Canadian Underwriter

Burns & Wilcox Canada Provides Coverage for Vacant Buildings

September 3, 2013   by Burns & Wilcox Canada

Burns & Wilcox Canada

Offers peace of mind for building owners

Toronto, ON [September 3, 2013] – Burns & Wilcox Canada today introduced a new specialty product offering protection to property owners from risks associated with vacant buildings. Vacant Building Coverage, being offered as a monoline policy or as package, allows property owners to tailor their coverage for the specific protection they need.

“Many property owners don’t fully understand the risks associated with their vacant buildings but there are numerous scenarios that can cause millions in damage,” said Gary Hirst, National Director, Burns & Wilcox Canada. “We can help clients understand and manage these risks with a vacant building policy, providing peace of mind and protection against the unforeseen.”

Vacant Building Coverage is available in 3, 6, 9 or 12 month policies, including General Liability limits up to $5 million per occurrence, however Excess Coverage is also available. Buildings under renovation and bank-owned or foreclosed properties are eligible for protection. Independent Contractors Coverage is also available.

When clients work with Burns & Wilcox Canada, they have the confidence in knowing they have the security of an A.M. Best “A” rated carrier.

For more information on Burns & Wilcox Canada’s Vacant Building product, please contact:


About Burns & Wilcox Canada

Burns & Wilcox Canada is a leading wholesale broker and underwriting manager for the retail brokerage community. Burns & Wilcox Canada leverages both Canadian domestic insurers as well as international carriers, including Lloyd’s underwriters. With access to a broad range of specialty products including commercial lines, professional liability and personal insurance, the company offers unrivaled service and access to an international network, giving brokers a competitive edge for facilitating trans-border business for Canadian clients. With offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and St. John’s, Burns & Wilcox Canada is part of the Kaufman Financial Group.

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About Burns & Wilcox and the Kaufman Financial Group

Burns & Wilcox is the industry’s largest privately-held wholesale broker and underwriting manager. Burns & Wilcox has more than 40 offices across the United States, Canada and London and employs more than 1,000 professionals. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Metro Detroit, Burns & Wilcox is internationally recognized for its insurance brokerage and underwriting expertise in commercial and professional liability, property, marine and personal insurance.


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