Our History

Our History

1906

Hyde Insurance Agency

Ralph Hyde forms the Hyde Insurance Agency in the town of Campbell, California.

1910

S. L. Griffiths, Inc.

Sidney L. Griffiths forms S. L. Griffiths, Inc.

1939

Craig Insurance Agency

The Craig Insurance Agency is founded by Dewees Craig.

1945

Schoenheit Insurance Agency

Augustus A. Schoenheit purchases The Craig Insurance Agency and changes the identity to the Schoenheit Insurance Agency.

1948

Schoenheit & Moore Insurance Agency

Augustus Schoenheit deceased and his daughter Helen Moore kept business going under name Schoenheit & Moore Insurance Agency. The firm is one of the first woman owned insurance agencies in California History.

1950

Mark F. Hopkins & Company

Mark F. Hopkins founded Mark F. Hopkins & Company.

1951

Robert B. Suhr and Company Insurance Brokers, Inc.

Robert B. Suhr and Company Insurance Brokers, Inc. is founded in Santa Clara, California.

Stivers Insurance Service, Inc.

Stivers Insurance Service, Inc. is founded by Theodore J. Stivers in Campbell, California.

1952

Moore & Schoenheit Insurance Agency

Helen Moore’s husband Robert joins Schoenheit & Moore Insurance Agency and they update the name to Moore & Schoenheit Insurance Agency.

1955

Farley Insurance Agency

Hyde Insurance Agency is sold to Farley Insurance Agency of Campbell, California.

1957

Moore-Rush Insurance Agency

Richard Rush joins Moore & Schoenheit Insurance Agency and the firm becomes Moore-Rush Insurance Agency.

Moore-Rush Insurance Agency acquires Joseph Fabretti Insurance Agency.

Moore-Rush Insurance Agency acquires Stephen Anastasiu Insurance Services.

Moore-Rush Insurance Agency acquires Fred Sullivan Insurance Agency.

1961

Moore-Rush & Wood Insurance Agency

Willis Wood becomes partner and Moore Rush Insurance Agency is renamed Moore-Rush & Wood Insurance Agency.

1962

Connie Smith Insurance Agency

Moore-Rush & Wood Insurance Agency purchases Connie Smith Insurance Agency.

1966

Chet Bailey Insurance Agency

Moore-Rush & Wood Insurance Agency acquires Chet Bailey Insurance Agency.

1967

Phil Baker

Phil Baker purchases Stivers Insurance Service, Inc.

1973

Ralph Wyckoff Insurance Agency

Moore-Rush and Wood Insurance Agency purchases Ralph Wyckoff Insurance Agency.

1975

Independent Brokers and Agents of the West

Robert B. Suhr serves as President of the Independent Brokers and Agents of the West.

1976

George Mulcahey Insurance Agency

Stivers Insurance Service, Inc. acquires George Mulcahey Insurance Agency of San Jose, California.

1977

Francis Cussen Insurance Agency

Moore-Rush & Wood Insurance Agency acquires Francis Cussen Insurance Agency.

1980

Alexander & Alexander Insurance Company

Mark F. Hopkins and Company is sold to Alexander & Alexander Insurance Company.

Johnson and Company, Insurance Brokers of Santa Clara, California

Stivers Insurance Service, Inc. acquires Johnson and Company, Insurance Brokers of Santa Clara, California.

1984

H. E. (Ed) Mathias & Company Insurance Brokers

Ed Mathias, an officer of the former Mark F. Hopkins and Company purchases portion of Hopkins book of business from Alexander and Alexander and forms H. E. (Ed) Mathias & Company Insurance Brokers.

1985

Folck White Insurance Agency

Moore-Rush & Wood Insurance Agency acquires Folck White Insurance Agency.

Griffiths Insurance Agency

S.L. Griffiths, Inc. becomes Griffiths Insurance Agency

1992

Stivers Insurance Service, Inc. acquires Farley Insurance Agency of Campbell, California.

1994

Suhr/Mathias Insurance Services

Robert B. Suhr and Company Insurance Brokers Inc. acquires H. E. (Ed) Mathias and Company of Saratoga, California and changes it’s name to Suhr/Mathias Insurance Services.

1998

Suhr/Mathias Insurance Services acquires Moore-Rush and Wood Insurance Services of Santa Clara, California and Stivers Insurance Service of Campbell, California.

1999

Suhr Risk Services of California Insurance Brokers, Inc.

Suhr/Mathias Insurance Services updates its identity to Suhr Risk Services of California Insurance Brokers, Inc.

2001

Suhr Risk Services of California merges with Griffiths Insurance Agency. The combined organization retains the Suhr Risk Services identity.

2009

Suhr Risk Services consolidates three branch offices and opens new corporate headquarters in San Jose, California.

2016

Acrisure

Suhr Risk Services joins Acrisure as an agency partner. The combined resources place the organization among the top 10 largest independent brokerages in the country.

Our DNA

Hyde Insurance Agency
S. L. Griffiths, Inc.
Craig Insurance Agency
Schoenheit Insurance Agency
Moore Insurance Agency
Mark F. Hopkins & Company
Robert B. Suhr and Company
Stivers Insurance Service, Inc.
Moore & Schoenheit Insurance
Moore-Rush Insurance
Moore-Rush & Wood Insurance
Suhr-Mathias Insurance Services
Suhr Risk Services

"Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success."

Henry Ford