Insurance coverage and risk management solutions for companies in various industries.
Specialized business insurance provided by Great Northwest Insurance Brokers.
Different businesses have different insurance needs. We’ll thoroughly assess your business and situation to develop creative, comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that fit your needs.
Each industry has its own set of unique risks and requires specialized insurance to protect what matters most. Our insurance advisors have in-depth knowledge and experience with a variety of industries, including those featured below.
Which business insurance is right for your company?
Explore how having the right business insurance can protect your company from the unexpected.
As a contractor, your business may be susceptible to many risks, such as claims due to bodily injury, property damage, personal injury, and more. And, if you hire other contractors to perform work on your behalf, you can be held responsible for any damage they cause on the job.
Commercial general liability insurance is an absolute necessity for every contractor. This type of protection provides broad coverage for premises, operations, products, and claims to third parties or property when you are deemed responsible and liable. It will also pay to defend any covered lawsuit or action regardless of its merit.
When a fire, theft, or another type of disaster strikes, your commercial property and everything within it can suffer a significant loss. This can have a detrimental effect on your business.
Commercial property insurance can help protect the property your business owns and leases, including things like equipment, inventory, furniture, and fixtures. Whether you own your building or lease your workspace, commercial property insurance can be purchased separately or can be combined with other necessary coverage to protect your business’ physical assets.
You’re constantly moving your tools from one job site to another, exposing your contractor business to potential loss due to damage or theft. And without your specialized tools and equipment, your job site may come to a screeching halt.
As a contractor, you need contractors' equipment insurance - a policy specially designed to protect your tools and equipment on the move. The policy will cover equipment for a variety of losses, including fire, explosion, vandalism, theft, collision with other equipment or objects and overturning. Unlike standard commercial property insurance policies, contractors' equipment insurance often covers losses caused by floods and earthquakes.
A building under construction is not covered under a standard building insurance policy or a home insurance policy since it is not a complete structure. As a contractor, you may be responsible for unique loss exposures related to buildings under construction such as the theft of building materials and high valued equipment such as generators and compressors.
Builders risk and installation insurance provides coverage for homes or buildings while undergoing construction, until they are completed. The policy covers the contractors’ interest in materials at the job site before they are installed, construction materials in transit designated for the contractors' equipment insurance–a policy specially and the value of the property being constructed until it is completed.
If one of your employees receives an injury or becomes ill due to a work-related occurrence, you are required by law to have the proper coverage in place.
Workers' compensation protects your employees should a job-related injury or sickness occur during the course of employment. This coverage is required by law and may vary by area, so be sure that you understand your obligations for all physical locations where your business operates in and all physical locations where you hire your employees.
As a contractor, you have many exposures associated with your business vehicles–owned or leased. With a fleet of cars, trucks, vans, or other types of vehicles used in the course of business, a single accident can potentially put your contractor business in financial jeopardy.
Business auto insurance provides coverage for vehicles owned or leased by a contractor and provides coverage for bodily injury, property damage, and other exposures, and could include comprehensive and collision coverage as well.
If you are performing as a contractor on a construction project where other contractors and vendors are involved, you could be held liable for any damages or injuries caused by the other contractors or vendors, leaving you with costly legal fees and settlement costs. Your business needs to be protected against the risk of some other company, vendor or subcontractor causing damage to people or property of your mutual customer.
Consider having a contract in place with each entity that includes a hold harmless agreement in your favor. A hold harmless agreement provides that the entity will hold you harmless for any injuries or damage caused by their negligence. In addition, the contract should require that the entity list you as an additional insured on their policy. This may provide you with coverage under their policy for injuries or damage they cause if you are named in a lawsuit.
Losses and lawsuits are quite common in the construction business, and settlements can be substantial. If your business is found to be responsible for damage or injury on the job site, you could be facing a large liability loss that exceeds the basic limits of your standard policy.
You should consider purchasing a commercial umbrella insurance policy which provides higher limits, typically between $2,000,000 and $10,000,000, and often broadened coverages. Coverage is extended over various policies, including general liability insurance, business auto, and directors and officers liability insurance.
There’s more to the aviation industry than planes. Insurance for this industry needs to encompass all the various moving parts. From the hangar to the runway, it all has to be covered. To insure these unique risks, specialized knowledge is a must.
