There are lots and lots of solid dividend growth companies with long histories of annually increasing dividend payments. Some companies have been paying out growing dividend rates for 50 plus years. These companies like Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson are staples amongst many dividend growth portfolios. But even these legends had to start at the beginning. Every streak must have a first year increase. It is hard telling which new dividend growers will end up among the legends but it is fun seeking them out.