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Your Trusted Insurance Partner

Since 1887,
our promise has been simple:
Better Every Day.

It's not just a slogan, it's a relentless drive to push boundaries, ignite innovation, and deliver superior results for our clients. We're not content with the status quo. We challenge conventional thinking, embrace fresh ideas, and constantly refine how we serve you. This unwavering commitment has fueled exceptional growth, propelling us to become the 4th largest privately held brokerage in the country.

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At Cottingham & Butler, our mission is simple, yet sincere...

To partner with our clients, to protect their most valuable assets, and to build an exceptional company of passionate insurance professionals.

Delivering Excellence, Building Trust 

Our core values form the bedrock of our culture, defining how we do business.



It's the cornerstone of every action we take.



We always tell the truth and keep our commitments.



We imbue every interaction with dignity and respect. 


Client-Centric Focus

We understand and serve our clients' long-term best interests as if they were our own.

Our Visionary Leaders

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Andrew Butler, Executive Chairperson

Andrew leads Cottingham & Butler with a strategic vision, driving prosperity, growth, and cultivating employee development. His commitment to delivering exceptional services to our clients and establishing respected industry partnerships underscores our constant pursuit of excellence. Read Full Bio >

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David Becker, CEO

As CEO, David uses his extensive experience in business strategy and growth to lead the overall operations of Cottingham & Butler and its subsidiaries. His leadership ensures that our clients consistently receive superior service and innovative solutions, embodying our dedication to excellence. Read Full Bio >

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John E. Butler, Chairperson

In his role as Chairperson, John focuses on propelling our company's robust growth and advancing the development of our industry. His visionary initiatives shape our strategic direction, emphasizing innovation and reinforcing our position as industry leaders. Read Full Bio >


Reaching You, Wherever You Are

Strategically positioned across the U.S. with a team of over 1,300 professionals, we take pride in guaranteeing accessibility to every client. Our ongoing efforts to extend our reach emphasizes our commitment to providing best-in-class service.

Corporate Headquarters

800 Main Street  |  Dubuque, IA 52001

We believe distance shouldn't be a barrier to exceptional service. That's why we're strategically positioned in the heart of the U.S., allowing us to swiftly reach not only major metropolitan hubs, but also critical remote locations across the country. We're constantly expanding our footprint, ensuring you receive the best-in-class service, no matter where your business takes you.


  • Little Rock, AR

  • San Diego, CA

  • Dubuque, IA

  • Davenport, IA

  • Dyersville, IA

  • Des Plaines, IL

  • Edina, MN

  • Columbus, OH

  • Pittsburgh, PA

  • Franklin, TN

  • Dallas, TX

  • Appleton, WI

  • Madison, WI

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Our History

From a humble single storefront nestled on the banks of the Mississippi in 1887 to a national powerhouse, Cottingham & Butler's story is one of family, resilience, and unwavering dedication to client service. Through generations, we've grown alongside our clients, adapting to challenges, and pioneering new solutions. 

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Reach out today, and let's work together to secure your future 

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