THE INSURANCE SUPERMARKET Independent Insurance Agency
Established in 1932 in Childress, Texas by Tom R. Preston, his small town agency has grown into a two locations. Tom and
his wife Agnes prided themselves in the small town atmosphere. Preston Insurance Agency is located in downtown Childress, Texas.
Richard E. Preston "Dick" and wife Sylvia
operated Preston Insurance after Tom and Agnes' passing in the
80's. Their son Cary Preston works in the office selling insurance and Tammy Foley has been employed by this office for the last 8 years. We pride ourselves on
being a family owned business.
Childress is known as the "Gateway to the Panhandle". It is halfway between Amarillo, Texas and Wichita
Falls, Texas. The Panhandle Agency and the North Texas Agency work great
splitting the client into to two separate
regions. The Preston office is the main branch
and the Plano General Insurance is the secondary.
In March 2004, Preston Insurance purchased historic building on Main Street. This building relates to the
area's heritage and would likely be deemed as a contributing feature to a potential historic district on Main Street.
Built by the Underwood's on Main Street in 1902 where the famous windmill stood in the middle of Main and Ave. C
from 1900 to 1904. This two story brick building with upstairs rooms for offices and living quarters housed many of the local Childress businesses.
Renovation has been taking place and we are happy to announce that we will be in our new office June 1,
In April 2005, Richard Preston passed away due to illness. The family business will continue to operated by
his family. Wife Sylvia and two sons John and Cary Preston plan to move into the new building as their father would have wanted. Preston Insurance Agency will still be
family operated and will continue to serve your insurance needs.
Preston Insurance / Bowers & Black Insurance serves the insurance needs of about 3,500 - 4000 individuals and
families, and the insurance needs of many business's in Childress County and adjacent areas, including Wellington, Memphis, Estelline, Paducah.
Plano General Insurance was located in North Texas in Plano, Texas until July 2007. This office was established in the 1970's and was also owned by Richard E. Preston.
His son John E. Preston and wife Shelly have run this agency for 18 years. After commuting back and forth from Plano to Childress on the weekends, John and Shelly have
closed the office in Plano. Both offices are now being run from our Main Office in Childress, Texas. We enjoyed our time in the city, but it is nice to be back to
our roots and with our family.
We hope that you find that our "small town" service will suit your needs and keep you from getting lost in the "big town"