DM&A Celebrates 25 Years of Business

July 27, 2004

The year was 1979. Jimmy Carter was in the White House. There was a nuclear accident at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania. Militant Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Teheran taking fifty-two Americans hostage. Inflation was at a record-high 13.3%. The Pittsburgh Pirates won the World Series, coming back from a 3-1 deficit. And an unknown adjuster in Los Angeles named David Morse started his own independent adjusting firm – David Morse & Associates.

After its start in 1979 the company grew to become the largest independent adjusting firm in California, with 19 field offices in the state. From there DM&A continued its expansion into Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. The company now has 34 field offices in 13 states.

In 1999 DM&A opened its TPA Division, and through three regional claims centers it now handles claims for numerous programs and risk management clients. DM&A is also the designated SIU provider for several national and regional insurance carriers, providing all services necessary for carriers to meet state Department of Insurance SIU regulations.

Founder and Chairman David Morse described the company’s growth, noting “Since the company’s beginnings in 1979, I have made quality of service and speed of service our overriding passion and priority. Some companies talk about quality. We invest in it. Last year we formed our National Quality Control Center, to centrally manage and perform quality control on our multiple offices, to ensure that quality is consistent with all our branches. I really believe this emphasis on quality and speed has served us well during our 25-year history and contributes mightily to our continuing expansion. And it will continue to serve us as we continue expanding throughout the U.S.”

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