Although they have gone through several names since first opening our doors — from 1935-1984 they were known as Price & Mackey, 1954-1981 they were known as Mackey & Pierson Insurance, and 1981-1984 they were known as Mackey, Pierson & Fendley Insurance — their name was changed one more time in 1984 to Pierson & Fendley Insurance Agency, LLC. Throughout the 84 years our doors have been opened, they have been a big part of this community.
When we started out, we were in a small two room frame office adjacent to the courthouse with two partners and two employees. Now our main office is located at 1705 Lamar Ave. in Paris, and we also have offices in Dekalb and Bonham and now have 23 employees. Because of the wonderful, hard-working staff, our agency has been recognized as a “Best Practices” Agency, one of only 23 in the State of Texas and only 200 in the entire Nation.
Because of changing rules and coverages in insurance, our agency personnel have to continually work to stay current in order to serve our clients. We are actively looking to expand our client base in Northeast Texas, so we can continue keep moving forward.
Our first priority is providing insurance service to our clients. However, our staff has also served in many community service roles, including PJC, PISD, Chisum ISD boards, United Way, City of Paris Council, Boys and Girls Club, Paris Living and Chamber Chairman.
We have been a member of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce for 84 years. Supporting the Lamar County Chamber is a positive way of supporting the quality of life in Paris and Lamar County by ensuring the necessary goods and services and job opportunities available for our local population.