We Know Construction

With the construction industry’s constant changes in codes, laws and regulations, as well as unparalleled competition, less predictable profit margins, and new ways of designing and building projects, it’s important to have a partner with an educated perspective that comes with experience. One with the inside track to help you stay competitive and profitable.

Serving the construction industry since 1923, Propel is an expert at managing complex issues, overcoming project obstacles, working with all levels of a client’s organization, and streamlining the claims process. We’re always on the look out for ways to help our clients grow their business, and with the largest team dedicated to construction in the Northwest; we’re ready to help you grow yours.

Our Programs

  • General Construction Liability
  • Contractor’s Design and Errors and Omissions Protection
  • Owner’s and Contractor’s Protective (OCP)
  • Railroad Protective Liability
  • Owner/Contractor Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP-CCIP)
  • Contractor’s Pollution (CPL) and Pollution Legal Liability (PLL)
  • Employment Practices
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Fidelity-Employee Dishonesty
  • Project Professional
  • Business Auto
  • Captives
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • United States Longshoreman and Harbor Worker's Act (USL&H)
  • Rigger’s Liability
  • Government Services and Defense Base Act Coverage
  • Marine Contractor’s Coverage
  • Contractor’s Equipment Coverage
  • Installation Coverage
  • Builder’s Risk
  • Payment, Performance and Bid Bonds
  • Non-Contract Bonds including license, court, indemnity and notary


We bring together a team of Captive specialists with skill and success helping clients control their own destiny. From managing several different Group Captives around the country, to managing dozens of single parent captives and also providing "rent a captive" options, Propel has more depth and experience in this arena than any broker in the Pacific Northwest. Contact Eric Zimmerman.

Our Affiliations

  • American Concrete Pavement Association
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Associated General Contractors
  • The Beavers
  • Building Owners and Managers Association
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • International Risk Management Institute
  • Master Builders Association
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington
  • National Association of Electrical Contractors
  • National Association for Industrial and Office Parks
  • National Association of Surety Bond Producers
  • National Association of Women in Construction
  • National Utility Contractors Association
  • Surety Association of Washington
  • Underground Contractors Association
  • Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association
  • Washington Asphalt Pavers Association
  • Western States Roofing Contractors Association
  • Women Leaders in Construction

Our Team

Brandon Bush Brent Heilesen Bryan Ludwick Cameron Bedard Cindi Jayubo Don Shanklin Eric Zimmerman Jacob Haddock Janelle Markovich Jason Jordan Jeremy Webb Jim Binder Jim Cox Joel Sippel Jon Flynn Kristina Westgard Kyle Howat Max Hanley Michael Mansfield Michael McCormick Michelle Newberg Monica Parks Mitchell Smee Peter Comfort Seth Pietsch Shon DeVries Stephanie Carlin Suzanne Lewis Tim Cockburn Tod Zickuhr
Contact the Construction Team
(800) 499-0933

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