The combined firm seeks to deepen its contracting know-how and offer value-added services and growth opportunities for the broader contracting sector
Accuserve Solutions, the leading provider of whole-home solutions in the property restoration sector, acquired Elite Claim Solutions on Friday February 22, 2022. Elite Claim Solutions, which has been renamed to Elite Construction Solutions to better describe the firm’s contractor focus, brings custom coaching and consulting, storm restoration training, and estimating services to Accuserve’s already robust service offering.
“As a company focused on uncompromised integrity and delivering the best experience to homeowners in need, we are excited to welcome Mike Braun and the like-minded Elite team to our family. With a focus on honesty and evolving the contracting industry, Elite is not only guided by our mission but will also help us expand our services to continue to help and empower our contractor networks,” said Accuserve CEO, Hunter Powell.
The acquisition of Elite officially launches Accuserve’s partner contractor strategy which is core to Accuserve’s broader vision of unifying contractors and carriers in support of homeowners in need.
Mike Braun, CEO and Founder of Elite, will become a part of the Accuserve executive leadership team. Mike will lead the firm’s efforts to better understand its contractor partners’ core challenges and develop creative and industry-enhancing solutions that support contractors’ strategic initiatives.
“My career in this industry spans over two decades. What began in Omaha, Nebraska as a summer job in sales and overseeing installation crews led to a regional management position and ultimately the founding of my previous exterior insurance restoration firm in 2006, which I sold to a long-time employee in 2020. While my view of this industry has certainly evolved over the years, one value has remained steadfast. We are all in this together - contractors and insurance carriers should be working together to build deeper relationships and drive quality professional contractors to those in need when disaster strikes. We can reduce friction, work together, and build a stronger alliance if we focus on the ultimate objective - fairly and honestly serving property owners. The sale to Accuserve is another step on the path that I set out on 20+ years ago; to build a better, more professional, more connected insurance restoration industry.”
Elite Claim Solutions was founded in 2019 by Mike Braun. Braun is a well-recognized name in the storm restoration industry, having founded and built one of the largest and most respected companies of its kind in the storm restoration industry before selling to a long-time employee in 2020.
Elite Claim Solutions serves contractors as a third-party partner to handle their estimate writing and communication with carriers throughout the construction process. What separates Elite from other estimating & supplementing companies in the industry is their unwavering focus on honesty and integrity: working only with honest contractors and providing accurate estimates that can be proved with supporting documentation. Because Elite’s team is made up mostly of former contractors, they have a unique perspective on the importance of developing and maintaining relationships with insurance companies. Recognizing insurance carriers as key partners in the process means that Elite understands the need to provide value to both the carriers and contractor clients. Through a combination of proprietary technology and processes, Elite aims to help contractors get paid accurately on claims while reducing the burden for adjusters to settle claims.
Braun recalls his motivation for starting Elite: “Wanting to be the leading force for change in the industry, we strategically chose to only partner with clients whose integrity and desire for professionalism matched our own.”
In 2021, Elite launched additional divisions within the company dedicated to helping contractors: Coaching & Consulting and Digital training. Both services aligned with Elite’s original mission of Empowering Contractors to Improve the Storm Restoration Industry and grew organically out of client feedback.
Elite’s Coaching, Consulting & Digital Training services offers a wealth of training opportunities to Accuserve’s contracting network in the form of e-learning, a sales rep reference guide and custom consulting packages. The online training packages are designed to teach anyone the fundamentals of roofing sales. While many of their competitors focus on sales techniques like canvassing and sales pitches, Elite addresses the most critical aspects of storm restoration – the importance of performing proper inspections and following sound business processes. Through sharing inspection best practices with contractors, Elite is able to get claims settled faster by reducing the number of re-inspections and communication touchpoints between contractors and adjusters.
For more information about Elite Claim Solutions visit https://eliteclaimsolutions.com/
Accuserve is a full-service managed repair platform that provides concierge-style property restoration services. With expertise in water mitigation, interior general contracting, exterior restoration, as well as windows, Accuserve unifies its contractor and carrier partners in delivering an empathetic home restoration experience for property owners. It blends quality and capability with care and compassion. Accuserve’s national network of contractors, partnered with its expert staff and supported by its innovative, unique training and customer support capabilities, deliver a level of accuracy and service that can’t be matched. For more information about Accuserve, visit our website www.accuserve.com.