All about General Liability Insurance

General liability insurance is also known as business liability insurance. It can protect your business from expenses associated with common mishaps, such as customer property damage and injuries. As a General Liability Insurance Agency, we take the hassle out of finding insurance by shopping your account through several carriers, sending over the best quote available, and getting your certificate of insurance issued as soon as the policy number comes in. 

General Liability Insurance - Bodily Injury

Bodily injury

Protects your business against third-party bodily injury caused by you or your employees.

General Liability Insurance - Property Damage

Property damage

Protects your business against damage to your customer’s premises or belongings.

General Liability Insurance - Advertising Harm

Advertising harm

Protects your business against unintentional advertising acts, libel, and slander which violate the rights of a person or business.

General Liability Insurance - Court and legal costs

Court and legal costs

Provides defense costs against suits which occur as a result of a variety of covered perils.

General Liability Insurance - Medical Payments

Medical Payments

Provides limited medical payment coverage for injuries that a non-employee sustains in an accident that occurs on the insured premises or when exposed to the insured business operations.

General Liability Insurance - Completed Projects Tail Coverage

Completed Projects Tail Coverage

Most policies provide coverage for workmanship for up to 10 years after the policy expiration.

Why General Liability Insurance is important

Commercial General Liability Insurance is an essential coverage for contractors and business owners. It protects against claims arising from accidental property damage and third-party bodily injury. It also protects contractors from claims arising from their completed work for up to 10 years after the project is complete.

Without this coverage, business owners would be liable for paying for these claims and attorney fees out of pocket, whereas those coverages are provided within the General Liability policy form. Not only does this insurance help protect your livelihood, it also shows your customers that you took the extra step in insuring your operations so they feel more confident in hiring your business for projects.

General liability claims are more common than you may think and can quickly add up to tens of thousands of dollars.

Why do you need General Liability Insurance

Decrease your risk and contact us today for a free General Liability insurance quote.

How much does General Liability Insurance cost?

How much does General Liability Insurance cost?

Pricing of general liability insurance varies greatly depending on the size of the business as well as business operations. For example, a licensed handyman’s insurance policy may start at a $750 minimum premium, while a homebuilder’s policy might start at $5,000 minimum premium. These ballpark estimates are for policies with a $2,000,000 aggregate limit and $1,000,000 occurence limit and typically include a blanket waiver so that your customers can be listed as additional insured, free of charge, as needed.

At CSIA, our insurance specialists can assist in providing a closer pricing estimate upon obtaining information about your specific business. Give us a call today for a free quote!

How it Works

Request A Free Quote

After hours? Click the button below to complete an online application. You’ll receive a call from an Insurance Specialist the following business day.
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We’re Here to Help

Your assigned insurance agent will shop your account with several carriers to locate the best coverage for the best pricing, based on your insurance requirements. Quote turnaround is typically within 48 hours. The purchase process is expedited through use of e-signature and e-payment services.

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Get your General Liability Insurance Certificates Quickly and Easily

Certificates of Insurances are typically released within 48 hours of processing your policy. Most have a same-day turnaround.

Additional Questions, Concerns, or Urgent Requests? Give us a call at (619) 741-5118 and speak with a representative today.

About Us

CSIA, Inc. is a woman-owned and operated insurance agency in San Diego, California.

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We Locate the Best Coverage at the Best Price. That’s Our Trade Secret.

Owner Renee Powell has over 25 years of experience in the construction trade business and has helped hundreds of contractors. Our competent staff helps clients obtain General Liability, Commercial Auto, Workers’ Compensation, Bonding, Property, Excess Coverage, Course of Construction, Tools and Equipment Coverage, and many other construction-related insurance policies. We also insure many other types of commercial businesses, from small nail salons to large real estate investment companies.

We have proudly assisted California contractors and commercial businesses in locating the coverage they need since opening our doors in 2006. We’re here to serve you and help your business stay in compliance with CSLB guidelines and contract requirements. As specialists focusing on the building trades, we understand your unique business has special needs. That’s why we employ a staff of dedicated specialists to help you find the right coverage quickly so you can get on the jobsite.

As an independent insurance agency, we don’t work for the insurance carrier – we work for you. Every member of our staff has been with our agency for over 10 years. We keep your needs in mind as we shop for pricing and coverage at every renewal. You can always expect to hear from us about your policies and options, offering a personal touch not often found with other insurance agencies. Typical response time for all requests is within 24 hours. We can quickly have you quoted, have your coverage in place, and have a certificate in your hand to get you to work. Our duty is always to our client’s best interests. Our extensive knowledge of contractor insurance coverages as well as job contracts will help you find the coverage that best suits your needs. Call today for a free consultation…you’ll be glad you did.

Why Choose Us For Your General Liability Insurance Needs?

Prioritizing Your Insurance Needs

Over the years, we’ve cultivated great relationships with dozens of commercial and contractor insurance carriers that help us get better rates and coverages for our clients. As an independent agency, we are not aligned with any single insurance company, allowing us to represent our client when shopping multiple carriers to find the best policy for your needs and budget.

Our Promise to You

All inquiries received during normal business hours will be answered by a live representative who will assist you with your policy, service, and certificate requests, or direct you to the staff member who can. We will always prioritize your policy needs and strive to provide you with unmatched customer service.

We Are a One-Stop Shop

We've got the markets to cover all of your insurance needs! With one phone call or email, you can have one certificate reflecting all of your insurance policies out to your customers that same day. We know you're busy and your time is valuable - contractors are our business. Get construction started without the hassle of waiting for multiple agents to provide certificates of insurance. Trust Contractor Solutions Insurance Agency, Inc. as your one-stop shop for your General Liability, Work Comp, Property, Commercial Auto, and more.

