Paragon Insurance Holdings Adds Schmidt as Pest Control Program Underwriter in Florida

November 1, 2017 - Paragon Insurance Holdings, LLC, a national multi-line specialty program manager, has added Justin Schmidt to the Paragon team as Program underwriter. He will be based in Orlando, Fla.

According to Ron Ganiats, Paragon managing partner, Schmidt will lead Paragon’s Pest Control program, enhance the company’s product offerings and expand its distribution network.

Prior to joining Paragon, Schmidt was director of Underwriting for Capital Risk Underwriters, Inc. (CRU), a 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, Schmidt continued in his role, growing the business to over $40 million of premium.