Our History

Continued growth from humble beginnings

  • Early 1900sBuilding Communities

    Myron Brown and later Fred Meyer founded our agency on the same traditions of service; work ethic, trust, and determination. Those same qualities helped establish the Sacramento River Delta communities as a world-class agricultural area in the early 1900s.

  • 1922 Opened our Doors

  • 1930 Great Depression

    We opened our doors in 1922 when the economy was robust and carried our customers through the great depression of the 1930’s, working side-by-side with them to ensure trust, loyalty and continued coverages were maintained during this challenging period. Times change, but values never do.

  • 1959Moved to new Location

    moved location in 1959

    Our first office building was located on the end of the block from our present location, right next to The Big Store grocery store. We moved into our present quarters in 1959, which was the original home of the Bank of Alex Brown.

  • 1959 Staff Photo

    Staff Photo circa 1959
    Left to right: Arthur Brown, Susan Pieretti, Camille Biondi, Fred Meyer, Emma Squaglia, Myron Brown, Dorthy Jones
  • 1962 Open House Invitation

    Open House invitation circa 1962
    This is a full page ad from The River News Herald, inviting friends and customers to the agency’s Open House in celebration of its move from it’s original building to its new home and current location.
  • 2006Name Change

    The values of the business have been proudly maintained by agency principals/brokers Myron Brown, Fred Meyer, Art Brown, Van Meyer, Richard “Dick” Tranum, Jeff Tranum and Jim Cook. As the agency has transitioned over the years, so has its name - from Brown & Meyer, then to Brown, Meyer & Tranum, to Meyer and Cook, LLC and in 2006 to Meyer and Cook, LLC, dba Brown & Meyer & Cook and dba Sam Boone Insurance.