Can You Survive After Losing $50,000 On A Project?
A local HVAC contractor and client of Robertson Insurance & Risk Management had questions about a contract he was asked to sign. Not sure what the language in the contract meant, he scheduled a meeting and contract review with our legal team at so he would better understand the risk he faced. After reviewing the contract, we made some suggestions, the contractor accepted them, and started his project with peace of mind.
After several months on the job, the project was winding down, but the payments to all the subcontractors working for the general contractor slowed down and eventually stopped. The HVAC contractor was still owed over $50,000 but the general contractor refused to pay anyone. The HVAC contractor returned to his contract and warned that without payment he would file a Mechanic’s Lien to protect his interests.
The general contractor claimed that the contract prevented him from doing so. The HVAC contractor replied that the Mechanic’s Lien section – one identified as a risk during our contract review – was struck and initialed by all parties. A check was issued to our client the next day!
A Safety Net From The Unexpected
At Robertson Insurance & Risk Management, we develop and help implement risk and safety programs that positively affect your bottom line.
Did you know that businesses see a $4 to $6 return on every dollar invested in safety and health?
SOLUTION: Our construction safety resources provide you with useful injury prevention information and help build a culture of safety. With these resources available at your fingertips 24/7 and in multiple formats you can keep safety top of mind at the job site.
Only A Few Words In A Contract Can Put You Out Of Business
SOLUTION: We provide an in-house legal review of your contracts. No other agency provides a review of contracts so you can understand the risk involved.
Do you have the time or resources to provide your team with timely updates on new and revised OSHA regulations?
SOLUTION: When regulatory changes affect your business, we’ll make sure you have all the resources you need to keep your team informed and compliant.
Are you being proactive in your approach to workers’ compensation costs?
SOLUTION: We can help you control workers’ comp claims by establishing a safety policy, adopting a return to work program, streamlining reporting procedures, and identifying top loss sources.
Since not all risks can be addressed by writing a check to an insurance company, you need to be focusing on all risks facing your business rather than just the ones covered by your Contractors’ Insurance policy. Insurance is one of the tools we use to help you manage the challenges you face each day, but without a comprehensive risk strategy, you may be leaving your company exposed in ways you could have never imagined. Our approach to business risk is unique and provides significant value to our clients.
Choosing the right partner for your business risk program is as important as choosing the right contractor for the project. Robertson Insurance & Risk Management is the right partner for your success. Contact us today and schedule your business risk review to see how we can help ensure your business stays in business.