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Dan Burghardt Insurance was started in 1983 by Dan Burghardt. It has continued to be a locally owned and operated agency, and is one of the largest insurance agencies in the New Orleans metro area. Our dedicated and experienced staff is committed to prompt, excellent service for each and every client.

Metairie

  • Dan Burghardt

    President & Founder
    Office: 504-441-7283
    3008 David Drive
    Metairie LA 70003
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    Dan is a lifelong resident of the New Orleans area. He graduated from Rummel High School in 1969, attended the University of New Orleans where he studied journalism, and enlisted at the Belle Chasse Naval Air Base in the Specialty Reserve Program.

    Dan credits his father, John Burghardt, a top salesman and manager with various insurance companies, for instilling in him a strong work ethic, relentless persistence, an unwavering commitment to quality, providing superior service, and a “no shortcut” approach to job performance. His experience with his father led him to the conclusion that insurance was in his blood.

    His insurance career began at the age of 19 with Metropolitan Life, the youngest salesperson ever hired, where he exceeded all sales expectations and achieved top performance. Dan’s experience as a life agent for seven years led him to a strong desire to assist his clients with all of their insurance needs, so he moved to Prudential Life & Property Casualty where, over the next 10 years, he became a nationally recognized producer.

    Driven further by a desire to assist clients regardless of circumstances, in 1983 Dan opened Dan Burghardt Insurance Agency as an independent agency representing multiple companies selling multiple products. Now, over 30 years later, his agency has 6 locations in the New Orleans area, producing over $23 million in business, representing over 100 companies and offering a full suite of coverages including Auto, Home, Flood, Commercial, Life and Health.

    Dan has been a long time member of both the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Louisiana and the Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana associations. Through these and other avenues, he has been a constant advocate for positive changes in the insurance industry and continues to consult with fellow agents, association leaders, and government regulators to improve the insurance market for both consumers and independent agents.

  • Dean Basse

    General Manager
    Office: 504-441-7283
    3008 David Drive
    Metairie LA 70003
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    A lifelong resident of southeast Louisiana, Dean has 34 years of experience in the insurance industry and I.T. Since 1990 he has been associated in various capacities with Dan Burghardt Insurance Agency. He has been a part of agency management beginning in 1995, and has been General Manager of the agency for over 15 years. Dean has worked closely with Dan Burghardt throughout this time to achieve Dan’s vision and goals.

  • Mary D’Antonio

    Operations Manager
    Office: 504-441-7283
    3008 David Drive
    Metairie LA 70003
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    A lifelong resident of the New Orleans area, Mary joined Dan Burghardt Insurance in 2009 as a Customer Service Representative. She has 9 years of insurance industry experience and is licensed in Louisiana and Mississippi . Mary became a member of the management team in 2016 and assumed Operations Manager duties in the middle of 2017. As a vital part of overall agency operations, she manages all aspects of client interactions with the agency.

  • Jennifer Clements

    Sales Manager
    Office: 504-441-7283
    3008 David Drive
    Metairie LA 70003
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    Jennifer is a native and long time resident of St. Bernard Parish. She joined the Dan Burghardt Insurance team in 2004 and has 14 years of insurance experience. Jennifer has successfully performed in almost every sales position in the agency, the last of which was Senior Life & Health agent in 2013, where she revived and grew the department after the massive changes caused by the passage of the ACA. She was promoted to Sales Manager at the beginning of 2017, and has been a valuable part of the management team since, responsible for implementing the demanding sales and marketing practices of Dan Burghardt.

  • Holly Sallinger

    Customer Services Manager
    Office: 504-441-7283
    3008 David Drive
    Metairie LA 70003
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    Holly is a native and lifelong resident of the Westbank. She has 19 years of insurance experience, has been with Dan Burghardt Insurance since 2009, and loyally served management as Executive Assistant since 2013. Demonstrating a willingness to always go above and beyond for a client, Holly set a very high standard of service that recommended her for her current position. Recently promoted to the Customer Services position, she assists and expects her department to achieve and maintain the high bar she has set.

  • John Shylock

    Senior Commercial Lines Agent
    Office: 504-441-7283
    3008 David Drive
    Metairie LA 70003
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    Industry Experience: 30 years

    Started With Agency: 1999

    Office: Metairie & Mandeville

  • Stephanie Billiot

    Commercial Lines Agent
    Office: 504-441-7283
    3008 David Drive
    Metairie LA 70003
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    Industry Experience: 22 years

    Started With Agency: 2001

    Office: Metairie & Gretna

  • Grady Wyly

    Commercial Lines Agent
    Office: 504-441-7283
    3008 David Drive
    Metairie LA 70003
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    Commercial Lines Agent Years’ Experience: 1 Year

    Started with Agency: 2018

    Office: Metairie & Gretna

  • Ashley Dalton

    Commercial Lines CSR
    Office: 504-441-7283
    3008 David Drive
    Metairie LA 70003
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    Industry Experience: 12 years

    Started With Agency: 2018

    Office: Metairie

  • Amanda Klafert

    Personal Lines Agent | Life & Health Agent
    Office: 504-441-7283
    3008 David Drive
    Metairie LA 70003
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    Industry Experience: 16 years

    Started With Agency: 2017

    Location: Metairie

  • John Green

    Personal Lines Underwriter
    Office: 504-441-7283
    3008 David Drive
    Metairie LA 70003
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  • Deana Tomlinson

    Assistant Bookkeeper
    Office: 504-441-7283
    3008 David Drive
    Metairie LA 70003
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    Location: Metairie

Kenner

New Orleans

  • Trinette Blackwell

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 504-821-3111
    2714 Canal St., Suite 101
    New Orleans LA 70119
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    Industry Experience: 14 years

    Started With Agency: 2004

    Office: New Orleans

  • Lakesha Reese-Sims

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 504-821-3111
    2714 Canal St., Suite 101
    New Orleans LA 70119
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    Industry Experience: 12 years

    Started With Agency: 2006

    Office: New Orleans

  • Victoria Mendoza

    Personal Lines Processor
    Office: 504-821-3111
    2714 Canal St., Suite 101
    New Orleans LA 70119
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    Location: Kenner

New Orleans East

  • Starr Lee

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 504-241-7283
    5951 Bullard Ave., Suite 4
    New Orleans LA 70128
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    Industry Experience: 9 years

    Started With Agency: 2013

    Office: New Orleans East

St. Bernard

  • Tristin Clements

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 504-277-4000
    8720 West Judge Perez Drive
    Chalmette LA 70043
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    Industry Experience: 2 years

    Started With Agency: 2015

    Office: Chalmette

Westbank

  • Darlisha Montana-Miller

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 504-367-7283
    1500 Lafayette St., Suite 117
    Gretna LA 70053
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    Industry Experience: 12 years

    Started With Agency: 2006

    Office: Gretna

  • Misty Bellow

    Personal Lines Agent
    Office: 504-367-7283
    1500 Lafayette St., Suite 117
    Gretna LA 70053
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    Industry Experience: 15 Years

    Started With Agency: 2017

    Office: Gretna