Rockingham Specialty

Our purpose is simple, helping others. For over 150 years, we’ve helped others in the communities we serve. Rockingham Specialty is building on a tradition of providing reliable, economical, and responsive insurance coverage.

About

Building on the Strength of Tradition

Due to changes in technology, purchasing behavior, and market changes, our company is focused on growing specialty business, while optimizing the traditional core lines of insurance offered. Primarily Managing General Agents and General Agents will be used in the short term to build the business, but over time, the team will recruit program underwriters, acquire companies, or develop products organically to meet market needs. To this end, the Specialty Lines team is laser-focused on working with entrepreneurial intermediaries who need a flexible partner to seize market opportunities.

Strategy

Our Strategy

Rockingham Specialty is a premier specialty underwriting organization with top quartile combined ratios and surplus growth, adhering to the core mission and values of Rockingham Insurance. We focus on underwriting non-commoditized risks and will build our organization with highly motivated and entrepreneurial people. We balance a portfolio of unique profit centers with non-correlative products and diversified geographic exposures to minimize cyclicality and concentration of risk. We balance the essential objectives of growth, profit, and sustainability, and pursue opportunities through organic development, acquisitions, program administrators and unique talent.

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We focus on underwriting non-commoditized risks and build our organization with highly motivated and entrepreneurial people.

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We balance a portfolio of unique profit centers with non-correlative products and diversified geographic exposures to minimize cyclicality and concentration of risk.

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We balance the essential objectives of growth, profit, and sustainability, and will pursue opportunities through organic development, acquisitions, program administrators and unique talent.

Team

Meet our Team

Deb Van Horn

COO – Specialty and Corporate VP

Deb has more than 25 years of experience in business operations, sales, project management, corporate governance, and human resource management. Since 2001, she has been with Rockingham Insurance. She earned her Bachelors of Business Administration degree in International Business, and her Master in Business Administration from James Madison University.

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Melissa Goodloe

Operations Coordinator

Melissa began her career at Rockingham Insurance in 2017 after several years in compliance and administrative roles. She has a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from American National University.

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Kevin Iwanicki

Director of Specialty Operations

In 2003, Kevin joined Rockingham Insurance. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a bachelors degree in Finance, Kevin began working for Rockingham as a Claims Systems development and business analyst. He moved into managerial roles, overseeing our Customer Care unit, and then became the Underwriting Manager. During this period, Kevin earned his MBA at James Madison University and pursued several industry designations, including AINS, API, CISR, and CIC.

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Products

Learn about our products

Rockingham Specialty is a premier specialty underwriting organization with top quartile combined ratios and surplus growth, adhering to the core mission and values of Rockingham Insurance.

Commercial Insurance

Rockingham Specialty partners with Atlas General Insurance Services, a national multi-line program manager, to offer these exclusive programs: general contractors general liability, artisan contractors general liability, commercial multi-peril package, and habitational programs.

The program is now available in over 40 states.

The exclusive programs feature competitive broker commissions and incentives, flexible payment plans, and loss control services.

Segments

General Contractorsmoreless

The general contractor segment of the program provides general liability coverage for small to medium-sized general contractors. The industry segments include residential homebuilders, commercial builders and general contractors involved in residential or commercial remodeling and tenants’ improvements.

Artisan Contractorsmoreless

The artisan contractor segment of the program provides general liability coverage for small to medium-sized artisan contractors. This includes residential and commercial contractors involved in new construction and service/repair/remodel work.

Multi-peril Packagemoreless

The multi-peril package includes property and general liability coverages and consists of the following segments: automotive services, restaurants and hospitality, retail and wholesale trade, light manufacturing, healthcare, and habitational.

AOP Deductible Buydown

As conditions change in the commercial property market, many commercial insurance brokers use shared and layered insurance and deductible buy-down products to secure coverage for property risks. Ethos Specialty Insurance Services is a world-class Managing General Underwriter, partnering with Rockingham Specialty Insurance to offer this coverage for various classes, including but not limited to: office, retail, general commercial, habitational, warehouses, and builders risk.

Coastal Property

Cabrillo Coastal General Insurance Agency, a regional expert in coastal property insurance, partnered with Rockingham Specialty to offer residential property insurance products on the eastern seaboard. With sophisticated pricing techniques, experienced underwriting, and quality claims handling, Cabrillo’s manufactured home product began availability in 2016.

Harbor Claims provides claims service.  Harbor Claims is well regarded for its timeliness and effectiveness in handling claims, especially when there are tropical storms or hurricanes.

 

Real Estate Investor

SES Insurance Brokerage Services, Inc., a leading provider of insurance services for large real estate portfolios, partnered with Rockingham Specialty in 2019 to offer Residential Real Estate Investor insurance throughout the United States. SES has offered this competitive product to Real Estate Investors since 2014 through an unparalleled combination of service and technology platforms.

Segments

1-4 Family Rental Dwellingsmoreless

SES offers a Real Estate Investors master policy which covers schedules of one to four family residential rental properties. Their TIMS platform makes it easy for policyholders to add and remove properties and change their policies.

Multi-Family Habitationalmoreless

SES offers a commercial package policy that covers schedules of small to medium-sized apartments, condominiums, and cooperatives.

Private Residential Flood

iDemand Insurance Agency, Inc., a catastrophe specialist, has partnered with Rockingham Specialty and Swiss Re to offer a private residential flood program. iDemand’s flood policy goes beyond the typical National Flood Insurance Program by offering flexible limits, various enhancements, and a simple quote and bind process. We’ve partnered with Alacrity Solutions to provide our policyholders with a responsive, efficient, and accurate flood claims service. Alacrity ensures trained adjusters are on-site within 24 hours of the reported claim.

Partners

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