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Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance urges Hoosiers to use care in selecting contractors after storm damage

An Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance claim adjuster and a client o=look at the client's storm damaged roof.

INDIANAPOLIS – With the recent severe weather Indiana experienced, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance wants to warn Hoosiers to be on the lookout for contractors who may try to take advantage of storm victims. 


Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Executive Director of Claims Darrin Walton said, “Clients have been through a traumatic experience, suffering property loss from a weather event is difficult to deal with emotionally. Claim time is anxious and unknown. People are emotional and vulnerable. We hate to see those that are at their most vulnerable getting taken advantage of.” 


After severe weather that has left behind widespread damage, contractors—both good and bad—will try to win your business. Be skeptical of those that sound too good to be true. 


“You’re not under any pressure to choose someone right away,” said Jackie Jones, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance sr. manager of property claims. “Be skeptical of anyone that might show up on your doorstep that wants you to sign a contract, pushes you or makes you feel anxious about choosing them to do your repairs. If it doesn’t feel right, step back and take your time making this decision.” 


Before selecting a contractor, do your research. Ask your family, friends and neighbors who they’ve worked with in the past and if they would recommend that company. Your insurance claims adjuster will also have suggestions.  


“We work with contractors that we have an established relationship with where we feel confident that they will treat our customers the same way we do,” said Walton. “Though we do not recommend any company, we will refer you to those companies that have a long, positive history of serving our clients.”   


Ask potential contractors for references or examples of their work and make sure you have thoroughly vetted the company before you sign a contract. 



Indiana Farm Bureau Insurancehas served Hoosiers for nearly 90 years. Organized in 1934 by Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., the company has grown to include insurance products for auto,life, home, business and farm. Health plan benefits, banking and other financial services and products are also available through its local offices and online With a home office in downtown Indianapolis and local offices in all 92 counties, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance serves Hoosiers with more than 400 agents and approximately 1,200 employees living and working throughout the state. The company is a leader inauto and homeowners insurance and the largest writer of farm insurance in the state.