Thomas J. Jones put his dream into action when in 1917 he opened the doors to the Jones Insurance Agency in Factoryville, PA. By the 1930’s he needed to hire his son-in-law Willard K. Davis to handle their growing business. At that time, a partnership was created-Davis and Jones Insurance Agency.
In 1955, grandson Tom Davis, CPCU joined the partnership upon graduating from the University of Pennsylvania. One year after joining the Agency, Davis’ grandfather died and his father retired due to health reasons. This left Tom responsible for the agency and its success.
In the mid 60’s, Harry Gregory of Clarks Summit came on board the partnership as the Agency’s first additional salesperson. In 1978, Jack Kyle joined Davis and Gregory as the third partner. The Agency incorporated and became known as Davis, Gregory & Kyle, Inc.
In the 80’s, as DGK became more specialized, computers and sales professionals were brought in to better serve our clients. Jack Kyle’s son Jeffrey was hired in ‘81, Tom Davis’ daughter Beth O’Malley, CPCU, ARM in ‘82, and in ’86 his son Jim Davis, CPCU, ARM, in ’87 Richard Doeringer, CLU, ChFC, in ’91 Denise Maleski, CLU, ChFC, in ’91 Marie Stahlman, CPCU, ARM, in 2006 Sean Pieretti, AINS, API, AIC, AIS, in 2016 Marcee Kneisel, and in 2018 Jeff O’Malia joined us to complete what is known as our DGK sales team.
DGK’s philosophy has always emphasized that education is one of the most important tools needed to provide superior customer service. In that same measure, there are specific educational requirements of all agents. Many have more advanced training and are Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) or Chartered Life Underwriters (CLU).
Today DGK offers much more than the personal lines products it opened its doors with back in 1917. Commercial insurance for business owners, and farm owners compliment the homeowners, personal auto, and umbrellas policies.
Additionally, DGK specializes in providing insurance for municipalities and volunteer fire companies, now insuring more than 100 municipalities in Northeast Pennsylvania and over 80 volunteer fire companies in over sixteen different counties.
Our Financial Services department provides life insurance, annuities, estate planning, education funding strategies, group accident, health and disability insurance, long term care coverage, assistance with retirement planning and investment strategies including brokerage account services.
In 2015, DGK added a Senior Solution department that provides a full complement of services from Health Insurance to educating senior citizens to make informed decisions about Medicare.
Through years of hard work, and our devoted team, DGK has become a well-managed, growing organization which is recognized as an insurance, risk management and financial services leader in its expanding service area.
As of 2005, DGK is a 100% employee-owned company, and has grown to employ 20 local professionals. Because we are employee-owned, each teammate has a vested interest and each takes on a personal responsibility to do their best for our customers and our company. Taking the uncertainty out of the future, to protect our clients from financial loss.
DGK’s mission is to be a professional independent insurance agency growing without geographic limitations, dedicated to providing Peace of Mind to our clients through financial strategies, diversified insurance products and other related services.