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Bourret Appraisal Rebrands and Expands via Acquisition

June 6, 2018   by MBC Group Ltd.

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June 6, 2018 /insPRESS/ – After many years in the construction and restoration industries, Marc Bourret launched Bourret Appraisal in 2000.  As a family-owned business, they grew due to their professionalism and integrity.  Eighteen years later, Bourret Appraisal is known by the Insurance industry for providing trusted and impartial post-loss property appraisal services at the right time and right cost.

Their discerning customers have come to rely on Marc Bourret and his appraisers, and have helped fuel the demand for faster growth. The company has rebranded to reflect its intention to expand rapidly through acquisition and creation of new divisions and services. Today, they are privately owned by several partners and proudly announce Bourret Appraisal is now MBC Group Ltd. (MBC).

“Customer demand propels our growth, and that demand is a result of years of providing accurate, timely, and impartial services.”, says Marc Bourret, President and CEO of MBC Group Ltd. “Even though our company is expanding, our approach to providing post-loss appraisal services with integrity will remain the same,” he adds. With the business name change comes a new logo and website (

Today, MBC Group also announces the acquisition of Claim Assist. Claim Assist, established in 2015, is a trusted provider of small post-loss appraisal, ladder assistance, mediation services, and industry education across Canada. Claim Assist is well-known for the industry-leading training they provide appraisers and adjusters. They are the exclusive Xactimate Trainer for the Insurance Institute of Canada as well as the exclusive Canadian Haag Certified Inspector (HCI) program provider, and they contribute to Canadian curriculum. 

“This acquisition enables the MBC Group to provide the broadest post-lost appraisal services in Canada from ladder assist to low and mid-market property losses through to large-loss, commercial and industrial property losses,” said Ross Huartt, Chief Operating Officer for the MBC Group. He added, the acquisition also expands our footprint and solidifies us as a National-level consultant to the insurance industry.”

“We are very proud to join the MBC Group,” said Pat Foisey, President of Claim Assist. He added, “the quality of service MBC Group provides aligns with our own high customer service standards which means we will be able to continue to provide efficient, impartial, and effective support to the Insurance industry.”

About MBC

MBC started as a family-owned and operated business in 2000 (Bourret Appraisals) and has since expanded into a National company providing appraisal and consulting services across Canada (coast-to-coast). MBC delivers a broad spectrum of consulting and post-loss appraisal services including ladder assist, small-loss, contents, large-loss, single and multi-family dwellings, retail, commercial and industrial. Together with Claim Assist they also provide sought-after industry training and certification programs for Xactimate and Haag.




For more information, contact Lucy Railton at or 226-336-2218

MBC Group Ltd.
49 Rue James Byrn
Gatineau, Quebec  J9H 7K3

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