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Andrew Grim

Executive Director of Specialty, National Casualty Practice Leader
Phone: 972.439.9477
Email: [email protected]


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Products offered include General Liability, Professional Liability, and Business Owner’s Policy (BOP) for a wide range of professional services.

We work with leading retail brokers to address the needs of casualty risks in a competitive marketplace. We offer a variety of products with a depth of expertise and solid market relationships.

Our National Casualty Practice Group handles most non-standard third-party BI/PD classes and risks. Our people work as a collaborative team to ensure you get the benefit of our group’s collective experience and expertise no matter who your preferred contact may be.

General Liability

We handle almost any type of GL risk where the standard marketplace is not interested or is unable to provide the desired coverage. We offer a wide range of markets, both admitted and non-admitted, and we work with you to design a program with the coverage and value you need to satisfy even your most sophisticated and demanding client.

Target Risks:
  • Occurrence and claims-made
  • Construction risks including wrap-ups and project policies
  • Habitational: apartments, subsidized housing, condos
  • Premises liability: retail, restaurants, offices
  • Hospitality: resorts, amusement parks, casinos, hotel / motel, bars, and nightclubs
  • Oil & Gas
Excess and Umbrella Liability

We have markets, expertise, and the experience to help you place umbrella and excess liability risks of all sizes and types, from small $1 million limit umbrellas to large, multi-layered placements.

Target Risks:
  • Manufacturing / difficult products
  • Construction risks including wrap-ups and project policies
  • Transportation risks: trucking, public transportation, livery, etc.
  • Real estate: habitational, hospitality, etc.
  • Stand-alone excess auto liability
  • Healthcare related risks
  • Refineries
Product Liability

We handle product liability risks of all types, and we excel at the most difficult and hazardous classes. We offer customized programs including pollution and professional liability extensions, product recall, intellectual property, claims-made buyouts and conversions to occurrence forms.

Target Risks:
  • Sporting Goods and Equipment
  • Critical Automobile Parts
  • Automobile, Recreational Vehicles, and Truck Manufacturing
  • Construction related
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Toys
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Safety Equipment
  • Medical Products/Devices
  • Pharmaceuticals (including clinical trials)
  • Food/Dietary Supplements/Vitamins
  • Industrial Equipment and Machinery
  • Amusement Rides
  • Machinery Manufacturing
  • Cosmetics and Skin and Hair Care Products
  • Start-up Operations
Self-Insured Programs

We offer programs with all levels of insured / insurer participation for clients in any industry.

  • Captives / fully funded programs
  • Excess workers’ compensation
  • Large self-insured retentions

Wholesale Insights

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Revolutionizing Risk: The Evolution of Telematics in Auto Insurance

January 24, 2024 - Telematics isn’t entirely new to the insurance industry, but its evolution has been gaining momentum. This article takes a look at telematics, from its history to the growing importance of gathering data, and explores potential impacts as this technology continues to become more accessible.

Panelists at conference

Distribution: Retailers and wholesalers now more strategically aligned

March 30, 2023 - B&R’s Chief Distribution Officer, Cristi Carrington, and other industry experts spoke on the Future of Distribution panel at the E&S Insurer Conference. The panel discussed how relationships are evolving in the E&S space, industry and segment specialization, the impacts of private equity-backed consolidators, and more.

Palm trees blowing in wind

2022 E&S insurance update: Preparing to weather any storm

September 11, 2022 - Cristi Carrington, B&R's Chief Distribution Officer, was interviewed by PropertyCasualty360 in a recent article regarding current challenges in placing CAT-exposed risks, providing insight into impacts on the market and how E&S professionals can best position themselves to address the needs of retailers and insureds.

Increasing graph

Excess casualty market facing resumption of pre-pandemic loss dynamics in 2022

December 8, 2021 - Insurance professionals are concerned over the increase in “nuclear” verdicts in the excess casualty market as the pandemic begins to settle. Wildfire liability has also increased in multiple states as drought conditions spread across the west. Andrew Grim, National Casualty Practice Leader, was approached by Insurance Insider for insight.

Construction site

Construction Project Challenges in Florida

June 1, 2021 - B&R construction expert, George Sella, shares insight into key factors creating a hardened construction market in Florida in his article published by Rough Notes as part of their annual Florida Special Report.

