How did we get here? We've put our clients' needs first for over 100 years.

Our Legacy. Our Future.

MMA’s West region, headquartered in San Diego, was founded in 1909.  From our humble beginning, when a local firm named Barney & Barney first insured tuna fleets in the San Diego Bay, to the West region headquarters of a growing national agency, our commitment to our clients has been our guiding light.

In the 1930s, Barney & Barney expanded its services, shifting from insurer to insurance broker, eventually adding employee benefits, compensation consulting, and retirement to its risk management expertise. The firm continued to experience rapid growth, serving notable industries and recognized names both locally and across the country.

In the early 2000s, the firm expanded into Orange County, followed by the Bay Area, and most recently, Los Angeles.  Seeing the opportunity to bring even greater resources to our clients, we joined Marsh & McLennan Agency in 2014. 

A number of world-class agencies have since joined the firm, helping us grow our footprint in the West and bringing additional resources and expertise to our clients. MMA’s West region currently includes five locations across California and an office in Anchorage, Alaska with other locations anticipated soon.

For more than a century, our dedication to serving our clients has been the foundation of our success. We look forward to continuing to build on our legacy, creating new opportunities and shaping a proud future.