1893 Charles E. Wright opens Real Estate and Insurance office at 1007 Fourth Street, Sacramento, CA, serving local customers and soliciting investors throughout the USA.
1903 January 1903 Wright & Kimbrough begins development of tracks throughout Sacramento and provides insurance products to protect cargo, storefront glass and property. On June 2, 1903, we received our Articles of Incorporation.
1905 Wright & Kimbrough receives direct appointment to represent Fireman’s Fund for insurance products. We continued to develop several large subdivisions in Sacramento.
1906 Wright & Kimbrough appointed to write Automobile Insurance (there were only 27 automobiles located in Sacramento and surrounding areas). This was also the year of the Great San Francisco Earthquake -500 city blocks were destroyed and fires burned for days. Several Wright & Kimbrough clients were affected.
1918 Wright & Kimbrough celebrated 25 years, the year World War I Ends. We also started offering travel insurance, which was far more risky and dangerous than today.
1929 Stock Market Crash/Black Tuesday Wright & Kimbrough, financially well positioned, continued to purchase land and properties and continues to hire and pay employees.
1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor - Many Wright & Kimbrough employees were serving in the armed forces. Wright & Kimbrough starting selling War Bonds.
1943 Celebrated 50 Years at our office located at 819 J Street, Sacramento, CA. We are now managed by the second and third generations of the founders of the firm - W.C. Wright, President, W.P. Wright, Treasurer, E.M. Wright, Vice President, A.R. Gallaway, Jr., Secretary, A. Russel Gallaway, Vice President.
1968 Celebrated 75 Years - Wright & Kimbrough developments expand to suburbs and insurance appointments quadruple. This same year, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were both assassinated.
1993 Celebrated 100 Years - Wright & Kimbrough develops a dedicated small accounts unit (SAU) to provide dedicated service to smaller businesses.
1998 - 2000 Wright & Kimbrough converts all documents and paper into digital form. We survived Y2K (Year 2000 Problem), instituted telecommuting/telework for sales and service staff and started offering Cyber Liability.