About Us

Our history is long…

Originally formed as Spengler Insurance Agency in 1916 by Sylvester C. Spengler, the agency was formed in the heart of Alexandria, Louisiana. The office was located in the Historic Hotel Bentley for many years.
In the 1930s the agency was moved to its current location at 911 4th St.  In 1956, Mr. Paul Stewart joined as a partner and the name was eventually changed to Spengler-Stewart Agency.  Other employees and partners worked beside Mr. Spengler and Mr. Stewart until 1968 when Paul Stewart’s son, P.D., joined the agency.  Eventually, P.D. became the sole owner and continued to make the business prosper. Now after 100 years in business Lori Ardoin, an employee of 14 years, purchased the agency in 2014. P.D. remains a consultant for the agency.
After 105+ years our agency is now Alexandria’s oldest locally owned agency.


After 105 years in business we have to say we have some of the best clients. We love building relationships with our clients and hope that we can build a trust with you as well. Just a few of our clients have to say about us.
  • Lori Ardoin consistently provides quality service by responding promptly to your phone call or email. Lori and her team are very knowledgeable of the current regulations regarding the insurance industry. Therefore, they will help you make the right decision on your insurance needs.

    For over 25 years, Spengler-Stewart Insurance Agency has provided excellent service for our business and personal coverage. We would highly recommend Spengler-Stewart Insurance Agency.
    - Mark and Judy C.
  • I just want to say “thank you” very much for the outstanding services I receive from you and Shelly for our insurance needs. Especially during our Workers Compensation audits you stood with me and help me understand the complex details of reporting information correctly. Shelly always ensure we get the best coverage for our construction projects and within our budgets. Knowing how critical it is for us as a non-profit organization that we must limit risk and ensure affordability.  You are great in communicating with me, and Shelly as always just as polite and professional. Inner-city will continue to come to Spengler-Stewart Insurance Agency for all our insurance needs!
    - Barbara D.
    Executive Director (Inner-city Revitalization Corp.)
  • I have been a commercial and residential customer of Spengler Stewart Insurance for over twenty years. They reevaluate my insurance needs each year and search for the best carriers at an affordable cost. I have always loved the personal service and quick response Lori and her staff provide. 
    - Kelly
  • Industrial Rubber & Gasket Co LLC has been doing business with Spengler-Stewart Agency for over 30 years. Spengler-Stewart takes care of all of the insurance needs for our business. Lori and her staff go above and beyond to guarantee customer satisfaction. They are a pleasure to work with and our company looks forward to doing business with them for many years to come.
    - Frank C.

Our Team

  • Lori Ardoin
  • Paul D. “P.D.” Stewart
  • Shelly Cooper
    Commercial Lines