Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC Announces Justin Schmidt as Pest Control Program Underwriter

October 30, 2017

Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty program manager, is pleased to announce the addition of Justin Schmidt to the Paragon team as Program Underwriter.

"Justin will lead Paragon's Pest Control program, enhance our industry-leading product offerings and expand our distribution network", said Ron Ganiats, Paragon Managing Partner. "With nearly 20 years of underwriting experience and longstanding retail agency relationships in this niche sector, he is poised to accelerate our Pest Control program's growth into 2018 and beyond."

Prior to joining Paragon, Justin was Director of Underwriting for Capital Risk Underwriters, Inc. (CRU), a leading Managing General Underwriting firm for pest control insurance. In addition to his underwriting duties, he assisted in writing many of the manuscript forms, which cover each aspect of the various categories of the pest control industry. When CRU was sold to Houston International Insurance Group in 2015, Justin continued in his role, growing the business to over $40 million of premium.