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Andrew Grim

Principal, 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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

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
Alma  Villalobos
Alma Villalobos
Associate Broker
Phone: 818.536.7245
California
Casualty
Brad  Vandenbroeck
Brad Vandenbroeck
Principal, Product Recall & Contamination Specialist
Phone: 616.285.6513
Michigan
Casualty, Product Recall & Contamination
Jordan  Underwood
Jordan Underwood
Associate Broker
Phone: 727.342.6788
Florida
Casualty
Mary  Turek
Mary Turek
Assistant Vice President, Associate Broker
Phone: 312.279.3665
Illinois
Casualty
Travis  Tarrant
Travis Tarrant
Associate Broker
Phone: 678.257.1793
Colorado
Casualty
Berry  Smith
Berry Smith
Assistant Vice President, Account Executive
Phone: 818.536.7240
California
Casualty
Jeffery  Short
Jeffery Short
Principal, Hospitality Practice Leader
Phone: 818.536.7243
California
Casualty, Hospitality
Sheri  Shapiro
Sheri Shapiro
Vice President, Broker
Phone: 818.536.7241
California
Casualty, Management & Professional Liability
Lauren  Shane
Lauren Shane
Principal, Broker
Phone: 707.658.7165
California
Casualty
George  Sella
George Sella
Principal, Broker
Phone: 213.593.3456
Georgia
Casualty
Katie  Scism
Katie Scism
Associate Broker
Phone: 972.439.9479
Texas
Casualty
Harrison  Scheider
Harrison Scheider
Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 608.282.5342
Texas
Casualty, Energy & Environmental
Taelor  Robertson
Taelor Robertson
Assistant Vice President, Account Executive
Phone: 678.225.1393
Georgia
Casualty
Brendan  Roberson
Brendan Roberson
Broker
Phone: 727.342.6700
Florida
Casualty
Makenzie  Pfeiffer
Makenzie Pfeiffer
Associate Broker
Phone: 312.279.3736
Texas
Casualty
Justin  Peterson
Justin Peterson
Broker
Phone: 727.342.6785
Florida
Casualty
Robert  Pedersen
Robert Pedersen
Principal, Broker
Phone: 312.279.3661
Illinois
Casualty
Timothy M. Pedersen
Timothy M. Pedersen, Jr.
Principal, Transportation Practice Leader
Phone: 312.279.3655
Illinois
Casualty, Transportation
Macie  Pasciak
Macie Pasciak
Associate Broker
Phone: 616.285.6514
Michigan
Casualty
Anthony  Palka
Anthony Palka
Broker
Phone: 213.593.3457
California
Casualty
Christopher  Noonburg
Christopher Noonburg
Associate Broker
Phone: 678.949.5181
Georgia
Casualty
Charlene  Napoleon
Charlene Napoleon
Associate Broker
Phone: 713.955.1354
Texas
Casualty
Courtney  Murphree
Courtney Murphree
Vice President, Broker
Phone: 312.279.3648
Illinois
Casualty
Mary  Misner
Mary Misner
Associate Broker
Phone: 616.285.6511
Michigan
Casualty
Shani  Markus
Shani Markus
Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 727.342.6786
Texas
Casualty
Ainsley  Mandell
Ainsley Mandell
Associate Broker
Phone: 713.955.1370
Texas
Casualty
Lucy  Lyons
Lucy Lyons
Principal, Broker
Phone: 213.593.3423
California
Casualty
Emily  Lynch
Emily Lynch
Associate Broker
Phone: 213.593.3439
California
Casualty, Workers’ Compensation
Adam  Lowe
Adam Lowe
Assistant Vice President, Broker
Phone: 972.402.6661
Texas
Casualty
Dylan  Leppert
Dylan Leppert
Associate Broker
Phone: 415.490.9411
California
Casualty
Linda  Lassig
Linda Lassig
Account Executive
Phone: 818.536.7242
California
Casualty
Gloria  Lam
Gloria Lam
Senior Vice President, Broker, Workers' Compensation Specialist
Phone: 213.593.3435
California
Casualty, Workers’ Compensation
Laura  Kuipers
Laura Kuipers
Account Executive
Phone: 616.285.6508
Michigan
Casualty
Nick  Kuchulis
Nick Kuchulis
Principal, Amusement Attractions & Action Sports Specialist
Phone: 213.593.3461
California
Casualty, Amusement Attractions & Action Sports
Tricia  Katz
Tricia Katz
Assistant Vice President, Account Executive
Phone: 303.217.2481
Colorado
Casualty
Jessica  Kakareka
Jessica Kakareka
Principal, Broker
Phone: 213.593.3426
California
Casualty
Traci  Jonker
Traci Jonker
Assistant Vice President, Account Executive