We Locate the Best Coverage at the Best Price. That’s Our Trade Secret.

We understand the challenge of finding affordable insurance coverage in California. At CSIA, Inc. we strive to deliver a combination of both affordability and protection. While there are several inexpensive policy options, they may not properly cover your business. We will always seek to find the best coverage for you at the best price.

We Understand Contractors

Contractor Insurance is our specialty, as you may have guessed. We are experienced in reviewing insurance requirements and quoting policies that will meet all requirements to get you on the job site. Whether it be to add a CG 2037, Primary and Noncontributory Wording, or a Per Project aggregate limit, we handle it all. Many of our policies also include blanket waivers which allow several additional insureds to be added to your certificates of insurance throughout the policy term. This endorsement is crucial for those urgent cert requests that are bound to come in.

Our Happy Clients

5/5
Greatest group of Insurance Brokers with fair rates. I have remained with them for the past decade. They have always held my insurance needs as a priority. Always researching the market and checking on best rates and plans before renewals are due. Making all other smaller items a breeze to request and receive. I highly recommend this group, you will not be disappointed, except for the amount of time you spend looking else where.
Davila
Davila P
San Jose, CA
5/5
My daughter was shopping for car insurance because the rates she was paying were through the roof. Because of the name of this agency, I thought they only quoted contractor insurance but come to find out they offer ALL TYPES of insurance! She contacted CSIA and spoke with an agent named Danielle. Danielle asked her all of the normal questions an agent would ask to include what coverages she currently had and how much she was paying. Danielle called my daughter back the same day and provided her several options, all of which were way better than the coverage she was currently getting from another company. The transaction was smooth, fast, professional, and efficient. Danielle ended up saving my daughter ~$100 mo AND got her MORE COVERAGE! I highly recommend calling this agency to see if they can beat what you're currently paying AND ask for Danielle; she was awesome!
Angela
Angela B
Santee, CA
5/5
Great customer service! Would definitely refer friends to Contractor Solutions...
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Troy C
El Cajon, CA
5/5
Contractor Solutions is the best! I often need Certs at the last minute and they always come through for me. Every year when we renew they try to find the best coverage for the best price. Their customer service is above and beyond!
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Debbie B
Chesapeake, VA
5/5
I was shopping for business liability and commercial auto insurance a little over a year ago. Renee and her team were helpful, explained everything to me, and even shopped around to make sure I was getting the best price when my renewal was due this last month. I am very happy with CSIA and would recommend them to my friends and colleagues. Thank you Renee!
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Dee D
Berthoud, CO
5/5
Professional and efficient! Lindsey was an all star and got everything handled with accuracy and attention to detail. I was very impressed with the follow through and communication. Highly recommend!
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Erin J
Lakeside, CA

Frequently Asked Questions About General Liability Insurance

We are a small insurance agency with an all-female staff based out of San Diego, California. We provide responses to requests within 24 hours and typically have same-day turnaround on certificates of insurance within 24 hours. All clients have direct access to their insurance agent and will not have to speak with a customer service representative who is unfamiliar with their specific policy needs.

Over the years, we’ve developed close relationships with many of our carriers, allowing us to negotiate better pricing for our clients. We prioritize coverage over pricing, meaning we will get you the best coverage for the best pricing available. We will not sell a policy that provides no coverage to our clients just because it is inexpensive. We contact clients before every renewal to ensure they are quoted correctly for the upcoming policy term and answer any questions they may have. Businesses change and grow, we are here to insure that you protect your growing assets with the correct coverages based on your needs.

Yes, all insurance quotes are free. There is no obligation to bind coverage or to provide a payment in order to receive a quote. With access to dozens of quick-rating products and underwriters who will expedite pricing, we can provide you with the policy that represents the best coverage at the best price. Call for your free contractor insurance quote today!

We can assist you with the cancellation of your policy if needed. You are under no obligation to remain with our agency after you’ve purchased a policy. However, we offer a wide range of insurance options and many contractors find having all of their lines of insurance appearing on one certificate of insurance makes life easier for them.

Most commercial insurance agents apply a broker fee to a quote, and our office is no exception. However, our fees are always reasonable and spelled out clearly in the terms of the quote. This fee represents the years of knowledge, time, and effort that go into shopping dozens of markets for the best price and coverage, as well as the annual servicing to include: assistance with claims, certificates, policy changes, renewal reviews, and more. There are also many types of policies where an additional fee is not applied, such as most personal lines insurance. We are confident you will agree our services are second to none – call us for a contractor insurance quote today!

All of our insurance specialists have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the construction insurance industry. We understand the forms and endorsements required for construction jobs and can review your contracts to help you determine what is needed. Many contractors require urgent certificates of insurance to get on the job site. We understand that time is of the essence and can typically get you certificates of insurance within 24 hours.

Give us a call at (619) 741-5118 or fill out the online application here.

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We Can Provide Quotes For:

Contractor License Bond Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Workers Compensation Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Tools/Equipment coverage, Builders Risk, Excess Liability, E&O, Special Events coverage, Health insurance, Homeowners/Renters Insurance, Personal Auto, RV, Watercraft/ATV, Motorcycle, Boats, and more. 

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Enter your license or application number to get a quote:

Prefer to skip the online application?

An insurance specialist is available to help. Call now at - (619) 741-5118