At West Bend, we’re proud of our broad base of knowledge when it comes to commercial risks. In fact, we’ve probably insured just about every kind of business at one time or another. Over the years, however, we’ve developed extensive expertise of certain businesses and the skills needed to underwrite them.
Auto service operations is one of those types of business. Because of this, we’ve become competitive in insuring them. Most importantly, our underwriters know and understand what coverages are necessary to protect them.
Our focus is primarily on mechanical or auto body repair facilities, either franchised or independent. These businesses may provide auto parts sales or distribution, diagnostic services, accessory installation, electronics installation, detailing or custom cleaning services, mechanical repair, or body repair or refinish services.
West Bend may be a good fit if the business is well established, operating for at least three years, and financially stable. Ideally the owner has previous business management experience, as well as experience in the primary discipline of the shop. Employees should be properly trained, certified, and credentialed technicians (ASE, I-CAR, MECP, MESA, etc.).
If you think West Bend is the right insurer for your valuable business, be sure to talk to your Official Supplier of the Silver Lining. Click here to find an agency near you.