Episode 74: John Darr of Darr Schackow Insurance Agency
Insurance: complicated, tedious, and generally not fun, but none of that stopped John Darr from diving in headfirst.
John started working under his father, John Darr Sr., over 20 years ago and is now co-founder of Darr Schackow Insurance. Over the past few years, they have expanded all over Florida, with a total of eight locations. John credits his awesome team and the culture his dad created from the beginning.
As a student at the University of Florida, John thought he would go on to play professional golf. After realizing the life of a pro golfer isn’t so glamorous and a heart to heart with his dad, John decided to get his insurance license, and he’s absolutely loved it ever since.
“It’s been a real treat and a pleasure to be in the industry I’m in. And I know people think, ‘This guy’s crazy. How do you like insurance as much as you do?’ but it’s about people,” John said.
As much as John would love to, he can’t take on every client himself, so it was important that he built a strong team of agents. But even more crucial than building a strong team is keeping a strong team. John puts his employees first and in doing so, he’s created an award-winning company culture.
“My people are vitally important. They are the number one on my list of things,” he told Collin.
At the end of the day, John knows that every member of his team tries to do what’s best for their clients, so he’s free to work on projects and scale the business.