Founded in 2000, Thomas C. Short & Associates, LLC is an independent insurance consulting firm that
provides expert, unbiased risk management guidance to the Material Handling Industry. We specialize in a
wide variety of Property, Casualty Risk Management and Contract Management services designed to
enhance or create your risk management program. Since we do not sell insurance, we are able to evaluate
your risk management program with an impartiality and objectivity that an agent or broker simply cannot
Property and Casualty Risk Management involves the preservation of your organization's property and
income, along with reducing your potential liability and human exposures to loss. This is accomplished by
identifying, analyzing, controlling, and financing loss exposures. Our goal is to maximize the effectiveness
of risk control and risk financing techniques and to provide the best protection for your organization's
assets, at the least possible cost.
Contract Management entails the review of your customer’s and allied product supplier’s contract
language to ensure that the indemnification clause is fair and that you are in compliance with the
requested insurance clause. Managing your subcontractor’s insurance certificates and ensuring that you
do not assume your subcontractor’s negligence is an area we specialize in.
Our goal is twofold: reduce your costs, and improve the quality of your asset protection. From a one-time
audit project to full ongoing services, we utilize our extensive resources to achieve tangible results for
you. We do not sell insurance. Our independence from insurance companies, brokers, and agents, allows
us to provide an unbiased and objective approach to your needs. We are not under pressure to advise you
to buy certain products from certain suppliers.
Our firm works on a fee base for its' services. This arrangement assures you of quality in the rendering of
services, with only one point of contact for project administrations and client relationship management.
Fees are based on a scope of services provided, and billing options are negotiable. Fees are normally
billed on an hourly rate, but can be billed as a fixed fee, monthly or annual retainer, or any combination of
For more information, please click on the appropriate link at the top of this page and E-mail us. You can
also reach us by phone at (513) 321 7902 or by fax at (513) 321 7903.