NIELSON HOOVER GROUP INTRODUCES NHG SPECIALTY, AN ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT COMPANY, TO THEIR DIVERSIFIED PORTFOLIO OF INSURANCE, RISK MANAGEMENT AND BONDING SERVICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.

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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 www.nhgspecialty.com 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 Advisor in Insurance (AAI) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM), in addition to an

Associate Degree in Business Management from Miami Dade College.

ABOUT NIELSON HOOVER GROUP

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 www.nielsonbonds.com or call 305.722.2670.

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The 2018 Surety Alliance Annual Meeting in Italy welcomed industry experts from around the world to discuss the impact of geopolitical issues affecting global surety markets.

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Alba, Italy (May 20, 2018) — This spring, members of the International Surety Alliance gathered to share their ideas and experiences while also gaining insight into industry issues from their peers. The 3-day event brought together various speakers (both live and via video) to discuss the surety industry, global economics, politics, technology, finance, and business management practices.

Alliance members, including America’s leading provider of surety bonds, Nielson, Hoover & Company, and its President, David Hoover, came together from around the world to take part in discussions focused on the impact of geopolitical developments on the surety world. The first day’s meetings were dedicated to conversations about international surety success stories experienced by each of the members in attendance. “No matter the distance between the SA members, many of our issues are the same. How we approach the issues may differ, yet we all can learn from one another.  As a result, we become more valuable to our own businesses and our client’s needs,” said David Hoover. The second day’s morning session was kicked-off by keynote speaker, Sean McGroarty, the Global Head of Bonding from Euler Hermes headquartered in Paris, France, with the afternoon session continuing with more industry reviews, analysis and success stories. The day ended with a presentation from one of the Surety Alliance’s most important partners, Zurich Insurance. After the session’s ended, Hoover went on to say, “Working with a peer group of likeminded professional entrepreneur surety brokers from around the United States and the world provides an excellent platform to support surety programs for multinational businesses.”

The 3-day event concluded with a taste of Italy, as members attended a guided tour of “Museo del Vino di Barolo”, the prestigious Wine Museum located in the well-known historical town of Barolo. After lunch, members visited the “Antiche Cantine dei Marchesi di Barolo”, Ancient Cellars of the Marquis of Barolo. This was the perfect way to end the conference by sharing a little Italian culture, while at the same time, helping their economic development along the way.

About Nielson, Hoover & Company, Inc.

Nielson, Hoover & Company is America’s number one provider of surety bonds. They bond more projects than any other agency. Throughout the years, NHC has developed a deep understanding of the surety industry. This knowledge allows them to provide superior services and comprehensive solutions to maximize your bonding capacity with the best terms and conditions.  They have the capacity and experience it takes to support the largest national contractors and the hometown knowledge and personal service to ensure mid and small size contractors receive the same attention and expertise.  NHC does business with over fifty sureties which ensures you will be matched with the surety that is best for your particular need.  As your needs change, they have the market that will best match your changing needs.  Whether you are out growing your existing relationship, or have gone through some difficult times, they can help you.

Nielson, Hoover & Company is the largest independent surety agency in the South East with offices in Miami, Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Pensacola, Atlanta, Savannah, Charlotte, and Asheville. They have an extensive network of more than 20 experienced surety bond specialists. Their producers average over 20 years each in the industry with their customer service representatives averaging nearly 15 years. 

To learn more about how Nielson, Hoover & Company can help you obtain the best rates and most favorable terms and conditions, please visit nielsonbonds.com or call 305.722.2663.

About The Surety Alliance

 The Surety Alliance™ is an exclusive peer group of professional construction and commercial surety brokerages located in major money centers throughout the United States, Canada, South America and Europe. Its members are committed to pooling their knowledge and strengths among fellow members with a singular objective of providing unsurpassed service and depth of resources to clients.

SA members are sophisticated regional surety firms, widely respected and recognized as having a deep knowledge of the surety industry, and are dedicated to the maintenance of professional standards that earn them the respect of clients and surety carriers alike.
Best of breed construction firms now have a choice that moves beyond the traditional large brokerage houses.  These multi-national firms have office locations around the world, but dots on a map do not equate to talent, value, or exceptional service. 

The Surety Alliance™ provides you with talented, resourceful, entrepreneurial firms and individuals around the world.  Every Surety Alliance location provides your firm with access to the very best surety professionals in that geographic region.

To learn more about how Surety Alliance, please visit thesuretyalliance.com

Nielson, Hoover & Company Welcomes Don Bramlage As Surety Bond Specialist in the Orlando Office.

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Miami, FL – Nielson, Hoover & Company, Inc., America’s number one provider of surety bonds, is proud to announce the addition of Don Bramalage to the Oralndo Office of Nielson, Mosholder & Associates.
Don is an experienced professional with over forty years of experience in the Surety Industry. Before joining NHC, Don was Vice President of a large insurance and bonding agency located in the South East. After graduating with a Finance Degree from the University of Cincinnati, and an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Don launched his surety career with Cincinnati Insurance in 1977. Throughout his career, Don has built a diversified book of business, including general contractors ranging in size from middle market to multi-million dollar firms, to all the trades involved in the construction industry. He is a licensed agent who has established valuable relationships with excellent contractors and outstanding sureties, as well as CPA’s, insurance agents and attorneys.

