Phone: (619) 937-0167
Jeanne Reinholz, Associate Mechanical Contractors
"AMC has partnered with Rancho Mesa Insurance for over 11 years and it’s through our one on one relationship, their dedication to integrity and service as well as an outstanding risk management approach that AMC has been able to focus and excel in the construction industry. We trust our insurance business to Rancho Mesa!"
Kim Clark, Clark Steel Fabricators, Inc.
"Clark Steel has been a client of Rancho Mesa Insurance since 2007 and we could not be more pleased with the service we receive. Our agent, Sam Clayton, has extensive construction knowledge and he’s always willing to review a contract or an OCIP manual to make sure we’re able to meet our contractual obligations and to point out any potential problems. Sam’s support group is also top notch. Our certificate request are filled in a timely manner and we always receive a prompt response to all of our requests."
Eric Fulton, VP and CFO, Floyd & Howerton Plumbing Inc.
"For years now, Floyd and Howerton Plumbing has used Rancho Mesa for its insurance services. I wish I could thank everyone there at Rancho Mesa because it takes a team to get everything done. Sam, Merry and Vicki are the ones we turn to most and everything just gets done! We could not ask for more support, not only in our insurance service, but how they treat people. Sam and his team have supported our blood drives while I had leukemia, and they just came out for “Joe’s” Celebration of Life. Rancho Mesa is a true company that supports family. Most companies want to run and hide when they see insurance sales people come to their door or call on the phone - not with Rancho Mesa! They truly want the best for you and will do all they can to help."
Kevin Thunder, Thunder-Jones Contracting Group, Inc.
“Rancho Mesa’s diligence has consistently provided us with top tier insurance coverage at great rates. Also their excellent, friendly service and attention to detail makes quick and easy work of any insurance issues. We are truly impressed.”
Tracy Strahl, South Bay Salt Works
"We had some unique coverages that we needed as part of our Workers Compensation policy and had been paying a premium for it for several years. Sam Clayton listened to the challenge we had after contacting us on a cold call. He then solicited insurers who previously had not considered quoting our business, explained our needs and the exposure. Ultimately he successfully placed us with an insurer who provided better service at a lower cost due to their better understanding of their exposures. It was a win/win/win, for us, the insurer, and Rancho Mesa. That was about a decade ago, and the relationship quickly expanded so we have all our coverages through Rancho Mesa now. Thanks Sam, Merry and the rest of the team at Rancho Mesa for being our advocates, and part of the South Bay Salt Works team!"
Julie Schacht, Office Manager, Bingham Plumbing & Piping
"In my experience with Rancho Mesa Insurance Service (Sam Clayton) over the past eight years has been a great experience. Bingham Plumbing & Piping, Inc. has developed a positive, personal, and reliable relationship with the Rancho Mesa Insurance Services team. They have offered Bingham Plumbing & Piping, Inc. competitive pricing and have lowered our experience MOD. We would highly recommend Rancho Mesa Insurance Services."
Amy Centlivre, Prime Electrical Services, Inc.
"In 2005 a young man named Sam Clayton made a cold call on a small electrical contractor Prime Electrical Services, Inc. Sam and Prime have kept that relationship since as our industry has grown and evolved. His responsiveness to our needs and questions is invaluable and we are a better company because of this."
Cheryl G. Walters, Controller, Mark Harris Plumbing
"MHP has been rewarded many times over since partnering with Sam Clayton at Rancho Mesa Insurance. He has managed our business insurance package so professionally and has been instrumental in lowering our W/C mod rates which in turn saved us a tremendous amount of money. Job well done! Since 2009 Sam has continually surpassed our expectations."
Thomas M. Doyle, CEO, Progressive Electric Co.
"I've been working with Sam and Merry at Rancho Mesa for over a decade and our relationship is more than just insurance. Their expertise within the construction arena along with their responsiveness gives me peace of mind and allows me to focus on growing my company."
Vicki Francis, Controller, Advance Plumbing Co.
"OneofOne is the perfect title, as I always feel as if I am their only one client because of their ability to complete all my requests timely. When I was non-compliant on a contract-required pollution policy, Sam got me one immediately."
Sam Clayton, IV, ARM, CRIS
Vice President, Construction Group
In 2002, Sam joined Rancho Mesa as an Account Executive in the Property and Casualty Department. In 2009 he became a stockholder in the Agency and was named Vice President.
Sam has targeted the Construction and Real Estate Development Industries. His focus is helping clients to manage their total costs of risk.
Vice President, February 2009 - Present
Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.
Account Executive, 2002 - February 2009
Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.
Bachelor of Science
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
- Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
- Construction Risk Insurance Specialists (CRIS)
Associations & Organziations
- American Subcontractors Association
- National Electrical Contractors Association
- East County Posse
Sam was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He moved to San Diego in 1998. He enjoys spending time at the beach with his two daughters, Lola and Elsie.