Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services is founded by a group of coworkers who knew there had to be a better way of doing insurance. Despite the poor economic climate, this group of six persevered and founded what we now know as the WMB Insurance Services, employing over 150 staff members in eight cities across Western Canada.
Looking for a Better Way
There are a lot of brokers that do what we do. What sets us apart is why we do it – and insurance is only part of it. Helping you, our clients is why we built this family business in 1981. We knew there had to be a better way. A way to grow your business while providing the advice, the service, and the confidence you need to continue to prosper. Over the years, the WMB family has continued to thrive and now includes partners and a large team of insurance experts. Even though we’ve changed, the dedication to our clients and community has remained the same.
How WMB Insurance Group started
Since we opened our doors in 1981, our focus has been on the construction industry. This focus has allowed us to develop a niche – becoming one of the industry leaders specializing in risk management, surety, and insurance for the construction and development industry in Canada. From our initial team of only eight people and to a team of over 120, we understand what it means to build a business. With offices across Western Canada – no matter your location, we are here to help you. Giving you the support you need while taking the time to care about your organization’s future is what sets us apart from the rest.
Who we are
When you join the WMB family, you work with a team full of diverse knowledge and experience. A team that fights to enforce your policy in the event of a claim. A team that knows your industry and follows it. You are not just a policy number to us. At WMB Insurance Group – you come first.
As you grow as a business – we grow too. We continually work to take the steps needed to understand your business and industry. We are members of many construction and development industry associations across Western Canada. This dedication allows us to continually learn and expand our knowledge in our clients’ industries. It’s that drive and laser-focus that enabled us to build a reputable team of experts in the insurance industry.
More than just an insurance group
Watching our clients grow from a small business to an industry leader is why we come to work every day. From developing a risk management strategy to providing you with expertise managing a claim – our team is with you every step of the way.
We are here to help you develop a long-term risk management plan deeply rooted in the expertise and understanding of your industry. Our goal is to provide you with solutions that are custom-built for your business. Contact us today and meet your team of industry experts to start building your company’s future.
We Care. We Help.
Knowing if we’re the right fit
Most insurance brokers have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to execute a policy for you. Where others may fall short is in the dedication to your organization – that’s where we come in. At WMB we know what it’s like building a company from the ground up and your success matters to us. What drives us isn’t the cost of your policy, it’s making sure you have the coverage you need when the unthinkable happens. In the event of a claim, we fight to enforce your policy; we work with the insurance company to make sure that you get what’s owed to you – we make you a priority. We genuinely care about your business and helping you achieve success is the reason we come to work every morning.
Knowing if it's time to make the switch
Often you may not consider insurance a top priority for your business, and we get it – weighing all of your options when everything looks the same isn’t easy. That makes finding the right fit for your organization so important, allowing you to focus on what’s important – your business.
Our team provides you with a range of expertise – from retail and manufacturing to construction and civil works. Our unique approach to your business allows you feel confident that you have the right team fighting for you.
If you feel like your broker isn’t meeting your expectations – maybe you’re part of a niche industry that they’re not familiar with – it might be time for you to make the switch to our team at WMB Insurance Group.
WMB Insurance Group opens the doors to its second location in Kelowna, BC.
WMB Insurance Group further expands its operations adding a third office. Taking a step away from insurance, WBI Home Warranty opened its doors providing 2-5-10 home warranty products.
WMB Insurance Group strives to reduce its environmental impact by becoming a paper reduced office.
WMB Insurance Group celebrates 35 years of dedicated service in the industry.
WMB Insurance Group continued growing by expanding its Calgary office. Along with the increased office space, we've also grown our human capital. This partnership gives way to tailored expertise in the construction, energy, and high-tech manufacturing industries.
WMB Insurance Group continued its growth by acquiring another brokerage in Kamloops, BC. This small but mighty team is there to help our clients in the interior while providing the quality service that WMB is known for.
WMB launches an affiliated company. Advantage Mortgages - a full-service mortgage broker assisting in the placement of personal and commercial mortgages.
WMB opens its doors to a new office in Prince George.
Two new locations join the WMB family: Fraser Valley and Victoria.