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Granite Claims Solutions Acquires Advance Claims Service Ltd.

November 7, 2011   by Canadian Underwriter magazine

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TORONTO, ON; November 4, 2011 – Granite Claims Solutions, a full-service national claims management firm, announces today its fifth acquisition in the past twelve months with the purchase of Vancouver-based Advance Claims Service Ltd.

“I am pleased to announce that Granite Claims Solutions has acquired Advance Claims Service,” says Michael Holden, President and CEO of Granite Claims Solutions. 

Advance Claims is a leading independent adjusting firm in Western Canada, with seven offices in British Columbia.  Known for providing innovative claims solutions to an impressive client roster, Advance Claims for the foreseeable future will continue to operate under the Advance name as a division of Granite Claims Solutions.

“At this time, it is also my pleasure to announce that Advance Claims’ founder, David Porter, will assume the role of Vice President, Western Region for Granite Claims Solutions,” say Holden. “David is well known within the industry for his innovative and client-focused claims management solutions.  His team’s focus on quality is very much in alignment with the operating philosophy here at Granite Claims Solutions,” he says.

“We are looking forward to joining Granite Claims Solutions,” says David Porter.  “This acquisition will enable Advance Claims to not only continue to provide the same level of service that our clients have come to expect from us, but will also enable us to expand our service offerings,” says Porter. 

Advance Claims Service has offices in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Kelowna, Penticton, Vancouver Island and Squamish/Whistler.

About Granite Claims Solutions:

Since 1976, Granite Claims Solutions has provided claims handling, risk management, and third party administration services to local, national and international insurance markets, risk managers, brokers, and public entities.

Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Granite Claims Solutions offers a national presence to the domestic property and casualty insurance industry, with over 350 specialty claims adjusters, marine surveyors, and third party administrators coast to coast in Canada.

Granite Claims Solutions is the Canadian partner for global adjusting alliance VRS Adjusters.

For further information please contact:

Michael Holden

President & CEO

Granite Claims Solutions

Direct Line: 905-740-1200

Toll Free: 1-800-668-6100


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