The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International Celebrates 75th Anniversary

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Leading public adjusting firm reflects on key milestone, continues commitment to providing advocacy for homeowners and business owners in post-disaster recovery

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Our philosophy, as modeled by my father, has always been to look ahead and embrace the future and new ways of doing things.

The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International is celebrating its 75th anniversary of providing public adjusting services to homeowners and business owners in California. As one of the leading public adjusting firms in the country, the firm has helped thousands of clients recover financially following fires, floods, earthquakes, and more.

Founded in 1946 by Sidney Greenspan, The Greenspan Co. built its reputation in California by providing clients with excellent service, allowing them to have peace of mind in the aftermath of disaster by professionally advocating for their insurance claims. Sidney Greenspan took on the role of representing the interests of his clients in the adjustment process and negotiating their claims on their behalf. His philosophy was that the insurance company had an adjuster to represent their interests, and his mission was to provide his clients with their own private adjuster to level the playing field.

“When my father arrived in California in 1946, he was the only public adjuster on the West Coast,” said Robb Greenspan, managing partner of The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International, Los Angeles, and son of the company’s founder, Sidney Greenspan. “He came out here and started a public adjusting firm, operating it by himself with my mother who acted as a secretary. Over the next 20 years, Dad built up the firm to a staff of about eight or nine people.”

Greenspan continued: “When I first joined the company, there were only a few adjusters. When Gordon Scott and I finally took over, that's when it really started to explode. In the old days, Gordon and I would secure the business, we would take the physical inventory, prepare the claim, and negotiate the claim. We don't do it that way anymore. We’ve improved the process by hiring experts in inventory, building estimates, and other pieces of the claims process. This way, our adjusters can focus on negotiating and spend more time on the technical aspects of the claim. That's why we're a successful company 75 years later. Our philosophy, as modeled by my father, has always been to look ahead and embrace the future and new ways of doing things.”

In 1985, The Greenspan Co. joined with 13 leading public adjusting firms in the country to form Adjusters International. This new alliance became a network of the most highly skilled public adjusters in the business who could bring specific expertise on any type of property loss. This partnership allowed the top adjusters in the country to work collaboratively to provide financial advocacy to many major businesses in areas affected by widespread calamities such as hurricanes and earthquakes all over the globe.

The company opened its Northern California office in 1989 and represented hundreds of homeowners in the Oakland Hills Firestorm of 1991. Because of the firm’s work providing help to the community during this significant event, the company established itself as the public adjusting firm trusted by industry professionals, including insurance agents, real estate brokers, and attorneys. As noted in the letters of commendation many of these industry professionals wrote to the firm following their clients’ claims, working in conjunction with a public advisor allowed them to utilize the firm’s many years of experience with property damage claims, allowing them to add tremendous value to their services.

The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International has years of experience handling insurance claims from a range of significant events, including every major wildfire in the state of California over the last 30 years. As a result of its reputation, the firm was a sought-after resource following the recent Santa Rosa, Paradise, Mendocino, Santa Cruz, and Napa wildfires.

The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International has grown to become the leading advocate for post-disaster recovery on the West Coast. The company has over 5000 references on file, as well as letters of recommendation written by thousands of satisfied clients from a variety of industries ranging from agriculture and wineries to apartment buildings and schools.

As the leading public adjusting firm in the West, The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International also plays a key role in defining the public adjusting industry and educating the public on the practice of public adjusting. Ever since Sidney Greenspan, along with several other key leaders in the public adjusting industry in the United States, formed NAPIA, the National Association of Public Adjusters, 70 years ago, the firm has been a proud member of the association. NAPIA’s members are experts in the field of public insurance adjusting who have joined together to advance the industry through professional education while promoting a code of professional conduct and ethics.

The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International, in conjunction with Adjusters International, produces a podcast covering timely topics relevant to the public adjusting industry, distributes Adjusting Today, and makes regular speaking appearances on television and radio shows to help the public understand why it is necessary to have your own private adjuster after suffering property damage.

“We’re celebrating our 75th anniversary in 2021. Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of growth and development of the company and the industry,” said Gordon Scott, president and CEO of The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International, San Francisco. “When I came to work at the company in 1974, there were only six people at the company between two offices. I have vivid memories from that time of the people who I worked with and got to know – the founder, Sid Greenspan, his family, and the people that worked for him at the time. We all became very close - we became like family.”

Scott continued: “The company has done some great work in the last 75 years and we’ve worked hard to uphold the reputation that Sid Greenspan developed. Our mission today is to continue to operate within the industry as the premier public adjusting firm in the West.”

About The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International

Founded in 1946, The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International is the leading public adjusting firm on the West Coast, serving both commercial properties and homeowners. With more than 75 years of experience fighting for our clients, Greenspan Adjusters has the expertise and track record necessary to prepare, present and negotiate insurance claims to ensure you receive what you are entitled to. And as insurance professionals who represent the interests of our clients – not the insurance company – Greenspan’s public adjusters can save you time and lower your stress as we negotiate the settlement you deserve. For more information about how a public adjuster can make your life easier after a loss, visit

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