SAN DIEGO – Crum & Forster is considering expanding its West Coast and Midwestern construction contractors in the coming years, following the reorganization of the segment in July, said Anthony J. Pacholec, senior vice president and head of the unit.  Crum & Forster, a Morristown, New Jersey-based entity of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., writes about $ 102 million in annual insurance premiums for construction contractors, of which about 10% of the business comes from Western states, said Medway, Massachusetts-based Mr. Pacholec.
"We plan to expand the book in the territory by 20%," he said during an interview at the IRMI Construction Risk Management Conference in San Diego this week. from Eastern states, he said.
The campaign will be led by Paul R. Anderson, Vice President of Crum & Forster's headquarters. The insurer hired Ryan Steele as a senior insurer in Los Angeles in June and will seek to expand insurance staff, Anderson said. , car liability and worker compensation, he said.