There are so many local business in Lubbock that have existed for decades. These “Mom & Pop Services” are what so many of us love about living in the Big City/Small Town that is West Texas. One such brick & mortar is Bledsoe Insurance Agency located at 5143 69th Street. Bledsoe Insurance has been in business for over 44 years. Bret Lamkin and his team have a combined experience of 84 years in the insurance business.
Bret first started out with the company in 1998, then owned by founder, Jean Bledsoe Knight. Upon retirement in 2006, she knew exactly who to tell first- Bret Lamkin. Bret eagerly accepted the opportunity to move into ownership. More than 12 years later, most of Bret’s superhero team have been there from the beginning. His team of superhero workers includes: Johnna KenneyCommercial Manager (6 yrs), Casey Fuller- Office Assistant (1 yr), Carol Holmes- Office Manager (38 yrs), Denise Daniel- Personalized CSR (17 yrs), Pam Lamkin- Bookkeeper/Bret’s Wife (20+ yrs), and Theata James- Bookkeeper/Bret’s mother (30+ yrs).
The God-given quality in Bret that drew him to this type of business was his ability for problem solving. Bledsoe’s services focus on quality coverage and the type of loss control that each situation warrants. His objective with all clients is to develop a solution in the event that something unexpected should happen. In other words… a plan to make you and your assets whole again. If there’s one thing you take away from learning about Bledsoe Insurance Agency, it should be this- passion about people!
In addition to serving individuals and local businesses, Bledsoe Insurance and the Lamkin family alike have very close ties to Lubbock’s agricultural community. Bret and Pam’s children, Lindsey and Blake, will graduate from college this May both having chosen ag-related career paths. Lindsey is an Agricultural Business major at West Texas A&M. She hopes to use this combination of rural community knowledge and business to pursue a job in the ag administration world. Blake’s chosen field of plant and soil science mixed with landscape management will help him to become a Golf Course Superintendent. Both Lamkin apples didn’t fall far from the tree. Bret himself was a Golf Course Manager for 10+ years before entering into the insurance industry. He and Pam currently support the board representing Lubbock’s upcoming Expo Center… a facility that will one day house the ABC Rodeo and other agricultural events.
Distracted driving is a growing concern as accidents caused while texting continue to be on the rise. The Bledsoe team does their best to arm customers with the right type of coverage to protect themselves from these and all types of unanticipated occurrences.
Whether your need is to cover something as insignificant as your prized coin collection, or as priceless as a family heirloom, the Bledsoe Insurance Agency has the knowledge and experience to create a plan for your needs. There is a reason the company has tripled in business since the change in ownership in 2006! The doors are open Monday-Friday, but they’re available to come to your rescue 24-7-365. Give them a call today at (806) 794-8686. You can trust the expertise of this established local business that understands the unique needs or our community.