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Kessler Alair Insurance Services Announces New Location in Newport Beach


Kessler Alair Insurance Services Announces New Location

Client Convenience and Growing Demand, Reasons To Expand To Orange County


(February 20, 2015, Upland, CA)

For over 90 years, independent insurance agency Kessler Alair Insurance Services of Rancho Cucamonga and Upland, has provided quality insurance products with exceptional service tailored to each individual and business’ needs.

Kessler Alair Insurance offers Personal and Business Insurance, as well as Benefits and Financial Services to clients primarily within the Inland Empire – until now.

With two locations - Rancho Cucamonga and Upland, Kessler Alair Insurance is pleased to announce on March 1, 2015, the addition of a third office, in Orange County, CA.

Located in the Newport Corporate Tower – 4100 Newport Place Drive, Suite 570, Newport Beach, CA 92660, the new office will be led by Vice President, Christina Ades and Vice President, Michael Kessler.

Brad Kessler, President of Kessler Alair says “We are excited to provide an office location for the convenience of our clientele in the Orange County area, and create opportunities to provide service to more people, especially in our personal lines and commercial lines divisions, with a high-quality customer experience.”  

With thirty agents, Kessler Alair Insurance represents over fifty insurance companies, such as: Progressive, Mercury, Aflac, Safeco, Liberty Mutual, and MetLife.

Kessler Alair Insurance serves the following areas of:

  • Car Insurance

  • Home Insurance

  • Business Insurance

  • Health Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Boat Insurance

  • Renter’s Insurance

  • Condo Insurance

  • Employee Benefits

For more information, please call 949-536-3700 or visit


History of Kessler Alair Insurance Services:

As one might expect, in the early 1920's, when the roots of what eventually would become Kessler Alair Insurance Services took hold, the insurance industry was much different in terms of rates and claims. The Inland Empire was also a much different place; much more dominated by agriculture than by people needing insurance. Undeterred, Vern Pittenger, who would later share ownership with Gene Alair, set forth on a journey to provide personal service led by integrity.

Pittenger led on the premise that a business that provides honest, prompt and personal service would prosper and survive in nearly any climate. While the Ontario and Upland area was growing at the time, his plan was still rather visionary when considering the area had only been under development for 40 years and was not as densely populated as we might envision it to have been.

While the society was not as litigious as it is today, insurance was nevertheless an important consideration. Across the country, newspapers of the time ran ads that stated "Every five minutes someone dies by accident. Accidents are bound to happen and now, preparing for unfortunate events is a splendid reality for every man!"

Pittenger understood that people in every community want to prepare, and he was determined to help gain the tools needed to manage whatever life would throw their way. And, the community responded. The agency saw continued growth that necessitated moving to larger facilities several times over, eventually landing at the corner of “F” Street and Euclid Avenue. The building, which had formerly been a well-known pharmacy, remained the agency's home for some time.

Pittenger-Alair remained a community fixture and weathered some of our nation's most serious times. As a fledgling company it made it through the Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression. As times changed the area grew, and the agency survived through many more challenging times such as World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.

In 1962 Bill Kessler began a small insurance agency with a vision very similar to that of Mr. Pittenger—to provide his community with the best insurance offerings and best possible service.

As with the earlier company, the community responded very positively to the friendly service, which was led with integrity and grew rapidly. In 1965 Bill's brother Ken came on board.

While the company grew, Bill’s family did as well. His son, Brad, was realizing his dream of playing professional sports, having been drafted in the first round by the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Team after graduating from Claremont High in 1973. There, he played four seasons as an outfielder in both A and AA levels. He left the team at age 20 to join his father in the insurance business and to marry his wife Lori Drury. In 1989, Kessler took the position of principal owner of the family owned and operated Kessler Insurance in Upland after his father retired.

In 1997, Kessler merged with Pittenger-Alair, forming Kessler Alair Insurance Services, which today numbers over 30 licensed insurance agents and support staff.

"The foundation of the agency was built on an entrepreneurial spirit and a deep interest for the community. I feel that has truly carried on and remains the spirit of the agency," Kessler commented.

In 2011 we added a second office at the beautiful Victoria Gardens outdoor mall in Rancho Cucamonga to meet the needs of the growing population of this local area. We service the needs of many clients in Claremont, Fontana, Rialto, and Ontario as well as all throughout Southern California because most policies can be bound by communicating through email alone.

Today, the Kessler Alair family atmosphere and compassion carries over into the community in their care for their clients and dedication to many local charitable organizations.

Kessler firmly believes that, "We are a family, and our goal is to give every client the same thorough and committed attention we would devote to our own family members”.




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