Welcome to Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International

As the nation's premier disaster recovery consulting organization, our core focus is maximizing and expediting our clients' financial recovery from insurance and FEMA.

Our public adjusters have offices in Fort Lauderdale and Melbourne, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore and Rockville, Maryland; New York, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia.

We are experienced with the types of natural disasters that strike here, the companies that insure here, and how local claims are handled. We are able to coordinate all emergency service needs (board-up, water extraction, fencing, etc.), allowing you to quickly meet your obligation to mitigate the damages. In addition, because we are part of one of the largest disaster consulting organizations in the world, we can draw on the resources of hundreds of experts and handle even the largest cases.

Goodman-Gable-Gould was formed by three Baltimore public insurance adjusters in 1941. Over the decades, steady growth prompted the addition of our other offices.

In 1985 we, along with a group of leading public adjusting firms in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, foresaw the need for an international network of highly skilled public adjusters who could bring specific expertise to servicing any type of loss, anywhere, at any time. Adjusters International was the result.

Today, over 70 years after our founding, the Goodman family is still at the helm. Our president, Harvey Goodman, SPPA, has been assisting policyholders since 1976.

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Blizzard of 2015 — GGG/AI Ready to Help

With the Blizzard of 2015 expected to make the record books for snowfall amounts, cities in the Northeast are already restricting travel and closing roads — leading to ...

With the Blizzard of 2015 expected to make the record books for snowfall amounts, cities in the Northeast are already restricting travel and closing roads — leading to a temporary disruption in the operation of many area businesses. The sheer amount of snow expected to fall, combined with high winds, has the potential to cause roofs to collapse and for buildings to suffer interior water damage caused by the backup of sudden melting snow.

As commercial buildings often have flat roofs, they are susceptible to collapse, thereby increasing their chances of suffering additional damage after the storm has passed.

  • Flat roofs are especially susceptible to collapse. Pre-World War II building codes only required roofs to support 10 to 20 pounds per square foot. Today standards require at least 30 pounds of support per square foot.
  • Do not go on your roof to shovel snow off. It is dangerous enough to be on your roof when the weather is mild. It is particularly dangerous when your roof is covered in snow and ice. Your added weight to an already compromised roof can cause an immediate collapse.
  • Hire a roofing professional to remove the snow from your roof if you feel it is in danger of collapse.
  • Check your attic/roof for cracks or leaks. These can be a sign of imminent collapse. If you see cracks or leaks, or if your roof is noticeably sagging, call a roofing professional or structural engineer immediately and evacuate your building until you know that your property is safe.

With a regional office on Madison Avenue in New York City, our public adjusters are conveniently located to assist business owners with their property damage insurance claims in New York, Long Island and New Jersey. Let our public adjusters help with your property damage or business income insurance claims. Having a professional on your side can help to alleviate the burden of dealing directly with your insurance company, and will help you secure a full and fair settlement.

For more information on how GGG/AI can be of assistance with your property insurance claim, please contact Barry Flax at 800-858-3900, ext. 1114 or bflax@gggco.com.

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Latest Edition of Adjusting Today — Available Now!

The 45th edition of Adjusting Today is now off the press! This issue contains in-depth articles on two separate clauses and endorsements that have been the source of ...

Vacancy/Occupancy Clauses; Protective Safeguards EndorsementsThe 45th edition of Adjusting Today is now off the press! This issue contains in-depth articles on two separate clauses and endorsements that have been the source of frequent litigation. “Vacancy/Occupancy Clauses in Property Insurance — An Often Overlooked but Significant Limitation” headlines this latest edition. Here insurance claims professional Robert J. Prahl, CPCU, discusses the important aspects of this property insurance clause, including how insurers and courts have viewed the terms vacant and unoccupied. In the second article, “Protective Safeguards Endorsements — Issues and Implications,” Prahl examines the implications of this endorsement, what happens when a loss occurs, and how the courts have viewed these endorsements.

In 1989, Adjusting Today was introduced as a public service from Adjusters International. As we mark our 25th anniversary, readers continue to acknowledge the valuable role Adjusting Today plays in helping them understand and stay current with critical issues affecting property damage and business interruption claims. This popular publication is offered in hard copy or PDF format and insurance professionals, business owners and anyone interested in staying current in the ever-changing insurance industry can subscribe now.

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