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Jim Dennig
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2000 - 8:20 am:   

Noticed their ad as "Sponsor of the Month". This is a very fine firm made up of very fine people. I worked with them in Irene and will work with them again if anything happens in Florida. Mark C. is right though, they will not leave the state of Florida for CAT work except Marine Work in the Islands.
Mark Chenowski
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 - 8:37 pm:   

I worked with SCS & Associates during the winter storm of 1998 and Hurricanes Georges & Mitch. Worked mostly with Jeremy Wheeler, an Englishman. He was knowledgeable, strict, firm but always fair. They provided plenty of files and answers to questions. Did not have a moments problems being paid. Even got an advance in the early stage of the storm. I'd recommend them highly for Florida work. (don't think they go outside of that state)
Russ Doe
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2000 - 9:12 am:   

I worked hurricane Irene for S.C.S.they paid on the 1st and 15th,60/40 including photo's,10%hold back,paid within 30 days of storm closing,I didnt ask for an advance,worked approx 150 Tower Hill files.fee schedule for Tower hill was very good on the low end , not so good on the upper end!My questions were always answered,I was allowed to talk to the carrier.paper work was no more than
most.3 copies of est,1 color copy of photo,s one black and white copy.They loaded forms they use into your computer.Paid on a 1099 as a subcontractor.What I turned in before the first I was paid on the 15th.Had a good file examiner.If you didnt explain properly he would call or give the file back for fixing!A good experience for me.I would work for them again!!Any other info,you could get from Mike Scheper.he will gladly answer any questions for inquiring minds.they are the featured employer of the month.
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2000 - 1:18 am:   

Here we go again. The purpose of the Vendor Praise topic was to emphasize the need for specifics when you start making these posts.
What was the percentage? Was the schedule good?
What, if any, was the holdback and how long?
Were you paid on a 1099 or as a temp employee?
How often were you paid?
What did you have to furnish at your expense?
Were advances readily available?
How long was the turnover on your invoices?
Confirm this isn't a we-pay-you-when-we-get-paid deal.
How was the paperwork and the file approval process?
It appears that a lot of people like SCS. Tell us why in a manner that addresses the issues that affect our business decsions.
Sean Hill
Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2000 - 7:15 pm:   

I worked with SCS & Associates/FWUA in the Florida Keys after Hurricanes Georges and Mitch.
Very good experience. Plenty of files, plenty of support/help when needed and pay correct on each of the 100 plus files handled. They called me after Irene last summer, but unfortunately, I was too busy to leave my independent firm here in Akron, Ohio...
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2000 - 5:37 pm:   

I have never worked for SCS, but as an Insurance Company manager have assigned hundreds of claims to them over the years. Most recently, I have assigned Marine related losses to their Marine unit. They have always reacted promptly and professionally to my clients. They subscribe to a high moral code, and it shows in their work product.
If you work for them as a cat team member, you will also be held to the same standards, I guess that's why they have been so successful in this competitive field.
Tom Weems
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2000 - 5:42 am:   

The cat manager is Greg Roth, a first class individual, and adjuster. They have offices all over the state doing daily work. The last time I spoke with them, they did not handle flood, but were investigating the possibility.

I have not worked for them (yet) but I can vouch for the manager. Watch out though, he is from British Columbia and sometimes he does say "eh?" at the end of the sentence.
i am curious
Posted on Friday, June 02, 2000 - 12:34 am:   

I noticed that SCS & Associates is the "Sponsor of the Month". I believe they are based out of Florida. With Hurricane season here, does anyone know any thing about them, good, bad or indifferent. As the wise man once said,"Know before you go"
Your input is appreciated

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