Our History

John Darr, Sr. and Ray Schackow entered the insurance business in 1992 as Nationwide agents in the Gainesville regional office. They were at separate agencies but always shared a common space. In 1993, John’s son John, Jr. (Johnny) joined his father. The father-son agents were committed to creating lifetime relationships with their customers and providing quality customer service. As a result, the agency grew significantly. In 2007, John Darr, Sr. retired and sold the agency to his son, Johnny, and son-in-law Richard Rowell.

In the same building, Ray Schackow continued to grow his business with the same ideals in mind – quality customer service and lifetime relationships. In late 2007, the landscape of the insurance industry in Florida changed dramatically and Darr and Schackow, after 16 years of sharing space, decided to merge. Since the beginning, the goal at Darr Schackow Insurance has been the same; to help our clients protect and manage the most important assets in their lives: their families, their incomes, their homes and their cars. Hence our slogan of "Strength, Service, Stability."

Darr Schackow Insurance is committed to the values of the companies and people we represent. We value People and are Customer-Focused. We act with Honesty and Integrity. We Trust and Respect our employees. And we believe that our clients deserve individualized attention and superior customer service at exceptionally competitive rates.

At Darr Schackow Insurance, we rely on our employees for the commitment, energy and imagination that effectively communicates to our clients that their interests are our primary concern. The quality of our people largely determines our success and we are proud of the team we have put together.

Darr Schackow Insurance specializes in offering:

After spending time with their Darr Schackow Insurance agent, our clients feel listened to and cared for. They come to trust and depend on us for guidance because they recognize our credibility and expertise in the insurance market. Most importantly, clients notice our courtesy and appreciation towards them for choosing to do business with us.

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