myparistexas.com will be highlighting Lamar County Chamber of Commerce businesses each month in our Local Paris section.
The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce is continuing to spotlight their long-standing businesses that are making a difference in our community.
Although they have gone through several name changes since first opening their doors in 1935, Pierson & Fendley Insurance Agency, LLC have been a big part of this community.
From 1935 – 1984 they were known as Price & Mackey, 1954-1981 they were Mackey & Pierson Insurance, and 1981-1984 they were named Mackey, Pierson & Fendley Insurance.
in 1984 they became Pierson & Fendley Insurance Agency, LLC.
When they first started out, they were in a small two-room frame office adjacent to the courthouse with two partners and two employees.
Now their main office is located at 1705 Lamar Avenue in Paris and they also have offices in Dekalb and Bonham and employee 23 people.
Because of their wonderful, hard-working staff, the 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, their agency personnel has 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 to keep moving forward.”
Their first priority is providing insurance service to their clients. However, their 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.
Pierson & Fendley Insurance Agency, LLC has 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 that the necessary goods and services and job opportunities are available for our local population.”