Welcome to Adjusters International
We're professional loss consultants who work exclusively for you. Having us on your side eliminates the inherent conflict of interest that exists when one person attempts to represent both you and your insurance company. Personalized service and proven expertise are the hallmarks of our reputation—just ask any of our many satisfied clients. Your successful financial recovery after an insured claim is always our top priority.
Since 1970, we have assisted local business owners and homeowners—just like you—in Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii. We know how to handle claims that are the result of all types of perils—fire, flood, earthquake, windstorm, theft, vandalism, business interruption—anything associated with a property insurance policy. And we have the expertise to negotiate with the companies that insure them. With our resources and experience, here's what we'll do for you:
- Conduct a comprehensive review of your policy and assist you in complying with your policy's requirements.
- Prepare a detailed estimate of damages to your home or business structure.
- Quantify code upgrade costs if they are covered.
- Analyze all construction estimates by preparing a formal “bid comparison” to identify any omissions.
- Prepare detailed inventories of all your property. Personal property if it is your home. Or stock, business personal property, machinery and equipment, and betterments and improvements if it is your business.
- Quantify your time element claim. Additional living expenses if it is your home. Or your loss of business income, rental income, and extra expenses if it is your business.
- Present your itemized claim package (with your approval) to your insurer.
- Work as your advocate at all inspections and meetings.
- Communicate with you every step of the way.
- Save you time so that you can focus on your family or your business.
- Relieve you of the stress and emotional burden of dealing with the complex matters associated with preparing your claim.
- Maximize your financial recovery with a proactive claim management strategy using all of our best efforts.
Our firm began as the Lucurell Company when Bob Lucurell, now chairman of Adjusters International, discovered there were no public adjusting firms in the Northwest after fire damaged a hotel he co-owned in Olympia, Washington. Drew Lucurell, Bob's son, is now the company president. In 1985 our firm, along with a group of leading public adjusting firms in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, foresaw the need for an international network of highly skilled public adjusters who could bring specific expertise to servicing any type of loss, anywhere, at any time. Adjusters International was the result. Today we serve policyholders throughout the Northwest and Hawaii, upholding the highest principles of business ethics and standards.
Karl Denison Elected as President of NAPIA
Karl Denison, C.P.P.A., Executive Vice President and Principal of Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International (GGG/AI), has been elected as President of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) for 2014-2015. ...
Karl Denison, C.P.P.A., Executive Vice President and Principal of Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International (GGG/AI), has been elected as President of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) for 2014-2015. Since joining NAPIA in 1983, Denison has served on numerous committees and has taken many leadership positions within the Association, most recently serving as First Vice President for the past year. As President, Denison will be active in all facets of NAPIA, including the legislative, education and membership committees.
As a licensed public adjuster, Denison has been handling property insurance claims on behalf of policyholders since 1982. He attained the designation Certified Professional Public Adjuster (C.P.P.A.) from NAPIA in 1990. In addition to his role as Executive Vice President of GGG/AI, Denison is also the GGG/AI Catastrophe Team leader and in this capacity organized their response to many large property loss events, including the 2004 hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan & Jeanne; the 2005 hurricanes Katrina and Rita; the 2008 hurricanes Gustav and Ike; and Super Storm Sandy in 2012.
Over the past 63 years, three generations of GGG/AI principals have served in leadership roles within NAPIA, starting with William Goodman—founding member of GGG/AI—who served as the first NAPIA President from 1951-1957. Since then, six others from GGG/AI have served: Norman Goodman, Myron Schwartz, William R. Goodman, Harvey Goodman, Randy Goodman, and now Karl Denison. From the very beginning of NAPIA, GGG/AI has worked hand in hand with the Association to create continuing education opportunities for its members, to support legislation regarding licensing criteria, and to elevate the public adjusting profession as a whole.
“I am pleased to be voted in as President of NAPIA,” says Denison. “This is a very high honor, especially considering I have been elected by my peers, and in some cases my competitors, in the public adjusting field. I look forward to serving all the members for the next year.”
Founded in 1951, the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters promotes the highest standards of professional education, conduct and ethics in the field of public insurance adjusting. NAPIA’s members are committed to working in the best interest of their client—the policyholder—and to conducting business with honesty and integrity.
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Adjusting Today Approved for a Second Continuing Education Course!
Adjusters International is pleased to announce a second continuing education course has been developed based on Adjusting Today material! To accomplish this, we have again partnered with The ...
Adjusters International is pleased to announce a second continuing education course has been developed based on Adjusting Today material! To accomplish this, we have again partnered with The Institutes. Entitled “Natural Disasters: Coverage Issues,” the course is based on the following four editions of Adjusting Today:
- “Contingent Business Interruption Issues Following Disasters in Japan,” by Tony D’Amico and Harvey Goodman;
- “Japan Earthquake a Wake-Up Call for Contingent Business Interruption Coverage,” by Don Malecki;
- “Earthquake Insurance: What’s Your Exposure,” by Bob Prahl; and
- “Hurricanes and Windstorm Coverage,” by Keith Hayman
A seven-module course, it is offered to property insurance producers, adjusters or both, depending on the state. The course has already been approved in 44 states and provides attendees with up to three continuing education credits. It is offered at www.CEU.com.
About The Institutes
The Institutes, located in Malvern, PA, develops curriculum; writes, edits and publishes textbooks and other study materials; and develops, administers and grades examinations for people in the property and casualty insurance and financial services business. They certify their level of knowledge of specific areas of insurance such as underwriting, claims adjusting, risk management, reinsurance, and premium auditing through setting examination standards in those fields. The Institutes is the leader in delivering proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry. Their knowledge solutions include the CPCU designation program; associate designation programs in areas such as claims, risk management, underwriting, and reinsurance; introductory and foundation programs; online courses; research; custom solutions; assessment tools; and continuing education (CE) courses for licensed insurance professionals and adjusters through their CEU.com compliance unit. The Institutes are affiliated with the CPCU Society, a community of credentialed insurance professionals who promote excellence through their technical expertise and ethical behavior and The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, a non-profit educational organization that promotes the study and teaching of risk management and insurance. www.TheInstitutes.org.
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