Leading Independent Insurance
Sams & Associates is a collection of companies wholly owned by Don Sams.
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 offices in Emeryville before moving that 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 Diego.
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.
Two office locations are:
Corporate Headquarters in Sacramento
4080 Cavitt Stallman South Road, #100
Granite Bay, CA 95746
San Francisco Area Office
2694 Bishop Drive, #103
San Ramon, California 94583
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 #: 7288
Sams & Associates, Inc.
Tax ID: 88-0430736
Nevada Independent Adjusters
Other state licenses available upon
We all operate under the banner of SAMS & ASSOCIATES.
Our commitment to digital technology and efficiency continue 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 put Sams & Associates at the forefront of our industry.
Sams & Associates is the leading California Insurance Adjuster.