Welcome to Adjusters International
Founded in 1985, Adjusters International (AI) is a national leader in public insurance adjusting. We are proud to have more senior and certified public adjusters than any other organization of our kind. AI works exclusively for the policyholder to ensure maximum results from first-party property insurance and FEMA disaster recovery claims. Our singular focus is our clients' financial recovery in the aftermath of a devastating property loss.
Adjusters International has the experience, expertise, and resources to thoroughly investigate your loss; accurately prepare, document and submit your claim; and get a full, fair and timely settlement.
Our regional offices are located in:
Patrick W. Bickford, SPPA
President & CEO of AI-Colorado, Inc., a Founder and Director of AI, and a public adjuster with more than 35 years of experience in commercial & government property loss adjustment.
Jim Beneke, SPPA
A founding member of Adjusters International and third-generation public adjuster with 36 years of experience, primarily in commercial & multi-family property insurance claims.
Regional Director with 20 years of experience beginning in the construction industry and currently as a public adjuster.
Chief Operating Officer of AI-Colorado, Inc. with more than 12 years of experience as a public adjuster.
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Adjusters International Colorado’s Chief Operations Officer, Bruce Kabat, recently offered advice on increasing word-of-mouth referrals to Inc. Magazine’s readers in the article, “5 Steps You Must Take to ...
Adjusters International Colorado’s Chief Operations Officer, Bruce Kabat, recently offered advice on increasing word-of-mouth referrals to Inc. Magazine’s readers in the article, “5 Steps You Must Take to Build Your Business by Word of Mouth.” In the piece, Kabat gives tips on things that business owners can do to help build trust in their brand and create advocates for their products.
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Safety and Property Readiness Resources for Tropical Storm Bill
With much of the South and Mid-western U.S. bracing for Tropical Storm Bill to hit landfall today, home and business owners are preparing for the worst. Meteorologists are ...
With much of the South and Mid-western U.S. bracing for Tropical Storm Bill to hit landfall today, home and business owners are preparing for the worst. Meteorologists are predicting that the storm will bring upwards of 10 inches of rain throughout Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and may cause major flooding throughout the region.
Bruce Kabat, Chief Operating Officer of Adjusters International which has offices in Oklahoma and Texas, says that as much as insureds may be concerned about their houses and offices, getting their families and employees to safety should be their first priority.
Flooding is first and foremost a safety concern so everyone in the area needs to be on alert and heed all warnings from local and state officials. The danger of being injured or worse is real so don’t underestimate the power of these storms. Property damage is a secondary concern and can be dealt with once your loved ones are safe.
Bruce Kabat, COO
In order to help the people in affected areas to prepare, we have compiled the following links to important safety and insurance information:
- Updates on Tropical Storm Bill from the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center
- Download the FEMA app as it gives users access to preparedness tips such as survival advice and weather alerts from the National Weather Service. Users can retrieve information on Disaster Recovery Centers and find locations of the nearest shelters.
- Missouri Department of Public Safety state emergency management information
- Arkansas Department of Emergency Management community emergency response instructions
- Safety and preparedness tips from The Weather Channel
- Instructions for using flood insurance and finding an agent from the NFIP
- Water and flooding safety instructions from the FDA
- Requesting assistance and/or shelter, finding loved ones and donation instructions from the American Red Cross
- CDC emergency preparedness and response information
- Texas Division of Emergency Management severe weather awareness information and instructions
- Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management preparedness and response information
Floods can and do cause millions of dollars in property damage each year. According to FEMA’s statistics, more than $9,000,000 in NFIP flood claim dollars were paid in 2012 alone. Carl Gross, Vice President and Chief Administration Officer at Globe Midwest/Adjusters International which serves states throughout the Midwest, cautions that the unpredictability of these storms is what makes them so dangerous.
We will have no idea about the extent of the damage until after it passes so I always recommend that residents and business owners prepare for the worst in these situations. When storms such as this one hit, almost every homeowner affected files insurance claims immediately following the event. This means that insurance company adjusters are inundated with claims, phone calls and questions. It is especially important to be persistent and to keep detailed notes concerning everyone you speak to and what you are told by the insurance company.
Carl Gross, VP and Chief Administration Officer
Property Damage Resources
- Protecting your home during severe weather from FEMA
- Flood Insurance Claim Basics from United Policyholders
- Facts about flood insurance from the Insurance Information Institute
For more information or to speak to a public adjuster at Adjusters International Colorado/Texas visit www.ai-colorado.com or call 1-800-441-6363.
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