Berkley Design Professional Underwriters (“Berkley DP”) was started in 2013 by a team of people with deep roots in underwriting, risk management and claims handling for the Design Professional community. The genesis of Berkley DP was the combination of the team’s passion for bringing fresh ideas to the products and services Design Professionals needs together with W. R. Berkley Corporation’s desire to commit its superior financial strength and A+ rated paper to this industry segment. Berkley DP’s motto is: Better by Design. Policyholders are better businesses because they have designed comprehensive coverage and current risk management solutions that make their practice less susceptible to loss.

Berkley DP differentiates itself from its competitors in several ways:

  •  A company dedicated to the Design Professional industry with the autonomy to make decisions and act quickly in serving their policyholders and their agents.
  •  Able to offer truly unique coverage that our policyholders needs and not just something every other carrier offers. The underwriting staff combines over 100 years of experience specifically serving Design Professionals.
  •  Bring Loss Prevention and Risk Management capabilities from real industry practitioners-people who have actually been Architects and Engineers and know how to mitigate the professional risks of running a Design Firm.
  •  Provide fair and friendly claims services from a group of professionals who are dedicated to their business, experienced in managing Design claims and willing to listen and communicate both with their policyholders and their agents.
Berkley Design Professional Underwriters

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