Firm History

1917 - Our office opened in the Holston National Bank Building as the Provident Life & Trust Company.

1924 - Our name changed to Provident Mutual Life insurance company and our office moved to 615 Market Street.

1930 - Our office moved to the Burwell Building.

1937 - Our office moved to the General Building.

1944 - Our office moved to the Bank of Knoxville Building.

1959 - Our office moved to the Valley Fidelity Bank Building.

1968 - Our firm began offering investment management.

1973 - Our office moved to the Park Bank Building.

1987 - Our name changed to Campbell, Worden & Associates.

2001 - Our name changed to Worden, Rechenbach & Brooke.

2004 - Our office moved to 422 Gay Street.


Notable Past Members:

Hiram G. Sanders (1878-1935) Founding officer, General Agent 1917-1930

Cameron Brackney (1899-1959) General Agent 1931-1935, 1939 President of the Knoxville Association of Life Underwriters

Walter M. Darnell (1884-1979) Member of the firm 1936-1975

Joseph B. Long (1900-1995) General Agent 1936-1947, Vice President of Agencies, Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia

Carlos C. Campbell (1892-1978) Member of the firm 1928-1978, conservationist, author, and one of the founders of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

C. Clinton Campbell, Jr. (1920-1997) Member of the firm 1946-1997, provided the vision that continues to shape our success.  President of The Knoxville Association of Life Underwriters and The Society of Chartered Life Underwriters, Chairman of The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, a founder and President of The Knoxville Estate Planning Council, President of The American Businessmen's Association, and the first recipient of the prestigious Todorovich Lifetime Acheivement Award.