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About Our Agency

Our Purpose

Heston Insurance Agency is committed to providing you with the highest quality services and products in an honest, courteous, convenient, and professional manner. At Heston, we promise to be with you every step of the way, assisting in any insurance needs that arise. Moving states doesn’t mean you have to move agencies. From coast to coast, Heston Insurance Agency can service you through our affiliation with Insurance Services Unlimited (ISU). We reach across state lines to give you the coverage you need. 

Our Evansville Connection

We've been in Evansville for a long time. We're a part of the community, and the community is part of us. We want to celebrate our status as an established local business, and we do so by providing excellent and attentive service to all of our clients. Celebrate Evansville with us.

Our Story

The agency’s roots go deep into the past of the tri-state area. Starting in 1933, at the depth of the Great Depression, George Heston founded Sam T. Heston & Sons Agency to help create jobs in Evansville.

The agency was named Sam T. Heston after George Heston’s father to help gain recognition in the community. Sam Heston helped organize the Farmer’s Bank, where he started off as an assistant cashier, then became cashier, and eventually president. In 1939, at the end of the Great Depression, George Heston passed away, leaving his brother Edwin to maintain the agency.

While Edwin juggled two jobs, his brother Joseph joined the firm to help out and integrate his real estate expertise. Joseph’s son Phil Heston joined the family firm in 1950 after concluding his education at Indiana University and working for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. It was at this time that the firm decided to focus on insurance services only. Phil’s son-in-law, David Abbott, returned to Evansville in 1981 after completing his education at Indiana University.

Phil Heston retired five years later, changing the ownership of the agency to David Abbott and his wife, Kathy. The Abbotts remain the owners to this date. As a locally owned and operated business for over 80 years, the Heston Agency remains committed to servicing the security and protection needs of the tri-state area. Heston Insurance Agency Memberships Heston Insurance Agency knows it's important to be involved in the community and with other insurance professionals to stay current and knowledgeable about our industry. Below is the list of memberships that we currently hold.