March Business of the Month
Red River Insurance Agency & Financial Services - Tim Graham
March 2023 Business of the Month
Tim Graham has been a part of the fabric of New Boston, Texas since he was born in 1967 and the self-proclaimed salesman, downhill ski instructor, coach, baker and dad is coming off a successful tenure as the President of the New Boston Chamber of Commerce.
Once the voice of New Boston Lions football, Graham spends his days in a variety of functions including coaching Upward Bound basketball, teaching a Sunday School class at Tapp Methodist, and as an insurance agent for Red River Insurance Agency and Financial Services, an arm of the Bockman Insurance Agency, where he has been since 2018.
The Bockmon Insurance Agency was founded in 1974 by Harthia W. Bockmon in Daingerfield Texas. Danny Bockmon joined the agency in 1976 and soon the Bockmons expanded the agency to Lone Star and Hughes Springs. In 1991 the Ore City office was opened followed shortly by the Longview office. In 1997 an alliance with Joe Redfearn and Joe Buford formed the Buford-Redfearn agency in Mt Pleasant.
Bockmon-Green in Texarkana opened in 2002. This office was merged into the Red River Member Service Agency which was originally located within the Red River Federal Credit Union in Texarkana, Texas and now has a new office located at I-30 and Summerhill.
Graham also has a thriving rental property business. He bought his first rent house in 2004 and has since slowly accumulated other local properties including a storage unit facility and now has a total of 17 properties. Graham says owning these properties keeps his home improvements skills very honed.
Away from work, Graham is also a staunch, dyed in the wool Texas Aggie, graduating from the university in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. While there, Graham was active in campus activities such as the Traditions Council, Ross Volunteers and the Drum and Bugle Corps.
Tim has been married to his wife, Christina, since April of 1997and the couple has two sons, both now Aggies. Trent is a junior and Tyler graduated from A&M.
Graham has seen firsthand that the current business climate is not very conducive to young couples coming back and raising their families here in New Boston. He says he remembers how it was when he and Christina were raising their two sons, and he would like to see New Boston return to those days. Graham says the town has a lot to offer as far as raising kids in a traditional values environment, and that the recent influx of new businesses does give him some hope that the town is once again on the rise. He says, “I see a lot of young couples, like the Stephens family, Colby Brown and others, and I hope we can get behind them and make New Boston the kind of town that they can do well in.”
He points to recent successes as the foundation for that hope, citing places like Lesco Builders, Clay Garrett at West Fraser, and Scott Norton, Eric Voyles and Jeff Whitten out at TexAmericas as key factors in a bright future for the city. He notes, “The reason I think New Boston is in a prime location is that we are located adjacent to major thoroughfares and have an available job force and access to water. We are a great place for anybody to locate their new business or industry.”
From his standpoint as a businessman and the recently Past Chamber of Commerce President, Graham firmly believes that all of the different entities that are the foundation of New Boston, have to get on the same page for the betterment of the city and its people and businesses. He was able to work with a variety of different entities while on the Chamber Board, and he believes that the goal for New Boston should now be the challenge of getting the City, the Chamber, the SIDC, the schools and the businesses all working together toward the same goal. Graham says that the city has to have that cohesiveness to face the challenges that New Boston is now facing, and those challenges coming down the road in its future.
Tina, Kendra, Casey, Patti, Christy Wade, NP, Dr Trey Pirkey, NP, Maddie, Beth, Cassidy, Heather
SupraCARE Family Clinic, 310 E Hoskins St., New Boston, TX 7557
February 2023 Business of the Month
SupraCARE Family Clinic was established by Dr. Trey Pirkey, NP in August 2013. Our community needed a hometown clinic with modern and advanced capabilities. SupraCARE arises from Christian, conservative values and an entrepreneurial spirit. Our goal is to provide high-quality, cost-effective care utilizing the most current peer-reviewed evidence-based practice guidelines and algorithms. SupraCARE promotes preventative care incorporating wellness exams and the highest standard of care available.
Dr. Pirkey, NP has 30 years of experience in healthcare. He started out at working in the emergency department as an orderly. He went to nursing school in Texarkana. He has worked at Parkland Memorial Hospital emergency department, Baylor emergency department and continues to work at Christus Saint Michael emergency department. Pirkey continued his education at Texas A&M University becoming a board-certified family nurse practitioner. Pirkey completed his doctoral degree at Vanderbilt University with a Doctor of Nursing practice.
Christina Wade, FNP joined SupraCare in July of 2019. Christy began working as an RN after graduating from Texarkana College in 2008. She has experience working in the emergency department, recovery, pre op, and home health. Wade graduated from Walden University as a board-certified family nurse practitioner in 2018 and began working in pediatrics.
SupraCARE has now been operational for 10 years this August 2023. We are thankful for the support of our community, the team members who help provide all healthcare services, but most important we are thankful for the patient's. We exist to serve the patient's. Our primary goal and mission is to ensure patients have access to high-quality primary and urgent care to promote optimal outcomes for the individual and their families.
SupraCARE can be reached at: 903-628-7877
Movement Realty, 111 NE Front St., New Boston TX
January 2023 Business of the Month
Movement Realty, 111 NE Front St., New Boston, TX is owned by Janet Willis, the Broker of Record and Realtor for Movement Realty. Janet has a long history of being a Realtor within our area. The previous Agency she was with provided good service and care for her clients, but just not quite enough to satisfy Janet's desire to be the best!
Hence, in late 2021, Janet opened up her own Movement Realty in a great location. We all know that saying: "Location, Location, Location". Well, Janet is living example of that. Her office building is right on the corner of Rt 82 and West Front Street - right in the heart of downtown - with plenty of parking.
Movement Realty has 2 local Realtor Agents working with Janet: Caleb Stephens, a local Entrepreneur himself with his Construction Company and Event Center. Ashley Kelsoe is a Realtor living in the Clarksville area so she really helps people on the western side of our county.
Janet is an active and devoted member of the community and has an ongoing commitment to see its citizens fulfill their real estate needs. She is regularly involved in important causes such as the Special Olympics and Race for the Cure, and served as President of the Texarkana Board of Realtors in 2015. She served as the MLS chairperson for 2020 and a member of the Board of Directors for the Texarkana Board of Realtors. She is also on the Board of Directors for The Rock Solid Resource
Janet has served on the Board of Directors for the New Boston Chamber of Commerce and been Chairperson for many events. Her volunteer spirit is what makes Janet so loved in our community. You can count on hearing her voice at the New Boston Beauty Pageant as the emcee. Janet has been a Business Owner in New Boston for over 39 years!!
She has been married 38 years to her wonderful husband David, and have two awesome children Catie
, Hunter (Son in Law) & Henry (My First Grandson)
Kilpatrick and Ben Willis.