Dustin Shirey is a licensed insurance agent serving clients in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. After graduating from Paulding High School, in Paulding, OH, he started working as a Real Estate Agent for a local company. Even though he loved the real estate business he had an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the insurance business from a local businessman, so he jumped at the chance to expand his offerings. He fell in love with the interpersonal connectedness of the insurance business and eventually transitioned over to working as a full time insurance agent in 2003.
As massive Buckeye fans, you can find Dustin, his wife Amber, and children, Kenyah, Weston, and Lucas cheering on the scarlet and gray all seasons of the year. They love random weekend adventures and their annual Spring Break trip to Hilton Head Island. The Shirey’s live northeast, just outside of the 469 loop, on the way to Woodburn. The older two kids are in the Snider school system, while his youngest is a Woodlan Warrior. He loves being outside, mowing grass, tending to their flower gardens, sitting around a spring or fall bonfire, and playing all kinds of random games with his wife and kids. He and his family attend Central Ministries at Chapel Ridge where they are all involved in various ministries.
One attribute that Dustin believes makes a great insurance agent is the ability to feel with other people. You have to have a high-level of empathy in this business, in relating to the people you care for. Whether it’s a billing issue, fear parents feel when they have a new teenage driver in the household, or a major home or auto claim, Dustin is always willing to take the extra time necessary to listen to his clients and then provide a meaningful solution. He looks at every conversation with clients as an appointment set by God. As Corrie Ten Boom said in The Hiding Place, “This is what the past is for! Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.” Whether they end up doing business together or not, he wants people to feel that they’ve been genuinely cared for after any interaction that they’ve had with him.
You can connect with Dustin on Facebook or follow his family adventures on Instagram. He’s also available via text at 260-433-5026 or HERE.