Phone: 616.285.6509
Michigan
Casualty
Jennifer  Johnson
Jennifer Johnson
Associate Broker
Phone: 213.587.7425
California
Casualty, Workers’ Compensation
Mark  Jarboe
Mark Jarboe
Vice President, Broker, Entertainment Specialist
Phone: 818.395.7010
California
Casualty, Entertainment
Jeffrey  Jamison
Jeffrey Jamison
Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 212.299.4758
New York
Casualty
Elda  Iev
Elda Iev
Account Executive
Phone: 213.593.3446
California
Casualty
Billy  Humphrey
Billy Humphrey
Associate Broker
Phone: 972.704.1382
Texas
Casualty
Tyler  Hughes
Tyler Hughes
Associate Broker
Phone: 678.667.7812
Georgia
Casualty
Jeffrey  Hubbard
Jeffrey Hubbard
Principal, Energy & Environmental Practice Leader
Phone: 972.402.6664
Texas
Casualty, Energy & Environmental
Todd  Horton
Todd Horton
Vice President, Account Executive
Phone: 213.593.3427
California
Casualty
Connor  Henry
Connor Henry
Broker
Phone: 972.439.9481
Texas
Casualty
Beau  Harriman
Beau Harriman
Associate Broker
Phone: 303.925.2205
Colorado
Casualty
Carly  Grundmann
Carly Grundmann
Associate Broker
Phone: 678.225.1389
Georgia
Casualty
John  Grogan
John Grogan
Associate Broker
Phone: 312.279.3642
Illinois
Casualty
Andrew  Grim
Andrew Grim
Principal, National Casualty Practice Leader
Phone: 972.439.9477
Texas
Casualty
Cathy  Griffin
Cathy Griffin
Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 616.285.6500
Michigan
Casualty, Energy & Environmental
Peter  Gorin
Peter Gorin
Senior Vice President, Broker
Phone: 972.439.9253
Texas
Casualty
John  Gallegos
John Gallegos
Associate Broker
Phone: 213.433.7075
California
Casualty
Megan  Futrell
Megan Futrell
Associate Broker
Phone: 972.402.6663
Texas
Casualty
Steven  Fodemski
Steven Fodemski
Broker
Phone: 213.593.3468
Texas
Casualty
Connor  Fahey
Connor Fahey
Associate Broker
Phone: 972.704.1839
Texas
Casualty
Alena  Ducett
Alena Ducett
Associate Broker
Phone: 312.279.3681
Illinois
Casualty
Alexandra  Dorris
Alexandra Dorris
Account Executive
Phone: 972.560.9843
Texas
Casualty
Chris  Dockery
Chris Dockery
Principal, Broker
Phone: 616.285.6503
Michigan
Casualty, Energy & Environmental
Lin  Diep
Lin Diep
Account Executive
Phone: 213.205.0810
California
Casualty
Dana  Cross
Dana Cross
Account Executive
Phone: 213.593.3452
California
Casualty
Robert  Conyers
Robert Conyers, Jr.
Vice President, Broker
Phone: 972.402.6662
Louisiana
Casualty
Shannon  Christensen
Shannon Christensen
Account Executive
Phone: 213.593.3482
California
Casualty
David  Chipp
David Chipp
Principal, Broker
Phone: 213.593.3465
California
Casualty
Lexey  Chapin
Lexey Chapin
Assistant Vice President, Account Executive
Phone: 678.225.1386
Georgia
Casualty
Sasha  Cerny
Sasha Cerny
Assistant Vice President, Broker
Phone: 213.593.3438
California
Casualty
Denise  Cascio
Denise Cascio
Account Executive
Phone: 972.439.9480
Texas
Casualty
Maria  Carvajal
Maria Carvajal
Associate Broker
Phone: 818.536.7244
California
Casualty
Diane  Capouya
Diane Capouya
Account Executive
Phone: 678.818.4955
Georgia
Casualty
Beau  Cantrell
Beau Cantrell
Assistant Vice President, Broker
Phone: 678.818.4931
Georgia
Casualty
Paul W. Bontempo
Paul W. Bontempo
Principal, Broker
Phone: 678.225.1394
Georgia
Casualty
Trevor  Boling
Trevor Boling
Associate Broker
Phone: 678.258.1794
Georgia
Casualty
Ryan  Bill
Ryan Bill
Associate Broker
Phone: 323.647.3331
California
Casualty
Jessica  Bernstein
Jessica Bernstein
Associate Broker
Phone: 213.593.3451
California
Casualty
Elona  Beckford
Elona Beckford
Account Executive
Phone: 213.587.7428
California
Casualty
Michael  Arnold
Michael Arnold
Associate Broker
Phone: 213.593.3434
California
Casualty
Rob  Alvarez
Rob Alvarez
Broker
Phone: 678.225.1384
Georgia
Casualty
Danielle  Alampi
Danielle Alampi
Broker
Phone: 312.279.3702
Illinois
Casualty
Chris A. Brown
Chris A. Brown
Chairman, Construction Practice Leader
Phone: 213.593.3411
California
Casualty, Construction