48259 National Road West, St. Clairsville, OH 43950
Our service extends throughout Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and many other states across the region.
Our Proven Process
The Steele Way
Our proven, six-step process to ease your insurance experience.
We identify and understand your needs.
We gather the necessary details, evaluate your risk, and set expectations.
We present customized solutions.
Based on your values, we craft custom insurance plans to meet your needs.
We bind your coverage.
Tell us your needs, limits, and billing preference, and we’ll secure it.
Mid-term reviews present new options.
We’ll examine your policy at preset intervals to ensure complete protection.
Policy renewals keep you covered.
Our quality managers evaluate renewals for significant coverage or premium changes.
Receive ongoing exceptional service.
We offer 24/7 service in our client portal for changes, claims, or general inquiries.
Steele Insurance Associates, Inc.
Since 1948, Steele Insurance has exemplified a true interest in identifying risks and applying protective solutions to its clients. As an independent insurance agency, we are able to keep clients at top priority, offering excellent service and quality products that are just the right fit. We call it “Crafting Coverage” because no two clients are the same. Representing multiple insurance companies allows access to a variety of coverage options blending the best in price, policy, and service.
For over seven decades, our team of insurance agents has been perfecting their craft in finding quality insurance products to protect clients from their unique risks. Our knowledgeable advisors specialize in a broad range of insurance solutions for businesses, individuals, and families of Eastern Ohio and across the region.
We understand that having a simple insurance plan only gets you so far. That’s why having the right insurance advisor and advocate by your side is essential. We take pride in putting your needs first while serving you with honesty and integrity. By taking a service-oriented approach to insurance and providing a transparent process of we go the extra mile to find the right coverage to ensure your peace of mind. Because protecting what matters most to you is what we’re here for.
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“They gave great friendly service and got us the best coverage for a good cost. They go out of their way to accommodate us even on short notice. Steele Insurance and their employees are the best.”
– Debra Schultz
The Advantage of an Independent Agency Working for You
What makes our independent agency different?
- We represent multiple insurance companies.
- We are licensed insurance advisors.
- We are by your side every step of the way.
- We offer a wide variety of insurance solutions.
- We are there for you in your time of need.
Our guiding principles in the way we do business.
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Get a glimpse of the risks you face and how your insurance can protect what matters most.
Commercial General Liability Coverage
As a contractor, your business may be susceptible to many risks, such as claims due to bodily injury, property damage, personal injury, and more. And, if you hire other contractors to perform work on your behalf, you can be held responsible for any damage they cause on the job.
Commercial general liability insurance is an absolute necessity for every contractor. This type of protection provides broad coverage for premises, operations, products, and claims to third parties or property when you are deemed responsible and liable. It will also pay to defend any covered lawsuit or action regardless of its merit.
Commercial Property Coverage
When a fire, theft, or another type of disaster strikes, your commercial property and everything within it can suffer a significant loss. This can have a detrimental effect on your business.
Commercial property insurance can help protect the property your business owns and leases, including things like equipment, inventory, furniture, and fixtures. Whether you own your building or lease your workspace, commercial property insurance can be purchased separately or can be combined with other necessary coverage to protect your business’ physical assets.
Contractors' Equipment Coverage
You’re constantly moving your tools from one job site to another, exposing your contractor business to potential loss due to damage or theft. And without your specialized tools and equipment, your job site may come to a screeching halt.
As a contractor, you need contractors' equipment insurance - a policy specially designed to protect your tools and equipment on the move. The policy will cover equipment for a variety of losses, including fire, explosion, vandalism, theft, collision with other equipment or objects and overturning. Unlike standard commercial property insurance policies, contractors' equipment insurance often covers losses caused by floods and earthquakes.
Builders Risk and Installation Insurance
A building under construction is not covered under a standard building insurance policy or a home insurance policy since it is not a complete structure. As a contractor, you may be responsible for unique loss exposures related to buildings under construction such as the theft of building materials and high valued equipment such as generators and compressors.
Builders risk and installation insurance provides coverage for homes or buildings while undergoing construction, until they are completed. The policy covers the contractors’ interest in materials at the job site before they are installed, construction materials in transit designated for the contractors' equipment insurance–a policy specially and the value of the property being constructed until it is completed.
Workers’ Compensation and Employers Liability Coverage
If one of your employees receives an injury or becomes ill due to a work-related occurrence, you are required by law to have the proper coverage in place.
Workers’ compensation and employers liability insurance protects your employees should a job-related injury or sickness occur during the course of employment. Since benefits vary by state law, make sure your insurance agent is aware of all physical locations your business operates in and all physical locations where you hire your employees.
Business Auto Insurance
As a contractor, you have many exposures associated with your business vehicles–owned or leased. With a fleet of cars, trucks, vans, or other types of vehicles used in the course of business, a single accident can potentially put your contractor business in financial jeopardy.
Business auto insurance provides coverage for vehicles owned or leased by a contractor and provides coverage for bodily injury, property damage, and other exposures, and could include comprehensive and collision coverage as well.
Hold Harmless / Additional Insureds
If you are performing as a contractor on a construction project where other contractors and vendors are involved, you could be held liable for any damages or injuries caused by the other contractors or vendors, leaving you with costly legal fees and settlement costs. Your business needs to be protected against the risk of some other company, vendor or subcontractor causing damage to people or property of your mutual customer.
Consider having a contract in place with each entity that includes a hold harmless agreement in your favor. A hold harmless agreement provides that the entity will hold you harmless for any injuries or damage caused by their negligence. In addition, the contract should require that the entity list you as an additional insured on their policy. This may provide you with coverage under their policy for injuries or damage they cause if you are named in a lawsuit.
Commercial Umbrella / Excess Insurance
Losses and lawsuits are quite common in the construction business, and settlements can be substantial. If your business is found to be responsible for damage or injury on the job site, you could be facing a large liability loss that exceeds the basic limits of your standard policy.
You should consider purchasing a commercial umbrella insurance policy which provides higher limits, typically between $2,000,000 and $10,000,000, and often broadened coverages. Coverage is extended over your general liability insurance, workers’ compensation, business auto, and directors and officers liability insurance. It provides a great safety net and helps ensure your contractor business is well protected.
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Make sure you cover the unique risks you face with contractor insurance.
- Click on the hotspots.
- Discover your risks.
- Get the right coverage.