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April 8, 2019, Miami, FL – Nielson Hoover Group is proud to announce the addition of NHG Specialty, an insurance broker that specializes in the construction and development industry. From establishing the scope and budget of a project to understanding its risks and current levels of protection, NHG Specialty provides real risk management solutions.

Their team of dedicated construction experts develop customized plans designed to help mitigate risk, provide improved coverage options and lower costs to help companies build on a solid foundation. Throughout the duration of a project, their team will work closely with all parties involved to ensure that the goals and budgets are properly managed.

NHG Specialty is headed by industry expert, Brandon Beane, whose “boots on the ground” experience is unsurpassed. His knowledge of construction and development and all the nuances associated with working in a risky business have helped make him a leader in insurance, risk management and bonding for the Southeast market. Brandon and the NHG Specialty team collaborate with their clients to identify costly problems and help alleviate any risks before they occur –in turn, protecting their client’s investment.

Throughout the construction process, NHG Specialty performs risk assessments at every stage of the project’s life. They are involved at all levels – from owners, developers, contractors and subcontractors to architects, engineers and suppliers, working with them to keep the project moving on time and on budget. By integrating their diverse expertise, knowledge, and insight, they have advised countless industry insiders on how to mitigate risk by taking the risk out of construction and development. “We specialize in providing innovative ways to manage our clients risks with the highest level of quality service and the best value,” said Brandon Beane. “We pride ourselves in thinking beyond the insurance placement. We’ve delivered effective solutions on some of the largest and most complicated projects in the nation,” he continued.

At NHG Specialty, they understand that there’s no good short-term solutions for a company’s long-term Enterprise Risk Management needs. “In the construction industry, the key to success is the thorough analysis of each phase of a project before it happens,” said Dave Hoover, Chief Operating Officer of Nielson Hoover Group. “One that, over time, takes into account a company’s continually changing operations, hiring practices, safety culture, and any other business practices that ultimately prevent a company from succeeding,” he said.

About NHG Specialty

NHG Specialty focuses on providing real risk management solutions. From blueprints to build-out, there are many steps in identifying and managing the risks of any given project. At NHG Specialty, each of their products and services are designed to meet the specific requirements of their clients. Their team of experts are experienced at recognizing problems and alleviating any risks and, in turn, protecting client’s investments. NHG Specialty offers the following Construction Risk Management Products and Services: Risk Management Consulting, Safety and Loss Prevention Services, Construction Insurance, Policy & Contract Reviews, Wrap-up Insurance, Accrual & Expense Analysis, Surety Bonds, Health & Benefits, Builder’s Risk & Claims Services, and Subcontractor Pre-Qualification.

About the NHG Team:

Brandon Beane

As a partner in NHG Specialty, Brandon’s expertise is in construction risk management. Throughout his impressive career, this has been his sole focus. Over the years, Brandon has been an integral part in the success of some of the industry’s most influential companies working with some of the nation’s leading firms and overseeing insurance coverage for billions of dollars in construction annually. He has worked closely with the various disciplines essential to effective construction management, such as Safety, Operations, Preconstruction, Finance, Quality Control, and Legal. Brandon has worked with a diverse clientele from large Engineering and Construction companies to high profile private Developers to major public entities. He has extensive experience in a variety of major construction markets, including the Northeast, the Midwest, and predominantly, the Southeast. 

His experience managing all facets of risk management and insurance programs, including Subcontractor Default Insurance, Wrap-Ups, Claims, and a Captive insurance company, provides NHG Specialty with a unique industry perspective. In addition to working to assure broad and cost-effective risk management protection across all operations and on a project-by-project basis.

Brandon’s clientele has included large regional and national General Contractors, major public entities, both local and international developers. Brandon is a Vice President on the Board of Directors of the South Florida AGC and heads the SFAGC Risk Management Committee. He is well-respected in the industry and frequently speaks at local and national events such as the ENR Risk Summit, The AGC Risk & Surety Meetings, IRMI, CLM Conference, Marcum Conference, and the AGC National Conference.

To learn more about how the team of dedicated experts at NHG Specialty can help you mitigate risk, provide improved coverage options and lower your cost of risk, visit or call 305.503.9199.

About Sonia M. Paneque

With more than 30 years of proven experience in the construction and risk management insurance industry, Sonia is responsible for creating and managing commercial insurance strategies for a growing client base in both the U.S. and Latin America. As a Senior Account Executive for NHG Specialty, she is uniquely qualified for her role and possesses key strengths that have helped her make significant contributions to the companies that have been fortunate enough to receive her expertise.

Sonia focuses on building solid client relationships rather than just insurance programs. She recognizes that an insurance certificate can make or break any project, therefore, she approaches each program with a sense of

urgency and dedication to service – this combination has earned her a superior client retention record.  Sonia provides diverse and well-rounded industry knowledge to her clients. Having previously provided insurance

solutions to real estate firms, retailers and resort complexes, Sonia has a keen understanding of her client’s client and the market pressures facing construction firms.

She is bilingual and is an active member of the Latin Builders’ Association as well as theAssociation of General Contractors and Builders’ Association of South Florida. She holds professional designations as an Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM), in addition to an

Associate Degree in Business Management from Miami Dade College.


The Nielson Hoover Group of Risk Management companies, an Acrisure Partner, are a nationwide leader in Surety Bonds, Construction Bonds, Commercial Bonds, Construction Insurance, and Commercial Insurance. NHG has locations in Miami, Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa/Saint Petersburg, Pensacola, Atlanta, Savannah, and Asheville, and offer the highest level of expertise to the construction industry. As one of the nation’s leading independent bonding and insurance companies, we specialize in surety bonds, bid bonds, performance bonds, payment bonds, and maintenance bonds. We are also experts in commercial bonds, judicial bonds, license and permit bonds, fidelity bonds, payment & performance bonds, public official bonds, and subdivision bonds. From auto insurance to homeowners or business insurance, our commercial and personal insurance lines offer the right solutions to meet your needs.

To learn more about how Nielson Hoover Group can help you obtain the best rates and most favorable terms and conditions, please visit or call 305.722.2670.