W. R. Berkley Corporation Creates Berkley Construction Professional Liability Underwriters
Source: http://www.businesswire.com, July 13, 2015
W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE:WRB) today announced the creation of Berkley Construction Professional Liability Underwriters, a W. R. Berkley Company®, to provide professional liability, pollution liability and protective coverages for contractors and project owners across all forms of non-environmental construction. Products will be available on both a primary and excess basis through W. R. Berkley Insurance Group members rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company, Inc.
Raymond F. H. Bustamante has been named executive vice president of Berkley Construction Professional Liability Underwriters. Mr. Bustamante has 25 years of property casualty insurance industry experience specializing in design and construction professional liability. He is a graduate of Valparaiso University, with a Bachelor of Arts in international economics.
In making the announcement, William R. Berkley, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation, commented: “Ray is a highly experienced veteran in the construction professional liability market who was instrumental in developing many of the products in use today. We are pleased to have such an innovator lead an experienced team in offering solutions that address the often unique risks that contractors and owners/developers face.”
For further information about the products and services available from Berkley Construction Professional Liability Underwriters, please contact Ray Bustamante at (973) 600-0926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates in three segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance-Domestic, Insurance-International and Reinsurance-Global.
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