Trusted Partners in the Construction Industry

Vela excels at addressing the needs of a competitive marketplace by offering practice policies and project specific policies to meet the insurance needs of your client’s construction operations.

​Contractors General Liability

Vela’s Construction team provides Commercial General Liability insurance solutions to general contractors and multitude of residential and commercial contracting trades. We are committed to providing our broker partners with:

  • Flexible, competitive pricing
  • A dedicated, construction focused, in-house claims unit, working hand in hand with our underwriting team.
  • Responsiveness and transparency of terms
  • Coverage offered on a primary and excess basis
  • Dedicated and knowledgeable staff focused on industry-specific challenges
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Vela’s Construction Insurance Solutions

Coverage Capabilities

  • Qualifying size of risk- in excess of $2,000,000 receipts
  • Contracting Business- Multi-state coverage except New York
  • Primary Limits- $1,000,000/$2,000,000 or $2,000,000/$2,000,000 or $2,000,000/$4,000,000
  • Excess Limits- up to $5,000,000
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Project-Specific

Vela’s project-specific policy provides coverage for the owner of a project for a designated period of time during which the project owner or general contractor may be exposed to liability for additional risk. Our focus is on:

  • Small to medium-sized projects with a maximum of $25,000,000-$35,000,000 construction costs
  • New construction or remodel of residential or commercial structures
  • Custom homes valued up to $5,000,000
  • Policy terms up to three years
  • Optional extended completed operations coverage
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Industry Opportunities

Construction

  • Commercial GC
  • Homebuilders
  • Residential Remodelers - GC
  • Concrete/Foundations
  • Electrical
  • Heating or Air Conditioning
  • Plastering/Stucco
  • Grading
  • Pools
  • Excavation
  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Drywall

Project-Specific

  • New single-family homes
  • Residential home remodels
  • New residential tract and/or townhomes with 25 units or fewer
  • Warehouse buildings
  • Storage buildings
  • Office buildings
  • Retail buildings
  • Apartments
  • Infrastructure-only projects

Construction Recent Wins

  • Interior Remodeling, Commercial Carpentry, Concrete Work, includes Excess policy, $41,568, HI
  • Grading Contractor - $32,750, CA
  • Roofing Contractor - $69,589, NC
  • Irrigation Systems & Landscaping, $28,343, TX
  • Maintenance & Remodeling Work, $44,580, UT
  • General Contractor, $46,108, IL
  • Swimming Pool Contractor, $16,331, FL
  • General Contractor, $32,433, NJ
  • Owner/GC - Project Specific, $26,151,CA
  • Owner/GC - Project Specific, $6,538, CA
  • General Contractor, $38,595, LA
  • Framing And Siding Contractor, $38,740, CO
  • Residential General Contractor, $15,360, OR
  • Carpentry & Drywall GC, includes Excess policy, $23,574, LA
  • Homebuilder, $34,160, TX
  • Fencing Contractor, $27,733, CA
  • General Contractor - Project Specific, $39,256, GA
  • Metal Building Erection, $17,238, AZ
  • Remodeling Contractor, $45,816, MD
  • General Contractor, $15,106, TN
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Construction Team

BART P. SCHAFFER, MBA, CPCU

BART P. SCHAFFER, MBA, CPCU

Senior Vice President, Construction National Segment Executive

HEIDI M. CALLAN, CRIS

HEIDI M. CALLAN, CRIS

Senior Underwriter

ANALEZA CLARK

ANALEZA CLARK

Associate Underwriter

NICK CODY

NICK CODY

Senior Risk Specialist

LEAH DOMINY, CRIS

LEAH DOMINY, CRIS

Vice President & Team Lead

Vickie Eckman

VICKIE ECKMAN

Senior Underwriter

CHRIS GERONIMO, AU, AINS, CRIS

Assistant Vice President & Team Lead

BRENNA GOOD, CRIS

BRENNA GOOD, CRIS

Underwriter II

JACOB M. HENNIGAN, CPCU, CRIS

Senior Underwriter

Steve Marinca

STEVE MARINCA

Senior Underwriter

PATRICIA MARUSZAK

PATRICIA MARUSZAK

Vice President

MORGANN MCCROSSON

MORGANN MCCROSSON

Senior Underwriter

MADISON MILLER

MADISON MILLER

Associate Underwriter

HANNAH N. MROZOWICZ, CRIS

HANNAH N. MROZOWICZ, CRIS

Underwriter

William P. Thurston

WILLIAM P. THURSTON, CRIS

Associate Underwriter

TONY L. WILLIAMS JR.

TONY L. WILLIAMS JR.

Associate Underwriter

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