Sterling Risk Advisors Announces Major Expansion in Arkansas

Sterling Risk Advisors Announces Major Expansion in Arkansas

 

Sterling Risk Advisors Announces Major Expansion in Arkansas, Launching New Office in Little Rock Led by Four Brokers with Strong Construction Industry Expertise

Sterling Risk Advisors this week announced a major expansion in Arkansas, opening a new office and hiring four professional brokers with strong expertise in the construction industry to serve the state from Little Rock. The brokers include William “Bill” Griffin, Cindy Trickey, Nick W. Peters and James R. “Jimbo” Ramsay. All four are experts in the construction insurance and surety marketplace.

Sterling’s new Little Rock office will be located at 400 W. Capitol Avenue.

“We’re excited about branching into the Arkansas market and starting with such a stellar pool of talent,” said Doug Rieder, President, Sterling Risk Advisors. “Bill Griffin, Cindy Trickey, Nick Peters and Jimbo Ramsey all have a wealth of experience in the construction industry and in risk management. Their deep knowledge of the industry will pair powerfully with Sterling’s surety and insurance resources.”

  • Bill Griffin has more than 30 years of experience specializing in the construction insurance and surety field and has been a top producer in Arkansas for the past two decades. He holds designations as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and as an Associate in Fidelity & Surety Bonding (AFSB). He has served as council member and board member for the Associated Builders and Contractors of Arkansas, and received their Outstanding Council Volunteer Award.
  • Cindy Trickey has more than 30 years experience in the insurance and surety business, finding risk management solutions for clients in a variety of industries, including construction, surety/bonding, property management, and manufacturing accounts. She holds a designation as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and is actively involved in Associated Builders and Contractors of Arkansas, The Associated General Contractors of Arkansas, Arkansas Ready Mixed Concrete Association and American Subcontractors Association of Central Arkansas.
  • Nick W. Peters has more than 22 years of experience in the construction insurance and surety industry. He is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), a fully licensed insurance agent, and has completed all three levels of the National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP) William J. Angell Surety School.
  • Jimbo Ramsay has more than 13 years of experience in the construction insurance and bonding industry. He also serves clients in the trucking, manufacturing and medical sectors. Ramsay has received the Young Agent of the Year Award, presented by the Independent Insurance Agents of Arkansas, and is serving his second term as one of five nationwide representatives on the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America’s National Young Agents Committee.

Construction is one of Sterling’s key areas of expertise. The firm’s “Sterling Risk Sentiment Index of the Construction Industry” regularly surveys companies’ risk exposure perception.  The most recent survey showed that construction companies remain consistent in their concern about risk exposure, with respondents reporting that their “risk sentiment” has remained steady at 4.4 on a scale of 1-10.

The Index shows that most report improving profit margins, but while they say their concerns about staffing are decreasing, access to adequate numbers of employees continues as the No. 1 business risk. Learn more at http://sterlingriskadvisors.com/news-topic.php?newsid=160.

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