SOURCE: Quality Built

March 08, 2005 12:00 ET

Builders Show Seminars Offer Strategies to Minimize Risk, Solve Insurance Issues

Builders Will Learn 'Seven Deadly Sins' of Construction, Hear From Insurance Experts at March 17 Sessions

ROSEMONT, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 8, 2005 -- Forewarned is forearmed, particularly in today's volatile and complex insurance market. With major insurers looking for the best risk clients, how homebuilders can reduce risk and meet underwriter expectations is the subject of two programs next week at the 2005 Midwest Builders Show, March 16-17, 2005, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.

Stan Luhr, CEO of Quality Built® of Poway, Calif., and a nationally recognized expert in construction risk management and quality assurance, will lecture on how to "Minimize Insurance Risk by Avoiding Construction's Seven Deadly Sins." The session, on Thursday, March 17, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., will demonstrate how to evaluate operations to promote strengths, identify weaknesses and warn of risks in construction processes. Luhr will also point out how insurers evaluate builders, including preparing for a building risk audit.

Following Luhr's presentation, beginning at 3:15 p.m. in the "Ask the Underwriters" breakout session, builders will have an opportunity to address their questions and concerns to some top insurance experts. Joining Luhr will be Carole Fleischman, president, managed insurance programs-Contractors' Choice, Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc., and Mike Hopson, vice president, residential construction, Zurich North America-Construction.

A regional tradeshow and conference geared toward the home-building industry, the Midwest Builders Show draws attendees from an eight-state region. For more information, please visit the Midwest Builders Show website at, or call (630) 627-7575.

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Quality Built® has been retained on more than 2,500 construction defect claims around the country, helping builders and their risk partners identify, contain and resolve construction claims and customer service problems. Quality Built serves top builders on more than 1,350 jobsites around the country, utilizing its industry-leading risk management strategies and training. Last year Quality Built verified $4.1 billion in construction risk, saving builders and insurers $149 million in direct construction defect claims.

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