Our History
Ed C. Bickmore, Jr.

In 1984, company founder Edward C. Bickmore, Jr. opened a small consulting business to address the public entity insurance crisis that crippled California in the late 1970s and early ‘80s.


In 1986 Bickmore managed its first joint powers authorities with the goal of developing a full-service risk management team to help public entities reduce their administrative burden and cost of risk.


Since then, Bickmore has focused on building unique and lasting relationships with both public and private sector clients, and delivering innovative and comprehensive solutions for all areas of risk – workers’ compensation, liability, property, and health benefits. Today, Bickmore is ranked as the largest independent risk consulting firm in the western US, and the second largest independent JPA management firm in the nation.