Wayne Hess

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Wayne Hess has more than 40 years of industry experience and an extensive commercial and residential construction and claims management background. He was groomed for the construction industry as his father owned a general contracting firm for over 60 years. He brings expertise in large-scale losses and project management on an international basis.

Wayne is also highly experienced in the Insurance industry in the role as a Senior adjuster with claims in Builder’s Risk, Business Interruption, Industrial Facilities, Retail, Multi-family Dwellings, Construction Defect, Heavy Equipment, Origin & Cause Investigations, Wind and Hail Damage, Hospitality, Subrogation and Recovery, Accident Scene Reconstruction, Agriculture and Farming, Food Service and Restaurants, Power and Energy, Boiler & Machinery, General Liability, Premises Liability, Professional Liability, Trucking Liability, Appraisal and Umpiring, AUP (Appraisal Under the Policy).

Wayne is based out of the North Florida region. He has extensive experience and involvement in inspections for major loss assessments, estimating, project management, project monitoring, and expert witness testimony throughout the United States.

Key Expertise

  • Min-Max Penal Institutions
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Healthcare & Medical Buildings
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Educational Buildings
  • High-Rise Office Structures
  • Industrial Facilities
  • Resorts & Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Office Warehouses
  • Multi-Family & Residential Properties
  • High-Security Government Buildings

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • MHIC Contractor in Maryland
  • Certified Building Consultant
  • North Carolina Unlimited Building Contractor License
  • Xactimate Certified User – Levels 1, 2, 3
  • IICRC – Water Restoration Technician Certification (WRT)
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  • Federal Aviation Administration – Private Pilot Airman’s Certificate