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What kind of insurance does a painter need?

Painter insurance is general liability insurance.  Painting businesses may do residential or commercial painting.  Painters also do interior and exterior jobs.  General liability will protect your painting company while doing all types of painting and is normally the first policy you will buy.   It is the primary or core insurance policy for your Wisconsin painting business.  General liability insurance covers bodily injury and property damage claims presented by third parties.  There are several different limits of liability coverage, like $300,000/$600,000, $500,000/$1,000,000 and $1,000,000/$2,000,000, which is most common and highly recommended.  Many painting companies will carry a commercial umbrella which goes over and above the general liability and some other coverages. There can also be a property damage deductible.  With many companies this is mandatory for the painting classification.  This means you would pay the first say, $250, $500, $1,000, or $2,500 if you were to be damaged something “other than” what you are were working on.  This should be taken into considered before purchasing your painters liability insurance policy.  General liability insurance covers your premises, products, operations and completed operation (once your work is done). Voluntary property damage coverage should also be considered, which can provide limited protection for your work.  Feel free to click here if a more detailed definition on general liability insurance:

 

How much does Painters Insurance cost in Wisconsin?

Not as much as you might think and is pretty inexpensive through our painter’s insurance program.  Being an independent insurance agency and independent insurance advisors, we believe shopping multiple Wisconsin insurance companies (for maximum savings).  Also, working with an experienced contractor’s / small business insurance agent is key to finding low cost rates for residential, commercial, interior and/or exterior painting contractor insurance.  Wisconsin painting companies might expect to pay $482.00 to $750.00 per year for a start up with one active owner.  It can depend on exactly what you are doing and painting.  The insurance is rated using payroll, a specific rate is assigned for one owner and then employee payroll can be added on.  So, basically the more owners and payroll, the more the insurance premium each year. If you have been in business awhile, then having a good claims history (loss runs/loss history) can have a positive or negative effect on your painting businesses insurance premiums. Insurance companies also audit your operations/books, and this keeps the rates fair for everyone.  They are looking for sales, payroll, number of owners and a portion of your taxes in some cases.

 

Here are some tips on handling & purchasing Painting Company Insurance in Wisconsin?

  • Do business with an agency that are contractor and small business insurance pros. Most agents certainly are wanting to sell you a painter insurance policy, but is it the right policy, best for your needs now and in the future?  Our office specializes in contractor’s insurance and will help you make the best choice for your residential or commercial painting business.  An experienced business insurance agent makes the difference.
  • We offer you a choice in Wisconsin painting insurance programs. Working with multiple companies and shopping the market, offering you the best combination of price, coverage and claims service.  Painting insurance / painting contractor general liability insurance can be difficult to find, especially if you are new in business.  Not with us!
  • Only do business with insured sub-contractors. Insurance companies don’t want you work with uninsured sub-contractors (painters or helpers).  The rate for an insured sub is 1/10th the rate of an uninsured one.  Why are they rated in the first place?  You can be easily drawn into a claim because you are the general contractor, that’s what attorneys do.  Defense cost is a common expense.
  • Have a written contract signed and certificates in hand for all painting sub-contractors BEFORE they start working or are allowed on the job. The contract should include a hold harmless agreement and insurance requirements.  Some typical insurance requirements are:  additional insured, waiver of subrogation, go going and completed operations, primary / non-contributory language, per project, commercial auto coverage, workers compensation coverage (even if you don’t have employees), a commercial umbrella policy, to name a few.
  • Your painting company insurance agent should be familiar with the audit process and even double check things for you, so you are not over charged.
  • An experienced contracting insurance agent will help explain things, making it an easy process. You don’t handle insurance every day, but we do and have your best interests at heart.

 

Let us compare your Wisconsin Painting Contractor Business Insurance with multiple companies and help you choose wisely. 

Our goal is protecting your WI painting design business, then we save you time and some money.  We do this by shopping multiple Wisconsin contractor insurance companies to find you the very best protection and very affordable rates.  By bring multiple options to the table, giving you a choice in painting insurance plans.  Helping you customize a painting business insurance program that is not only cost effective, but right for your growing Wisconsin business.

 

Contact Us for a Quote

We are ready to discuss your painting company insurance and know we can help.  You know the WI painting business and we know Wisconsin contractor’s insurance.  If you are looking for painter’s insurance in Wisconsin, you came to the right place.  We cover painters statewide!  Read our BIO, then just pick up your phone or complete our quick quote form to the right.  We promise to make it easy, fast and very affordable.