Forest fire

Utilities contractors challenged in finding wildfire coverage

May 25, 2021 - B&R’s Andrew Grim was a featured expert in a recent article from Business Insurance that addresses dwindling coverage options for utilities contractors working in wildfire-prone areas in the U.S.

Construction site with workers

The Construction Insurance Market Faces Rising Uncertainty

October 16, 2020 - In an article by PropertyCasualty360, B&R Chairman and Construction Practice Leader, Chris Brown, provides insight on the challenges facing the construction market and how the industry is projected to respond.

Construction crane

Challenges and Opportunities in the 2019 Construction Market

October 31, 2019 - B&R Chairman and Construction Practice Leader, Chris Brown, weighs in with other industry experts in PropertyCasualty360's Construction Market Update, which addresses growth and opportunities in the industry, impacts of technology, current challenges, and more.

looking up at skyscrapers

Wholesale E&S Market Report 2019

September 16, 2019 - Insurance Business America has released its 2019 Wholesale E&S Market Report, which offers an inside perspective of the market by region. B&R Senior Vice President and Broker, Chris Bading, was approached for his expert opinion on the West and offer many insights.

wildfire

Coverage for California Utilities Evaporates

September 1, 2019 - Wildfires are making it more difficult for California utility contractors to obtain liability insurance. B&R construction specialist, Andrew Grim, weighs in on the market's diminishing capacity, significant rate increases, and the upsurge of non-renewals in a recent article from Business Insurance.

Raised U.S. map

Wholesale E&S Market Report 2018

September 19, 2018 - Insurance Business America’s Wholesale E&S Market Report for 2018 has been released, providing an inside perspective of the market by region. B&R Senior Vice President and Broker, George Sella, was asked for his expert opinion on the South and offers many insights.

Construction site

Building Blocks of Success

August 20, 2018 - The construction market continues to grow stronger, creating healthy competition and opportunities for brokers to exceed expectations with their contractor clients. B&R Chairman and Construction Practice Leader, Chris Brown, weighs in on this article by Insurance Business America.

Crane fallen on building

7 Ways to Prevent Construction Insurance Losses

February 22, 2018 - B&R construction specialists Robert Pedersen and Michael Davis share their expertise with Construction Dive news by addressing "7 ways to prevent construction insurance losses."

Professional handshake

Brokers Bucking Disruption: How Wholesalers Hang On Through Change

September 4, 2017 - Despite trends in commercial lines of more carriers going direct to customers and insurtech also looking to compete, today’s wholesale brokerages still expect to keep growing. B&R President and CEO, Jeff Rodriguez, weighs in on the future of the industry in this article by Insurance Journal.

Man in suit putting final puzzle piece in

Wholesale Consolidation Creates Opportunities for Independents

May 6, 2016 - Jeff Rodriguez, B&R President and CEO, discusses how recent consolidation of the largest wholesale brokers has raised concerns with retailers and created opportunities for the next tier of intermediaries as retailers look for alternatives to promote healthy competition and accountability.

