About Us

Sterling Thompson Company began as a sole proprietorship in Louisville in 1937. Sterling Thompson, the company founder, employed his nephew Jack R. Thompson after World War II. Jack Thompson assumed ownership and brought in his son, Steve B. Thompson, in 1973. In 1982, R. Alex Rankin joined the firm after a short career in commercial banking.

The agency has enjoyed a history of steady growth. The skills and professionalism of our employees coupled with the relationship approach to service give our clients unique and refreshing results.

We provide insurance and risk management products focused on handling our clients’ needs and have relationships with the most financially stable and competitive insurance carriers. These partnerships allow us to offer creative and innovative solutions to our clients.

Steve B. Thompson and R. Alex Rankin, the agency principals, have both earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter designation held by fewer than 150 agents in the state. The agency has been named a “Best Practices Firm” which is awarded to the top 25% of all insurance agencies.

At Sterling Thompson, we have a staff of qualified agents who are dedicated to serving you.

Our Vision Statement

We strive to be the preeminent provider of insurance products and Risk Management services in the judgment of our stakeholders; our clients, suppliers, and employees.

Our Mission Statement

Sterling G. Thompson is an insurance service organization comprised of people with the highest level of professionalism, product knowledge and integrity who, working together, deliver superior outcomes which create long term client relationships.

Our Code of Ethics

We believe in the importance of the insurance business and its future. The needs of our clients are paramount and we value the trust they place in us. We pledge to provide thorough and professional service to our clients, while offering the most affordable, comprehensive coverages available in the marketplace.


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Privacy Statement

In compliance with certain applicable laws, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Sterling G. Thompson Company (“SGT”) has adopted these policies. SGT acknowledges clients’ privacy rights as specified in these laws, and has adopted policies and procedures to ensure your privacy rights are protected.
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