The Resource Center is Celebrating 20 Years in Springfield Missouri

 In Ozarks Live

Getting Started

Even before The Resource Center, I’ve always been interested in business. I grew up working on my family’s farm back when I lived in Lebanon. They also operated their own real estate business, so I got to learn some of the ins and outs at a pretty early age. Later in life, I was fortunate enough to work for a very prominent national insurance company. Even though I was one of the leading salesmen and even earned a management position, I never really cared about sales and quotas and things like that. I wanted a place where I could focus on helping as many people as possible–so I made it.

I started to prepare The Resource Center for a 2001 launch year. It wasn’t anything fancy in the beginning–I got started out of my garage. I remember one of the very first things that I did for my business was to get a desk. So I went out and found this old mahogany desk for $10 and brought it home. It needed a lot of work, but I saw the potential. The desk took hours to refurbish, and every minute was worth it. It’s restored back to its former vision. It’s the same one you’ll see when you swing by my office.

From there, it was all about vetting the right people. Building a team of experts with integrity, compassion, and knowledge that everyone could trust. Think about all of the hard, diligent work that it takes to maintain that degree of competition with some of the biggest insurance companies in the nation. I’m blown away by their tremendous skills and couldn’t be more privileged to have them on my team.

Where We Are Now

One of the things that our clients love most is that you can consolidate a large portion of your financial planning all under one roof. And since we’re such a small business, you’ll have the opportunity to build a relationship with your agent for a smoother, friendlier experience. The Resource Center offers expert advice and feedback under these services:

  • Financial Advice
  • Estate Planning
  • Medicare Advantage & Supplement Plans
  • Auto & Home Insurance

How we Can Help You

Whenever anyone asks how we’re achieving all of our growth, we always tell them how important it is to have a servant’s heart.  One of the reasons that people experience so much success at The Resource Center is that we’re a local business and can offer a real, one-on-one conversation.

We’re a small team of 15 staff, and you can’t get a better group of people. They work harder than anyone I know, whether they’re trying to find the best deals for their clients or making sure that their financial plan is written exactly the way that they want it. When you’re working with a large, multi-billion dollar insurance company, you lose the importance of a personal touch. We spend a lot of time with our clients to find out exactly what they need so we can find the solution that’s right for them.

And sometimes, one of the best things The Resource Center can do is help give you peace of mind. On a few occasions, we have a conversation with someone and discover that they’re doing everything right. That’s good news! We love to hear it. It costs nothing to check in and see if we can save you money.

Thank You

We strive to make sure customers appreciate what we do, and I certainly appreciate them in return. I really do. We’ve been building into this community for 20 years, and I can’t thank you enough to every single individual who’s walked through our doors. Looking forward to spending the next 20 years serving our Springfield, Missouri community!

The Resource Center

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The Resource Center, Inc. is an independent financial services firm that utilizes a variety of investment and insurance products. Investment advisory services offered only by duly registered individuals through AE Wealth Management, LLC, (AEWM).  AEWM and The Resource Center are not affiliated companies.  1199563- 1/22

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