Rockingham Specialty

Our purpose is simple, helping others. For almost 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.

We focus on underwriting non-commoditized risks and 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 will pursue opportunities through organic development, acquisitions, program administrators and unique talent.

Team

Meet our Team

Deb Van Horn

VP – Specialty and Corporate Secretary

Deb has over 20 years of experience in business operations, sales, project management, corporate governance, and human resource management. Fifteen of those years have 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 an Associate’s in Business Administration from Minnesota School of Business and is completing a Bachelors of Business Administration degree at American National University.

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Kevin Iwanicki

Program Manager

Kevin has over 15 years of experience at 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

Atlas General Insurance Services, a national multi-line program manager, has partnered with Rockingham to offer three exclusive new programs: general contractors general liability, artisan contractors general liability and commercial multi-peril package programs.

Atlas General and the Rockingham management team developed the three new programs for agents initially in 16 states across the nation. Today, the program is available in more than 40 states.

Features of these exclusive programs include competitive broker commissions and incentives, flexible payment plans and loss control services. York Risk Services provides claims service.

*Rockingham Specialty is a service mark of Rockingham Insurance Company.  All policies are underwritten by Rockingham Insurance Company or Rockingham Casualty Company.

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 include the following segments: automotive services; restaurants and hospitality; retail and wholesale trade; light manufacturing; and healthcare.

Coastal Property

Cabrillo Coastal General Insurance Agency, a regional expert in coastal property insurance, partnered with Rockingham 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.

Rockingham Specialty is a service mark of Rockingham Insurance Company.  All policies are underwritten by Rockingham Insurance Company or Rockingham Casualty Company.

 

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