Information provided by Rob Foote of Frank H. Furman Insurance, the leading roofing focused insurance advisor in the Country.  The Furman Insurance Agency is a 13 year member of NRCA, a contributing author of roofing focused publications including Roofing Florida, Professional Roofing and Roofing Contractor Magazines.  Rob Foote possesses 24 years of deep roofing expertise, is an active advocate for the professional roofing industry, and serves on the Board of Directors for the FRSA and a local affiliate.
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CERTA Training Certified Roofing Torch Applicator Program + Roofing and Construction Safety Training 

Why CERTA Training with Jim Brauner?

It's simple: 
- Insurance Savings
- Hazard/Liability Control
- Employee Safety

Just ask Frank H.Furman Insurance, the Trusted Insurance Advisors for 82 roofing professionals, with several being in the Top 25 of Roofing Contractors in the nation:

"As the leading Roofing Industry Risk Advisor it is critical that our roofing clients have access to loss control and OSHA compliance training. Brauner Safety Services is our leading safety and loss control partner. We serve many common roofing professionals with Jim Brauner and his firm. Since Brauner Safety Services began providing CERTA training for our clients, their torch losses in our roofing portfolio are zero. Historically torch losses in the roofing industry average a minimum of $1M a month in financial loss.  Jim’s ability to engage both field staff and operation leaders on torch application techniques clearly delivers a reduced risk and enhanced efficiencies for our roofing clients.

The reduction in severity and frequency of torch claims is remarkable.  A severe torch claim can put a roofing professional out of business for a wide range of reasons including:
1.  Inadequate insurance limits to protect the roofing contractor's balance sheet.
2.  Potential exposure for future garnished earnings if the roofing contractor's insurance is not adequate to  make the building owner whole.
3.  A severe torch claim that has significant property damage for a key building owner/client could cause the reoccurring revenue for the key client to discontinue due to poor public relations and loss of income due to the inability to occupy the building /facility.
4.  If there is an insurance company  policy limit for  torch claims suffered by a roofing contractor, there will typically be severe budget increases for the roofing contractor's insurance for the next 5 years. 

 An elevation in the #3 expense item impacts: 
- Gross margins
- Competitive advantage
- Potential cancellation or non-renewal by the insurance provider
- Cash flow impact due to deductible obligations 
- Potential breach of contract exposure if the roofing contractor does not meet the construction contract's timeline for completion due to a severe fire damage loss .

The solution is to invest resources in CERTA Training through Jim Brauner at  Jim Brauner is the leading CERTA trainer in the country with more than 30 years of experience in the roofing industry and a comprehensive understanding of contractors’ needs and methods for training crews to be prepared for a variety of situations."