Contractors & Tradesmen


Out of all of the different types of businesses we serve, Contractors and Tradesmen just might be our favorite.  Northwest Michigan provides a lot of opportunities for all types of trades, all working very hard for their customers.  Out of bed early, eating on the run and late night hours just to get the job done.  We appreciate that type of work ethic, and we are more than willing to provide the same for our clients.  Although we offer services to large contractors, the majority of our activity is working with smaller construction operations, often referred to as Artisan Contractors. These contractors work in a variety of settings, such as on large construction projects under the direction of general contractors, operating smaller projects in residences, specializing in installations or working on renovation or remodeling projects.

Artisan contractors are involved in many types of specialties such as plumbing, electrical work, minor excavation, landscaping, heating, air conditioning, painting, roofing, dry-walling, carpentry, remediation services, asphalt/paving, etc. These operations need a full complement of insurance services, such as (but certainly not limited to) general liability, inland marine (to protect their tools/equipment), workers compensation, commercial auto, excess liability and commercial property.

Every contractor brings his unique talents to the job, and the insurance protecting him needs to be unique too.  The coverage is usually rating considering a number of factors.

  • The number of employees
  • Contractor's role in projects (general vs. sub-contractor)
  • The amount of net income
  • Size and number of projects or work sites
  • Type of projects
  • Growth of the particular operation

Of course there are other items that need to be touched upon.  Do you have materials stored on the jobsite before installation?  What about the material strapped to your cargo rack or in the back of the truck?  Tools in your trailer?  What about the expensive tool your friend loaned you to complete a job?  It can be confusing and complicated but it does not have to be that way.  Call us before your next renewal and let us work for you as hard as you work for your clients. 










Experience the advantages of insuring with NuStar.

As an independent agent we shop your insurance to multiple carriers that will actually compete for

your business.

They compete.....YOU WIN!

We are located in the Consumers Energy Building across from Father Fred.
821 Hastings Street, #4
Traverse City, MI 49686




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