Andrew Tuma joined Berkley Surety in 2007 and has over 25 years of experience in the property casualty insurance industry. He served most recently as the Company's executive vice president and chief operating officer, before being promoted to president in 2012. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding and Associate in Management professional designations.
Berkley Surety Group
Berkley Surety Group is committed to building an enduring enterprise with an emphasis on perpetuating meaningful partnerships with our agents. We value an entrepreneurial approach to the business and strive to balance risk management considerations with a traditional underwriting process. We approach each transaction with a healthy respect for the risk inherent in the surety bond transaction but take care to explore every possible option that might generate a successful outcome for our agency partners.
We provide a broad array of surety products for contract and commercial surety risks, including specialty niches such as environmental and secured credit for small contractors, through an independent agency and broker platform across a nationwide network of 16 field offices.
How Berkley Surety Group is Different
Berkley Surety Group offers many superior advantages, including one of the best product arrays in the industry. Yet, our approach to the business, with an underwriting process not rooted in ratios, is what truly distinguishes us. Our culture is one of shared responsibility and accountability for our collective success, driven by open communication with our agency partners. We rely on our people to examine the undertaking as a whole – the numbers, the management, people, history and performance relative to the complexity of the risk inherent in the transaction. Our people are supported with state-of the-art technology that facilitates this collaborative approach and can produce a timely and meaningful response from a virtual office. Our breadth of product capabilities, the thoroughness of our underwriting, the experience of our underwriters, and the timeliness of our decisions differentiates the company within the marketplace.
We are deeply committed to making a positive contribution to the surety industry and to the acceptance of its products. We pride ourselves as well on providing a superior level of service. An important part of this commitment is prompt, professional and equitable claims service – this is an absolute priority and an integral component in the success of our facility and the fulfillment of our surety commitment.
Our people are second to none in the industry; our team brings a comprehensive level of experience and underwriting expertise coupled with the intellectual capacity and energy to effectively sell and service our products. Each is driven by the knowledge that long-term successful relationships require continuous attention, uncompromising honesty and plain hard work.
About W. R. Berkley Corporation
W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation's premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and local customer needs. This decentralized structure provides financial accountability and incentives to local management and enables us to attract and retain the highest caliber professionals. We have the expertise and resources to utilize our strengths in the present environment, and the flexibility to anticipate, innovate and respond to whatever opportunities and challenges the future may hold.
Recognizing the absolute necessity of having quality people at the point of customer contact, Berkley Surety Group provides experienced surety professionals at each of our locations.
412 Mt. Kemble, Suite 310N
Morristown, NJ 07960
Tel: (973) 775-5021
505 North Brand Blvd., Suite 1040
Glendale, CA 91203
Tel: (818) 550-1403
2000 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 410
Denver, CO 80222
Tel: (303) 357-2616
4211 West Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33607
5900 Windward Parkway, Suite 335
Alpharetta, GA 30005
215 Shuman Blvd., Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563
11201 Douglas Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322
Tel: (800) 456-5486
290 Donald J. Lynch Blvd.
Marlborough, MA 01752
Tel: (508) 263-2582
One Acadia Commons
Westbrook, ME 04092
Tel: (207) 228-1922
14755 N. Outer Forty Drive, Suite 300
Chesterfield, MO 63017
645 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Suite 218
Severna Park, MD 21146
Tel: (410) 647-6990
3436 Torringdon Way, Suite 250
Charlotte, NC 28277
Tel: (866) 245-1973>
60 East 42nd Street, Suite 1524
New York, NY 10165
Tel: (212) 867-2650
150 N Radnor Chester Road, Suite A-270
Radnor, PA 19087
Tel: (973) 775-5095
12400 Coit Rd., Suite 625
Dallas, TX 75251
Tel: (972) 385-1140
701 5th Avenue, Suite 3505
Seattle, WA 98104
Tel: (206) 223-5842
We write on behalf of two W. R. Berkley Corporation member companies: Berkley Regional Insurance Company and Berkley Insurance Company, both with an A.M. Best rating of A+ (Superior). The companies are licensed to conduct business in all states. Our risk-bearing entities enjoy U.S. Treasury single bond limitations exceeding $68 million.
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