ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS
Our practice is dedicated to serving architects, engineers, contractors, environmental service firms, and law firms. Founded by experienced veterans of the insurance industry, the construction industry, and the legal profession, we take a multi-focal view of risk and help you develop risk management and insurance solutions that protect your bottom line and help you maximize profits and minimize risk.
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Our Greyling division was specifically built for design professionals by employing former practicing construction attorneys and general counsel of architecture and engineering firms, veterans of the insurance industry with decades of design professional focus, a licensed professional engineer who served on the risk management committee of one of the largest engineering firms in the country, a former professional liability underwriter from a leading architects and engineers insurer, the program manager of the ACEC Business Insurance Trust Program, and individuals with specialty certifications such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and CRIS (Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist).
Architects and Engineers
Our professional staff has worked not only in the insurance industry but also for architecture and engineering firms. Our collective background gives us particular expertise in understanding the wide range of risks that face architects and engineers. We are widely published on your risk management issues and often speak at your meetings and conventions. Our clients include many of the ENR (Engineering News Record) top 500 firms. Our in-depth understanding of the issues you face means we can help you develop strategies to mitigate and minimize your risk. That, in turn, helps you reduce your costs and improve your bottom line.
General contractors, trade contractors, and construction materials suppliers can face many risks. We provide a range of services that can help you to analyze and mitigate those risks.
Environmental Service Firms
We are a leading national insurance broker and risk management consulting firm dedicated to serving environmental service firms. Our experience includes firms of every size and across all specialty disciplines related to environmental engineering and remediation—professional and pollution liability, property, casualty, executive risk, surety bonds, project policies, international risks, and large and complex projects.
We assist law firms, large and small, in protecting their assets and reducing their cost of risk. We have significant experience placing lawyers professional liability insurance and offer a straightforward approach.
Our varied experience provides our clients with unequaled industry insight, from complex and international insurance placements and peer benchmarks for limits and premium to risk management consulting and claims advice tailored to design professionals. We have direct relationships with leading insurers in the architecture and engineering professional liability market as well as preferred property and casualty markets.
We are also on the forefront of specialized insurance products pertinent to the risks faced by architecture and engineering firms, including captive insurance programs, project-specific professional liability, cyber and technology, drones, trade credit, and representation and warranty or contingent liability associated with transactions.
No two construction projects are alike. Liabilities not covered by your insurance program are bound to arise throughout the course of construction.
Have just a few company cars? A fleet several hundred strong? Don’t let a wreck affect your bottom line.
We place a select number of firms with exceptional loss history in group captive programs to effectively manage the risks of member companies and keep costs down.
Cyber exposures are an emerging and increasing threat to any business engaged in electronic communications and internet-based information and commerce. Fortunately, you can protect your systems and operations by purchasing robust cyber insurance.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones is prevalent today, especially in the construction industry. Firms employing this technology need to purchase special or ancillary coverage to address this expanded risk.
Executive Risk insurance policies protect firms, and their management, from a variety of claims originating from the day-to-day operation and conduct within a business.
We have a full suite of employee benefits through Edgewood Partners Insurance Center in addition to commercial lines.
A bodily injury, property claim, or lawsuit against your firm can pose a potentially crippling financial risk.
Firms with an international presence are particularly vulnerable to risks not insured by their domestic insurance program.
General Liability pollution exclusions can leave your firm exposed to costly environmental losses.
Project Specific Risks
Sometimes a project calls for certain lines of coverage or limits outside of your firm’s practice package.
Professional liability insurance is the cornerstone of insurance coverage carried by firms like yours. The threat of a liability claim is a significant business risk because such claims put the firm’s reputation at risk, and the cost to defend and resolve even frivolous claims can be substantial.
Property damage is a major setback for any professional services firm. Make sure that your office is covered if an accident happens.
Umbrella Liability insurance (or Excess Liability) protects a firm from catastrophic claims by adding additional limits to the standard underlying coverages of Commercial General Liability, Business Automobile Liability, and Employer’s Liability insurance.
Injuries to employees while at work are a very real risk to engineering firms, particularly related to job site observations, inspections, or investigations. Make sure you have the most appropriate coverage for your firm and budget.
Wrap Up Programs
Some construction projects need top to bottom coverage. Greyling can help you find the right Wrap-Up coverage to make sure your firm, contractors, sub-contractors, and anyone else working on your project are covered.
EPIC’s Greyling Division represents a significant number of the ENR Top 500 Design Firms and is now the broker and program manager for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Business Insurance Trust.
In addition, we are actively involved in and support the Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG), the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL), and the American Bar Association (ABA) Forum on Construction Law.
Find out more at www.acecbit.org
Partner, Greyling - Alpharetta, GA
Gregg Bundschuh, J.D.
Partner, Greyling - Alpharetta, GA
Sr. Vice President – St. Louis, MO
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