Duffy graduated with a business management degree from Illinois State University where he met his wife. Together they have two boys. After years in retail management, Duffy got into the pool business in Louisiana with Morehead Pools in 2000, where he held the positions of service and construction manager. During his time at Morehead, he also did remodel pool sales. After leaving Morehead Pools in 2006, Duffy went to work for Stone Pools/Rokquest, where he held the positions of Vice President of operations and training coordinator, In August 2008 Duffy came to work at Claffey Pools as a Sales Associate specializing mainly in pool remodeling.