IBAHot100_2015logosmallIt’s been a busy month for Distinguished in the media. Earlier this month, our own Kellam Radford spoke with Rough Notes about the state of the construction market and what it means for insurance brokers and agents. He also offered some advice for the latter:  

Radford points out that most agents and brokers operating in the real estate or habitational space will have clients that need builders risk insurance at some point. “Focus on your local community,” he recommends. “Identify where local opportunities are. Is new construction occurring on the north end of town, for example, and who is building what? Are neighborhoods being regenerated?”

He also suggests reaching out to contractors and builders directly and using indirect sources like realtors, creditors and even home owners. “Networking with local home builder chapters or Realtor associations can help,” Radford notes. “With limited resources, this helps producers focus on the greatest opportunities.”

Check out the full article for more insights and expert advice. 

This week, Brooks Chase, President of Distinguished Specialty, scored a spot on Insurance Business America’s Hot 100 List for 2016. No surprise there, given his 30-year history managing risk for the resort and hotel industries. But we certainly don’t mind the accolade. Congratulations, Brooks!