Sam Davis ensures no holes in customers’ coverage

Shelter Insurance agent Sam Davis has been serving residents of Northeast Kansas City for 29 years, and he isn’t showing any sign of slowing down. He typically rises before the sun and has already gotten in his workout by 6:30 a.m. 

After more than a quarter-century in the industry, Sam remains excited about the future of his business. He’s expanded across the state line into Kansas, and keeps his clients updated on social media. Sam said he would like to keep working for at least a few more years, and retirement is far from the front of his mind.

“I enjoy the business, I’m helping people, I’m having fun at it; and what else am I going to do?” Sam asked.

Early morning workouts certainly help Sam keep his youthful exuberance, but his love of coaching inspired him in his previous career. He began coaching softball in 1990 when his daughters started playing. Although they’re grown now, Sam still finds joy in the game. Sam’s goal is to be on third base at 85 without a walker.

“Very few people hang onto it after their kids are grown,” Sam said. “That’s the difference in me; I just look forward to it each and every year. Softball and work is what I’ve pretty much got going.”

On the business side, he has focused on home, auto and life insurance for private clients, but noted that Shelter Insurance has very competitive rates for rental properties – with options for both landlords and renters alike.

Sam prides himself on offering a personal touch to his clients. He cares about ensuring that his clients buy what they actually need, and not just shoehorning them into every policy on the books. To Sam, the job is all about relationship building.

“I’ve enjoyed the business for over 29 years, and really enjoy getting to know people on a personal basis,” Sam said. “We like to ensure that you get personal service from our staff, and not from an answering machine.”

Sam was recently joined by Office Manager David Woods, who is licensed in home, auto and life insurance. He helps with everything around the office, Sam said, and together they are able to help their customers more efficiently and effectively.

Though he has expanded his business and works out of an office in Overland Park, Kan., Sam remains loyal to the Northeast. A resident of Northeast for about five years, it’s where it all began for Sam, and it’s still his bread and butter.

“I go there all the time because I still write quite a bit of business there,” Sam said. “I go through the Northeast a lot, like this morning, I just drove through, so you know, I enjoy it, really.” 

Sam hasn’t ruled out moving back to Northeast someday. He said the Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has been a good source of information, referrals and friendships in the past. Sam has advertised in the Northeast News for over two decades, and was one of Michael Bushnell’s first advertisers after he bought the paper.

One of Sam’s trademarks for many years has been his business cards, which have holes punched in them. For Sam, the hole punches symbolize the holes that exist in many people’s insurance coverage. It’s just another way for Sam to get people thinking about protecting themselves from calamity.

“You may have holes in your insurance coverage, and you need to talk to an insurance professional that will see that you are protected correctly,” Sam said.

Now a veteran in the insurance business, Sam doesn’t take long to identify his favorite aspects of his line of work. His passion lies in educating people and helping them make the right choices. He also noted that there are life insurance options that can be fairly affordable.

Sam stresses the importance of liability insurance, whether for a renter’s policy or a driver. He also recommends buying uninsured motorist coverage to everybody with a liability-only policy, but especially those living in busy areas or when parking on the street.

“I can’t guarantee you’re going to have enough, but you’re paying me to do my best job to protect you in case you have a loss,” Sam said.

Sam Davis’ Shelter Insurance office is open from 9:30 to 4:30 at 6917 W 76th St., Overland Park, Kan., or by telephone at (913) 649-3399 or email at samdavis@shelterinsurance.com.

Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
Enter your email address and click on the Get Instant Access button.
We respect your privacy

Comments are closed.

