Change is constant, so we keep a pulse on current events, industry trends, and changes that may affect our clients.



StempleCrites LLC 1ˢᵗ Anniversary

  People have asked throughout this first year how has it been going.  We usually answer with an anecdote about lost checks, crashed PCs, middle seat plane travel, big and small...

StempleCrites published in Insurance Research Letter

For the Insured; it’s more than just a Premium Calculation. “Rate x (the importance of accurate insurable) Value” Simplicity states that insurance premiums for commercial properties are set by this...

StempleCrites to be an exhibitor at RIMS 2018

StempleCrites is excited to be attending the RIMS 2018 annual conference in San Antonio from April 16th to the 18th.  Come by booth 539 to catch up and learn more...

2018 Construction Cost Trends Infographic

Construction costs have changed dramatically over the course of the past year.  View the Construction Cost Trends Infographic below for year-over-year insights into how and where costs have fluctuated.  

Dubai unveils world’s first 3-D-printed office building

Dive Brief: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Dubai, inaugurated Dubai’s first fully operational 3-D-printed office building this...

Rainier Square Tower’s Composite Steel Frame Called a Game-Changer

A team in earthquake-prone Seattle is daring to deliver an 850-ft-tall “proof of concept” for a composite structural-steel frame, instead of a steel frame around a reinforced concrete core. For...

New year, new dress code?

Although this article is targeted to golfers, it makes us think about our new firm, how we present ourselves in the “business world”, and standards for our employees.  What’s your...

StempleCrites presenting at RIMS Risk Forum – Middle East

Mark is honored to be selected to present at the upcoming RIMS Risk Forum – Middle East, 11-12 December at the Hyatt Regency Creek Dubai Heights in Dubai, UAE.  His...

Atlanta’s First Modular Apartments To Open Downtown

For the first time, an Atlanta apartment building will be constructed in a factory far away, shipped to the city and assembled in an effort to build more affordable housing...

Harvey will hammer Texas’ already stretched building industry

Texas’ already tight housing market is going to feel a bigger pinch as a result of Hurricane Harvey. The damage from the storm will add to shortages of labor and...

Insurer wins tornado damage dispute

The Cincinnati Insurance Co. has prevailed in litigation with a policyholder over the value of a claim in connection with a building destroyed by a tornado. On Dec. 31, 2010,...

Can you explain the process by which your insurable values are currently calculated?

When posed with the question around methodology, “how were the values reported in your Statement of Values (“SOV”) calculated”, risk managers, brokers, and property placement specialists, generally come back with...
News, Weather

2017 Hurricane forecast calls for above-normal season in the Atlantic

Last Updated May 25, 2017 4:27 PM EDT MIAMI — Warm ocean waters could fuel an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season, while storm-suppressing El Nino conditions are expected to be scarce,...
News, Risk

Running with Risk

by Morgan O’Rourke | June 1, 2017 at 6:00 am When I was 12 or 13 years old, I ran in my first competitive race, a neighborhood 5K that had...

Introducing StempleCrites LLC

After working together at various companies over the past 20 years, Mark Crites and Jeff Stemple are excited to launch into the next phase of their careers with the formation...