Building a trusted relationship with our clients is at the core of what we do and who we are. Our CLIENT FIRST culture enables us to operate as a long-term partner helping our client grow.
About Ames & Gough
Ames & Gough was started in 1992 by Marty Ames and Gary Gough. Prior to starting Ames & Gough, Marty Ames was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Victor O. Schinnerer and responsible for managing the Schinnerer/CNA architect/engineer insurance program. Gary Gough served as a special risk management and claims advisor for Schinnerer/CNA. Prior to that, Gary was executive vice president and general counsel for HDR as well as serving in the general counsel’s office for Peter Kiewit Corporation.
Marty and Gary envisioned a different type of insurance brokerage model. Their idea was to create a firm staffed by professionals knowledgeable in the insurance and risk management needs of design professionals. The backgrounds of our professional staff include former senior insurance company executives, former professional liability insurance underwriters, attorneys and claim specialists. As a flat organization structure, each partner is personally responsible for client service, thus our clients benefit from more timely response to their insurance and risk management needs.
Ames & Gough continues to be an industry-focused specialty insurance brokerage. We serve clients domiciled in 50 states and consult on risk and insurance issues around the world from our offices in Boston, Philadelphia, Orlando, and Washington, D.C. Our exceptional client retention rate is a reflection of our commitment to service. Ames & Gough’s CLIENT FIRST philosophy is founded on four principles:
Industry Expertise – Our discerning approach on industry specialization enables Ames & Gough to better understand and manage our clients’ risks. Our “foot wide, mile deep” method provides unmatched knowledge and insight providing tremendous value to our clients. We serve only six industry segments: architect & engineers, construction firms, law firms, associations & non-profits, government entities and consulting firms.
Service by Senior People – Our senior partners spend less than 10 percent of their time managing and more than 90 percent providing service to clients. Large clients have two senior partners involved with their accounts, ensuring that someone is always available.
Strategic Advice – Our clients appreciate Ames & Gough’s focus on advising, not selling. We provide insightful risk management advice that enables our clients to improve profits and grow their firms.
Client Advocacy – We take our role as insurance broker seriously. We aggressively negotiate superior deals for our clients and maintain a reputation for fairness and integrity with insurers.
By offering quality people with decades of industry-specific experience who are focused on providing sound advice, Ames & Gough operates as a long-term partner dedicated to helping our clients grow and earn more profit.
In the News
In the last few weeks, every contract I’ve reviewed has included the waiver of a jury trial. I used to see them now and then, but the prevalence of them recently seems a new development to me. While I don’t believe the provision creates a coverage issue, it has me scratching my head… Read More
WASHINGTON, DC, March 23, 2022 – Ames & Gough, a leading insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving law firms, design professionals, associations/nonprofits and other professional service organizations, today announced the appointment of Uri Gutfreund as a senior vice president focusing on law firms.
It is commonplace for a liquidated damages clause to be contained in an Owner/Contractor agreement. This makes sense because the completion date is generally significant to an owner, and the contractor has submitted a price for their work and has agreed in their contract to a completion date. By the time the contractor is awarded the contract, they usually have the contract documents, and they have used them to price the job and complete a construction schedule. Once a notice to proceed is issued to the contractor, the contractor controls the schedule… Read More
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