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We’re a team of avid outdoorsmen…

Specialty Insurance Consultants, LLC provides tailored insurance programs to businesses in outdoor recreation, shooting sports, hospitality, and manufacturers of firearms, ammunition and sporting goods. Specialty Insurance Consultants is unique in the world of outdoor recreation and hospitality because IT IS ALL WE DO! Over the years, our specialty has grown from a niche market to an important segment of the insurance industry and we’ve been there for all the twists and turns in the road.

Our team is made up of avid outdoorsmen with years of industry AND field experience. We are proud to help protect the livelihoods of our clients who share the same passions we do.

 

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Heather Gillingham
CEO / Owner

Heather Gillingham started her specialty insurance career in 1995 at Gillingham & Associates, working in a dual capacity as an underwriting assistant and retail producer for outdoor related business throughout the United States. She took that experience to Insurance Management Associates (IMA) in 1998, where she built one of the largest portfolios of retail outdoor business in the U.S., before taking a brief pause from the business to raise her two children. Heather returned to the industry to start Outdoor Insurance Group (OIG), where she continued her tradition of client advocacy and customer service to the outdoor and lodge industry. In 2009, Heather sold her agency to re-focus on her family and raising her children. Once her children were older, her love and enjoyment for outdoor recreation led her back to form Specialty Insurance Agency, which focuses on a “hands-on” approach to service and the creation of new outdoor insurance programs. Heather is extremely grateful to run a business in an industry that she truly loves.

Heather’s exposure to both the underwriting and sales side of the industry provides a unique perspective that she puts to work for her clients every day. Understanding how insurance companies evaluate and rate risk allows her to deliver the most comprehensive and competitive options to her clients, and gives her an advantage when negotiating with company underwriters.

 

dudeHeather’s roots to insurance go back three generations, as her grandfather was one of the founders of Colonial Penn. Her father, Tom Gillingham, was the founder of Gillingham & Associates, and the pioneer for providing insurance for the outdoor recreation, lodging, and hospitality industries. Her father grew the company into the largest insurer of outdoor recreation in the country. Her family has not only provided her with a sound understanding of providing property and casualty insurance, but they also passed along a love for the outdoors which helps her connect with and understand the needs of her clients.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mollie
Chief Supervising Officer and Head of Security

Mollie is a 10-year-old Golden Retriever who can usually be found at Heather’s feet at the Specialty Insurance Consultants headquarters. She loves to swim, dive underwater for rocks, hike, scare fish away and have her belly rubbed at every possible opportunity. Don’t let that sleeping face trick you, Mollie is ready at the drop of a hat to head out on the next adventure!

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