Williams Insurance was originally founded as Eastern New Mexico Agency, in 1985. It was started by Charles Williams and Bob Taylor. Charles was a lifelong farmer, as well as a Navy veteran and a part-time agent with Farm Bureau. Bob had been with Farm Bureau for several years. Given both of their backgrounds, it was a perfect fit, allowing them to open a full lines insurance agency, with an emphasis on agriculture and trucking.
Several years later, Bob left the agency to pursue other opportunities. In 1992, Charles' oldest son, David bought into the agency and it became 100% family owned. Given David's strong background in business and farming, the agency decided to focus strictly on commercial agriculture business and trucking. David headed up the agricultural side of the business and Charles stayed involved in the trucking. In 1998, David's daughter, Jennifer joined the agency as the Office Manager and Account Service Representative.
Charles worked until he was 80 years old, staying very involved in the day to day trucking operations and maintaining the strong relationships that he had developed with his clients over the previous 20 years. Two years after retiring, Charles passed away in June 2009. He was a good father, husband and grandfather and is still missed to this day. His picture still hangs in our Clovis lobby, as a
reminder of the success that can be gained through hard work, as the agency quickly approaches 30 years in business.
In 2011, David's son, Todd joined the business, opening our branch in Lubbock, TX. Prior to returning to the business, Todd and his family had lived in the Dallas are, where Todd worked for an insurance brokerage that focused primarily on oil and gas business. He was able to gain a great deal of knowledge and experience with insuring the oilfield and with that experience, we have now been able to continue the agency's growth into the energy industry, while still maintaining our focus on the agricultural sector.
More than 30 years and three generations later, we continue to take great pride in our family business and that pride is reflected in the unmatched service that we strive to provide our clients, every day. Whether it's working on a claim, analyzing coverage or just visiting on the phone or in the office, we value every one of our clients and continually work to develop and maintain strong relationships with all of them.