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Chris A. Brown

Chairman, National Construction Practice Leader
Phone: 213.593.3411
Email: [email protected]

This specialist team is a dedicated and coordinated group of more than 40 experienced construction insurance professionals focused on wrap-up and project specific program design and placement in all coverage lines.

We provide industry-leading knowledge, market clout, and seamless service for all major construction types throughout the United States and beyond.

What Makes Us Different
  • Organized, nationwide team, knowledgeable and experienced in all major U.S. and some foreign marketplace geographies
  • Coordinated placement and service throughout multiple coverage lines
  • Extensive knowledge of the real estate and construction industries, marketplace, products, and coverages
  • Quick turnaround, detailed pricing estimates
  • Comprehensive proposals providing options and comparative analysis
  • National network and relationships with leading third-party service providers
  • Claims advocacy
Products Offered
This practice group is a multi-disciplinary team that provides efficient service and comprehensive coverage solutions for construction risks:

  • Owner (OCIP) or contractor-controlled (CCIP), single or multi-project
  • GL only wrap-ups and project policies
  • Combined GL / WC wrap-ups
  • Builder’s Risk
  • Professional Liability (OPPI, CPPI, Project A&E)
  • Site and Contractor’s Pollution Liability
  • Annual practice programs for all types of contractors and construction professionals
Project Experience
We are actively involved with program development and placement for the following project types:

  • New York construction
  • Residential home builders
  • Apartments, student housing, and senior living
  • High-rise condominium and mixed-use developments
  • Condominium conversions and existing structure rehabs
  • Infrastructure (bridges, tunnels, roads)
  • Transportation (airports and other transportation hubs)
  • Hospitals and other medical facilities
  • Power plants and utilities
  • Office buildings
  • Industrial plants and processing centers
  • Agricultural facilities (canning, packing, etc.)
  • Hospitality and entertainment (casinos, hotels, museums, amusement parks)
Services Offered
  • Assistance in identifying potential OCIP / CCIP opportunities
  • Sales support and client presentations
  • Feasibility studies and quick turnaround program pricing estimates
  • Program design and placement
  • Work with coverage counsel to coordinate policy review and negotiation
  • Claims advocacy
  • Facilitation and introduction to third-party service providers:
      –  Wrap administration:
             ◦  Enrolling participants
             ◦  Bid credit negotiation
             ◦  Certificate tracking
             ◦  Contract review and modification
      –  Third party quality assurance
      –  Loss control and risk assessment services

Wholesale Insights

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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Which Insurance Specialty Should Brokers Target?

April 28, 2018- B&R President and CEO, Jeff Rodriguez, was approached by Insurance Business America to weigh in on which specialty lines present the most opportunity for brokers. He highlights the evolution of cyber and construction and that countless variables can impact proper placement.

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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."

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Chris A. Brown
Chris A. Brown
Chairman, National Construction Practice Leader
Phone: 213.593.3411
Casualty, Construction