Joe Rettura, current principal and president of Laurel Highlands Insurance Group LLC, started the agency in 1995. When he graduated from college, the market for finding jobs was poor. He had his degree in accounting and had told his now colleague and wife, Joyce, that the last thing he would do is work in insurance. However, that’s now what he does, and he loves it because it doesn’t feel like a job. Although he is responsible for a lot, like answering phone calls, assessing risk, managing people, reviewing contracts, negotiating, training, marketing, and much more, Joe considers his profession a lifestyle. His favorite part of his job is developing relationships where people put trust in him to protect the most important things in their lives.
Joe’s favorite coworker is his son and partner, JJ, who he trains to take over the business when he retires. Joe enjoys watching his son grow and evolve in this industry. Taking after his own father, Joe was taught to put his family ahead of himself and to work hard. He does this by taking care of his family in and outside of the office. When he isn’t working, Joe enjoys remodeling his house, riding side by sides, working in his yard, and going on vacations with his family. Through all of the hard work and effort Joe put into his career, he built a business that turned his employees and clients into a beautiful family.