BARTON BENNETT

15011 HOLLYDALE HOUSTON, TX. 77062 Ph. 832-641-1767 Fax 832-553-8001 BartonRBennett@aol.com

Career objective:

Insurance Professional / Construction Management WORK HISTORY

July 2003 to Present Independent Claims Adjuster Claims handled range from simple claims, to complex multi-million dollar losses. Large loss Commercial General Adjuster for claims up to $20 million for Zurich NA, Hanover and United Fire Group during 2005 hurricane season and for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Served as commercial claims manager for Zurich NA for Hurricane Dennis 2005. Served as large loss claims manager during 2004 Hurricane Season (Aug 2004 to May 2005) for Zurich Insurance at Zurich North America home office in Schaumburg, IL. When not working catastrophe event– handling of claims of multiple lines for varied carriers. Also have worked with a number of attorneys in the Houston areas, both plaintiff and defense, as claims investigator, mediator, arbitrator and expert witness in disputed and/or litigated claims. Currently working towards designation as SCLA (Senior Claims Law Associate). Aug 2001 to July 2003 Vice-President/Claims Manager Personal handling of various types claims and management of staff adjusters. All American Adjusters Houston, TX.

June 2000 to Aug 2001 Pi Construction Corp - Austin, TX. Dallas/Ft. Worth Project Manager/Operations Manager dba Meridian Contracting, Inc. Dallas/ Ft. Worth Project & Operations Manager for a nationwide commercial builder. Specializing in local, state and federal government building projects, JOC and Saber Contracts. Clients included Federal Bureau of Engraving and Printing, GSA (Government Services Agency), U.S. Postal Service, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Cities of Ft. Worth, Richardson and Saginaw. July 1982 to June 2000 Riviera Claims- Corpus Christi, TX. Owner/President & Riviera Construction – Corpus Christi, TX. Riviera Claims – Independent Adjuster service for varied types claims listed above. Riviera Construction – Residential – Custom and Speculative Home Builder Remodeling and Insurance Restoration Authorized contractor for Sears Home Improvement, Builders Square and Home Depot Commercial–Lease space “build-out” for clients that included U.S. Navy recruiting offices, national retailers, such as Spencer Gifts, Aladdin’s Castle, Marianne’s, Mr. Gatti’s Pizza, Sabaro’s Pizza, and a variety other restaurants, retailers and professional offices. Nov. 1990 to July 1993 County of Nueces, TX. Deputy Corpus Christi, TX. Held this position while also self employed. Performed typical duties of a licensed Peace Officer, to include patrol, traffic investigation, criminal investigation, arrest, search and seizure, etc. Economic reason forced resignation to maintain and further develop business career. July 1979 to July 1982 UH-1 (Huey) and OH-58 (Kiowa) Helicopter Mechanic / Crew Chief U.S. Army

CLAIMS EXPERIENCE
Property (Flood – Wind – Mold – Water – Fire - Foundation) Commercial Residential / Condo Property Loss Specialty Property Losses – Golf Courses, Financial Institutions, Municipalities etc. Boiler & Machinery Third Party Claims Arbitrator / Mediator for Disputed Claims and contractual disputes Errors & Omissions Large Commercial Property Loss Business Income Loss Builder Risk Inland Marine Contractor Liability Appraisal / Umpire Expert Witness Surety Bond & Performance Bond

LICENSING AND CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed All Lines Adjuster TX, OK, FL, AL, NC & LA Certified NFIP Flood Adjuster Heavy Commercial & Condo (RCBAP) California Earthquake Certification Licensed Texas General Lines Insurance Agent United Fire Group Certified General Adjuster Hanover Insurance Certified Commercial Adjuster State Farm Insurance Certified Adjuster Allstate Insurance Certified Adjuster Farmers Insurance Certified Adjuster Nationwide Insurance Certified Adjuster

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Major Catastrophes worked Hurricanes Katrina and Rita 2005 – General Adjuster for losses to $10 million for Zurich NA, Hanover Insurance and United Fire Group. Hurricane Dennis 2005 – Commercial Loss Claims Manager at Zurich NA home office Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan & Jeanne – Florida – 2004 Commercial Large Loss & Condo Large Loss Claims Mgr. Zurich North America home office –Schaumburg, IL / August 14, 2004 to March 1, 2005 & forward large loss Cat Office – Orlando. FL / March 1 to May 15, 2005 Hurricane Isabel – Virginia -2003 Hurricane Lili – Louisiana - 2002 Tropical Storm “Allison” – 2001 – Houston, TX. Hurricane Andrew – 1992 – Florida Software Property Claims – Xactimate / DDS (IntegriClaim) / Simsol / Powerclaim Pulsar for RS Means (for commercial and governmental projects} Auto Claims- CC Pathways / Dent Estimators Proficient in varied CAD and sketch programs and all Microsoft Office and Corel applications

Professional reference letters upon email request to BartonRBennett@aol.com