Our Logging Insurance Specialists (who are also Master Loggers) know more about lumber industry insurance than 99% of agents out there.
What does that mean for you? It means we know exactly how to:
1. Lower your rates
2. Simplify your insurance
3. Ensure you're properly protected
Saving you time, money & headaches so you can focus on running your business!
We work with all types of operations, large or small.
ONE-OF-A-KIND INSURANCE PROGRAM – ONLY FOR THE LOGGING INDUSTRY*
EXPERTISE - OUR MASTER LOGGERS KNOW YOUR INDUSTRY & SPEAK THE LANGUAGE
PERSONAL SERVICE – ONE POINT OF CONTACT, WHO PICKS UP WHEN YOU CALL!
SUPERIOR CLAIM SUPPORT – WE'RE YOUR ADVOCATE DURING A CLAIM
*Our insurance for loggers is an exclusive program that only we offer. It comes with significant cost savings and benefits. Not everyone who applies will qualify for it.
GAIN FROM OUR EXPERTISE IN THE TIMBER INDUSTRY
Since 1994, Hummel Group has specialized in logger insurance & risk management service for the lumber industry. We know a circle mill from a band mill, a Hood from a Prentice, a cable from a grapple, and a white oak from red oak.
We have not one, but two, certified master loggers on staff who know the lumber insurance industry inside and out. They will ensure your property, equipment & employees are properly insured – saving you money, protecting your assets & helping your business grow!
MEET OUR TIMBER RISK ADVISORS/MASTER LOGGERS
Dave Coil CIC, FLMI, Master Logger, PP
Brock Hostetler, CIC, TRS, Master Logger
"Hummel Group helped get us premium rates that were 30% of the rates we were previously paying. On top of that, our previous coverage was for liability coverage only and with the policy Hummel Group found got us full coverage on a large part of our fleet, and still have a drastic reduction in premiums. I would recommend any company who's shopping sawmill insurance companies to Hummel. The people there have an in-depth working knowledge of the industry and its challenges. They bring experience from both the world of insurance and the wood industry together to deliver a great service." - Durrel Eby - Eby Sawmill - Clearville, PA
EARNING YOUR TRUST SINCE 1957
Since 1957, Hummel has been building its business on its uncompromising values of integrity, trust & hard work. When it comes to insurance for lumber mills, this means that your hummel risk advisor is going to provide you with a custom-tailored plan that's best for you, not our company. We're in the business of trust-building, not selling policies.
Hummel Group is a Trusted Choice Independent Agency. Take a look at the Trusted Choice Pledge of Performance by clicking the Trusted Choice logo below.
Claims Service You Can Count On. If you need to submit a claim, you get one of our full-time claim specialists to advocate for you with the insurance company and support you through the entire process, step-by-step.
September 14, 2008 - Dave Coil assists with cleanup after the first hurricane wind loss in Ohio.
"We cannot say enough good things about the Hummel Group in Berlin, Ohio. They have been our agents for 5 years. We found them when we were having trouble finding a carrier and they made it seem painless. Our agent, Brock Hostetler, is always available for questions or assistance; he makes our renewals effortless (for us) and looks for ways to save us money. Should we have a claim, he makes that as easy as possible. The office staff is immediately responsive to our every request. It is a great agency."
Corbett R. Caudill Chipping Inc. - Dundas, OH
"I work with Ridgeview Forest Products LLC in Shippensburg, PA, a manufacturer of hardwood stair treads and related parts for wholesale distribution. We also have a fleet of Trucks for local hauling and delivery of our product and for logging. Hummel Group handles all of our insurance and bonding needs to include Liability, plant equipment, buildings, vehicles and Workmans Comp.They are the most service oriented insurance company I have worked with in my 45 year business career. They are the experts! They handle a wide variety of issues and always get the job done. Great staff that goes the extra mile. They are true partners with our business in the very best way!"
Ridgeview Forest Products LLC - Shippensburg, PA
LET'S SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS
Get in touch with one of our risk advisors/master loggers to talk through any issues you're facing and how to insure your business the right way.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Carriers don't understand the unique risks associated with these operations. It's simply easier for them to decline writing policies than learning about the industry.
Lumber and logging rank in the top 5 for the number and severity of workers' compensation injuries. These statistics drive the price of premiums up significantly.
The lumber and logging industry's greatest risk for loss in either of these two categories is fire. It's rare to have a "partial" fire loss. Fire claims are always more expensive for a carrier to settle.
Yes. This is exactly the reason that lumber and logging businesses need to work carefully and closely with a knowledgeable agent. At Hummel Group, we are dedicated to helping those in the industry find gaps just like this to ensure they are covered.
Most agents and brokers know very little about this industry, and so the carriers that do write policies for lumber and logging are not comfortable working with them. These specialty carriers prefer to work with agents that have the experience - like Hummel Group- and clientele to guarantee a smooth policy writing process.
We’re based in northeast Ohio but serve lumber yards, loggers, truckers, sawmills, pallet shops, and many more lumber-related clients all over the lower 48 states. So no matter where you are, please reach out so we can help you!
Berlin 4585 State Route 39, PO Box 250, Berlin, Ohio 44610
Mansfield 630 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44907
Newark 44 S Second St, PO Box 4310, Newark, Ohio 43055
Orrville 461 Wadsworth Road, PO Box 3, Orrville, Ohio 44667
Shipshewana 8015 US 20, PO Box 669, Shipshewana, IN 46565
Wadsworth 148 Main Street, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281
Wooster 615 Riffel Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691
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