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Where We're Coming From


Founded in 1935, Sanford & Tatum has a rich heritage serving the comprehensive risk management needs of businesses and individuals in West Texas. Over that time, we have grown into one of the premier independent insurance agencies in Texas. Below are some of the integral moments in our continuing story. 

  • 1935 – Sanford & Tatum established in Lubbock by C.A. Sanford and his son, Marion. The new agency prospers with the growing community.
  • 1972 – The 3rd generation of leadership passes to Douglas Sanford.
  • 2007 – Diannah Tatum’s name is added, recognizing her 30-year contribution to the firm.
  • 2015 – Michael Tatum becomes a partner with the agency.
  • 2016 – Rhonda Thomack & Mark Williams are added as the newest partners in the firm.
  • 2016 – Sanford & Tatum and NCW come together to form Heritage Risk Management 











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