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DRA’s Solutions for Large Design Firms

DRA is one of the largest privately held insurance brokerages on the West Coast. With offices in Oakland, Pasadena and Santa Ana, our team works with over 3,000 firms throughout California. Since 1950, we have specialized in providing insurance programs and loss prevention counseling to design firms. Among our nearly 3,000 clients in this field are many of the ENR top 500 firms.


Large firms don’t just need a broker who can place their commercial policies, but one who can solve a problem when it arises. Many of our senior staff have been working with design firms over 15 years. DRA’s depth and breadth of knowledge and experience is evident in solutions we provide, and service we deliver. Our staff has experience in providing solutions for:

Industry Leading Risk Management

DRA recognizes large firms are tired of hearing risk management advice which does not resonate in the real world. Our team develops practical content and works with industry partners to deliver unique solutions geared towards large firms.
  • Loss Prevention Newsletters
  • Practice Management Workshops
  • Extensive Contract Review & Negotiation
  • Claims Advocacy & Consultation

Leveraged Industry Partnerships

Our memberships in the Professional Liability Agents Network (PLAN) and Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) provide us with the unique capability of addressing domestic and international insurance issues. DRA is also an active participant on the ACEC National Risk Management committee which assists member firms in understanding and managing risk, and to advocate changes in legislation and regulation to properly control or allocate risk.

Exclusive Market Access

DRA is the largest regional Architects and Engineers Professional Liability brokerage and consulting organization on the West Coast. The local presence with international clout gives DRA exclusive carrier arrangements for large firms, no other broker can deliver. DRA’s Exclusive Insurance Solutions for Large Design Firms:

AE Select

DRA’s Exclusive Lloyd’s of London program targets California Design firms larger than $15,000,000 in annual revenues. AE Select is a partnership with DRA alongside one of London’s preeminent brokers, Paragon Insurance Brokers, and one of Lloyd’s most distinguished syndicates, Brit. AE Select is a subscription based program where five different insurance syndicates participate to share the overall risk of each program. Brit

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