For our third agent spotlight, we decided to feature one of our newest members to the LSI family, Dennis Hickey! Thanks for letting everyone get to know you a little better Dennis, and welcome aboard.
AC: Tell us a little bit about yourself, outside hobbies, and how you began working in insurance.
DH: I have been working in insurance since 1976. My father started this agency in 1959, and then I took over the agency in 1977. I have been working here ever since.
Outside of work, I enjoy wakeboarding, jet skiing, and woodworking. I also play the baritone horn, and recently performed in the orchestra for the Van Wert Civic Theater’s Beauty and the Beast.
AC: What is your favorite aspect of working with insurance?
DH: What I like the most are the people I get to interact with. I love being able to aid them with a variety of their needs, and to overall help them in any way that I can.
AC: In your opinion, what is the biggest misconception regarding insurance?
DH: I would say that people think they understand insurance and will not need any assistance in getting the correct coverage. Often time’s, individuals try to do things on their own. However, everyone has unique requirements, and that means it is necessary to have a licensed agent there to help them find the best coverage option. What works for one person may not work for someone else. That’s why we are here to help.
AC: What are you most looking forward to with this recent merger?
DH: This relationship will allow us to expand the companies we can represent for home, auto, life, and business customers, and it means we can continue to provide the kind of one-on-one service that we feel has set our agency apart for more than 5 decades. My partner Dan Morris and I are excited about our new partnership with the Leland Smith Agency.
Welcome to the Leland Smith family! We are glad to have you, and look forward to working with you. Stay tuned for our next agent spotlight, which will feature Dennis’ partner, Dan Morris.