About Us

simplifying your world

for over

In 1958, James L. Appleby, a private investigator, founded Appleby & Company as a Private Investigation firm.  He was the sole employee. It was his desire, at the time, to provide quality investigations at a reasonable price. The goal was service delivered with honesty and value. Plain and simple.

By 1965, Appleby & Company had expanded exponentially in size with several more employees and a larger coverage area moving out of the Central Valley to throughout California.  It was at this point that Jim saw an unfilled niche service opportunity in the insurance claims industry and he created what is now known as the Records Reproduction and Attorney Services department. Another step forward to service our clients, simplifying their world. Steven J. Appleby, the current President and CEO joined the team in 1982 and brought the company forward introducing the latest computer, video and scanning technologies to make the process more efficient, simplifying delivery of product and services to our clients.

Steve also formed the Document Management department in 1987, the goal of which was to offer scanning services, software and hardware to other businesses and governmental entities to increase their workplace efficiency.  Another example of simplifying their world.

The Document Management department, in 2019, was sold to former employees of Appleby & Company and now operates under Appleby Imaging, taking advantage of the good reputation of the Appleby name, even though it is under separate ownership. They still maintain a good working relationship with Appleby & Company, as we are now one of their clients.

As time went on, more members of the Appleby family joined the company. Their aim is to insure a continuing process of providing innovations and thoughtful solutions to our current and future customer base.

Over the last 60 years, the goal of Appleby & Company has been to continually strive to bring quality products and services to our customers.  We look forward to the next 60 years.


SSAE 18 Compliance

Appleby & Company undergoes an annual SOC 2 & SOC 3 compliance audit, by an independent auditing firm. These audits verify Appleby & Company’s internal controls for security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality and privacy compliance with stringently defined standards. It is just one of many quality assurance measures that continue to make Appleby & Company a premier provider of records reproduction, document solutions and investigative services year after year.

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P: (888) 544-2600
F: (866) 284-5929

2828 N Wishon Ave
Fresno, CA 93704

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