Artisan Trades

Artisan & Trades

We offer comprehensive coverage, affordable coverages for contractors involved in skilled construction trades.

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Coverages Offered

BOP
Property
Liability
Business Vehicle
Worker’s Compensation

Markets

CompanyRatingSizeStates Available
E&S Binding
Acceptance Insurance Co.A-XI
AIGAXV
Century SuretyA-X
Colony Insurance Co.A-XIV
Crum & ForesterAXIII
Evanston Insurance CoAXV
Great AmericanA+XV
Hallmark SpecialtyA-IX
MarkelAXV
MUSICAXIV
Princeton E&SA+XV
SenecaAXIII
ScottsdaleA+XV
United States Liability Ins.A++XII
Admitted
AmTrustAX
Berkshire Hathaway GuardA++XV
Great AmericanAXIII
HanoverAXIV
Insurors IndemnityA-V
Markel SpecialtyAXV
State AutoA-XIII
TravelersA+XV
Workers Compensation
Accident FundA-X
AIGAXV
AmerisafeAIX
AmTrustAX
Berkshire Hathaway GuardA++XV
EmployersA-IX
ICWGroup InsuranceA-X
HanoverAXIV
Markel SpecialtyAXIV
Redpoint (formerly American Hallmark)A
Service Lloyds InsuranceA-VIII
State AutoA-XIII
TravelersA+XV
Nonsubscription
ACE USAAXV
Commercial Alliance Insurance CoA-VI
Essex Insurance CoAXIV
Great AmericanAXIII
One BeaconA uXI
Service LloydsA-VII
U.S. SpecialtyA+XV

Flyers

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Applications

Acord 126 Commercial General Liability
Acord 125 Commercial Insurance
Acord 823 Commercial Insurance Additional Premises

Department Staff

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Vivian Escalante
Admitted/WC/Trans Underwriter

Vivian has been in the insurance industry for over 13 years. She’s been an Underwriter with TAGA since 2001. She knows that being a nice, friendly person that has knowledge of their job is essential to good customer service.

One of her favorite hobbies is cake decorating. She has four children, ages six, four, three, twelve-months and one cat in the family. She is also active with the Girl Scouts.

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Phyllis Mitchell
Commercial Lines Underwriter

Phylllis came to TAGA in 2008 as a Commercial Lines Underwriter. Prior to that, she has spent several years in the insurance industry. She works hard to respond to her customers’ inquiries quickly.

She attended W. T. White High School and Richland Junior College. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

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Lisa Reyes / CISR
Commercial Lines, Professional & Non-Subscription Underwriter

Lisa started with TAGA in 2005. Since that time, she’s gained a great deal of experience in a variety of positions and departments. She’s worked extensively in the Workers Compensation and Property and Casualty departments as a Policy Tech and Underwriting Assistant, and is now an Associate Underwriter for the Preferred Market Department. She knows that having a positive attitude is key to providing good customer service.

Lisa received her Bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin in Economics, with a minor in Business Administration. She is currently pursuing her CIC designation. Outside of work, she spends time with her family, her husband, her son and daughter. She’s a big Longhorn fan and looks forward to football season every year. “Hook em’ Horns!!”

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Lisa Reynolds / CISR, CIC
Commercial Lines / Brokerage Underwriter

Lisa has been with TAGA since its founding in 1997. She began her insurance career on the retail side, then moved over to MGAs before coming to TAGA. At TAGA, she has been an Underwriter for Auto, as well as Property & Casualty, and is now the Brokerage Underwriter. She feels that communication is the most important aspect of good customer service.

She graduated from Minden High School in Minden, Nebraska and received her degree from a nearby business college. Her hobbies are camping, boating and reading books.

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Michelle Vajello
Commercial Lines Underwriter

Michelle came to TAGA in 2008 as an Underwriter with 22 years experience in the insurance industry. She feels that a key component of excellent customer is to always work to strengthen relationships.

She graduated from Bastrop High School and she spends her spare time with her family and children, a 17 year old daughter and 12 year old son. They also have a dog, a Great Pyrenees, in their family