General Contractor Insurance
General contractors are responsible for overseeing construction projects and coordinating the work of subcontractors. While this can be a rewarding and lucrative profession, it also comes with several risks and potential liabilities.
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Concklin Insurance Agency understand the unique risks of General Contractors. We have been providing insurance solutions to small businesses for over 30 years as Independent Insurance Agents. We have built relationships with over 40 regional and national insurance companies to make sure we can provide the right insurance at a competitive rate.
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Risks for General Contractors
- Property damage: General contractors may be held liable for any damage that occurs to a construction site or surrounding property during the course of a project. This could include damage to buildings, structures, or personal property.
- Injuries: General contractors are responsible for ensuring the safety of their workers and anyone else who may be present on the construction site. If someone is injured on the job, the general contractor could be held liable for medical expenses and other damages.
- Delay and disruption: If a construction project is delayed or disrupted due to factors beyond the general contractor's control, they may be held responsible for any resulting losses or damages.
- Defective work: If a construction project is not completed to the required standards, the general contractor may be held liable for any resulting problems or defects.
- Breach of contract: General contractors may be held liable if they fail to fulfill their obligations under a contract, such as completing a project on time or within budget.
Insurance Coverages for General Contractors
To protect themselves from these and other risks, general contractors should consider the following insurance coverages:
- General liability insurance: This coverage protects against claims of property damage, injuries, and other liabilities that may arise from the general contractor's operations.
- Builder's risk insurance: This coverage protects against damages to a construction project during the course of the work.
- Workers' compensation insurance: This coverage provides medical and financial benefits to workers who are injured on the job. It is required in most states.
- Professional liability insurance: Also known as errors and omissions insurance, this coverage protects against claims of defective work or breach of contract.
- Commercial Property Insurance: Depending on your operations your property exposure is likely limited to an office and possibly a yard to store building materials or equipment. If materials are stored on site, such as lumber or bricks, there is an increased risk of fire, weather damage, vandalism, and theft that should be considered in your policy. It is important to have your Commercial Property Coverage tailor to your operations.
Additional Coverages to Consider
In addition to these standard coverages, general contractors may want to consider the following:
- Business interruption insurance: This coverage provides financial protection if a construction project is disrupted or delayed due to factors beyond the contractor's control, such as natural disasters.
- Cyber liability insurance: With the increasing reliance on technology in construction, general contractors should consider coverage for data breaches, cyber attacks, and other cyber risks.
- License and Permit Bonds: Some clients' general contractors obtain financial guarantees for the completion of projects and payment of labor and supplies.
- Commercial Auto: All Commercial leased vehicles should have a Commercial Auto Policy. If you are using your personal vehicle to transport equipment and supplies, you should verify that your personal auto policy offers adequate coverage.
- Equipment Floater: An equipment floater provides coverage for portable or moveable equipment. Equipment floaters are typically purchased by businesses who use expensive equipment that is essential to their operations. his can include things like excavators, bulldozers, cranes, and other heavy machinery used in construction projects.
By properly insuring their business, general contractors can better manage their risks and ensure the success of their projects. Talk to one of our trusted Insurance Advisors about your business and we will help you find the coverages that are unique to your risks
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