VCS Desk Reviews

Vale Consulting Services has been helping carriers control the rise in average indemnity in various ways.

We have performed claims process assessments and audits to identify and control leakage, and have also been performing pre-settlement desk reviews of commercial and residential property estimates.

Vale Consulting Services Desk Reviews are performed by highly skilled estimators who take into account the carriers estimating guidelines, the documentation in the file, and industry best practices.

Our reviewers comment in the estimate on the errors they find and enter the corrected amounts.  The corrected estimate is then returned to the carrier within two business days from receipt.

Savings typically average 10%-25% of the original estimate and 20 to 40 times our fee for this service!

Cunningham Lindsey is Mobilized for Hurricane Harvey

In the light of the devastation being caused to Texas and Louisiana following the passage of Hurricane Harvey, Cunningham Lindsey have mobilized our full range of services to assist our clients at this difficult time.

Cunningham Lindsey have offices located in the affected states and have established a catastrophe coordination office in Dallas Texas, using our existing infrastructure there, augmented by further claims intake staff.

Our National loss adjusting, MCL Global teams and Specialist Practice Groups have been reinforced with staff from elsewhere around the United States to ensure we have sufficient staff to meet the expected needs.

Our adjusting teams also have access to our other specialist support divisions including: EFI Global – Engineering Fire & Environmental Services; FAS Global – Forensic Advisory Services; Oriel – Repair, Restoration & Migration Services and Sergon – Building Consultants.

Furthermore, our adjusting teams have access to satellite imagery which will give us pre and post loss comparative images to assist us in our work.

The threat and the scope of Hurricane Harvey is still ongoing but Cunningham Lindsey stands prepared to assist our clients in both the United States and international markets.

Media/Press inquiries – please contact Judy Molnar, Head of Global Communications [email protected]

Loveland Innovations Partners with Vale Training, Offers Drone-Specific Program for Insurance Professionals

Loveland Innovations®, maker of advanced drone solutions for the P&C Insurance industry, announced today a new partnership with the leading provider of educational tools and services for insurance professionals, Vale Training.

This partnership allows Vale Training to use Loveland Innovations’ first-of-its kind autonomous drone inspection solution, IMGING™, as part of a new program designed to help insurance and roofing professionals understand how and when to use drone technology for roof and property inspections.

With drones as a part of their toolkit, these professionals can increase their inspection efficiency, ensure more consistency between inspections, and gather amazingly detailed roof and property photos, all from the safety of the ground.

“This is an industry first,” says Jim Loveland, Founder and CEO of Loveland Innovations. “Thousands of insurance professionals are ready to take advantage of the benefits drones can bring them, but aren’t sure where to start. This partnership is the first big step toward teaching the next generation of insurance adjusters and roofing professionals how to incorporate the latest technology into their processes. We’re excited to partner with Vale to make this happen.”

The four-day course will take students through a variety of topics including Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, how to fly and maneuver DJI drones, as well as how to use IMGING, which allows drone pilots to create flight plans, capture high-resolution aerial imagery, and build reports using all the detailed roof and property information the drone captures. With these skills, insurance professionals can increase the number of daily inspections they can complete five-fold or more, without compromising quality.

“Vale has been a leader in training insurance professionals for decades and we recognize drones are an evolving and important tool,” says Douglas Dell, Vice President and Director of Vale Training. “Our partnership with Loveland Innovations will make it simple for insurance professionals to learn everything they need to know about drones so they can make inspections and claims documentation easier and more consistent. The program design is a unique blend of pre-work, classroom and field-based, experiential learning that will ready claims professionals to optimize drone technology. ”

The next drone-focused course offered by Vale Training will take place October 17-20 at Vale’s Dallas facility. Visit to learn more or to sign up.

For further information on Loveland Innovations® and IMGING™ – click here to view their video.

Cunningham Lindsey names Dan Daniel as U.S. Chief Operating Officer

Cunningham Lindsey has appointed Larry “Dan” Daniel as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of its U.S. loss adjusting business. Dan will provide strategic direction for U.S. operations to enhance service delivery and continual growth with a focus on the personal, commercial and High Net Worth Personal Lines. He will also provide operational leadership to additional business units including Vale Training and inTrust TPA services.

“Promoting Dan to this expanded leadership role is a win-win for our clients and our organization. He is a seasoned and trusted executive with proven ability to drive operational priorities, accelerate growth and sharpen service delivery,” said David Repinski, Chief Executive Officer of Cunningham Lindsey, Americas. “I am confident Dan will build on Cunningham Lindsey’s competitive advantages in claims management with leading practices and visionary ideas that continue to meet our clients’ evolving needs.”

Prior to rejoining Cunningham Lindsey recently as Senior Vice President, Dan served in numerous executive leadership and client-facing roles during his 20 years in the insurance claims industry. Dan will be based in Dallas, Texas and will work closely with the Americas Leadership Team including Jim Buckley, President of Cunningham Lindsey U.S. and David Repinski, Chief Executive Officer of Cunningham Lindsey, Americas.

Cunningham Lindsey ramps up its MCL Global team in the US

Cunningham Lindsey is pleased to share recent updates to its Major & Complex Loss (MCL Global) team in the US.

Peter Bonner has been appointed as Senior Executive General Adjuster in our Atlanta, Georgia office. Peter brings more than 30 years of experience across the Power and Energy sector, Mining, as well as Catastrophe Claims Management.

We are also pleased to announce Jon Carnahan as Senior Executive General Adjuster. Jon is a recognized leader in his field with more than 25 years of adjusting experience, based out of Little Rock, Arkansas.

EFI recognized among Top Engineering Firms

EFI Global is proud to announce that we are named again to Commercial Construction and Renovation magazine’s list of Top Engineering Firms. We have increased our ranking to #6 of the Top 10 Engineering Firms among the commercial construction industry.  EFI Global also made its debut as #7 in the Federal sector of the same list. This ranking list recognizes firms based on the total amount of a firm’s 2016 revenue by engineering services performed in a variety of categories including retail, hospitality, restaurant and federal properties.

EFI ranks again on ENR list of Top 500 Design Firms

EFI Global has again increased its ranking on the annual Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) list of Top 500 Design Firms in the United States. Our current ranking of #205 is based on the total amount of a firm’s 2016 revenue generated by design and related services performed on a variety of structures and categories including but not limited to Commercial Offices, Retail Facilities, Government Buildings, and Hazardous Waste and Site Assessments.  This achievement is made possible through our continued commitment to growing our core services including forensic structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as environmental and property due diligence consulting services.

EFI Global to present at upcoming Arkansas Trucking Seminar

Keith Pokorny, Vice President Environmental Services, will present at the upcoming Arkansas Trucking Seminar on Accident Response: Best Practices, Onsite Response Environmental Liabilities. The Arkansas Trucking seminar brings together risk managers and attorneys to address the critical elements in transportation spill claims.  This is the first of a series of four seminars in which EFI Global will be speaking on environmental liabilities arising from transportation claims.  The first event occurs Wednesday, May 24 in Rogers, Arkansas.  For more information or to register, visit

Working Like a Dog: The Effect of Fire Fighting Foams on Canine Arson Investigations

Foaming agents and bioremediation additives are now increasingly used in fire suppression. Though helpful, their use raises the question of what effect they may have on the detection and identification of ignitanle liquid residues (ILR).

Read ‘Working Like a Dog: The Effect of Fire Fighting Foams on Canine Arson Investigations’ by Sacramento Chemical Laboratory Manager, David Brien – click here.