From humble beginnings, Steven J. Lang's work ethic, focus on customers' needs, and dedication to the local community have been the core of this successful business. Steve grew up in southwest St. Louis on "The Hill" and attended public schools. After majoring in business at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, he began his insurance career with Mutual of Omaha in November 1978. To alleviate the monetary pressure of straight-commission sales, Steve worked weekends managing a grocery store, twelve hours both Saturday and Sunday for 18 months. This created the opportunity to always think of the customer's needs first -a philosophy that he continues to practice.
In August 1990, after working for Mutual of Omaha as an independent agent for more than a decade and receiving the Chairman's Council Top Sales Award for 5 consecutive years, Steve started his own independent insurance agency, Lang Insurance, in the basement of his home. "I left to become independent," he says. "I thought I could do a better job for clients because I can use multiple providers. I realized that one size doesn't fit all."
By 1991, Lang Insurance needed real office space and moved to the present location in St. Charles County. Today the agency has 30 employees and ongoing plans for expansion. Steve believes that starting his own insurance agency allowed him to offer a higher level of service. Lang Insurance offers the best of both worlds by giving customers a choice of many top insurance companies, yet still providing local service and support. It's this high level of service and choices of top companies that truly set the company apart from the rest.