CDRG and CAMIC, a Natural Alliance

(May 20, 2010) – CDRG and the Canadian Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (CAMIC) have recently signed a national service agreement. CDRG members from across Canada can now offer the CAT Red Teams support system to members of CAMIC. This partnership was born out of a natural fit between CDRG’s CAT Red teams and CAMIC’S business model. Both companies share similar values and vision.

“Our desire to form a partnership with CAMIC comes from having a number of CDRG members currently servicing various Mutuals. In order to better our current services to them, an agreement had to be made,” states Simon Frigon, President of CDRG.

When we compare business models, we can clearly see that there are a lot of similarities between CDRG and CAMIC.

The CAMIC is a trade association of property and casualty insurance companies formed as Mutuals. Similar to CDRG’s mission, their role is to help their member companies become the property and casualty insurers of choice in the Canadian market. They do so by providing information, research and advocacy to its members in areas of general concern and negotiating supply agreements for goods and services of common needs. Some of the association’s objectives are:

  • To promote a strong, healthy and competitive insurance market;
  • To keep member companies well-informed on matters affecting the industry and to build consensus on action plans;
  • To provide member companies with the necessary tools to foster their development; In addition, CDRG members are numerous in rural areas which ties in well with CAMIC’s representation across Canada. CDRG is eager to assist members of CAMIC in their day to day claims response.

There are currently 93 mutual insurance companies members of CAMIC. Together, these member companies serve 3.7 million policyholders and underwrite $4.2 billion in premium.CDRG has over 80 certified members doing business from 100 rural and semi rural locations across Canada. David Tippett, COO of CDRG is currently in Hamilton participating in the annual Out-Of-Town Conference meeting. We are exhibiting alongside First Response Restorations from Kitchener and Graham Restorations of Hamilton. Simon and JF are currently attending the annual FIRAS meeting in Montreal, also holding a regional meeting with our Quebec members.For more information about CAMIC and its member companies, please visit their website: www.camic.ca

About CDRG

CDRG’s strength as a coast to coast Canadian Network of Independent Restoration Specialists is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with 1726 restoration experts, an average of 18.8 years in business and 270 million in annual volume – it’s safe to say our strength lies in our members. The rigorous CDRG selection process only chooses members which meet the highest industry standards. All of our 150+ service locations are experienced and equipped to meet all challenges put before them. No job is too big or too small for CDRG members. Visit www.cdrg.ca.