Architect Firms: Are Your Business Operations Protected?

Architect Firms: Are Your Business Operations Protected?

December 23, 2019

Along with creative professionals who are well-connected in their communities, architectural firms require a wide variety of specialized equipment to perform their duties.  

Business plans for successful architects allow for significant investments in bricks and mortar - it is vital to work in an attractive building when you are in the business of designing attractive buildings. These firms must also budget for some unique and often expensive printers, cameras, computers and software, all of which is essential to their day-to-day operations.

It is vital when architects design their insurance coverage that they work with a professional like the Valeri Agency so they have adequate business insurance coverage and the ability to make a phone call for immediate service in the event of an emergency.

Southeastern Wisconsin is known for its unpredictable, intemperate weather and when that inevitable storm hits and disrupts your business you need adequate coverage to get up and running swiftly.

Equipment coverage needs to include:

  • PRINTERS It goes without saying that the printers required in architectural firms are expensive and essential to the performance of their duties. With the need to print blueprints and sophisticated exterior renderings and interior floor plans, the printers truly are the lifeblood of an architect’s operations.
  • CAMERAS Every architect has an expensive camera and knows how to use it. These allow architects to document work progress, record project sites and capture the successful results of their work.
  • COMPUTERS/SOFTWARE Architecture, as an industry, has dramatically changed since the onset of computers and with the technology under constant review and updating, architectural firms invest heavily in both computer equipment and the latest software specific to their constantly evolving needs. Besides equipment, it is important that you anticipate other costs from interruption of your business. These include, but are not limited to
  • CONTRACTORS You may need equipment-specific repairs done by your local office equipment purveyor or you may need your IT professional to devote some time and resources to reconfiguring your software
  • EMPLOYEE DOWNTIME Your insurance coverage should be designed to assist you with the costs associated with having your employees re-enter data or other information that might be lost in a storm or fire.

Kenosha and Racine feature some of the most highly recognized successful architecture firms in the country. Their work product is visible in our hospitals, schools and hundreds of local businesses that boast of unique architecture designed with the quality standards of our communities in mind.

Thunderstorms are common here and they can disrupt your business both with fires resulting from lightning as well as flooding which has become all too common in recent days. You need coverage that is adequate and a firm that is committed to getting your business back up and operating as quickly as possible. The Valeri Agency in Kenosha is where you can have your needs met by professionals you will enjoy working with.

For more information specific to insurance for architectural firms, read this blog provided by our partners at West Bend Insurance.

 

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