We’ve Provided Excellent Service For Generations.

Stanley J. Kernaghan (1921 – 2001) founded Kernaghan Adjusters on 01 May 1953.

Mr. Kernaghan served in WW II as a fighter pilot with the RAF and the RCAF serving in North Africa, Europe and Canada. He was decorated for his accomplishments with the Air Force Cross (AFC) and the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM).

Stan’s career in the industry started as an independent adjuster in Winnipeg, later moving to General Accident where he managed claims for Central Canada.

After founding Kernaghan Adjusters the volume grew quickly and he brought on additional staff including Ronald E. Newcomb.

Kernaghan Adjusters was very successful and opened branches across Canada quickly. By 1969 they became Canada’s first privately owned, national independent adjusting firm.

Stan invited his daughter Patti Kernaghan to join the company in 1988. In May 1992, Mr. Kernaghan announced the retirement of Mr. Newcomb as President; and the appointment of Patti M. Kernaghan as President and Chief Executive Officer. Stan continued as Chairman and a member of the Corporate Executive Council.

Today, under Patti Kernaghan’s leadership, Kernaghan Adjusters innovates by taking advantage of modern techniques and technologies. Patti leads a flexible, client-driven team of professional adjusters. The firm has a reputation for integrity and fairness. Management and staff are proud of the fact that, over half a century later, many of its original clients remain with the company today.

Stanley J. Kernaghan (1921 – 2001)

Stanley began his distinguished insurance career in Winnipeg in 1946 with W.O. Jones & Co. as an independent adjuster trainee. He left the independent field and joined the General Accident Assurance Company in 1948 where he was a Resident Adjuster for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Northwestern Ontario.

Mr. Kernaghan established S.J. Kernaghan Adjusters Ltd. on 1 May 1953 and proceeded to build the company, with offices from coast to coast. His Industry activities in Manitoba and British Columbia included the Insurance Adjusters Association and the Honorable Order of the Blue Goose International.

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Ronald Newcomb (1930-2017)

Ronald Newcomb began his very successful career in the insurance field with the General Accident Assurance Company in Winnipeg in 1947. Mr. Newcomb joined S.J. Kernaghan Adjusters in 1953. Along with Mr. Kernaghan, he worked tirelessly to build the company into a national firm. He held numerous positions at Kernaghan Adjusters, serving thirteen years as President, and after his retirement, served several years as Executive Director.

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