  • Updated COVID-19 Booster Doses are now available

    September 28th, 2022
    by

    Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below! Enter your email address and click on […]


    The Kansas City Museum: Helping to Cultivate Future Leaders

    September 28th, 2022
    by

    Sponsored content The Kansas City Museum has a small but mighty staff consisting of seven full-time and five part-time employees. […]


    Kansas City introduces Zero KC, a five-year plan to end homelessness

    September 28th, 2022
    by

    Abby Hoover Managing Editor Last week, Kansas City, Mo., officials announced a comprehensive five-year plan to end homelessness in the […]


    Community weighs in on new Kessler Park Master Plan

    September 28th, 2022
    by

    Abby Hoover Managing Editor Hoxie Collective, the community planning practice tasked with creating a new Kessler Park Master Plan, hosted […]


    Eyeglasses at the Gathering Table

    September 28th, 2022
    by

    Abby Hoover Managing Editor Volunteers with 20/20 Vision Foundation visited the Gathering Table on Saturday to provide free eye exams […]


    CID: Kansas City’s First Boulevard

    September 28th, 2022
    by

    Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below! Enter your email address and click on […]


    Spire to host public hearings on rate hikes

    September 28th, 2022
    by

    Abby Hoover Managing Editor On April 2, 2022, Spire filed a natural gas rate case with the Missouri Public Service […]


    2022 INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE TASTE & TOUR!

    September 21st, 2022
    by

    On Friday, September 16, nearly 100 guests rode trolleys to visit 14 restaurants along Independence Avenue. Want Northeast News articles […]


  • Independence Avenue – Past, Present & Future: Independence Road

    September 21st, 2022
    by

    Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below! Enter your email address and click on […]


    Re-enlistment ceremony take place at Elmwood Cemetery

    September 21st, 2022
    by

    Dorri PartainContributor United States Marine Corp Staff Sgt. Natalie Duff requested that her re-enlistment ceremony take place at Elmwood Cemetery […]


    The Sewing Labs tapped to participate in Department of Labor Initiative

    September 21st, 2022
    by

    Abby Hoover Managing Editor The Sewing Labs, a Columbus Park based nonprofit, announced the organization is to be among the […]


    House of News scores big at MO Press Convention

    September 21st, 2022
    by

    Michael Bushnell Publisher Once again, Kansas City’s Northeast News has raised the bar for Community Journalism in Kansas City’s Historic […]


    Historic Northeast Lofts developers seek blight declaration for Independence and Hardesty property

    September 21st, 2022
    by

    Abby Hoover Managing Editor Planning for Historic Northeast Lofts at the southeast corner of Independence Avenue and Hardesty Avenue is […]


    PH Coffee’s Halloween pop-up bar returns

    September 20th, 2022
    by

    The Sanderson’s Sisters playground will return to PH Coffee, located at 2200 Lexington Ave., for a second year in a […]


    Fatality crash at St. John and Oakley

    September 20th, 2022
    by

    A woman is dead following a hit-and-run collision on Monday night. East Patrol Division officers responded to a three car […]


    Winter Magic coming to Cliff Drive

    September 14th, 2022
    by

    At Tuesday’s Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board meeting, Commissioners approved an agreement with Jolt Lighting to bring Winter Magic, […]


    Northeast Kansas City Chamber Of Commerce International Marketplace Taste & Tour 2022

    September 14th, 2022
    by

    Want Northeast News articles sent straight to your inbox each week? Subscribe below! Enter your email address and click on […]


    KCU’s Score 1 for Health hosts health screenings for Scuola Vita Nuova

    September 14th, 2022
    by

    Abby Hoover Managing Editor On Thursday, Sept. 8, the Kansas City University (KCU) Score 1 for Health Program hosted nearly […]


    New COVID-19 boosters targeting currently circulating strains becoming available in Missouri

    September 14th, 2022
    by

    Abby Hoover Managing Editor Bivalent COVID-19 boosters are becoming available to Missourians with providers adding these boosters to their inventory […]


    Kansas City Current announce groundbreaking date, release new stadium renderings

    September 14th, 2022
    by

    Abby Hoover Managing Editor The Kansas City Current’s plans for the world’s first stadium purpose-built for a women’s professional team […]


  • Faces Of Northeast


  • Remember This?


  • Want articles sent directly to your inbox each week? Subscribe below!
    We respect your privacy and will not distribute your information.