Dillon Duffy was working as a para-educator at Fort Scott Middle School when he was approached by Danny Brown, the school principal, and Barb Albright, the owner of H & H Agency, to join their team as an agency manager for H & H Agency. Brown was also working at H & H Agency.
“I wanted to get an engagement ring for Abi (now his wife) and needed more money,” he said.
He began selling insurance for H & H in 2016.
In 2018, Shelter Insurance personnel approached him about the opportunity to have his own insurance business.
“Working for myself was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” Duffy said.
In 2020, Duffy completed the Shelter Insurance program to become a full-time agent.
Also in August 2020, Duffy moved his office from downtown to 1711 S. National, Suite C., just behind Dominos Pizza.
He provides all insurance services: auto, home, health, life, and business.
“We take care of it, here at Shelter,” he said. “In addition, we do have Progressive, Bristol-West, and Dairyland Insurance. I sell for these companies.”
He likes the business because he is “people-oriented and I like to serve the community,” he said.
Duffy is an assistant basketball coach at Fort Scott Middle School.
He and his wife, Abigail, now have an almost two years old daughter, Emalynn.
In addition, his family is a part of congregants at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
Hours of the business are 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during basketball season he said. Outside of basketball season, the business hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Duffy can be reached at 620-223-4110 or his cell at 417-214-4282.
After the COVID-19 Pandemic frees meetings up a bit, he will have a Fort Scott Chamber of Commerce Open House at the new site, he said.
Also, when the pandemic ends, the conference room in his office will be available for public use, he said.