Greater Easley and Powdersville News


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2/6/2018 Milestone Anniversary
R. Carl Byars Agency Celebrates 70-Year Milestone

R. Carl Byars Agency, located at 129 East 1st Avenue in Easley, celebrated their 70-Year Milestone Anniversary on Tuesday, February 6.

In 1947, Lt. Col. R. Carl Byars came home to Easley, South Carolina from World War II. He started a Real Estate and Insurance Agency on Pendleton Street in downtown Easley with two employees. Initially, much of his time was devoted to finding homes for veterans. But as time passed, he began writing insurance and it became a larger part of the business. The Insurance Division eventually grew to include both Personal and Commercial. About 1954, he moved the business to East First Avenue, where the business continues today. Interestingly, Carl was a 1925 graduate of the original Easley High School….and their current office is located directly behind the school. A legacy was created that now includes the third generation. Sons Ken and David run the agency along with their sons Gil, Ric, and Charlie. The family atmosphere extends to team members as well as customers. Fifteen licensed agents are available at two locations to help you find affordable coverage to best fit your protection needs.

R. Carl Byars Agency, Inc. was honored as the 2015 Pillar of Easley, which recognizes and honors a long-standing business that plays an active role in our community and is highly respected as an important contributor in making our community strong, vibrant and successful.

For questions or more information on how R. Carl Byars Agency can meet your needs, please visit their website at or call their office at 864-859-4091.