Owning a brewery can present unique risks. Specialty brewery insurance combines elements of liquor liability insurance, property insurance and general business insurance to develop one, simpler policy.
Child Care Center Insurance
Parents trust child care centers with their children from the earliest days. As with any facility that caters to the care of young ones, there are special risks in addition to the ordinary risks of running a business. Our specialized insurance policies will keep you covered.
A church is so much more than a place of worship—it's also a community center, an employer and oftentimes, a home. We offer customized insurance options that fit all of these unique needs.
Contractor insurance isn't one-size-fits-all. A specialized policy allows you to easily customize and simplify your insurance coverage to ensure that your business' unique needs are protected.
Condo Building Insurance
Condo building insurance can be complicated. Specialty condo insurance recognizes the many different risk types and provides clarity regarding which parties are responsible for covering which risks.
The risks associated with owning a dealership are diverse, no matter what you sell. From workers' comp to coverage for customers' vehicles, we'll help you navigate the complexities and design a policy that keeps your business running smoothly.
It can be overwhelming to think about insuring your farm if it's both your home and your business. Farm insurance eliminates the confusion and allows you to simplify your insurance into a single policy.
Fitness Center Insurance
As a gym or fitness center owner, customer waivers are usually not enough to protect you from potentially damaging financial risks. A specialty fitness center insurance policy can fill the gaps.
Fleet insurance is the simplest way to cover all of the cars and trucks owned by your company with a single policy.
Garage Repair Shop Insurance
Garage repair shops face high financial risks simply because of the nature of the business. A specialty insurance policy can protect your garage repair shop from potentially devastating financial losses.
Golf Course Insurance
Golf is a relaxing pastime that many people enjoy, but operating a golf course isn't such a walk in the park! Specialty golf course insurance can protect your business from financial risks associated with property damage, extreme weather, liquor liability and much more.
International Business Insurance
Conducting business outside the country comes with its own unique set of risks and liabilities. Coverage options vary, so our experts will sit down with you to determine what your business' needs are and how we can keep them protected.
Manufacturers come in all shapes, sizes and product lines. But no matter what type of manufacturing business you're in, there's one thing in common: the need to protect your business. We can help you design the right manufacturer's insurance policy.
In a relatively new industry like cannabis, it's often confusing to know what type of coverage you need. From general liability to product storage, we'll help you sort out the risks and design a policy that helps your business as it grows.
Medical Office Insurance
Just as your patients need to maintain insurance coverage, so should you. Your medical office comes with a unique set of risks and a specialty medical office insurance policy can keep you protected against a loss.
Even though your organization's goal is to help people, you are still running a business. That means your non-profit needs to protect itself against the risks that small business owners face. We'll help you design a non-profit insurance policy that covers your organization's unique needs.
Professional Services Insurance
When your business handles services that are very personal, it's important to have the right insurance in place to protect your clients and your business. Professional services insurance is a great way to manage this.
Property Manager Insurance
If you manage residential or commercial properties, you face a diverse set of risks and potential losses. From liability issues to damage protection, we'll help you navigate the world of property manager insurance and design coverage that's a perfect fit.
Real Estate Investor Insurance
Real estate investment is an exciting, and sometimes risky, venture. There are unique liabilities and factors to consider when insuring your property. We'll help manage those risks and keep your investment protected.
Restaurants carry a very unique set of risks. We can customize a menu of insurance solutions to meet your specific needs. Reviewing the options and developing a plan for restaurant insurance coverage is the perfect recipe.
Retail Business Insurance
As a small business owner, you have a lot to think about. Customized retailer insurance coverage can help to take some of those worries off of your plate.
Schools can be a second home for the families they serve. Protecting this community hub is crucial. Having the right insurance in place for a school’s unique needs can make all the difference when an incident occurs.
Technology Firm Insurance
Technology firms face unique risks due to the nature of their work. Specific tech firm insurance can help to combat and prevent these risks.
Does your company make use of commercial trucks? If so, you may need to consider commercial trucking insurance, which covers more risks than your typical auto insurance would.
Wholesaler and Distributor Insurance
As a wholesaler or distributor, your business has heightened risks because of the amount of stock kept onsite. A specialty wholesaler and distributor insurance policy protects you from the unique financial risks associated with this type of business.
Wineries have elements of many types of businesses – they’re part manufacturer, part event venue, and some may offer a wine bar that’s open to the public. Insurance for these unique risks requires specialized coverage.