Christian Buys Fellers Offices

DALLAS Randy Christian has acquired the assets and clients of the former Fellers Group offices in Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas.

Christian, formerly the president of the Lubbock office, said Randy Christian and Partners begins operations in Lubbock on Jan. 23.

Christian said the two Fellers offices have 10-15 active accounts, including the regional business of Cellular One and Wells Fargo, and 25 total employees. Layoffs are not expected.

The Fellers Group network began to crumble with the closings of the Houston and Oklahoma City offices last year. The Austin location closed earlier this month.

Christian, who was a principal at Holland, Merriman & Christian, which Fellers bought in the mid-1980s, said the chance to purchase the shop came at the right time. “We’d grown apart from [the other Fellers offices] and it was the opportunity for me to steer my own ship,” said Christian.