About Us

Your Hartford Agency, Serving All of Connecticut

Mr. TinkerDouglas Tinker – President

Keith Tinker is the owner and president of his family owned business serving greater Hartford since 1973.  His main office is located at 1136 Albany Avenue between Woodland street and Oakland Terrace. Tinker Realty & Insurance is a comprehensive one stop center for all your insurance needs: Auto, Motorcycle, Home, Commercial, Churches, Schools, and a wide range of insurance products for Business of all sizes. Bring your insurance policies to us for evaluation and we will tell you if you are paying too much. Contact us at (860) 247-7026, or email us at Natalie@douglas-tinker.com..




Richard Staples – 

Richard Staples is a financial consultant and principal in his firm Farida Consulting Services. He specializes in commercial real estate finance including acquisition, construction and small business financing. He is also a state of CT licensed real estate salesman. Mr. Staples, BA Brown Univ., also graduated from the Hotchkiss School (1974), and studied at the University of CT’s graduate school of Business Administration. Since 1984, he has held commercial real estate lending and investment officer positions with Phoenix Mutual, Security Capital Credit Corp, the City of Hartford, Bank Boston, Sovereign Bank and Liberty Bank. He has served as a commissioner on Hartford’s Economic Development Commission, and was recently appointed as a Commissioner at the Hartford Housing Authority. Mr. Staples has lived in the Hartford area since 1970.

Richard Staples - Direct: 860-247-7026 | Email: rstaples@douglas-tinker.com 



Dwaine Clarke – 

Mr. Clarke assists clients in the buying and selling of commercial real estate assets with a high focus on Apartment Buildings, Retail and Net Lease properties. Mr. Clarke is a graduate of American International College in Springfield Massachusetts majoring in Business Management and Management Information Systems. 

Dwaine Clarke - Direct: 860-385-1234 | Email: dclarke@gctcommercial.com




The Tinkers

Tinker Realty & Insurance is an active part of the Upper Albany Avenue and Blues Hills communities for over 40 years. We support the rich diversity is culture, quality ethnic restaurants, bakeries, and neighborhood groceries. These ethnically diverse neighborhoods bring unique experiences to life in the city of Hartford – Connecticut’s capital city. These neighborhoods share a proud history and borders with the University of Hartford, Copaco Shopping Center, Keney Park, the Wilson-Gray YMCA Youth and Family Center, the Albany Medical Center, and Saint Frances Hospital.
We know insurance, and we know all our clients and their family members personally. So Tinker Realty & Insurance take a personal approach to each insurance policy. Tinker Realty & Insurance will visit you so you don’t have to leave your home or business to come to us.