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Schinnerer Launches Artisan Contractor E&O Policy

Posted on 11 Jan 12

On the heels of recently launched professional liability and pollution liability policies for construction contractors, Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, one of storefronts, last week announced the launch of yet another insurance solution for contractors. Schinnerer’s latest offering is an errors & omissions policy for specialty contractors.

The new contractor E&O policy geared towards specialty contractors, often referred to as artisan contractors, is tailored to the true exposures this type of contractor faces – namely claims involving faulty workmanship or the use of defective materials or products. Schinnerer’s existing professional liability and pollution liability policies are geared towards general contractors with a design liability exposure.

“We want to offer our artisan contractor policyholders an insurance solution that speaks to their unique exposures. Many artisan contractors don’t have a design liability exposure. Their biggest exposure is typically faulty workmanship claims, which our new E&O policy covers,” said Emerson Browne, Vice President and manager of the contractor program at Schinnerer. “We’re proud to offer a complete suite of policies that are tailored to the many types of contractors out there today.”

Like the contractor professional and pollution policies, the artisan contractor E&O policy is available nationwide on an excess & surplus lines basis through independent agents and brokers. The A rated insurance carrier for all of Schinnerer’s contractor offerings is CNA.

Schinnerer has underwritten contractor risks since 1991.

About Schinnerer

Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc. is one of the largest and most experienced underwriting managers of professional liability and specialty insurance programs in the world. Schinnerer now serves more than 46,000 insureds in various specialty industries through independent insurance agents and brokers. Learn more at