JJ Rettura is the operations manager and VP for Laurel Highlands Insurance Group LLC and has been working here since 2010. Son of Joe and Joyce Rettura, the agency’s president and controller, JJ was taught a great amount about business and hard work. In 2008, JJ injured his ankle and had to take a semester off of college. In order to get credits at this time, and do something that didn’t require him to walk, JJ’s father gave him an internship at LHIG. After JJ graduated, he wasn’t sure what career he wanted to pursue. Joe offered for JJ to come back to the agency until he figured it out, but working his way up into insurance, he now helps his father run the business. His daily tasks as operations manager include selling personal lines, working on marketing strategies, and taking care of the general operations of the agency.
The workplace environment of LHIG makes JJ’s day. Though some may not like the idea of working with their family members, JJ loves it. He’s able to keep a close, familial relationship with his parents while also professionally and effectively running their agency. JJ has also had the privilege of creating personal relationships with kind clients that he enjoys to seeing in person and chatting with on the phone. The best part about working in insurance for JJ is that he gets to take care of clients in their darkest moments. It truly makes him feel better to help others.
JJ is always working on improving the agency. In his free time at work, he brainstorms new marketing ideas and overall opportunities for improvement. Outside of work, JJ enjoys listening to live music, skiing, hiking, working outside in his garden, hunting, bird feeding, and especially spending time with his family. JJ’s only regret in life is that he didn’t pay attention to how fast time slipped away with them. Now, he and his family host big dinners, drink wine, eat pasta, make jokes, and genuinely savor their time together.