Rick Klein, the founder, CEO, and working public adjuster started in the construction industry as a young teenager with his grandfather’s construction company in Edgewater, Maryland. After graduating high school in 1978, Rick worked with a large remodeling construction company for several years learning all aspects of the construction industry from the concrete foundation to the roof finishing.
In 1981, Rick and his high school sweetheart Donna were married and moved to Southwest Florida where Rick obtained his state-certified contractor’s license in 1987.
They started and raised their family there and together, owned and operated their own construction company serving Southwest Florida, providing products for thousands of customers such as screen enclosures, hurricane protection, roofing, room additions and home renovations throughout the tri-county Southwest Florida areas.
Rick worked with numerous insurance companies and homeowners after Hurricanes Andrew, Charlie, and Wilma, estimating and rebuilding homes affected by the storms.
After 28 years of successful business, employing over 75 employees and raising two wonderful kids, Donna and Rick decided to close their construction business during the great recession and start a second career as catastrophe independent insurance adjusters helping with insurance claims.
Both Rick and Donna obtained insurance adjuster licenses in over 30 states and worked for numerous large insurance companies separately as field insurance adjusters and desk examiners handling tornado, hurricane, earthquake, flood, hail, business, and auto insurance claims throughout our nation.
Rick and Donna returned to Southwest Florida and started working for one of the largest Florida-based insurance companies as field adjusters handling water, fire, sinkhole, hurricane, tornado, hail, commercial, and accidental property loss claims.
Rick opened Klein Claim Service Inc. in 2016 for property damage appraisals and drone aerial inspections while still working as an Independent property insurance adjuster. Rick has completed thousands of insurance property damage insurance claims to include commercial claims with single loss amounts exceeding $800,000.00.
After more than 30 years in the construction industry and an additional 10 years as a licensed all-lines insurance adjuster Rick has gathered an abundance of experience working for some of the the largest insurance companies.
Rick currently holds the following licenses and/or certificates:
0320-Public Adjuster-All Lines #P234383
IICRC Water & Mold Mitigation Certified.
Haag Certified Inspector HCI #201903457
Fl. Contractor #RX0053389 (Status Not Active)
P. L. A. N Certified Property Loss Appraiser
Remote Drone Pilot #4010802
Also, Rick is a licensed private pilot #3110112 to include a high performance and instrument rating, giving him the experience to handle aviation claims. Rick has always enjoyed working with homeowners as a contractor estimating and supervising renovations and as an independent insurance adjuster estimating property damages.
However, after numerous years representing the largest insurance companies bound to their estimating guidelines, Rick decided to obtain his public adjusting license, enabling him to represent the homeowner’s interest without the insurance companies estimating restraints and practices.
Klein Claim Service has the experience and will guarantee you our 100% commitment to getting you every dollar you deserve for your insurance claim.