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About Us


C. J. Prevost Insurance Agency was established by Clarence “C.J.” Prevost in March of 1954. In 1985, he retired and his son Carlton J. Prevost served as President until 2004. Jimmy Prevost succeeded Carlton and became our third President.

The office was originally located in the home of C.J. Prevost until the 60’s, where he relocated behind Koury’s Jewelry Store. Carlton Prevost acquired the land at the current location in 1974 and built the original building. Jimmy Prevost added to the building in 2007 to meet the growing needs of the agency.

C. J. Prevost Insurance Agency has proudly served the Rayne and surrounding areas, and continues to strive to strengthen customer satisfaction with friendly and courteous service.

The agency is currently owned and operated by Jimmy Prevost, Jena Bordes and Dawn Morgan with the help of a dedicated staff.

An Independent Advantage

We are Independent Agents in Rayne, Louisiana, free to choose the best carrier for your insurance needs. We do not work for an insurance company; we work for you. We work on your side when you have a loss and follow through to see that you get fair, prompt payment and service. C. J. Prevost Insurance Agency represents a carefully selected group of financially strong, reputable insurance companies, therefore, we are able to offer you the best coverage at the most competitive price.

What is an Independent Insurance Agent?

When you decide to buy a car, you wouldn’t purchase the first one you see. What if one day the automobile industry decided to make only one type of car, one make and one model. You wouldn’t have a choice!

The same situation holds true for insurance. You need insurance to drive a car, to purchase a house, to protect your family’s financial future and to run a small business. But if there was only one insurance company that offered only one type of insurance, car insurance, home insurance or business owner policy — you wouldn’t have a choice. The only solution would be going to that one company.

With an independent insurance agent, you have choices. Independent agents are not tied to any one insurance company. One of the advantages of using an independent agent is that he or she works to satisfy your needs. You are using an expert for an important financial decision.

An independent agent has several companies that he or she can approach to get you the best coverage at the best price. And your independent agent will know the companies with the most efficient claims departments to recover your losses as quickly as possible.

When you buy insurance, whether it’s for your home, your car or your business, you want an advocate who will properly assess the risks you face and give you an objective analysis of the marketplace, it’s up to you to make the final choice.