Quality Built, LLC adds Florida Peninsula Insurance Company as carrier to QB Windstorm Plus™ program

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The only insurance inspection program to help property owners avoid windstorm re-inspections for up to five years

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Quality Built’s program helps assure that Florida citizens and policyholders will not suffer the harmful consequences and costs associated with unacceptable or false inspection reports.

Quality Built, LLC (Quality Built), Florida’s leading Windstorm Quality Assurance Company, and Florida Peninsula Insurance Company (Florida Peninsula) are pleased to announce Florida Peninsula as the latest participating carrier in the QB Windstorm Plus™ program, a private retail inspection program available to all Florida homeowners working with participating insurance companies to eliminate costly and disruptive windstorm re-inspections for up to 5 five years.*

Quality Built’s Windstorm Plus program allows policyholders to obtain a complete and accurate windstorm mitigation inspection on their own that will help them avoid the administrative burdens and costs of re-inspection for a period of up to five years when purchasing insurance from participating carriers.1 With the addition of Florida Peninsula, Quality Built’s participating carriers now serve more than 400,000 policyholders who may participate in the program. Quality Built is working hard to expand the number of participating carriers and make the Windstorm Plus™ program available to all policyholders in Florida.

Launched in August 2012, the Quality Built Windstorm Plus program is the first and only windstorm mitigation inspection program in Florida designed to provide policyholders and insurance agents with certainty and peace of mind with respect to windstorm mitigation credits. Each Windstorm Plus inspection is produced via a rigorous process that requires the use of trained, licensed and properly insured inspectors and inspection companies, a final third-party quality review by Quality Built prior to acceptance of the inspection report, and the highest standards of customer service to ensure the results of each inspection are clear to each and every customer. Quality Built's approved Inspection Management Companies and their inspectors are fully reviewed and approved by Quality Built. Quality Built’s program helps assure that Florida citizens and policyholders will not suffer the harmful consequences and costs associated with unacceptable or false inspection reports.

Because Quality Built’s Windstorm Plus program process exceeds the training, insurance, quality, and customer service requirements of the largest windstorm re-inspection programs, a re-inspection will not be required by any of the Windstorm Plus program's participating carriers for the life of the underlying OIR-B1-1802 inspection form, up to 5 years.* As the list of participating carriers continues to grow, so does the value of the Windstorm Plus inspection to agents and consumers alike. Homeowners and agents benefit from the certainty of discounts, clear accountability for the inspection process, and the highest standards of customer service in the industry. It all adds up to fewer conflicts, fewer surprises, and a smoother experience for everyone involved.

Beth Michaelis, President of Quality Built noted, “We are extremely pleased to welcome Florida Peninsula, an important and strong insurance carrier, into Quality Built’s Windstorm Plus program. By adding additional participating carriers to our program, we continue to bring more stability and certainty to the windstorm inspection marketplace which it desperately needs. Carriers, agents and policyholders alike are benefitting from the efficiency and sense of relief that comes with obtaining a "one and done" windstorm inspection that will not be troubled by a disruptive re-inspection.”

The Windstorm Plus™ inspection may be ordered directly from Quality Built (http://store.qualitybuilt.com) or through the ordering process of one of our approved inspection management companies, such as Don Meyler Inspections (via http://www.dmiaccess.com) or other approved companies as set forth on the Quality Built website.

For any questions about the Windstorm Plus™ program, please contact Michael Buttress (mbuttress(at)qualitybuilt(dot)com) or Melanie Carreno (mcarreno(at)qualitybuilt(dot)com).

For media inquiries, insurance carriers and inspection companies interested in learning more about Windstorm Plus™, please contact Quality Built’s President, Beth Michaelis, (beth(at)qualitybuilt(dot)com).

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About Quality Built: Quality Built® is a leading national construction quality assurance and inspection management company with their primary offices located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and San Diego, California. Quality Built provides third-party quality assurance services and a full spectrum of quality and risk management solutions nationwide.

Quality Built is well known for its work in Total Quality Management and was one of first firms to transition from using a traditional paper-based quality assurance approach into implementing a proven, user-friendly and fully automated inspection system. Quality Built’s proprietary software is cost efficient, paperless, fully customizable and completely scalable to handle the demands of most inspection and quality assurance protocols.

Quality Built's Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2008 registered. For more information about Quality Built, contact Beth Michaelis, President, at bmichaelis(at)qualitybuilt(dot)com. Quality Built, 401 SE 12th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33316, 954.358.3503, http://www.qualitybuilt.com.

About Florida Peninsula: As one of Florida’s top ten homeowners’ insurance companies, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company is a recognized leader in the Florida residential home insurance market. For the past eight years, Florida Peninsula has offered one of the most comprehensive policies at competitive rates to the residents of Florida. Since opening their doors in 2005 and in the wake of four major hurricanes, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company successfully managed and closed over 10,000 claims. In addition to helping customers through several catastrophes, Florida Peninsula continues to help the community by supporting charities like Habitat for Humanity and the Broward Partnership for the Homeless. Florida Peninsula is a financially stable company with the ability to pay over $600 Million in catastrophic claims, and maintain an A-Exception Financial Stability Rating® from Demotech. They have earned several awards for technological advancement, green initiatives, and their commitment to the insurance industry. At Florida Peninsula Insurance Company, their motto is fast, fair and friendly and they use these ideals to proudly serve their customers, agency partners, employees, and the community. Learn more at http://www.floridapeninsula.com.

Quality Built and Windstorm Plus are registered trademarks of Quality Built, LLC.

  • Under current policies and procedures (which are always subject to change without notice) of approved and participating insurance companies, Windstorm Plus inspections are valid for five years from the date of the inspection. Re-inspection policies and procedures are established by applicable insurance companies and, are subject to change based on requirements and insurance programs of participating insurance companies. Insurance companies reserve the right to re-inspect properties following any casualty event and in accordance with the applicable policies and procedures of participating insurance companies. Quality Built assumes no liability for changes in insurance programs, policies and procedures. For the list of participating carriers, please visit http://www.qualitybuilt.com/windstorm-plus-participatingcarriers.php. For further information and policies regarding the Windstorm Plus Program, including the five (5) year guarantee, please review the actual terms and conditions of the QB Windstorm Plus program.

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