In 1967 Darrell Taylor bought this business. He was working for an agency in Reno, so after buying the business he moved his wife and two kids to Winnemucca. In 1997 his daughter, Crystan, who had been working at the office since a very young age, started buying the business from her father. In 1998 Crystan went to a Safeco Insurance conference in Seattle where she met Paul Thurman. Paul grew up in southern California and also came up in a family that owned an insurance agency. He worked for the family business for a short bit (87-92), till he went into the U.S. Army (93-97). After coming back from the Army he worked again for his father in the business (97-99). In 1999 Paul moved to Winnemucca. They began running the business together and shortly after got married. They had their one and only child, Madyson. Madyson started working for the family business in 2019 as the I.T.-Tech and social media coordinator. She is also doing college, and raising a family of her own. Valley Insurance sells Auto, Home, Boat, Motorcycle, Group Health, and more - in Nevada, Idaho, and Oregon. We also always try to keep a bilingual employee to make all encounters as easy for the customers as possible.