Duncan Financial Group  

Duncan Financial Group  

Duncan Financial Group is a complete insurance and finance resource for Westmoreland County  

by Karen Fetter

Duncan Financial Group, located at 370 Maus Drive in North Huntingdon, PA is a complete insurance and finance business. Co-owner John Duncan and his brother David have carried on a family tradition dating back to their father in the 1960s. The company has expanded and now has three divisions that can meet any of your needs.

  • Duncan Insurance Group
  • Wealth Preservation and Management
  • Duncan Tax Accounting

One division is the  Duncan Insurance Group, which is headed by John Duncan as president. This division handles life, auto, and home insurances for personal and commercial clients. It also offers workmen’s compensation and general liability.

Another division is Wealth Preservation and Management, which is headed by David Duncan. This division handles personal and commercial finances, investments, 401k, estate planning,  annuities, stocks, bonds, profit sharing plans, and group health insurance benefits.

The third division is Duncan Tax Accounting. According to John, they found themselves providing financial assistance to all of their  insurance clients and preparing their taxes as well. As a result, they got CPAs involved and the tax and accounting division of Duncan Financial was born.

The Duncan Financial Group originally was originally known as the Duncan Insurance Agency. John and David’s father had focused the business around insurance, which originally sold Met Life Insurance. After partnering with Jim Hutchins in 1972, the business starting growing. In 1978 Duncan bought out his partner. Then David joined the business after graduating from Point Park College with a business administration degree in 1979. Shortly after, in 1983, John Duncan graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania also with a degree in business administration. Together they turned the family business into an all- inclusive financial planning center.

“My brother started the financial division because of the need that came from our clients,” said John. “We never wanted to limit ourselves and we found that the financial aspect was one area that we could expand upon, especially with my brother’s background.”

The business has remained in Westmoreland County throughout its history. In 1984 it moved to its current location. The Duncans remodeled the second floor in 1994 and in 2003 purchased another building to hold the finances and pension information. There is also another location in Monroeville. John said that more than half of their business is from Westmoreland County and that the Duncan Financial Group will remain loyal to the community.

In 1996 the company merged with Laukas and Diffenderfer, later to also merge with Kraft, Kellogg and Patterson. With about 60 employees today, the Duncan Financial Group will always maintain its presence in the Irwin area of Westmoreland County.

“We have grown up in this area and love it here,” said John Duncan. “We like working with the community and will help in any way we can.”

Three years ago John Duncan was voted to the Norwin Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors and is part of the Community Superstar Campaign. He has served on the golf, picnic, dinner, and sponsorship committee. In addition he has been the vice president of the Norwin Public Library Board of Trustees for four years and has been a member of the Lions Club for 18 years and served as president.

Plan for today and your future and call Duncan Financial Group.
To contact Duncan Financial Group
call 724-863-3420  or visit

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