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Contact Information Location Practice Areas
Jamie  Adam
Jamie Adam
Account Executive
Phone: 713.955.4402
Texas
Casualty
Danielle  Alampi
Danielle Alampi
Assistant Vice President, Broker
Phone: 312.279.3702
Illinois
Casualty
Rob  Alvarez
Rob Alvarez
Broker
Phone: 678.225.1384
Georgia
Casualty
Mina  Arel
Mina Arel
Assistant Vice President, Senior Client Executive
Phone: 516.762.8802
New York
Casualty
Michael  Arnold
Michael Arnold
Account Executive
Phone: 213.593.3434
California
Casualty
Jessica  Bernstein
Jessica Bernstein
Account Executive
Phone: 213.593.3451
California
Casualty
Ryan  Bill
Ryan Bill
Associate Broker
Phone: 323.647.3331
California
Casualty
Trevor  Boling
Trevor Boling
Assistant Vice President, Broker
Phone: 678.258.1794
Georgia
Casualty
Paul W. Bontempo
Paul W. Bontempo
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 678.225.1394
Georgia
Casualty
Beau  Cantrell
Beau Cantrell
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 678.818.4931
Mississippi
Casualty
Maria  Carvajal
Maria Carvajal
Associate Broker
Phone: 818.536.7244
California
Casualty
Denise  Cascio
Denise Cascio
Account Executive
Phone: 972.439.9480
Texas
Casualty
Marnine  Casillas
Marnine Casillas
Associate Broker
Phone: 818.536.7245
California
Casualty
Sasha  Cerny
Sasha Cerny
Assistant Vice President, Broker
Phone: 213.593.3438
California
Casualty
Lexey  Chapin
Lexey Chapin
Assistant Vice President, Account Executive
Phone: 678.225.1386
Georgia
Casualty
David  Chipp
David Chipp
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 213.593.3465
California
Casualty
Shannon  Christensen
Shannon Christensen
Account Executive
Phone: 213.593.3482
California
Casualty
Robert  Conyers
Robert Conyers, Jr.
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 972.402.6662
Louisiana
Casualty
Jennifer  Costanzo
Jennifer Costanzo
Assistant Vice President, Senior Client Executive
Phone: 516.762.8802
New York
Casualty
Dana  Cross
Dana Cross
Account Executive
Phone: 213.593.3452
California
Casualty
Chris  Dockery
Chris Dockery
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 616.285.6503
Michigan
Casualty, Energy & Environmental
Alexandra  Dorris
Alexandra Dorris
Assistant Vice President, Account Executive
Phone: 972.560.9843
Texas
Casualty
Alena  Ducett
Alena Ducett
Associate Broker
Phone: 312.279.3681
Illinois
Casualty
Connor  Fahey
Connor Fahey
Broker
Phone: 972.704.1839
Texas
Casualty
Megan  Futrell
Megan Futrell
Associate Broker
Phone: 972.402.6663
Texas
Casualty
John  Gallegos
John Gallegos
Account Executive
Phone: 213.433.7075
California
Casualty
Peter  Gorin
Peter Gorin
Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 972.439.9253
Texas
Casualty
Travis  Gray
Travis Gray
Associate Broker
Phone: 972.704.1321
Texas
Casualty
Cathy  Griffin
Cathy Griffin
Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 616.285.6500
Michigan
Casualty, Energy & Environmental
John  Grogan
John Grogan
Associate Broker
Phone: 312.279.3642
Illinois
Casualty
Carly  Grundmann
Carly Grundmann
Associate Broker
Phone: 678.225.1389
Georgia
Casualty
Beau  Harriman
Beau Harriman
Associate Broker
Phone: 303.925.2205
Colorado
Casualty
Todd  Horton
Todd Horton
Vice President, Account Executive
Phone: 213.593.3427
California
Casualty
Jeffrey  Hubbard
Jeffrey Hubbard
Principal, Senior Vice President, Energy & Environmental Practice Leader
Phone: 972.402.6664
Texas
Casualty, Energy & Environmental
Tyler  Hughes
Tyler Hughes
Broker
Phone: 678.667.7812
Georgia
Casualty
Brandon  Hussey
Brandon Hussey
Associate Broker
Phone: 972.736.8536
Texas
Casualty
Elda  Iev
Elda Iev
Account Executive
Phone: 213.593.3446
California
Casualty
Jeffrey  Jamison
Jeffrey Jamison
Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 212.299.4758
New York
Casualty
Traci  Jonker
Traci Jonker
Assistant Vice President, Account Executive
Phone: 616.285.6509
Michigan
Casualty
Jessica  Kakareka
Jessica Kakareka
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 213.593.3426
California
Casualty
Tricia  Katz
Tricia Katz
Assistant Vice President, Broker
Phone: 303.217.2481
Colorado
Casualty
Michael  Kingsbury
