Our underwriting, claims and loss control teams work collaboratively to better understand exposures within the construction industry and to help provide insurance-related solutions for a wide range of construction insurance needs.

  • From individual local contractors to the largest ENR construction companies, our team knows how to protect construction-based business.
  • Risk management resources may also be available to assist.

What we offer

Architects and engineers

We employ modern-day practices for architects and engineers who have simple or complex requirements.


Our team can help provide assistance for businesses before, during, and after a cyberattack.

Excess casualty

At Markel we underwrite a broad range of insureds, from small businesses to large, diversified customers.

Inland marine

Broad insurance coverages designed to meet the unique inland marine insurance needs of the construction industry. Markel offers coverage for a wide range of construction projects ranging from street projects to transportation to large scale projects.

Management liability

Our coverage provides insurance protection for both the company and its directors and officers for costs associated with defending legal actions covered under the policy.


We support our clients with traditional and bespoke surety solutions.

Contract binding

We offer coverages contractor class codes in our online broker portal.

Environmental CPL

We have the knowledge and experience to help contractors with insurance coverage from third-party claims alleging exposure to various environmental hazards.

Executive liability

We offer insurance coverage for both the company and its directors and officers for costs associated with defending actions brought against them by employees, shareholders, and other third parties.

Large builders risk

Markel’s builders risk underwriters write a variety of construction projects from basic four wall to complex projects such as bridges, dams, tunnels, and power plants. We have sizable catastrophe capacity, knowledge, and experience to analyze specific exposures.

Primary casualty

Our team will help meet your specific primary casualty insurance needs to meet your specific primary casualty needs.

Latest insights and resources

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