05 Sep John Ryan
We started working with Clark Insurance’s Ken Ross 20 years ago,” said John Ryan. “It was clear from the beginning that he was very well schooled in our business. There are so many risks in general contracting: design responsibilities, labor issues, subcontractor liability, weather issues, natural disasters, material theft on and off the job site for any given job, and we need coverage in place for all of those different types of risks. Workers’ Comp is another big piece of our insurance picture, and we’ve found that there’s profitability in providing extensive safety training for our employees. Clark has been very instrumental in helping us develop one of the best safety records in the industry. Then there are owner contracts that stipulate that specific risks must be covered. So each project has to have its own specifically tailored insurance program. With Clark, we have an insurance agency that can truly be our partner, to advise us, to help us make the best investment in insurance so that we can remain competitive. They help us determine where we’re exposed, what the costs are, what’s possible, what’s not possible – that’s made a big difference. Clark advocates for us with bonding firms who want to know the types of work we do, how we operate, and the health of our company. In this aspect of the business alone Clark has helped us become a stronger company, more quickly, and more able to compete for more prestigious projects.And their customer service is number one. Their people are all exceptionally well trained. I always get the feeling that they are genuinely interested in looking out for my business and delivering value. They stay aggressive. In short, I’m a big fan of Clark Insurance.
John Ryan, Business Insurance