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Lester Insurance Group is your trusted independent insurance agency throughout Wytheville, VA, and Burlington, NC.

Your family, your business and your possessions are all important to you, but you may not know how to best protect them. We have the experience to navigate the unique risks you face, serving as your insurance advisor.

What Sets us Apart


As an independent insurance agency we have great relationships with many well-known, reputable insurance companies, giving you the power of choice.


Our insurance advisors have years of experience in the insurance industry and serve as your advocate from selecting coverage through filing a claim.


Our insurance advisors have a strong passion for insurance and protecting what you value most in business and in life. We treat our customers like family.

Lester Insurance LLC has been an insurance agency for over a century. The agency dates back to 1880 under the S.F. Ewald Insurance Agency. Throughout 120 years of mergers and buyouts, Lester Insurance LLC became its current form in 2013 with Steve Lester II, the fifth generation in the Lester Family to be in the insurance industry.

Lester Insurance Group was formed in 2014 with the purchase of The Harper Agency of Burlington, NC. The Harper Agency dates back to 1947 when Mr. Winfred C. “Ook” Harper formed the agency after his honorable discharge from the United States Navy. In 2010, Ook passed away, leaving the agency to his three children in the agency. In 2014, The Harper Agency became Lester Insurance Group, Inc. but still has many of the same faces that were once employed by The Harper Agency.

In 2017, Lester Insurance purchased Cox Insurance of Winchester, VA to expand a niche in commercial trucking insurance. Cox Insurance was formed and ran by Walter Cox along with his wife, Ellen.

While Lester Insurance has grown exponentially over the past decade, we still treat each and every one of our clients like our family. We know what it means to be treated like a person and not just a policy number.

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At Lester Insurance Group, our mission is very simple. We strive to provide a true, concierge client experience which is unique in the insurance industry. We give clients the power of choice from top-rated national and regional insurance carriers. We offer comprehensive insurance solutions throughout Wytheville, VA, and Burlington, NC.