Roy Bucher started his insurance career with Continental Insurance Company as a career trainee in January 1974. He later became an all-lines underwriter and after three years was transferred to the Roanoke office as special agent in charge of the Roanoke office. On the first day of his new job Charles Lunsford (Continental’s largest agent) and his wife Linda took Roy and his wife Susan to lunch and showed them around south Roanoke. At the end of the tour, he told Roy “You’re going to have a lot of offers, but don’t take any until you talk to me “. After 9 months working as special agent Roy came to work at Chas. Lunsford Sons & Associates, Inc. in marketing June 1, 1977. Roy specialized in writing insurance for schools, municipalities, manufacturing and construction. A few years later he was promoted to Vice President of marketing and sales and in 1985 became President of the agency. For the next 11 years the agency was part of AON the largest national broker in the world in which Roy was President of AON Virginia. After learning all he could about being a national broker he asked his old friend and business partner Charles Lunsford if he would help him buy the agency back. There was no hesitation and in June of 1995 Charles and Roy bought the agency back. Then fast forwarding to May, 2018 Chas Lunsford Sons & Associates, Inc. merged with Trustpoint Insurance and Roy became Chairman Emeritus.
Roy is married to his wife Susan of 49 years, and they have three beautiful daughters who are married Kate and Isaac Williams, Carolyn and Jason Kiser, and Holly and Gray Hamlin and 6 beautiful grandchildren. Roy has been very involved in the community and the following is a list of his accomplishments: Vice President of the Roanoke Jaycees, Board member of the Better Business Bureau, Board member of the Mill Mountain Zoo, President of the Virginia Museum of Transportation, Board member and executive committee of Center in the Square, Board member of the Bradley Free Clinic, Board member of the Virginia College Fund, Board member of Scott Robertson Golf, President of Roanoke Country Club, President of the Benedict’s, Boss of the Year, and numerous insurance company advisory boards .