• 2155 W. South Loop
  • Stephenville, TX 76401

About Our Team

Brandon & Cindy Carrell, Agency Owners

Brandon and Cindy Carrell have lived in Stephenville, Tx since 1995 where they have raised their 5 children.

Brandon has been a licensed General Lines Agent in Texas since January 2000. He has served Erath County and surrounding areas since that time. He is an experience multi lines agent that brings to the table a track record of consistently meeting and exceeding the goals of his clients. Brandon’s top priority is his customer. His goal is to build a relationship of trust and confidentiality with the clients he takes care of. Brandon brings to the table extensive knowledge of agriculture. His expertise lies in Farm and Ranch Insurance, including Dairy Farms. As co-owner of BC Insurance, Brandon educates and trains producers to do what he has done for almost 20 years, along, with educating clients and potential clients in the world of insurance. When Brandon is not working, he can find him in the team roping pen.

Cindy has been a licensed life and health agent since November 2000 and a property and casualty multi lines agent since 2016. Cindy is goals-oriented and driven. She cares about people and It is important to her that her clients know that she and BC Insurance always has their best interest at heart. As the co-owner of BC Insurance, Cindy handles the business side of things. She quotes and provides customer service, but managing the agency is the hat she mostly wears. She is also a licensed realtor which allows her to bring a skillset and perspective for clients purchasing new homes. Cindy’s whole heart is serving her husband and family. She enjoys animals, riding, camping, boating, and pool time.

Together, they are a dynamic team. They have strong roots and are involved in their community and local church. Brandon and Cindy are big supporters of education and the equine sport industry. Brandon has served on the Stephenville Education Foundation for the past two years. Cindy was recently elected to serve as treasurer for the Cowboy Capital Professional Rodeo Board. The Carrell Family owns Carrell Livestock and their children are active in Rodeo, Team Roping, and FFA.

You can reach Cindy via email at cindy@bcinsurancetx.com, and Brandon at brandon@bcinsurancetx.com.

Ashley Smith, BC Insurance Senior Personal Lines and Animal Mortality Agent

BC Insurance of Texas is super excited to introduce you to  Ashley Smith.

Ashley is married to her best friend, Kelly Smith. They have 2 daughters Braylee, 6 and Paxtyn, 18 months. They live in Granbury, TX.

The Smith family is very active in Agriculture. Their time together is best spent in the pig barn. The family has a swine operation consisting of a small sow herd in Tolar, Tx where Ashley grew up. Along with the breeding operation, the Smith's also raise show pigs. They love traveling the state to major livestock shows watching Braylee show her pigs. Ashley is also a leader of the Tolar 4-H group in Hood County.

Ashley's entire life has revolved around agriculture. As a daughter of an agriculture educator Ashley knew agriculture would always be her way of life. She was extremely active in FFA and 4-H in school which led her to Tarleton State University to pursue her degree in Agriculture Services and Development with an emphasis in communications.

Ashley has worked in the insurance industry since 2014 but also has an extensive background in education. Ashley enjoys all aspects of insurance, but her heart is to help people better understand their policies and feel more familiar with their insurance coverage. She is a go-getter and ready to assist you!

You can reach her via email at Ashley@bcinsurancetx.com.

Cassidey Hegar, BC Insurance Farm and Ranch, Equine Mortality Agent

Cassidey is from a small town in West Texas and has lived in Stephenville since 2018. She is currently enrolled with Tarleton State University and majoring in Business Management. Her free time is spent outside with our horses, cows and dogs. Cassidey was very active in agriculture where she showed lambs, goats, pigs and steers as well as rodeoed. She enjoy barrel racing but recently started team roping, with the help of Tate Teague, her boyfriend, and loves every minute of it. Cooking and entertaining company is one of Cassidey’s favorite things to do when she’s not working. Traveling to see family and friends is also something she enjoys which she gets to do often while going to rodeos or helping family with their agricultural needs in West Texas.

Cassidey is a licensed Texas Insurance Agent who is ready to help BC Customers with managing their policies and providing new customers with quotes for home, auto, and equine.

You can reach her via email at cassidey@bcinsurancetx.com.

Becky Berger, BC Insurance Commercial Lines Agent

Becky was born and raised in a small town in North Idaho. She then moved to Stephenville, Texas in 2017 where managed a boutique for several years before diving into the insurance world.

Having a background in agriculture, Becky wanted to move to a warm state where she could live her passion all year round. Becky and her family were heavily involved in the 4-H program and raised a small flock of club lambs.

When Becky isn’t working, she enjoys the outdoors, go on walks with her dog, Birdie. Becky looks forward to investing in the Stephenville community.
You can reach Becky at Becky@bcinsurancetx.com.

Corey White, BC Insurance Personal Lines and Equine Mortality Agent

Meet Corey White. Corey joined BC Insurance of Texas in October 2023 as a personal lines and equine mortality agent.

Corey was born and raised in Oakdale, California but has called Erath County home for the past 23 years. Agriculture and the western way of life run deep through Corey and her family. She and husband, Westley, are carrying on the tradition raising their 4 girls with lots of horses, goats and Rodeo.

Corey is a Texas Licensed Insurance Agent and looks forward to assisting customers with their insurance needs. Corey has a true passion for providing top notch customer service to all and becoming a trusted advisor to BC Customers and potential customers.

