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Company History

Warren G. Bender Co.18th and I street is one of the largest independently owned brokerages in the Sacramento area and we are proud to provide innovative solutions to our clients in the Western States. Our market position enhances our influence and strategies on behalf of our clients and customers, allowing them to concentrate their time and energy on running successful businesses and leading more fulfilling lives.

Our company was founded in 1938 by Warren G. Bender. Its long life has always been keyed to our remaining current,
resourceful and willing to consider new ideas and strategies while carrying on the simple foundation of honesty and integrity.

Warren G. Bender Co. Management Staff meets regularly to monitor the current insurance environment as well as to anticipate and plan for the future. These team discussions focus on maintaining quality of our service delivery systems and increasing the availability of products, based on current insurance marketplace conditions.

We believe in communication — with our customers, certainly, but just as importantly with one another and with industry leaders and other stakeholders.

Our Mission

Providing protection, superior service and education to those who matter most, our Customers.

Timeline of Warren G. Bender Co.

This is a timeline of Warren G. Bender Co. as a growing regional family business. We stay committed to our core family values while recognizing that our future will be the result of family and non-family talent working together.

History of WGBCO

1915

The Birth of an Agency

The Birth of an Agency

January 29 – Warren G. Bender was born in Ord Bend, CA.

1936

A Marriage Meant To Be

A Marriage Meant To Be

January 29 – Warren and Gladys are married in Chico, CA.

1938

Planting Some Roots

Planting Some Roots

Warren starts Warren G. Bender Insurance as a representative for AAA Insurance.

1943

Time for a Change

Time for a Change

Warren moves to Travelers as an Independent Agent.

1945

Warren Serves his Country

Warren Serves his Country

Warren serves his country in the Army Infantry during World War II.

1949

Warren Moves to a New Office

Warren Moves to a New Office

Warren opens his own office (Warren G. Bender Insurance Agency) on the corner of 18th and I street in Downtown Sacramento.

1958

Growing Opportunities

Growing Opportunities

Warren and Gladys build a new office on El Camino Ave. to provide growth opportunities for the agency.

1972

A Family Business is Started

A Family Business is Started

After graduating from college and serving as an underwriter for a period of time, Stephen D. Bender joins the family business as a personal insurance and small commercial producer.

1982

James Bender joins WGBCO

James Bender joins WGBCO

James M. Bender joins the Warren G. Bender Co. after spending several years in General Construction management.

1983

An Exciting New Era

An Exciting New Era

Stephen Bender becomes President of the Warren G. Bender Co.

1985

Losing a Legend

Losing a Legend

Warren retires after nearly 50 years in the insurance industry.

1988

Space for our Growing Team

Space for our Growing Team

Warren G. Bender Co. moves to 4350 Auburn Boulevard in Sacramento with its 18 employees.

Small Business Person of the Year

Small Business Person of the Year

Stephen is awarded "Small Business Person of the Year" on behalf of Warren G. Bender Co.

1991

The Bond Guy

The Bond Guy

Dave Johnson (AKA “The Bond Guy”) joins Warren G. Bender Co. and lays the foundation for our great surety department.

1996

Three Generations of Professionalism

Three Generations of Professionalism

Christopher T. Bender joins Warren G. Bender Co. as a personal insurance producer and the first of the third generation.

2003

Edward Johnson Joins the Ranks

Edward Johnson Joins the Ranks

Edward Johnson (son of Dave Johnson) joins Warren G. Bender Co. as a Surety/Construction Account Executive.

2005

A History of Excellence

A History of Excellence

Maggie Bender joins Warren G. Bender Co. as Small Business Account Executive.

2007

Love Your Work

Love Your Work

Warren G. Bender Co. is recognized for the first time as a regional A+ Employer. Our first accolade of many as a great place to work.

2008

Our Family Continues to Grow

Our Family Continues to Grow

Jillian E. Bender-Cormier joins Warren G. Bender Co. and begins to perfect the Bender Brand and marketing strategy.

2009

New Department Added

Warren G. Bender Co. excitedly welcomes the addition of our Benefits Department

Home Away From Home

Home Away From Home

Warren G. Bender Co. moves to meet growth needs to our new office in Roseville, CA.

2011

Welcome to the Team

Welcome to the Team

Warren G. Bender welcomes the members of Mitterholzer & Associates to our wonderful Benefits Team.

2013

Introducing Risk Management

Introducing Risk Management

Introduced Risk Management Services with the addition of Jackie Sudia.

2017

Expands Regional Reach

Expands Regional Reach

Warren G. Bender Co. expands its regional reach by welcoming BB&L to its surety team.

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