Preferred Source for Insurance has roots back to 1990 when our founder opened his first location as James Hurd Insurance Services in Rocky Mount. Having prior experience in the industry as the youngest agent appointed at that time by State Farm, he had immediate success and, soon thereafter, purchased W. C. Brown Insurance Services in 1991. As a true family business employing his brother, sister, son and daughter, it grew to become one of the fastest growing agencies in the region. Purchasing 23 agencies in seven years, James drew the attention one of the largest insurance agencies in the nation and sold W. C. Brown Insurance Services in 1998. James soon realized that our customers were not receiving the service they had grown to expect and re-opened as Preferred Source for Insurance with locations in Collinsville and Rocky Mount VA.