Our Story Begins with Our People and a Commitment to You.

Bolton & Company was founded in 1931 by Dorance Bolton as a humble operation in Los Angeles. This small firm continued to develop and grow and eventually became a family business around the 1960s. That’s when Dorance was joined by his sons, Jim and Bill. Working alongside their father, the two brothers would soon transition into the firm’s owners in the 1970s. Seeking to grow the organization, Jim and Bill began to lay the framework for what would become one of the largest independent California insurance brokers.

Beyond growth, Jim and Bill were committed to the development of best practices within the company and always sought out new and better ways to do business—a philosophy we continue to uphold. In 2003, Jim and Bill, much like their father, transitioned Bolton & Company over to the firm’s next generation of leadership: its employees.

Today, Bolton & Company employs close to 200 insurance professionals across several locations in California. Privately owned, our firm places more than $500 million in annual premiums on behalf of our clients from all over the world. Through our partnerships and placement within the industry, Bolton & Company remains committed to being a leading resource that provides you with Broader Perspective. Business Solutions.

Bolton Timeline

1931

1931

Dorance Bolton establishes Bolton & Company in Los Angeles

1974

1974

Dorance sells to Bill & Jim Bolton

1979

1979

Bolton moves to South Pasadena

1994

1994

Bolton merges with RGV of Glendale

2001

2001

Bolton relocates to Los Robles Ave. in South Pasadena

2003

2003

Bill & Jim sells Bolton to ESOP and other employees

2010

2010

The company relocates again to current location on Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena

2011

2011

Intern program is launched

2012

2012

Bolton Business Solutions is created

2013

2013

Awarded Best Places to Work by Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) and Best Companies Group (BCG)

Jan 2014

Jan 2014

Bolton Foundation is established

Jun 2014

Jun 2014

Awarded Best Places to Work by LABJ and BCG

Jan 2015

Jan 2015

Santa Clara office opens

Jun 2015

Jun 2015

Awarded Best Places to Work by LABJ and BCG

Aug 2015

Aug 2015

Orange County office opens

Nov 2015

Nov 2015

Pasadena headquarters launch second floor expansion and employee social lounge

May 2016

May 2016

Bolton expands to Torrance in Los Angeles South Bay

Jun 2016

Jun 2016

Awarded Best Places to Work by LABJ and BCG

Jul 2017

Jul 2017

Bolton opens new Orange County office in Anaheim.

Aug 2017

Aug 2017

Awarded Best Places to Work by Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) and Best Companies Group (BCG)