About Us

The Williams-Boyce Agency of Amarillo, Texas was established by George Williams in 1904. Williams was an easterner who came to the Texas Panhandle at beginning of the 20th Century to be near the dry air of the Texas Panhandle and participate in the initial growth of the frontier.


After World War I, John Kirkpatrick Boyce, Senior returned to his hometown of Amarillo, Texas as a war hero (Boyce was awarded a silver star for his gallant service in action). John Boyce was employed by Mr. Williams upon his return and became a partner in 1925. Upon Williams’s death in the 1930’s, Boyce became the managing partner of the business. John Boyce, Sr. served as President of the Texas Association of Insurance Agents (now known as the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas) in 1933.

The City of Amarillo, Texas was founded in 1886. Since that time, Amarillo has witnessed substantial growth in its population and in the number of successful businesses operating in the city. Williams-Boyce Agency has thrived on this expansion. Throughout its history, Williams-Boyce has served the insurance needs of many large and growing businesses and the people involved in those businesses. Williams-Boyce attributes its longevity to a concerted effort to diversify its customer base among business types and the various companies serving those customers.

In 1951, John Kirkpatrick Boyce, Jr., a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Wharton School of Finance returned to Amarillo to work with his father at the Williams-Boyce. His younger brother, Jim Boyce, a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and a former Navy pilot, became a part of the agency in 1962. In more recent years, John’s sons Peter and William, both graduates of The University of Texas at Austin, have returned to Amarillo and become partners in the agency. As Williams-Boyce Agency entered the 21st Century and celebrated its centennial in 2004, the Williams-Boyce Agency partnership consists of John, Peter, and William Boyce. This partnership remains the same today.

Although Williams-Boyce Agency is capable of writing all lines of insurance, Williams-Boyce primarily specializes in the property and casualty lines of insurance such as commercial property, commercial automobile, commercial casualty, contract surety, as well as personal lines such as homeowner and personal auto policies.

Williams-Boyce has represented most of the major U.S. based insurance companies throughout its history including: Maryland Casualty; Continental; Royal; Travelers; Reliance among others. Today, Williams-Boyce represents a broad array of insurance companies including: Travelers; Zurich Financial Services Foremost; Union Standard Insurance Company; Utica National; Metropolitan Auto & Home; Safeco; State Auto Insurance Company; Hartford; The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company; Chubb; American International Group; as well as other established national carriers and managing general agents.

Williams-Boyce Agency, LLP is committed to serve the insurance needs of its customers in a professional, timely, and courteous manner. As the logo states: Williams-Boyce Agency has been the “Shield of Quality and Service Since 1904”.


Our Partners

 

John K. Boyce, Jr., CPCU

John was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas and graduated from Amarillo High School in 1942. John attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated forty-third in the Class of 1945. After being commissioned an officer in the Corps of Engineers and serving three years in the European Theater, John attended and graduated with a MBA degree from The Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1951. Upon graduation, John returned to Amarillo to join his father John Boyce, Sr. at Williams-Boyce Agency, LLP. Soon after his return, John completed the requirements to be awarded the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

In 1952, John married Sidney Stinnett and they are the proud parents of John III, Beaumont, Peter, and William. Unfortunately, in 2014, John lost Sidney, his wife of 63 years. John is a proud grandparent of nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

John III is an attorney in San Antonio and is married to Vicki.

Beaumont is a rancher in Amarillo and is married to Ainslee.

Peter, married to Maureen, and William, married to Suzanne, are Partners with John at Williams-Boyce Agency, LLP.

Throughout his career, John has remained active in many civic and professional organizations including serving as a committee chairman and board member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas; the Independent Insurance Agents of the Panhandle, past President; St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, past Senior Warden; The Rotary Club of Amarillo, past President with 66 years of perfect attendance; The Salvation Army Amarillo Board of Directors, Life Member; Potter County Appraisal District Board of Directors (over 50 years of service), Past Chairman; Boy Scouts of America Golden Spread Council, Past President, awarded Silver Beaver Award.
 


 

Peter M. Boyce

Peter was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas and graduated from Tascosa High School in 1976. Peter attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a BBA degree in 1980. While at The University of Texas, Peter was active in the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Peter then attended The University of North Texas and graduated with a MBA degree, specializing in insurance, in 1982. After graduation, Peter worked in Lubbock, Texas as an underwriter for The Maryland Casualty Insurance Company. In 1985, Peter returned to Amarillo to join Williams-Boyce Agency, LLP. Peter is currently working toward the CPCU designation.

Peter is married to Maureen and they are the proud parents of Anna, Sam, and Molly. Molly is a Senior in High School and will soon graduate from Tascosa High School.

Peter is active in many civic and profession organizations including St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church; The Rotary Club of Amarillo; the Amarillo Texas Exes; and the Independent Agents of the Panhandle, serving as its President in 2001.
 


 

William C. Boyce

William was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas and graduated from Tascosa High School in 1984. While in high school, William was a member of the Varsity Tennis Team for three years and was awarded the Eagle Scout Award. William attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a BS in Advertising degree in 1988. While at The University of Texas, William was active in
the Kappa Sigma fraternity. William then attended Louisiana State University and graduated with a MBA degree in 1990. After graduation, William worked in Houston, Texas as a broker for AmGRIP,
Inc., a division of Johnson & Higgins. In 1994, William returned to Amarillo to join Williams-Boyce Agency, LLP. William is currently working toward the CPCU designation.

William is married to Suzanne and they are the proud parents of Will, Jr. Will is now a high school Senior and will soon graduate from Amarillo High School.

William is active in many civic and profession organizations including The First Presbyterian Church of Amarillo, currently serving as a Deacon; the Amarillo West Rotary Club, past board member serving as President in 2007-2008; the Independent Insurance Agents of the Panhandle, having served as President in 2005; past board member of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Board of Trustees; the Amarillo Texas Exes, serving as its President for 1997-1998 term; and currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Alex O’Brien Tennis Foundation.