Tags - Popular | FAQ  

PrevPrev Go to previous topic
NextNext Go to next topic
Last Post 08/19/2009 10:02 PM by  ChuckDeaton
General Contractors
 8 Replies
Sort:
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages
DCave
Guest
Guest
Posts:36


--
08/17/2009 5:25 PM

    Greetings my name is Danny Cave and I have been an adjuster for over 16yrs.  I recently made the switch to general contractor for monetary reasons and wanting to stay home around my kiddos.

    Since I was an adjuster for so long I already know my answer to this question but I wanted to post it to the forum and ask for feedback from all the adjusters.

    When it comes to General Contractors.  What attracts an adjuster the most to one and makes them want to call them back over and over again for assistance on their claims.  Obviously trust worthy, honesty, integrity and things like that go without being said, but what else as adjusters do we need from a GC for our claims to run smoothly and efficiently and close fast so we can get paid.

    I look forward to your responses.

    0
    Ray Hall
    Senior Member
    Senior Member
    Posts:2443


    --
    08/18/2009 9:28 AM
    No phone calls. Is always the answer to all the marketing questions in this biz.
    0
    CompanyMan
    Guest
    Guest
    Posts:3


    --
    08/18/2009 9:32 PM
    I want a GC who will work off of my estimate and back up my estimate when the insured finds another contractor who over inflates thier estimate because it is an insurance claim.
    0
    rbryanhines
    Member
    Member
    Posts:119


    --
    08/18/2009 9:48 PM
    Companyman
    All depends on the accuracy of your estimate.
    0
    CompanyMan
    Guest
    Guest
    Posts:3


    --
    08/18/2009 10:00 PM
    Well obviously if I miss something or did not consider something then I would expect the GC to come back and tell me we need a supplement. But when I go to a site and write 100 estimates and have one person come back way higher than mine, I look for a GC who has worked off of my estimate regularly and will back me up. I could name 5 in Miichigan, 2 in Arkansas, 3 in Oklahoma right now that have done numerous claims from my estimate without a need for supplement.

    If my estimate is not acurate then I should not be in this business. My job is to adjust the claim per my companies best practices not remodel the insured's house per a GC's estimate.
    0
    DCave
    Guest
    Guest
    Posts:36


    --
    08/19/2009 11:49 AM
    Great answers. Does the use of Xactimate attract you guys over someone that does maybe integra or some xcel based program.
    0
    Ray Hall
    Senior Member
    Senior Member
    Posts:2443


    --
    08/19/2009 5:12 PM
    I think xmate has the poorest paper print out in the industry. I would rather read any other estimate if I was looking at estimates all day long and trying to "figure" them out.
    0
    rbryanhines
    Member
    Member
    Posts:119


    --
    08/19/2009 9:59 PM
    "If my estimate is not acurate then I should not be in this business."

    There would be a few dozen adjusters out of work if this were true

    ' My job is to adjust the claim per my companies best practices not remodel the insured's house per a GC's estimate."

    Actually acceptable construction standards should be the practice that both you and the GC base estimates.

    0
    ChuckDeaton
    Life Member
    Senior Member
    Senior Member
    Posts:1110


    --
    08/19/2009 10:02 PM
    I meet the contractor I use the most on the job, we agree on the scope and I write an Xactimate estimate. The contractor and I go over the estimate, line by line on site, and it develops as his bid. Then the contractor sticks with the price for the scoped and priced line items. Occasionally there are change orders, but very seldom.
    "Prattling on and on about being an ass with experience doesn't make someone experienced. It just makes you an ass." Rod Buvens, Pilot grunt
    0
    You are not authorized to post a reply.


    These Forums are dedicated to discussion of Claims Adjusting.

    For the benefit of the community and to protect the integrity of the ecosystem, please observe the following posting guidelines: 
    • No Advertising. 
    • No vendor trolling / poaching. If someone posts about a vendor issue, allow the vendor or others to respond. Any post that looks like trolling / poaching will be removed.
    • No Flaming or Trolling.
    • No Profanity, Racism, or Prejudice.
    • Terms of Use Apply

      Site Moderators have the final word on approving / removing a thread or post or comment.