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Forging a new path.

Rooted in the forest products industry, you will find refuge under our canopy of competitive and unique insurance programs.

Forging a new path.

Rooted in the forest products industry, you will find refuge under our canopy of competitive and unique insurance programs.

Continental Underwriters, Inc.
is The National Solution to Your Local Risk™.

Continental Underwriters, Inc. is a full-service intermediary and program administrator specializing in all aspects of forest products insurance. As one of the foremost solution providers of insurance for the forest products industry, our reach is nationwide. This enables us to deliver comprehensive, and competitively priced insurance programs to our agency partners and their clients.

Located in Richmond, Virginia, our team will provide you with exceptional attention to detail, a superior level of service, and the confidence you will receive comprehensive and competitive coverage—every time. Working closely with over 30 carriers that specialize in or have an affinity for forest products, our team is focused on winning trust and growing future opportunities while being equipped to manage any placement for any agent or broker.

Why We're Unique

From the planting of trees, through the manufacturing and distribution of the finished product, we are here to cover you every step of the way.

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Harvesting and Logging Insurance

Planting, growing, and managing timber is a major investment of time and money, and requires significant maintenance. Meanwhile, logging has consistently been one of the most hazardous industries in the United States. Traditional insurance for these businesses is expensive and inadequate. With our risk assessment expertise and carrier partners, we have access to exclusive insurance programs to protect standing timber and loggers.

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Transportation and Hauling Insurance

Whether it’s moving logs from the woods to the mills, or the finished product from the mills to the customer, the transportation process is a critical aspect of our nationwide forest products industry. Due to the high-hazard risk, it can be exceedingly difficult to find competitive and comprehensive coverage. Our transportation division will work tirelessly to find the proper insurance coverage to fit your specific needs.

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Manufacturing and Distribution Insurance

From sawmills to wood treaters to building materials dealers, each manufacturing and distribution operation has its own unique risk characteristics and insurance coverage needs. We take the time to learn and understand your business and its unique needs in order to develop an insurance and risk management program that works for you.

What We Offer

We work with agents and their insureds to develop effective programs to mitigate and minimize hazards, and maximize the money spent to protect their assets.

Our risk assessment engineers will work collaboratively with you and your client to lower the chances of the catastrophic losses that are all too familiar in this industry. We accomplish this by providing in-person risk assessments and technical evaluations of your facility and operations, a comprehensive set of workplace safety procedures, and the expertise of a team who has been in the industry their entire careers.

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We have relied on you to be our: advisor, tough negotiator, claims manager, and once we even needed help getting out of a claim that wasn’t ours. The Continental team has a very deep understanding of us, our history, our business operations and our business practices. That level of deep understanding could have only been developed as a result of a tremendous level of dedication to customer service.

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