directing our customers to the appropriate agent. Amanda may be reached at the office by calling 217-735-1296.
Kim has been with Grieme Insurance Agency for nearly 15 years. She is a licensed agent specializing in personal lines of insurance, including auto, home, rental and life insurance. Kim is also involved with handling claims for the agency and assisting with the crop insurance services. Kim can be reached by calling the agency or via email to: kimd@griemeins.com.

Perry and Sally are both active partners in their business in Lincoln, and are proud to have a very qualified staff that have devotedly served the Grieme Insurance Agency many years. Although Perry and Sally are active in the Lincoln community, a personal move to Sherman took place in 2003, when Perry and Sally became the primary caregivers for Sally’s aging parents . Since his move, Perry has become active in the Sherman and Williamsville Communities, volunteering many hours at both Williamsville Junior High and High Schools. He quickly became involved with the family’s new parish of St. John Vianney, where he serves as an usher and Eucharistic Minister, as well as being a member of the Parish Finance Committee. He was instrumental in helping to organize St. John Vianney’s Initial chapter of the Knights of Columbus, and is currently an active member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.

Perry and his wife Sally reside in Sherman with their youngest son, Jacob. Their older son Matthew resides in Lincoln and daughter Amanda in Nashville, Tennessee.