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Residential Contractor Umbrellas: Tough Sell in Tough Times

July 16, 2010 by Chris Alabanese

Residential construction is and has been an extremely important class of business for surplus lines insurers and agents. In recent years, however, demand for residential wo...

This Year's Construction Insurance Trends

January 30, 2015 by Jody T. Wright, Tom G. McCall, and Tony Page

Bolstered by a resurgent economy and renewed optimism, the construction industry is showing signs of significant growth. Payrolls are increasing, more projects are coming o...

Preparing to Insure the Construction Industry

March 12, 2009

Significant Points • About 65 percent of construction operations employ fewer than 5 people. • Construction includes a very large number of self-employed workers....

New Programs, Flexibility Help Contractor Segment Rebuild

November 20, 2013 by Amy O'Connor

Those that specialize in the contractors and builders segment say a lot has changed in this class since 2007. The recession forced the insurance industry to be flexible and...

Construction Industry Growth Keeps Brokers on Their Toes

July 30, 2018

Brokers who specialize in the construction industry love their clients and are very committed to keeping up with their needs. Ask them, "So what's new?" and the conversatio...

Construction Market Keeps Building: Brokers' Outlook on Current & Future Opportunities

July 12, 2016 by Andrea Wells

Amid ups and downs, the construction market has seen steady growth over the past four years, and now construction insurance specialists believe the market is set to final...

Contractors and Their Agents Fight to Stay Afloat in Distressed Construction Market

September 14, 2011 by Amy O'Connor

The construction market is showing hints of improvement, if only slightly, according to insurance specialists for this market. The contractor class has been one of the har...

The Top Seven High-Growth Industries and Their Unique Insurance Needs

December 17, 2009

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the seven fastest growing industries between now and 2016 are: Management, Scientific and Technical Consulting Services; Ind...

CGL Extends BI Coverage For Defective Construction

July 9, 2008 by Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM

Property damage resulting from defective construction is unquestionably excluded in the commercial general liability policy. But is bodily injury caused by defective constr...

Construction Renovation: Property Flips and Insurance

June 20, 2014 by Andrea Wells

The number of U.S. single family home sales attributed to flipping is on the decline but that isnít deterring investors. Despite the percentage of flipped homes shrinkin...