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, 2005.

Preston Insurance

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" shuffle.


Last Revised: January 15, 2009