Established in 1920, and ranking among the oldest locally owned insurance firms in the region, McGee & Thielen Insurance Brokers celebrates a century of serving clients in Sacramento and throughout the state, with a focus on families, small to midsized businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
Owners Craig Wubben, John Bradford and John Wood currently guide this venerable property and casualty insurance brokerage, which is in its fourth generation of ownership. “The firm’s founders established our client-first culture, and it’s been perpetuated for a hundred years,” says Wood. “Responsiveness is also a core value. A client’s request goes to the top of our list, which has been key to our longevity.”
Focusing on small to medium-sized businesses situates McGee & Thielen Insurance for success, as about 80 percent of Sacramento area businesses have 20 employees or fewer. The firm also has a high percentage of personal-insurance clients, which sets it apart — about two-thirds of its business is commercial insurance and the other third is personal. “We focus particularly on small-business owners, because their personal risks and business risks are often intertwined,” Wood says. “We concentrate as keenly on the personal side as the business side for those owners.”
The firm’s principals credit quality employees for their ongoing success. “We’re in a replicable business,” explains Wood. “There are no patents, no special formulas, no trademark-protected systems, so it’s our people who differentiate us in the marketplace. We’re blessed to have highly conscientious employees, and we give them the autonomy to do their best.”
Looking to the future, McGee & Thielen Insurance remains committed to organic growth and to being locally owned and operated. Wood says, “If you’re a small to mid-market business, nonprofit or individual looking for a more attentive insurance relationship, we welcome your contact.