“Don’s primary responsibilities at NHC include managing his existing accounts, but he has an uncanny ability for bringing in new business,” said Dave Hoover, President of Nielson Hoover Group. “He will work closely with various accountants, bankers and surety underwriters to successfully provide the right products to meet his customers’ needs.” He continued, “Don’s clients have gained valuable insight and guidance thanks to his combined insurance and surety background. His knowledge and experience make him the perfect addition to the Nielson, Mosholder team.” Mr Hoover also stated, “I was immediately impressed with Don’s knowledge of the industry and his dedication to his clients. Their 100% satisfaction was apparent right from the start,” he went on to say.

In his free time Don enjoys golf, fishing, scuba diving and spending time with his wife of 30 years and two daughters. Originally from Ohio, he now lives in Ponce Inlet, Florida with his family.

About Nielson, Hoover & Company, Inc.

Nielson, Hoover & Company is America’s number one provider of surety bonds. They bond more projects than any other agency. Throughout the years, NHC has developed a deep understanding of the surety industry. This knowledge allows them to provide superior services and a comprehensive solutions way to maximize your bonding capacity with the best terms and conditions. They have the capacity and experience it takes to support the largest national contractors and the hometown knowledge and personal service to ensure mid and small size contractors receive the same attention and expertise. NHC does business with over fifty sureties which ensures you will be matched with the surety that is best for your particular need. As your needs change, they have the market that will best match your changing needs. Whether you are out growing your existing relationship, or have gone through some difficult times, they can help you.

Nielson, Hoover & Company is the largest independent surety agency in the South East with offices in Miami, Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, Savannah, Charlotte, and Asheville. They have an extensive network of more than 20 experienced surety bond specialists. Their producers average over 20 years each in the industry with their customer service representatives averaging nearly 15 years.

To learn more about how Nielson, Hoover & Company can help you obtain the best rates and most favorable terms and conditions, please visit www.nielsonbonds.com or call 305.722.2663..

Nielson, Hoover & Company Launches New App For Iphone Making Its Popular Bond Request App Even More Mobile

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August 12, 2015 Miami, FL – Nielson, Hoover & Company, Inc. is proud to announce that it has taken its highly successful iPad app, “#1 Bond Request”, that was introduced last year, and adapted it for the iPhone. This quick and easy mobile application is free and available now for download on iTunes. With over 700 million iPhones sold since its introduction, this unique app is a simple and convenient way to submit a bond request on this very popular mobile platform from any location at any time.

“The app was working so well on the iPad and with the number of iPhone users, it was only natural to offer our customers the ease of accessing it from their iPhones as well,” said David Hoover, President of Nielson, Hoover & Company, Inc. “With the addition of this iPhone app, we hope to provide the only resource people will need to request a bond,” he continued. The app allows people to remotely request a Bid or Performance and Payment Bonds and was designed with several exclusive features including the ability to store user information, saving time and effort for those who may need to submit multiple bond requests by eliminating the need to have to re-enter basic information needed for each bond request including bid amount, duration, retainage, bid bond percentage, etc. In addition, Nielson has enhanced the integration with the iOS camera so photos can be instantly uploaded, eliminating the need to scan and attach documents for bond requests.

Once a bond request is submitted, an experienced Nielson, Hoover & Company’s surety specialist will prepare it and send to you. If you are a prospect and not a current NHC client, they will analyze your request and provide the most effective strategy to help maximize your surety credit. Nielson, Hoover & Company has established themselves as the nation’s number one provider of surety bonds and continues to work hard every day to maintain that leader position. They have the expertise and ability to help companies attain the maximum bonding capacity, best rates and most favorable terms and conditions.

The “#1 Bond Request” iPhone app is free and available at (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1-bond-request/id866492100). You can also visit Nielson, Hoover & Company’s website at www.nielsonbonds.com to obtain a request form or you can submit the request electronically through Nielson, Hoover & Company’s website should your needs change.

About Nielson, Hoover & Company, Inc.

Nielson, Hoover & Company is America’s number one provider of surety bonds. They bond more projects than any other agency. Throughout the years, NHC has developed a deep understanding of the surety industry. This knowledge allows them to provide superior services and a comprehensive solutions way to maximize your bonding capacity with the best terms and conditions. They have the capacity and experience it takes to support the largest national contractors and the hometown knowledge and personal service to ensure mid and small size contractors receive the same attention and expertise. NHC does business with over fifty sureties which ensures you will be matched with the surety that is best for your particular need. As your needs change, they have the market that will best match your changing needs. Whether you are outgrowing your existing relationship, or have gone through some difficult times, they can help you.

Nielson, Hoover & Company is the largest independent surety agency in the South East with offices in Miami, Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, Savannah, Charlotte, and Asheville. They have an extensive network of more than 20 experienced surety bond specialists. Their producers average over 20 years each in the industry with their customer service representatives averaging nearly 15 years.

To learn more about how Nielson, Hoover & Company can help you obtain the best rates and most favorable terms and conditions, please visit www.nielsonbonds.com or call 305.722.2663.