Xactimate breaks down projects into the smallest components, and those components, if left out, can cost you thousands. Does a project have challenging mobilization or access problems? Is your project management cost reflected properly?
These issues are far from standardized, and every nail, trip to the dump, and even the time waiting for a building permit can affect your bottom line on a given project. These items can be documented and included to ensure you’re being compensated for the project properly and you, as a contractor, will get the most out of your estimate.
You might be wondering if an Xactimate line item includes everything needed to complete a given task, what the minimum charges are, and what they include. Bell Operations doesn’t miss the small stuff, and we make certain these scope items are included and added to your estimates. We will make sure you get properly and accurately paid for them.
Bell Operations Systems estimating service can give your team the ability to address and resolve the issues that will protect your clients and increase your profits.
We are estimating experts, up to date on Xactimate as well as all major estimating software packages in the industry.
We knock down barriers for you by knowing more about what is in a policy than the desk adjuster.
We act as broker/consultants without the negative perception of a public adjuster.
We can be onsite for catastrophes.
We provide the most thorough and indisputable documentation in the industry, based on expert policy knowledge and decades of work in the field.
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We are experts in fair claims practices and we can maximize the funds needed to restore your client’s property. Or simply make sure that things covered in the policy for repair or replacement are properly and promptly paid.
We had a contractor contact us after he was called out to do an inspection on behalf of the carrier. He was told they would wait and see the cost before they afforded any coverage. This is an illegal, but an often-used tactic by carriers.
We contacted the carrier and discussed our “fair claims” investigation and produced our carefully prepared documentation, the carrier agreed to send a representative to discuss the value of the loss. The contractor’s estimate was accepted and they were able to concentrate on completing the repairs and restoring the property and left the carrier to us.
The CBS News program 60 Minutes segment documented the lengths to which some carriers will go to avoid paying claims. Watch it here.
We help contractors and their clients fight back against this type of abuse by carriers and obtain a full and fair settlement on their insurance claim.