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Our Second Home

"The paneled door on the attractive new red brick building on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Poplar Street, new headquarters for the West Bend Mutual Fire Insurance Company's home office, will swing wide at three o'clock tomorrow afternoon," reported the West Bend Daily News in November of 1940.

Our second home featured walnut and leather furniture, paneled walls, and soft blue-green walls and carpeting. Pictures of our founding fathers, Samuel S. Barney, Patrick O'Meara, and Charles Leins were proudly displayed in the lobby. This 5,000 square foot building still stands in West Bend today.

As we celebrate our 125th anniversary, we love sharing old photos and stories of our history.  Here's to the next 125 years! 

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Our First Home

We love sharing pieces of our history as we celebrate our 125th anniversary. Pictured is our first home office, located at 519 Hickory Street in West Bend, it still stands today! 

Even though our first home office was occupied by November of 1908, there weren’t any full-time associates yet. Our first full-time associate was a local music teacher and orchestra leader and hired as a bookkeeper in 1918. 

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Kicking off Our 125 Anniversary

 

Yesterday we began our 125 celebrations with cupcakes and a visit from West Bend High School's talented drum line. We will continue to celebrate and share moments of our history.

 

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A Special Holiday Party

We kicked off our 125th anniversary celebration with our holiday party at the Bucks game Saturday night! Thanks to our associates, past and present, that have helped shape and grow our great company! ❤️

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