David F. McLaughlin has more than 20 years of experience in the construction and insurance industry. During his tenure at J.S. Held, David has been involved in estimating, project management, and on site project monitoring for large complex insurance losses throughout the United States, including schools, malls, high rise hotels, high rise office buildings, apartment complexes, manufacturing buildings, and multi-building corporate campuses.
He served as the construction consulting expert on an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program focused on resolving over 1,100 disputed Hurricane Katrina, Rita and Wilma claims for a large insurance company. Duties on this team included assessing, estimating and negotiating settlements on disputed claims throughout Florida and the Gulf Coast. In addition, attending and participating in mediation sessions for disputed claims was required. The program purpose was to resolve disputes by developing an agreement on the scope of damages and the corresponding repair or replacement cost.
David’s background covers a wide spectrum in the insurance industry including work as a licensed property adjuster and as an estimator, project manager and operations manager for national restoration companies. His varied experiences has provided him with a balanced perspective and in-depth knowledge of the loss process.