Kreg Kimple, BC Insurance Sales Agent

Kreg has lived in Stephenville since 2003. He was a coach and teacher for 30 years. He coached and taught at Stephenville High School from 2003 to 2020. Kreg has been a licensed property and casualty agent since 2012.

He and his beautiful wife, Michelle, have been married for 31 years. They have 3 children, all of who graduated from Stephenville High School. Payne, who is 26, and married to Stephenville graduate Ashtin Ivey Kimple. Payton and Aly who are twins and are 19, and currently attending Texas Tech University.

Kreg enjoys fly fishing in Colorado with his family and attending football games and track meets.

“Saving people money on their insurance, and giving them better coverage, is such a great feeling and so satisfying. Blessed to be a part of the BC family.”

You can reach Kreg at kimple@bcinsurancetx.com.

Ben & Jodi Clements, BC Insurance Sales Agents

Ben and Jodi Clements reside in Stephenville, Texas and are extremely diversified. They are very community oriented and both enjoy being a part of Stephenville and Erath County. They have put down their roots and plan to raise their family and grow their businesses.

Ben Clements has traveled coast-to-coast doing what he has done for years, announcing rodeos and team ropings. He’s even jumped across the Pacific Ocean to announce the Hawaii Championships and the Maui Classic.

“I’ve announced all over the place. From Florida to California and from Montana to Texas,” Ben said.

But before he was called to duty working rodeos, his plans were geared toward the medical field. Ben was on the path to become an oral surgeon at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, when one day he came home from college to find his mom and dad helping with the Crane, Texas High School rodeo. The rodeo lacked an announcer for the events and they asked Ben to pitch in.

“I thought, how hard can that be? I stepped in there and helped out with the announcing and it just kinda took off from there,” Ben said.

His plans to become a doctor went out the window and he took up a degree in mass communications and a degree in biology. He also became editor of the college newspaper.

Ben grew up on the K-Bar Ranch in Odessa, Texas, where he and his family worked the cattle portion of the ranch. He competed in rodeo and team roping at an early age. The foundation of his life is that of a ranch and western background.

While still in college, Ben and his sister, Brandi, went on to announce rodeos and formed an announcing and sound business called X-Treme Entertainment.

One day The United States Team Roping Championships brought their event, The West Texas Championships, to Odessa, Texas.

“The gentleman announcing was a friend of mine. So, I helped announce and the next week, they called me and asked if I wanted to do more of that,” Ben said. “I said sure and from there I started announcing for the USTRC while I was still in college.”

When Ben graduated he was approached again by the USTRC.

“They had a position open up in the office. The president of the USTRC called me and asked me if I would be interested and I said yes. I went to work in the office and I handle the scheduling, the affiliate program, and the insurance.”

He moved to the USTRC headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico and then in April of 2001 the USTRC office moved to Stephenville, Texas and Ben made the transition. In 2004 Ben took on the job of editor with Super Looper Magazine along with his other duties.

One day he met a young lady whose father produced team ropings in Utah, her name was Jodi Cornia, and they married in 2008. Jodi worked as contract labor for the USTRC as a secretary, timer and as an announcer. Ben and Jodi have two daughters, TyAnn and Ryon, and they are growing up in the mix of things.

Jodi was raised in Northern Utah in the ranching community of Randolph, Utah. She attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah and graduated with a degree in marketing. She eventually made the move to Texas to as the marketing director for a company based in Stephenville, Texas. One thing led to another and Ben and Jodi teamed up.

Today Ben and Jodi and daughters TyAnn and Ryon live in Stephenville, Texas. They have an event production company called X-Treme Team Roping and produce team roping events in Texas and the surrounding states. They enjoy that aspect of it and have used the events as a way to give to local and national charities. They produce some of the most popular team ropings around and have a huge following of team ropers.

“We really enjoy producing events,” said Ben. “We really try to bring team ropers first class events and basically we just do the right thing. Jodi and I work together on this and she is the backbone of our business. She basically handles most everything and I am just along for the ride.”

The family also has a small time ranching and farming business.

"We also have a small cattle operation and raise a little hay," said Ben. "We run a few Angus cows, some Corriente cows and have several lease places around Erath County. Once you have ranching in your blood it just stays. Both my wife and I both grew up on a ranch and I want that back ground for TyAnn and Ryon."

Needless to say, the Clements has a passion for what he does and for the roping and rodeo industry.

"I do wear a lot of hats, but I love the Western way of life and would not change a thing," said Clements. "I enjoy what I do and want to continue to grow and enhance the sport of team roping and rodeo where I can. I like spending time with my family and we do all we can together. We have a good life and have a lot of fun. I started out announcing and so that is certainly one of my passions and something I enjoy. I certainly couldn’t do what I do without a wonderful support staff. My family helps in everything I do and actually they are the ones who should get the credit.”

The next venture for the Clements Clan is insurance. Ben and Jodi are excited to join the BC Insurance of Texas team and grow the insurance business. They are eager to move forward with this venture and look forward to serving you with whatever your insurance needs may be.

You can reach Ben via email at Ben@bcinsurancetx.com, and Jodi at Jodi@bcinsurancetx.com.
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