About Us

What it means to serve a community for three generations.

Joseph Brignole, Sr.

Aurelio Ghiri

A bit of history.
Back in 1912, two enterprising young men, Joseph Brignole, Sr. and Aurelio Ghiri, left their native Italy for America, eventually settling in Oakland, California. Together, they established an insurance and real estate business known as the Amer-Italo Company, located at 4919 Telegraph Avenue. There, they prepared and grew, and in 1961, the company moved to larger facilities a few blocks away, at 4685 Telegraph Avenue. It has been a landmark in the Temescal area ever since.

Brignole and Ghiri has operated under the same family ownership for three generations, over 87 consecutive years. Joseph Brignole, Jr. joined the firm in 1958, after graduating from St. Mary’s College and a tour of military service, and he remains active in the business to this day.

Today. And tomorrow.
One of Brignole and Ghiri’s most important strengths come from truly knowing the community it serves. Overseeing the insurance needs for three generations of the same family is not unusual. This deep understanding fosters the excellent personal service for which B & G is known.

Son-in-law Aaron joined the firm in 2011, bringing his expertise in the retail hardware and home improvement industry. While Brignole & Ghiri’s main focus remains serving the personal and commercial insurance needs of the community, Aaron’s expertise created a new niche for the agency.

Brignole and Ghiri is a full-service property and casualty insurance company offering all lines of insurance, including auto, home, renters, motorcycle, and commercial.

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