History of Cornerstone

Posted by Richard Steinbaum on Mar 26, 2018 5:37:03 PM

Blog Heading 2 (17).jpgCornerstone Insurance Group has roots in St. Louis dating back to 1971. It's our mission to give back to the the place we call home, to strengthen our community and the people who work in it, and to help the businesses we partner with in every capacity possible. 

 

1971


wilson logo.jpgWilson & Associates is founded and opens its first office in downtown St. Louis. Wilson & Associates was a commercial insurance and employee benefits firm founded by David D. Wilson. 

 

1989


BMP LOGO..bmpCorporate Benefit Consultants, is founded in Chesterfield, MO, by Richard Steinbaum, co-founder of Cornerstone Insurance Group. 

 

1991


Cody Wilson, co-founder of Cornerstone Insurance Group, joins Wilson & Associates. 

 

1995


Cody Wilson becomes President of Wilson & Associates, serving clients alongside his father David and overseeing 15 employees.  

 

2001


CBC Girls S-747324-edited.jpgThe employee benefits administration company Corporate Benefit Consultants grows to employ 17 employees.

 

 

 

 

2005


Cornerstone Building.jpgWilson & Associates merges with Corporate Benefit Consultants to form Cornerstone Insurance Group. The merger allows Cornerstone to offer clients more resources, including third-party administrator services such as risk management and human resources solutions.

Also this year, Cornerstone grows to 35 employees and moves to Creve Coeur, Mo. 

 

2010


Cornerstone grows to employ more than 70 people. 

  

2012


WinnerBadge_NOYear.pngCornerstone wins the 2012 Healthiest Employer Awards, hosted by the St. Louis Business Journal. CIG has placed as a finalist in the competition every year since its inception in 2011, placing first in the small employer category in 2012 and 2014. 

 

 

2013


photo4 - 9-24-13.jpgCornerstone partners with St. Louis nonprofit Lift for Life Gym. For more than three years, Cornerstone employees prepared dinner for the youth involved in the after-school program, serving more than 1,700 dinners over the years at Lift for Life Gym! 

Also this year, the Cornerstone team grows to more than 100 employees.

 

 

2014


CES_logo.jpg7053_704204152981338_1743856499988432118_n.jpgCornerstone Employer Solutions is founded. CES is a Professional Employer Organization, providing Cornerstone clients with more resources and options for their employee benefits, human resources, payroll, and workers’ compensation needs.

Baugher & Associates, an employee benefits firm located in Glen Carbon, IL, joins the Cornerstone team. 

Also in 2014, Cornerstone is named a Top Company in St. Louis by Small Business Monthly.

 

 

2016


IMG_4157.jpgCornerstone dedicates board room to Wilson & Associates founder David D. Wilson.

 

2017


Cornerstone named a best place to work in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal. 

Also in 2017, employees begin leading a community outreach committee, providing 8 hours of paid volunteer time annually for each employee. The Cornerstone Initiative benefits a local nonprofit every quarter. 

 

2018


best places to work-069174-edited.jpgCornerstone named a Best Place to Work in St. Louis by the St. Louis Business Journal for the second year in a row! 

 

We're excited to see where the future takes us. If you're looking for help with your employee benefits, risk management solutions, or other needs, Contact Cornerstone Insurance Group today and join us for the journey. 

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