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History of WGBCO

2015
Jan 06

Another New Acquisition

Acquired Grunsky Insurance Services and welcomed their wonderful team to our firm and Benefits Department.

2013
Mar 05

Introducing Risk Management

Introduced Risk Management Services with the addition of Jackie Sudia-Reno.

2011
Aug 03

New Acquisition

Acquired Mitterholzer & Associates and added their wonderful team to our Benefits department.

2009
Aug 05

Home Away From Home

Warren G. Bender Co. moved to new office in Roseville along with 38 employees.

Apr 07

New Department Added

Started our NEW Benefits Department.

2008
Aug 06

Our Family Continues to Grow

Jillian E. Bender-Cormier joins Warren G. Bender Co. part-time before becoming a commercial producer in 2010.

2007
Feb 07

Love Your Work

Warren G. Bender Co. is a finalist for the first time in the Sacramento Business Journal’s A+ Employers Awards.

2005
Apr 13

A History of Excellence

Maggie A. Bender joins Warren G. Bender Co. as a commercial producer.

1996
Aug 27

Three Generations of Expertise

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

1988
Oct 25

Small Business Person of the Year

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

Apr 06

Bigger and Better

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

1986
Aug 04

Cause for Celebration

Warren and Gladys enjoy their retirement as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

1985
Aug 14

Losing a Legend

Warren retires after nearly 50 years in the insurance industry.

1983
Aug 03

An Exciting New Era

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

1982
Aug 11

Becoming a Family Affair

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

1972
Aug 09

Following in Father’s Footsteps

After spending time as an underwriter with a local firm, Stephen D. Bender joins the family business as a personal insurance and small commercial producer.

1958
Aug 06

Growing Opportunities

The Warren G. Bender Co. moves to a new office at 2805 El Camino Avenue, starting with 3 employees.

1949
Aug 17

Founding a Future

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

1945
Aug 22

Over There

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

1944
Aug 23

Expanding Expertise

Warren represents an additional insurer (Industrial Indemnity) since Travelers wouldn’t write Workers’ Compensation in California.

1943
Aug 18

Time for a Change

Warren moves to Travelers as an Independent Agent.

1941
Aug 12

Recognizing a Need

Warren joins American Hardware Mutual as an agent when AAA would not insure businesses.

1938
Aug 03

Planting Some Roots

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

1936
Jan 29

A Marriage Meant To Be

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

1915
Jan 29

The Birth of an Agency

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