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CIC · Agency Co-Owner
Darrin's Areas of Focus
(816) 884-4800 - Direct
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I originally began my career in the construction industry, starting as a laborer in 1979. Over the years I forged my career path, and by 1994, I was proud to culminate my time in the industry as a superintendent for a heavy underground utilities contractor. It was during the same year that I made the decision to transition into the world of insurance at a local agency.
I quickly took a liking to the industry and primarily focused on providing insurance solutions for contractors' and municipalities' insurance. I worked my way into the nickname, “Bug” due to my tendency to “bug” my co-workers to find the answers for my clients. This approach helped me distinguish myself, although I have since outgrown that nickname.
During my time as an advisor, I earned my Certified Insurance Counselor designation, was a five-time member of the Auto Owner’s President’s Club, ranked among the top 25 producers for life sales, and received the Presidential Citation Award from the Missouri Association for Independent Agents (MAIA).
After a decade in the industry, I took another significant leap. My wife, Carol, and I decided to start our own agency and on October 14th, 2003, Stafford & Stafford Insurance officially opened its doors. We started small, with Carol and I making up a significant portion of the workforce. However, as the years passed, we expanded our operations, acquiring two more agencies to increase our reach statewide, and in 2019, we furthered growth and affiliated with the Leavitt Group.
My Missouri roots run deep. I was born and raised in southern Missouri before building my life in Harrisonville. My wife and I were married in 1980 and later welcomed our son, Josh. When I have a chance for free time, I spend it staying at our cabin on the lake or playing cards with my friends and family. I love our local community and believe in the value of giving back to it. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to serve on the board of directors for multiple state and local organizations such as the Harrisonville Chamber of Commerce, the Missouri Association of Independent Agents, and the Harrisonville Public School Foundation.
I take pride in my journey and am fortunate enough to have had opportunities to grow myself and my business. I am fueled by my commitment to collaboration, growth, and most importantly our community. From the construction sites where I began to the insurance landscape I navigated; I strive to leave a legacy of service for all our customers.
Years of experience
Missouri, Utah, Arizona, Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Minnesota, Mississippi, Colorado, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas.
801 S Commercial St
Harrisonville, MO 64701
(816) 884-4800 - Darrin's Direct
(816) 884-4800 - General Office
General Office Hours
|Mon||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tue||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wed||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thr||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Fri||8:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
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