Center of Insurance was established in 1950 as a full service Independent Insurance Agency, making it one of the oldest Insurance Agencies in Bowling Green.

In 1969, William Koven, one of the founding partners, sold half of the Agency to William Fred Lane, who had retired as a Colonel in the USAF after a distinguished career.

After William Koven retired Fred Lane sold a forty percent interest in the Agency to Bruce Barrick and Cecil Martin in 1982. In 1986, Barrick and Martin acquired one hundred percent of the Agency.

Center of Insurance experienced tremendous growth during this period as did Bowling Green and Warren County. While being a full service agency providing Personal, Commercial and Life Insurance protection for our clients, during this period Center of Insurance established itself as the largest provider of Insurance and Surety Bonding services for the Construction Industry in South Central Kentucky.

In 2000 Barrick and Martin sold the Agency to Houchens Industries Inc ESOP. Bruce Barrick and Cecil Martin continue to manage the Agency.

Operating under the Houchens Insurance Group umbrella, Center of Insurance continues to be the leader in South Central Kentucky in providing Insurance and Surety Bonding services for the Construction Industry along with providing Commercial, Personal and Life Insurance protection for all businesses and families in South Central Kentucky.