Appalachian Underwriters is Excited to Announce Anthony Gaudio as a New Casualty Broker

Anthony Gaudio has joined Appalachian Underwriters as a new casualty specialist on the Brokerage team. He will be helping to build AUI’s tough to place commercial risks and building agency relationships. He will focus on artisan contractors, builders’ risk, general contractors, LRO, etc. He is currently based out of Chapin, SC. Anthony has been in […]

Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. is Excited to Welcome Valorie Carder as New Transportation Specialist Broker

Valorie Carder, from Charlotte, NC (born and raised) has joined Appalachian Underwriters as a new transportation specialist on the Brokerage team. She will be building AUI’s transportation production with Mary Kidd (transportation broker).  Valorie Carder has been with RPS Charlotte since 2015 as a transportation underwriter specializing in trucking accounts geographically located in the following […]

AUI Celebrates Silver Anniversary with Sixth Consecutive 5 Star MGA Award

For the sixth consecutive year, Appalachian Underwriters Inc. (AUI) has been rated a Five Star Wholesale Partner by Insurance Business America agent and broker readers! “It’s an honor to receive this award from the retail producers. To be known as an MGA and Wholesaler that goes above and beyond is humbling and encouraging.” said Bob […]

Appalachian Underwriters Inc. is Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary / Farragut Press

The Farragut Press (Farragut, Tennessee) has published an article interviewing our president, Bob Arowood, and celebrating our company’s 25th anniversary. Appalachian Underwriters Inc. is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with success and awards under its belt. “We have been blessed to provide an array of insurance services to those locally and nationwide,” AUI president […]

AUI Adds Dustin Hickman to Brokerage Division, bolstering Energy Practice in Dallas.

Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. (AUI) is pleased to welcome Dustin Hickman to the Brokerage Department as a Casualty Broker. Dustin joins the AUI organization as part of the Energy Practice Group, specializing in heavy casualty accounts including the oil and gas business. “Dustin grew up in the oil and gas industry. Therefore, he brings a different […]

AUI Has Personal Protection Equipment Coverage

Is your client manufacturing, importing or distributing products used to fight COVID-19? We have a market to help. This includes ventilators, hand sanitizer, face shields, goggles, and thermometers.  Coverages available may include: Products and Professional Liability: Admitted and surplus lines product availability Claims made, defense costs inside the limit  Communicable Disease Coverage Primary and Excess […]

Launch the Enhanced Now!

AUI has launched an enhanced agent portal, which now features a more user-friendly set up where agents can see which carriers are available through each rater. Enhancements include: The carriers available are shown per rater, so you know exactly where your business is being quoted. Most* carriers available in your state will be easily highlighted […]

Is your Current Carrier Cancelling Reservations on that Hotel/Motel Risk?

  Do you need general liability for a motel, excess for a franchise, or liquor liability for a hotel bar? Appalachian Underwriters may be able to help you! Below is our appetite for hotels, motels, and habitational from our Commercial Specialty and Brokerage departments, respectively. Contact Heather Ledbetter or Sherri Chapman (contact information below) for more […]

Our Appetite for Cannabis Business is Growing!

The cannabis industry is evolving and expanding as more states legalize medicinal and recreational cannabis throughout the U.S. AUI now has a Cannabis Package solution for your insured’s marijuana/hemp accounts.   Available Coverages: Commercial General Liability Premises Liability – Occurrence or Claims Made Products/Completed Operations Liability – Claims Made Only Hired & Non-Owned Auto, Assault […]