Chris Banton, Sr., BA, OSHA, WRT, FSRT, OCT, HAAG

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Chris Banton, Sr. specializes in residential and commercial building construction for property loss due to sudden catastrophic events. With over 20 years of experience in new residential/commercial construction, residential/commercial remodeling, construction building sales, insurance building restorations, and building consulting, Chris has gained a significant knowledge of building structure and code which enables him to provide consulting and expert services to clients throughout the country. Chris has been retained as an expert in numerous cases rendering opinions regarding both arbitration and deposition. Chris has also provided services as an Appraiser to clients who are unable to reach a scope of repair agreement, successfully negotiating resolution with the opposing side in most cases.

Chris engages in estimating, project management, onsite project monitoring, appraisals, dispute resolution, deposition, mediation, arbitration, contractor interference, and construction cost analysis. He has extensive involvement in numerous major loss assignments throughout the United States and has consulted on large complex insurance losses, including commercial buildings, military housing, hotels, apartment/condominium complexes, city/county municipality buildings, and malls.

Key Expertise

  • Large Complex Losses
  • Residential / Commercial Construction
  • Structural Damage
  • Building Code
  • Military Housing
  • Contractor Interference
  • Appraisals & Arbitration
  • Commercial Liability
  • Cause of Loss Determination
  • Construction Cost Analysis

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • IIRC Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification: OSHA 10; WRT, Water Restoration Technician; FSRT, Fire/Smoke Restoration Technician; OCT, Odor Control Technician
  • HAAG – Expert Roof Inspections: Residential and Commercial
  • Aerosol Monitoring & Analysis, Inc: EPA Certified Lead Remover
  • Xactware Solutions, Inc: Software/Estimating Training
  • Symbility Solutions, Inc: Software/Estimating Training