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Any of this sound familiar?
  • 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?

*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.

GAIN FROM OUR EXPERTISE IN THE TIMBER INDUSTRY

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 an 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!

Meet Our Timber Risk Advisors/Master Loggers
Dave Coil with his chainsaw

Dave Coil CIC, FLMI, Master Logger, PP

Brock Hostetler, CIC, TRS, Master Logger

Brock Hostetler, CIC, TRS, Master Logger

Better Coverage - Lower Rates
"Hummel Group helped get us premium rates that were 30% of the rates we were previously paying. On top of that, our previous coverage was for liability coverage only and with the policy Hummel Group found got us full coverage on a large part of our fleet, and still have a drastic reduction in premiums. I would recommend any company who's shopping sawmill insurance companies to Hummel. The people there have an in-depth working knowledge of the industry and its challenges. They bring experience from both the world of insurance and the wood industry together to deliver a great service." - Durrel Eby - Eby Sawmill - Clearville, PA
Earning Your Trust Since 1957
  • Dave Coil assists with cleanup after first hurricane wind loss in Ohio
    September 14, 2008 - Dave Coil assists with cleanup after first hurricane wind loss in Ohio.

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.

More Testimonials

"We cannot say enough good things about the Hummel Group in Berlin, Ohio. They have been our agents for 5 years. We found them when we were having trouble finding a carrier and they made it seem painless. Our agent, Brock Hostetler, is always available for questions or assistance; he makes our renewals effortless (for us) and looks for ways to save us money. Should we have a claim, he makes that as easy as possible. The office staff is immediately responsive to our every request. I usually go to Bev Miller who answers all my questions; if she is out, the rest of the staff is equally responsive. It is a great agency."

- Chris Caudill - Corbett R. Caudill Chipping Inc. - Dundas, OH

"We cannot say enough good things about the Hummel Group in Berlin, Ohio. They have been our agents for 5 years. We found them when we were having trouble finding a carrier and they made it seem painless. Our agent, Brock Hostetler, is always available for questions or assistance; he makes our renewals effortless (for us) and looks for ways to save us money. Should we have a claim, he makes that as easy as possible. The office staff is immediately responsive to our every request. I usually go to Bev Miller who answers all my questions; if she is out, the rest of the staff is equally responsive. It is a great agency."

- Chris Caudill - Corbett R. Caudill Chipping Inc. - Dundas, OH

"I for a manufacturer of hardwood stair treads and related parts for wholesale distribution. We also have a fleet of Trucks for local hauling and delivery of our product and for logging. Hummel Group handles all of our insurance and bonding needs to include Liability, plant equipment, buildings, vehicles and Workmans Comp.They are the most service oriented insurance company I have worked with in my 45 year business career. They are the experts! They handle a wide variety of issues and always get the job done. Great staff that goes the extra mile. They are true partners with our business in the very best way!"

Mike Wagner - Ridgeview Forest Products LLC - Shippensburg, PA

"I for a manufacturer of hardwood stair treads and related parts for wholesale distribution. We also have a fleet of Trucks for local hauling and delivery of our product and for logging. Hummel Group handles all of our insurance and bonding needs to include Liability, plant equipment, buildings, vehicles and Workmans Comp.They are the most service oriented insurance company I have worked with in my 45 year business career. They are the experts! They handle a wide variety of issues and always get the job done. Great staff that goes the extra mile. They are true partners with our business in the very best way!"

Mike Wagner - Ridgeview Forest Products LLC - Shippensburg, PA

LET'S SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS
Get in touch with one of our risk advisors/master loggers to talk through any issues you're facing and how to insure your business the right way.
Frequently Asked Questions

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 learn 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 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.

Service Area

We’re based in northeast Ohio but serve lumber yards, loggers, truckers, saw mills, 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 330-893-0182 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)