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Thanks Tom, I will let  you know.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Thomas Chiu [SMTP:Tomchiu(--nospam--at)]
Sent:	Monday, November 10, 1997 8:41 PM
To:	seaoc(--nospam--at)
Subject:	Re: E&O Coverage

Dennis S. Wish PE wrote:
> I have a potential new client that would require me to have 
> coverage. He has not stipulated a required amount of coverage,
> but would rather leave it to me to determine what is 
> The projects that he has are typically limited to wood frame
> commercial structures and large residential custom homes. The
> two projects that I am to give a bid on are both one story
> projects 11,000 square foot each. One is a renovation to an
> existing wood frame commercial structure. The other is a very
> large one story custom home.
> Can anyone advise me as to how much coverage I should carry 
> what kind of deductible I should be paying. I understand the
> average deductible for a small firm such as mine is around
> $5,000.00.
> Can you also recommend a carrier and possibly email me a 
> privately.
> I also understand that ASCE offers an inexpensive policy to
> their members. Can anyone who is familiar with this provide me
> with some information.
> You can contact me privately at wish(--nospam--at) unless you
> feel that the thread will be of interest to others.
> Thank you,
> Dennis S. Wish PE
> Wish(--nospam--at)

Try contacting Andy Negrete of Kirk-Van Orsdel (ASCE's E&O 
Carrier) at
1-800-4357931. The premium is based on your annual billings and 
of coverage. e.g. If your annual billings are between $50,000 
$100,000 and with $500,000. coverage/ $2,500. deductible, the 
premium is $2,400. However if your annual billings are between 
and $250,000. then the premium is $5,100. and so on. You also 
have to be
a member of ASCE to be qualifed.  So far, I am with them for the 
year, but I didn't file any claim so I really don't know their 
service. Hopefully, I don't ever have to use it. If anyone know 
their services or know of some better insurance co. with 
rates, please let me know. Thanks.

Tom Chiu, SE
Thomas Engineering
Walnut, CA