After graduating from Lycoming College in 1973, Jim started working in the insurance business for his uncle. On April 1, 1974 he started his own insurance agency in Canandaigua, NY. In the beginning, Jim operated as a Captive Agency, representing one major insurance carrier. On April 1, 1999 he transitioned to the Independent Agency system, giving him the ability to represent several insurance carriers and better serve the clients. Jim has an extensive knowledge of insurance, whether it is auto, home, umbrellas, or commercial. On December 1, 2012, Jim expanded his company with the purchase of a second Insurance Agency located in Brighton, NY.