By Richard Zowie
For Todd Willingham, insurance runs in the family. His father and brothers also work in the insurance business.
And now, for eight years, Willingham has owned Bierschwale-Rees Insurance and has served as its president since 2008.
The agency is located at 1105 North Llano Street, and their number is 830-997-7693.
Willingham’s wife, Karen, one of his five employees, is from Fredericksburg. Her family was good friends with the prior owner, Frosty Rees.
“We’d been coming here [to Fredericksburg] for 20 years,” Willingham said. “I come from an insurance background, so it was kind of a natural fit. Frosty Rees was looking for a partner at the time and everything worked out very well.”
Willingham said Bierschwale-Rees is the second-oldest continually-operating business in Fredericksburg, and that their success hinges on developing long-term relationships with insurance companies and customers.