Jim Gardner, CEO

Let's talk about your goals and current pain points. I will send you out an agenda for our 1/2 hour talk. After our call, I will provide you a proposal with timeline and pricing

Our Story

After delivering hundreds of thousands of loss control reports, we saw the need to transform our inspection business.  At a team meeting exploring how we could have the policyholder provide us information on their woodstove with a smartphone, we decided that the idea could be expanded into all our services.  We called that idea, ViewSpection.  Since then we have completed a innovation program and completed the Global Insurance Accelerator 100 Day program.  Since then, Gardner Group and ViewSpection have built an integrated, hybrid loss control solution.

Our Leadership Team
Jim Gardner, CEO

Jim Gardner, CEO
jim@gardnergroup.net
520-730-6186

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Liz Murray, COO
Liz@gardnergroup.net
800-333-0625 Ext 815

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Tom Guignard, Sr. Field Rep
tom@gardnergroup.net
800 333-0625 Ext 6

Jay-Kramer

Jay Kramer, VP of Self Service
jay@gardnergroup.net
800 333-0625 Ext 6

Hybrid Loss Control

What is “hybrid loss control”?  It is a mix of traditional inspections and self-service or DIY inspections completed by the policyholder.  Instead of limiting your inspections due to budget constraints you can double your inspections for the same or less than you are spending now.  With ViewSpection self-service inspections your policyholder provides all the typical images and data about their residential or commercial property.  Often, this DIY inspection will be enough to complete your underwriting requirements, without the cost of a physical, expensive inspection.  However, because the ViewSpection survey is completed in 5-10 days, there is plenty of time to transition to a traditional, field based inspection, if needed.

LOSS CONTROL RE-IMAGINED

Everything in insurance is changing.  Yet, are you having much luck finding innovative approaches for your loss control needs?  Odds are, the problems and issues you are experiencing in getting your inspection needs met, are increasing.

At Gardner Group, we blend providing traditional inspections with new technology and approaches.  We will work with you to find a unique approach which takes advantage of:

Policyholder Self Service App

Mobile Inspector App

Agent Inspection App

Remote Video Inspections

At Gardner Group, we will help you engage your agents and policyholders into the risk management process.

Try 3 Inspections, On Us!

Find out what partnering with Gardner Group is really like. No risk. No charge. It is all upside!

We will complete 3 surveys within our current operating area in a 30 day time frame at no charge.

All that is required is a phone call to set up the inspection requirements and a wrap up phone call once the surveys are delivered to you.

ViewSpection

Legacy, field based, loss control services are a necessary part of any good underwriting program.  However, the unintended consequences of inspections are that they are expensive, slow to be delivered, and often can cause friction with the agent and policyholder, etc.

ViewSpection makes your agent and policyholder inspectors.  And your vendor inspectors, better inspectors!

With our unique app, we boil every question down to an image and we can deliver both an exterior and interior survey of a property at submission at a fraction of the cost of traditional field surveys.

At A Glance

REDUCE COST
IMPROVE TIME SERVICE
REDUCE FRICTION
REDUCE CLAIMS
Reduce Unseen Risk

When you mix DIY surveys with traditional, “boots on the ground” inspections, you can double the number of inspections you complete and not increase your budget.  There is no need to insure policies with unseen risk.

Self Service Benefits

Right now, many carriers just don’t look at the properties they insure.  Self-service inspections allow the policyholder to “tour” you through their property.  Imagine what can you learn from a client when they provide you with 30-40 photos of their commercial or residential property?

Inspection=Connection

When you connect with the policyholder via a self-service inspection, you create a digital moment by meeting them where they are at.  Don’t let your inspection process be a friction point.  Your policyholder wants to engage in the insurance process.

More Touch Points

Self-service inspections with ViewSpection allow you to create a touch point with your potential or current policyholders when they are:

  • Shopping for insurance (lead gen)
  • After sale follow up with risk improvement advice
  • Renewal
  • First Notice of Loss
  • Safety Check Up

Calculate Your Own Costs

As you can see above, you can double the number of inspections which you complete WITHOUT significantly increasing your inspection budget.

Use the calculator here to plugin in your own numbers and do some “what if” scenarios.

Hybrid Inspection Cost Calculator

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Coverage Area

Gardner Group provides field inspections in the Northeastern area of the US.  We can provide special services outside of our core area or we can help network you with other quality loss control vendors.  Our self service platform, ViewSpection is available in all states.

NEW YORK
NEW YORK
PENNSYLVANIA
PENNSYLVANIA
NEW JERSEY
NEW JERSEY
CONNECTICUT
CONNECTICUT
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Top 50 Personal Line Hazards Free Download

20% of the property defects cause 80% of the problems and claims in personal lines.  We built our loss control approach around identifying and documenting these defects in our reports.  When an agent or policyholder uses our app, the app helps identify these Hot Button Hazards.  Download this PDF and see the full list of hazards.

Our Solutions

Every loss control website you look at will talk about time service, quality and price. We have been around for 30 years. We have many of the same customers my Dad started with. We deliver on all three points. What is the value add that you want from your loss control partner?
Here are the solutions we offer. Please check them out and see how they line up with your needs today.

Traditional Inspections

Residential

Whether it is a 4 family, seasonal cabin, high value, modular or a 1940’s single family, we will provide the information you need.  We provide ample photos, your choice of valuations and customizable content.

Commercial

From Main Street to mid-market, Gardner commercial reports are detailed and focused on your specific underwriting guidelines.  We have pre-built modules which provide detailed information on most lines of business.

Farm

Small farm, big farm or a corporate ag facility, we have you covered with in-depth and organized reports.  We meet your underwriter’s needs to have a report which makes multiple locations and buildings understandable and easier to underwrite.

Contractor

Our contractor phone survey can easily be supplemented with a job site.  Our experienced contractor reps will gather the risk specific information you need to verify the exposure for the client.

ViewSpection

Residential

Your best inspector is already there…your policyholder!  Get an interior survey of the home in just a few days.  You or the agent may invite the policyholder.  The entire survey takes just 15 minutes.   Give it a try and see how DIY can change your approach to loss control!

Commercial

Business owners are busy 24/7.  They will appreciate the opportunity to handle the insurance inspection.  No appointments and no inspector to deal with.  If you are not inspecting due to cost, use ViewSpection and see the risk you have been missing.

Video

You might be surprised how much detail is in a video walk through of a property as the policyholder films with their smartphone.  Our field rep evaluates the video from our offices and assembles a standard report.  Bonus: You get video archived for 7 years.  Great for any future claims.

Pricing

The cost of loss control is a major line item.   At Gardner Group our goal is to provide you as many price points and service options as possible.  These listed prices are just a starting point for pricing and service levels.  We will be happy to provide a proposal and pricing for your specific situation.

  • ViewSpection

    Residential
  • $15/Inspection
  • Interior/Exterior.
    1-5 day turn time
    By Policyholder.
  • ViewSpection

    Commercial
  • $40/Inspection
  • Interior/Exterior.
    1-5 day turn time
    By Policyholder.
  • Video

  • Contact Us For Price
  • Interior/Exterior.
    1-10 day turn time
    By Policyholder.
  • Traditional

    Residential
  • $40/Inspection
  • Exterior.
    30 day turn time
    By Inspector.
  • Traditional

    Commercial
  • $90/Inspection
  • Interior/Exterior.
    30 day turn time
    By Inspector.