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About Us

C. M. Steele Insurance Brokers was founded in 1898 by Omer L. Steele.  Working from his home, Omer sold fire insurance on houses and boiler insurance on tug boats operating on the Welland Canal.

In 1940, Charles Steele took over the business from his Uncle Omer.  Shortly after, Charles joined the RCAF, serving our country until 1945.  In his absence, Charles’ father received special dispensation to deliver renewals, maintaining the business in Charles’ absence.  Upon Chuck’s return, he actively sold and serviced insurance in Port Colborne and surrounding areas in the Niagara Peninsula until his retirement. Sadly, Charles M. Steele passed away in 2016 at the age of 99.  Chucks’ dedication and strength of character will always be remembered.

In 1976, Kent Peacock joined the firm as a partner, retiring in 2015.

After completing his studies, William Steele, Charles’ son joined the business in 1982 and continues to provide service to customers today. 

Since 2014, Mack Steele having obtained his insurance degree, and mentored by his father Bill Steele joined the business.  The family tradition continues on with the addition of Riley Steele to our staff.

In 2014, we expanded by opening an office in the Stoney Creek area.  Resident account executive, Eric Pienkosz welcomes all your insurance inquiries.

Many things have changed over the years, from the products and services offered to technology effecting the way we do business.  What hasn’t changed is our dedication, placing our commitment to customers first and foremost.  

C. M. Steele Insurance Brokers Limited is proud to be family owned and operated since 1898.
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often”…Winston Churchill

Our Commitment

There are many benefits to choosing C. M. Steele Insurance Brokers as your insurance provider.  After all, we are here to protect what is important to you and we have been doing so for 125 years.

You can be confident knowing that our staff are highly trained and licensed insurance professionals that are up to date with insurance trends and offer great product knowledge. Not to mention, you will always get an honest answer.  We work hard to gain your trust.  

Save time
We know your time is valuable.  It is one of the reasons we have incorporated CSR24 into our website.  You can see more about this under the CSR24 tab on the menu bar.  Other ways, we have made buying insurance more convenient is by offering online instant quotes, easy claims reporting services 24/7 and electronic document signing, to name a few.

We offer competitive insurance markets which makes it easier for us to save you money.  Our companies offer unique products so we can customize a plan to meet your needs.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”…Winston Churchill