While celebrating 20 years of operation on Sanibel Island, Zurbriggen Financial also recently shared the excitement of the post-hurricane rebuilding and reopening of its office at 695 Tarpon Bay Road with a SanCap Chamber ribbon-cutting.

“Our entire office was destroyed from flooding, and everything from studs out had to be replaced and repaired,” said Rick Zurbriggen, owner. “We operated out of our office in Fort Myers for over a year while repairs were being made.”

As private wealth managers, the biggest challenge for the firm was the inability to meet clients in person on Sanibel. “But thankfully, we have amazing clients who understood and continued to meet with us by zoom.”

Frustrated by red tape and waiting, Zurbriggen Financial handled part of the repairs independently of its building complex by hiring its own contractors, and were, thus, able to open ahead of their neighbors.

“Congratulations to Rick and Kyle Zurbriggen for their initiative and taking care of clients immediately after Hurricane Ian,” said John Lai, SanCap Chamber president and CEO. “They have instilled trust in their clients and for the whole outlook of island services, helping us meet our goal of stepping up the recovery timeline.”

“We believe Sanibel is a special island and community that is worthy of staying here even through major setbacks,” said Zurbriggen. “It is a strong and resilient group of people who care for each other and support each other. We love being part of this amazing community and its strong chamber of commerce.”


The SanCap Chamber is dedicated to promoting the prosperity of its members and preserving the quality of life of our community. The Chamber plays a key role in facilitating communication and cooperation between business, residents, and government to enhance the economic health of the islands. Its website, sanibel-captiva.org, receives over 1.3 million visits per year. For more information about the chamber, visit sanibel-captiva.org or contact John Lai, president and CEO, at 239-472-2348 or [email protected].