Curt Emery, CPCU
The moving and storage industry is fiercely competitive made more challenging by complex exposures and unique risks. Curt Emery, who leads The Horton Group's Moving and Storage Practice, fully understands those challenges and helps his clients effectively manage them.
“This is a service intensive, extremely competitive industry. Low profit margins require successful companies within the industry to continually look for ways to reduce risk costs. Identifying opportunities for improvement and deploying a measurable service plan is essential to having a positive impact on our clients bottom line,” Curt said.
Companies that work with Curt are getting far more than an insurance broker. They are getting a consultant who thoroughly understands their business. “With our shared experiences, we make it a point to know what drives our clients risk costs so we can implement a measurable plan to reduce these costs over the long term. In turn, this helps our clients operate more productively and efficiently,” said Curt.
Curt, a Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, has gained his industry insight by working with moving and storage industry clients for more than 20 years and by remaining actively involved in industry associations. That experience gives him a powerful ability to design, deploy and monitor programs to reduce risk.
For Curt, true job satisfaction is found as a trusted and valued partner with his client. Whether negotiating with a provider for the most competitive rates, educating a clients sales staff on valuation/insurance options or assisting a client in securing a large office/industrial move, making a positive impact is what truly matters to Curt.
When a moving and storage company signs on with The Horton Group, they are getting far more than just Curt's expertise. “Our entire moving and storage team is a dedicated group that delivers an unmatched level of service within this industry. We all seek to continuously improve our level of service, just like our valued clients,” Curt said.
The Horton Group also brings its stature to the table. Due to industry specialization and market position, Curt and the rest of the moving and storage team can offer highly cost effective programs to their clients. “While we understand that delivering responsive and reliable service is extremely important, we need to be competitive as well. Because of our experience and expertise within this industry, we are able to develop strong relationships with the specialty providers that afford comprehensive coverage and competitive pricing,” said Curt.
- B.S. in Business Administration (Insurance Emphasis), Illinois Wesleyan University
- Licensed Property & Casualty Producer
- Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter since 1993
- The Horton Group since 1991; Sales Executive and Moving and Storage Practice; Group Leader since 2003; Account Executive, 1991-2003
- Illinois Department of Insurance, Illinois Director of Insurance, 1989-1991
- The Laub Group, Account Executive, 1986-1989
- Illinois Movers’ and Warehouseman’s Association
- American Movers and Storage Association
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Appropriate insurance coverage for the moving and storage industry is complicated, difficult to understand and even more difficult to explain. Curt Emery and The Horton Group have demonstrated expertise, credibility and reliability in working with individual clients, and as educators in convention programs for the Illinois Movers’ and Warehousemen’s Association.
Patricia McLaughlin, Executive Director
Illinois Movers’ and Warehouseman’s Association
The Horton Group hustles for us on a day-to-day basis providing excellent coverage advice and prompt response to special move requests. Horton has also facilitated training sessions for our employees, educating our staff on the valuation and insurance options that are available to our customers. As a broker specializing in our industry, Horton has become a valuable resource to our organization.
Jim Munroe, President
Pickens-Kane Companies (Allied Van Lines)