Michael Kingsbury
Associate Broker
Phone: 312.279.3664
Illinois
Casualty
Nick  Kuchulis
Nick Kuchulis
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 213.593.3461
Arizona
Casualty, Amusement Attractions & Action Sports
Laura  Kuipers
Laura Kuipers
Account Executive
Phone: 616.285.6508
Michigan
Casualty
Alex  Landry
Alex Landry
Associate Broker
Phone: 678.667.7025
Georgia
Casualty
Linda  Lassig
Linda Lassig
Account Executive
Phone: 818.536.7242
California
Casualty
Mac  Lassing
Mac Lassing
Associate Broker
Phone: 972.560.9841
Texas
Casualty
Dylan  Leppert
Dylan Leppert
Associate Broker
Phone: 415.490.9411
California
Casualty
Fred  Long
Fred Long
Associate Broker
Phone: 678.667.2905
Georgia
Casualty
Adam  Lowe
Adam Lowe
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 972.402.6661
Texas
Casualty
Lucy  Lyons
Lucy Lyons
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 213.593.3423
California
Casualty
Thomas  Lyons
Thomas Lyons
Associate Broker
Phone: 213.587.7076
Illinois
Casualty
Ainsley  Mandell
Ainsley Mandell
Account Executive
Phone: 713.955.1370
Texas
Casualty
Justin  Mansfield
Justin Mansfield
Vice President, Broker
Phone: 212.499.4756
New York
Casualty
Shani  Markus
Shani Markus
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 727.342.6786
Texas
Casualty
Ari  Mendoza
Ari Mendoza
Associate Broker
Phone: 678.225.1379
Georgia
Casualty
Mary  Misner
Mary Misner
Associate Broker
Phone: 616.285.6511
Michigan
Casualty
Courtney  Murphree
Courtney Murphree
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 312.279.3648
Missouri
Casualty
Charlene  Napoleon
Charlene Napoleon
Associate Broker
Phone: 713.955.1354
Texas
Casualty
Regan  Nash
Regan Nash
Associate Broker
Phone: 678.949.5182
Georgia
Casualty
Christopher  Noonburg
Christopher Noonburg
Associate Broker
Phone: 678.949.5181
Georgia
Casualty
Anthony  Palka
Anthony Palka
Assistant Vice President, Broker
Phone: 213.593.3457
California
Casualty
Macie  Pasciak
Macie Pasciak
Associate Broker
Phone: 616.285.6514
Colorado
Casualty
Robert  Pedersen
Robert Pedersen
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 312.279.3661
Illinois
Casualty
Timothy M. Pedersen
Timothy M. Pedersen, Jr.
Principal, Senior Vice President, Transportation Practice Leader
Phone: 312.279.3655
Illinois
Casualty, Transportation
Makenzie  Pfeiffer
Makenzie Pfeiffer
Associate Broker
Phone: 312.279.3736
Texas
Casualty
Taelor  Robertson
Taelor Robertson
Assistant Vice President, Account Executive
Phone: 678.225.1393
Georgia
Casualty
Harrison  Scheider
Harrison Scheider
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 608.282.5342
Texas
Casualty, Energy & Environmental
Katie  Scism
Katie Scism
Account Executive
Phone: 972.777.6192
Texas
Casualty
George  Sella
George Sella
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 213.593.3456
Georgia
Casualty
Lauren  Shane
Lauren Shane
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 707.658.7165
California
Casualty
Sheri  Shapiro
Sheri Shapiro
Vice President, Broker
Phone: 818.536.7241
California
Casualty, Management & Professional Liability
Jeffery  Short
Jeffery Short
Principal, Senior Vice President, Hospitality Practice Leader
Phone: 818.536.7243
California
Casualty, Hospitality
Berry  Smith
Berry Smith
Assistant Vice President, Account Executive
Phone: 818.536.7240
California
Casualty
Travis  Tarrant
Travis Tarrant
Broker
Phone: 678.258.1793
Florida
Casualty
Mary  Turek
Mary Turek
Assistant Vice President, Associate Broker
Phone: 312.279.3665
Illinois
Casualty
Jordan  Underwood
Jordan Underwood
Associate Broker
Phone: 727.342.6788
Florida
Casualty
Brad  Vandenbroeck
Brad Vandenbroeck
Principal, Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 616.285.6513
Michigan
Casualty, Product Recall & Contamination
Rina  Visconti
Rina Visconti
Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 516.762.8801
New York
Casualty
Chris A. Brown
Chris A. Brown
Chairman, National Construction Practice Leader
Phone: 213.593.3411
California
Casualty, Construction
Andrew  Grim
Andrew Grim
Executive Director of Specialty, National Casualty Practice Leader
Phone: 972.439.9477
Texas
Casualty