Tampico insurance agent wins top state industry honor

TAMPICO – Tyler Sandrock of The Cornerstone Agency-Sandrock Insurance in Tampico and Morrison is the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois’ Young Agent of the Year.

Sandrock, 32, of Princeton, was presented the award “for demonstrating exceptional service to the insurance industry, professional trade associations, and community” at the association’s annual convention Oct. 5-7 in Springfield, it said in a news release.

Sandrock is the second generation in the family-owned agency; his father, Greg, began the agency more than 30 years ago.

The younger Sandrock began his career in insurance nine years ago. He has received Certified Insurance Counselor and Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist designations, and is a member of the Illinois Young Agents Committee and the Technology Committee.

He also is active with the association’s philanthropic and charitable events, and co-hosts an annual golf outing for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the release said.

The Sandrock agency has offices at 105 Main St. in Tampico and at 102 W. Main St. in Morrison. Call 815-438-3923 or 815-772-2793 or go to for more information

The Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois is comprised of 1,000 insurance agencies representing 10,000 licensed independent agents engaged in all facets of the insurance industry. Go to to learn more.