Patriotic Roots

R. Carl Byars and wife, Francis


In 1947, Lt. Col. R. Carl Byars came home to Easley, South Carolina from World War II.  He started a Real Estate and Insurance Agency.  The Insurance Division grew to include both Personal and Commercial.  A legacy was created that now includes the third generation.  Sons Ken and David run the Agency along with their sons Gil, Ric, and Charlie.  The family atmosphere extends to team members as well as customers.  Fifteen licensed agents are available at two locations to help you find affordable coverage to best fit your protection needs.

Active in the Community


Pillar of Local Business

Byars Agency wins Pillar of Easley Award



Among those awards, R. Carl Byars Agency, Inc. was honored as the 2015 Pillar of Easley, which recognizes and honors a long-standing business that plays an active role in our community and is highly respected as an important contributor in making our community strong, vibrant and successful. R. Carl Byars Agency has served the Easley community for 67 years. In November 1947, after returning from World War II, Carl Byars began a real estate and insurance business on Pendleton Street in downtown Easley with two employees. Much of his time was devoted to finding homes for veterans. But as time passed, he began writing insurance and it became a larger part of the business. About 1954, he moved the business to East First Avenue, where the business continues today. Interestingly, Carl was a 1925 graduate of the original Easley High School….and their current office is located directly behind the school.

Read the entire article from the Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce HERE…