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Construction companies pay $54K in back-wages to workers involved in state-funded project

March 19th, 2021|DLI Updates|

Following investigations by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI), two construction companies have agreed to pay a total of $54,000 in back-wages to [...]

CAM Announces NEW Seminar – Insurance Claims Process & Utilizing Xactimate For Contracting Professionals

CAM has partnered with Todd Mutchler, MN Public Adjuster, to bring you a full day course focusing on the entire claims process and utilizing your Xactimate estimates within the insurance claims process.

This is a LIVE seminar and will be strictly limited to the first 25 qualified attendees. Continental Breakfast and BOX Lunch will be provided with the seminar.

This course has been specifically developed for individuals who have either taken the CAM Level 1 or Level 2 Xactimate Training class and / or have a prior working knowledge of Xactimate estimating. This course is intended to provide you with the information and knowledge you need as a professional contractor to successfully navigate storm and weather-related Insurance claims utilizing the Xactimate estimating process.

Todd Mutchler has over 24+ years of experience in the Insurance Claims Industry including Insurance Company Adjuster, Catastrophe Claims Supervisor, Large Loss Residential/Commercial Manager, NFIP Adjuster and more recently as a Licensed Public Adjuster.

In this course you will be introduced to:

  • The Basics of an Insurance Policy.
  • The Basics on an Insurance Claim
  • The Role of an Insurance Adjuster
  • The Role of a Contractor in relations to an Insurance Claim
  • How to thoroughly inspect a residence for exterior Storm damages
  • How to meet with an Adjuster and present the Storm damages and repairs.
  • How to organize and prepare an Xactimate estimate for Storm losses. (Prior experience in Xactimate is required)
  • How to use Xactimate Category’s, Line Items and Macros for a detailed estimate.
  • How to prepare and present Supplemental estimates
  • How to resolve scope and estimate disputes.
  • The Basics of an Appraisal and how to prepare for one.

This course is open only to those with prior Xactimate training and access to a laptop with Xactimate Version 28 Loaded. This is NOT a class to teach you how to use Xactimate, but rather how to use it effectively.

Cost of this Seminar is $250 for CAM Members and $300 for Non-Members

Don’t miss this opportunity to prepare you and your staff for the upcoming storm season!

When:   Thursday April 29th, 2021

Time:    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where:  Wells Fargo Plaza

7900 Xerxes Avenue South – Suite 215

Bloomington, MN

Space Is Limited So Register HERE Today!

CAM Announces Date Change For The 8th Annual Golf Tournament. 

With uncertainty in restrictions and venue availability, CAM has moved our Golf tournament to the Spring this year to try and avoid any further disruptions to the event schedule.  The 8th Annual CAM Golf Classic will be held May 20th, 2021 at Oak Marsh Golf Course. We look forward to holding our 2021 Business Conference in the Fall and then getting back on track in 2022 with a Spring Conference 2022 and Fall Golf 2022.

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The Contractors Association of Minnesota (CAM) was formed in 2009 by a group of concerned construction trade partners responding to proposed legislation by the insurance industry that was harmful to contractors working on storm-related events. CAM is a continually evolving group of professional contractors, distributors, and manufacturers who want to encourage positive change for the future of our industry.

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8th Annual CAM Golf Event

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Shotgun Start at 11:00 am Cost is $125/members $150/non-members. Price includes Golf, Cart, Swag Bag and Prizes! Food!   For [...]

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“I joined CAM to have a voice at the Legislature. For so long it seemed that contractors were at the mercy of insurance companies. They had money and power and clout to have laws written in their favor, and it seemed that the ones getting hurt were the homeowners. Your average homeowner doesn’t deal with claims often, and doesn’t realize the slow erosion of coverage and rights that we see every day. Our voice holds the insurance industry accountable. I also joined CAM to promote professionalism. There are a lot of really good contractors out there who do their best for homeowners, and sharing tactics and best business practices only improves the industry as a whole.”

Tracy Dahlin, Iron River Construction

“We were thrilled to join CAM because we believe in what they do for us!! Knowing that our support is in good hands with CAM allows us to focus on what we do best – Exterior Construction. From the beginning, CAM went to work on the behalf of contractors to ensure that we got paid in a timely manner from mortgage companies, and have continued to endure battles at the Capitol with legislation and insurance companies to protect our rights. These measures are so crucial to our business, and all too scary to think what we would have to deal with on a daily basis without this group looking out for us! We will definitely continue our support of CAM for years to come…”

Joe Halstead, Allstar Construction & Maintenance

“I have appreciated the professional cooperative working relationship with the leaders and members of CAM over the years.”

Charlie Durenberger, Department of Labor & Industry, Head of Enforcement

“I have been involved in CAM since its inception. As an attorney who works primarily with construction contractors, and frequently with exterior renovation contractors, I value CAM as an organization that promotes best practices for contractors and continues to protect the consumer at the legislative level from the continuing attempts by property casualty insurers to restrict the ability of insureds to have their own construction advocate and receive full payment for restoration of a covered loss.”

C. Alden Pearson, Attorney at Law

“It is truly an honor to have our company affiliated with the CAM. In and industry laden with unwarranted stereotypes and constantly scrutinized, ever changing codes and regulation. It is of utmost importance to align with advocates for truth and transparency. All too often in our 20 years in this business we as owners have embraced the “go it alone” mentality while navigating the policy and law constantly changed by the state and the insurance companies. It’s hard enough to trudge through running a legitimate business itself let alone averting the mine fields that are constantly laid before us in this industry. I am grateful for our relationship with the CAM and look forward to many fruitful years of future affiliation. Thank you for your countless hours of due diligence that have enabled our company to adhere to and stay abreast of  an ever changing industry that we have chosen as our life’s work.”

Client, Ashco Exteriors Inc.

“I have had the pleasure of working alongside CAM and several of its members for years as an attorney who primarily represents general contractors and homeowners in disputes with their insurance companies.  CAM is an invaluable resource to general contractors.  It provides them a voice before the legislature, a place to dialogue about business and industry trends, and it serves as a liaison between contractors and regulatory agencies like the Minnesota Departments of Labor and Commerce.  CAM’s dedication to establishing industry wide best practices and promoting the interests of its members makes it a “must join” for any general contracting business.”

Tim Johnson, Attorney at Law
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