"We had no idea of the complexity and diversity of the process involved in the settlement of a Builder's Risk claim, especially since we were 95 percent complete when the fire occurred, you and your people were able to make sense of our policy, put all the pieces together to make us whole, and put the owner at ease."
How We Can Help
The More You Know, The Better The Results.
- Settlement We will negotiate the best possible settlement.
- Peace of Mind We can help you get back to your lives, family, and business sooner.
- Administration We cover every part in preparing and settling your claim.
- Team A team of experts on your side.
Factors To Consider
How can you continue to intake new material? Can it be staged elsewhere pending resumption of partial or total operations?
Precious metals. How to quantify quantities in the debris.
Replacing versus repairing processing lines. Pros and cons.
Temporary production in other owned or non-owned locations? What happens at the end of your claim?
Stock in the yard. How far from the building is coverage afforded? Measured from where?
Is there coinsurance in your policy?
- If there is, what does it mean?
- If there is, did your insurance adjuster tell you? If not, why not?
- How is coinsurance calculated on replacement cost? On actual cash value?
- Properly managing coinsurance can prevent disaster. Not properly managing coinsurance can put you out of business!
Code Upgrade coverage is very important when rebuilding after a fire.
- How does your coverage address code coverage?
- If your coverage is limited, is there anything you can do about it?
What are expediting expenses? How do they differ from extra expenses?
How do you project lost sales? What about new technologies? Sales declines?
Recycling hazardous materials.
- Can anyone else process the material so you can keep your customers?
- If not, can they be stored pending partial or total resumption of operations?
What is your broker/agent’s role?
- Will he/she be adjusting the claim?
- How many claims has he/she handled?
- Will his/her role be active or passive?
- When faced with supporting your position or the insurance company’s, where will he/she stand?
Increased efficiency and productivity with new equipment. Does the insurance company get a “credit?”
How does the smoke and the water used to fight the fire affect your machinery and equipment?
Valuation of raw materials. Work in progress. Finished goods. Methodologies employed.
Frequently insurance companies use independent building and equipment consultants to prepare bids.
- Who are these consultants?
- Who are they working for?
- Do they only work for insurance companies? Why should this be a red flag?
The insurance company is engaging a forensic accountant.
- What is his/her role?
- Why can’t you just have your accountant prepare your claim?
- What is the harm in sharing your financial statements?
- Are you required to produce your tax returns?
- Can you recast your financial statements? If so, why? How?
What are the extra expenses? What can be in included?
Debris removal can be a tricky issue. What if you are the only licensed facility in the area that can handle your waste stream?
Recycling Center Client References
- Allstone Ski Tools - Golden, CO
- Ameri-Cure Inc. - Chandler, AZ
- Arcadian Trinidad Corp., Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
- B W Creative Woodworks, Ltd. - Maple Ridge, Canada
- Beall Trailer - Commerce City, CO
- Carr Lane Manufacturing Co. - Shrewsbury, MO
- Comfort Interiors - Vancouver, WA
- Davis Frames, Inc. - Ecru, MS
- Gleason Corporation - Fort Madison, IA
- Hedstrom Concrete Products Co. - Woodbine, IA
- Iowa Paint Manufacturing Inc. - Des Moines, IA
- Jones Tones, Inc. - Pueblo, CO
- Maja Equipment Company, Inc. - Omaha, NE
- Mark Andy, Inc. - Chesterfield, MO
- Mary's Lake Water Treatment - Littleton, CO, CO
- Mid-South Reclamation - Smackover, AR
- Morgan Spas - Garland, TX
- Mountain Smith - Spencer, WV
- PCS Nitrogen, Inc. - Lima, OH
- Product Services, Inc. - Ridgeland, MS
- Signature Works - Hazelhurst, MS
- Thermal Mechanics, Inc. - Chesterfield, MO
- Trans Mountain Hydro #470 - Golden, CO
- Triad - Jackson, MS
- Vail Valley Plumbing - Avon, CO
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