Leading Independent Insurance
In September 2014 we were acquired by York Risk Services Group. York is an international risk
management firm that is looking to develop a premier insurance services company.
The master company was founded at the very start of 1990 and originated in a borrowed conference room of
Don's accountant in Emeryville. We had our corporate headquarters in Emeryville before moving to
Sacramento when we moved our Bay Area office from Emeryville to Walnut Creek in the late 90's. We eventually
moved that office again to Concord. Over the years we have also opened or acquired physical offices in
Redding, Chico, Reno, Napa, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, San Ramon, Modesto, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Watsonville,
Salinas, Monterey, Modesto, Fresno, Simi Valley, Pasadena, Anaheim, San Bernardino, Las Vegas, Oceanside, and San
We still service all of those areas, but have found that, in this day and age of digital communication, it
is much more efficient to centralize all operations. Our adjusters also love not having to commute into work,
thus being able to cover their claim inspections and reporting with more flexibility. Therefore, we
streamlined our operations and leveraged the benefit of having all clerical and managers together by eliminating
that wasteful overhead. We now have just two physical offices staffed with clerical, manager(s) and
All other adjusters work from their homes in their respective areas.
We entered business in Nevada in 1996 and are separately incorporated and licensed there as Independent
Adjusters. In 2010 we expanded into Washington and Oregon. More western states are coming soon.
Our office locations:
Corporate Headquarters in Sacramento
4196 Douglas Blvd., Ste 100
Granite Bay, CA 95746
Our company evolved to include quite a bit of SIU (Special Investigation Unit) work as part of our claims
investigations. Certain tasks and data access are only available to licensed Private Investigators, so we
obtained our Private Investigators license in order to better serve our clients and facilitate our
investigations. Our Independent Adjuster License and our Private Investigator License are held under separate
corporations for licensing purposes, but they all serve the claims investigations process. Therefore, we are
actually three companies:
Donald K Sams & Associates, Inc.
Tax ID: 94-3126091
California Independent Adjusters
License #: 2802538
Sams Investigations Unlimited, Inc.
Tax ID: 94-3302034
California Private Investigators
License #: 22240
Sams & Associates, Inc.
Tax ID: 88-0430736
Nevada Independent Adjusters
Other state licenses available upon request.
We all operate under the banner of SAMS & ASSOCIATES.
Our commitment to digital technology and efficiency continues to drive our development and separate us as a
leader in providing top quality insurance adjusting and claims investigations in the most timely manner
possible. Our use of online client interactive claims management tools, digital cameras, digital video
recording, digital recorded statements, VPN utilization, the latest is stable server platforms, top grade backup
and security provisions, cellular connected laptops, Blackberry and texting integration, video conferencing and
remote support tools puts Sams & Associates at the forefront of our industry.
Sams & Associates is the leading California Insurance Adjuster.