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The Hummel Group is an independent insurance agency that specializes in insurance for loggers & those in the lumber industry. Having the right agent for your logging insurance makes all the difference. Our Logging Insurance Specialists (who are also Master Loggers themselves) know more about lumber industry insurance than 99% of agents out there.
What does that mean for you? It means we know exactly how to:
Lower your rates
Simplify your insurance
Ensure your property is protected
Saving you time, money & headaches so you can focus on running your logging or sawmill business.
Frustrated by the complexity of your current policy?
Afraid you're over-paying for your insurance?
Upset about a claim that was denied?
Worried about the future of your business in today's uncertain climate?
Hard to get straight answers & phone calls returned from your current insurance agent?
Tired of working with agents who don't know the logging industry well?
LET US HELP. WE SOLVE PROBLEMS LIKE THESE EVERY DAY FOR OUR CLIENTS!
*Our insurance for loggers is an exclusive program that only we offer. It comes with significant cost-savings and benefits. Not everyone who applies will qualify for it.
Since 1994, Hummel Group has specialized in logger insurance & risk management service for the lumber industry. We know a circle mill from a band mill, a Hood from a Prentice, a cable from a grapple, and a white oak from red oak.
We have not one, but two, certified master loggers on staff who know the lumber insurance industry inside and out. They will ensure your property, equipment & employees are properly insured – saving you money, protecting your assets & helping your business grow!
Dave Coil CIC, FLMI, Master Logger, PP
- Certified Master Logger
- Ohio Forestry Association board member since 1997
- Logging Standards Council board member since 2006
- Outstanding Logging Activist award from OFA in 2017
- Over 25 years writing policies for loggers & sawmills
Brock Hostetler, CIC, TRS, Master Logger
- Certified Master Logger
- Ohio Forestry Association Member for 13 years
- Over 13 years writing policies for loggers & sawmills
- Transportation Risk Specialist certification
Since 1957, Hummel has been building its business on its uncompromising values of integrity, trust & hard work.
When it comes to insurance for lumber mills, this means that your hummel risk advisor is going to provide you with a custom-tailored plan that's best for you, not our company. We're in the business of trust-building, not selling policies.
Hummel Group is a Trusted Choice Independent Agency.
To learn more about what this means for you, take a look at the Trusted Choice Pledge of Performance by clicking the Trusted Choice logo.
Claims Service You Can Count On.
If you need to submit a claim, you get one of our full-time claim specialists to advocate for you with the insurance company and support you through the entire process, step-by-step.
Why do so few carriers write logging or lumber insurance policies?
Carriers don't understand the unique risks associated with these operations. It's simply easier for them to decline writing policies than learning about the industry.
Why are workers' compensation rates for lumber/logging operations so much higher than other businesses?
Lumber and logging rank in the top 5 for the number and severity of workers' compensation injuries. These statistics drive the price of premiums up significantly.
Why are my existing rates so high for property and mobile equipment coverage?
The lumber and logging industry's greatest risk for loss in either of these two categories is fire. It's rare to have a "partial" fire loss. Fire claims are always more expensive for a carrier to settle.
Would an insurance company actually provide a policy to a logging operation that excludes "Lumber and Logging Operations"?
Yes. This is exactly the reason that lumber and logging businesses need to work carefully and closely with a knowledgeable agent. At Hummel Group, we are dedicated to helping those in the industry find gaps just like this to ensure they are covered.
Why can't my current agent find one carrier to handle all of my needs?
Most agents and brokers know very little about this industry, and so the carriers that do write policies for lumber and logging are not comfortable working with them. These specialty carriers prefer to work with agents that have the experience - like Hummel Group- and clientele to guarantee a smooth policy writing process.
We’re based in northeast Ohio but serve lumber yards, loggers, truckers, sawmills, pallet shops, and many more lumber-related clients all over the lower 48 states. So no matter where you are, please reach out so we can help you!
The Next Step is Easy
Call 800-860-1060 to talk to us now.
Or click here to complete the logging questionnaire online now
(if you've already spoken with one of our risk advisors)