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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.

  • Markel construction insurance provides solutions for clients ranging from small artisan contractors to the largest infrastructure projects in the country.
  • Your regionally staffed, experienced underwriters possess the local knowledge to provide solutions for various construction insurance needs.
  • Working closely with our professional engineering team and our dedicated and highly regarded claims team, Markel’s construction team can provide insurance solutions to all your clients.

5-Star Construction 2022 award winner

Markel was recognized by an elite insurance publisher, Insurance Business America, as an insurance provider who provides 5-star work quality, work expertise and client service.

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We provide insurance-related solutions for a wide range of construction-based business.

What we offer

Contract binding

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


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

Environmental CPL

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

Excess casualty

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Primary casualty

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


We support our clients with traditional and bespoke surety solutions.

Let us help you find exactly what you need.

Additional services and insights

The pros and cons of arbitration in construction defect cases

For contractors working in the construction industry, the consequences and limitations of arbitration may outweigh the perceived benefits.

  • Report a claim

    We have dedicated and empathetic claims professionals with specialized knowledge in their product lines.

  • Commercial and residential services

    Markel also offers affordable business insurance coverage for commercial and residential service businesses, like contractors, pest control, lawn care and janitorial services.