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Commercial Real Estate Insurance

Commercial real estate insurance protects you from losses caused by damage to property assets. Most businesses are vulnerable to the same threats as every other building—fire, flooding, vandalism, or even being struck by a vehicle that goes out of control. Many of these problems are something that cannot be reasonably prevented, making them eligible for coverage that can help repair the building or allow your company to move to a new location.

Commercial Real Estate Insurance Features

As the owner of a business, you know how difficult it is to run a smooth operation. The last thing you need is a disaster that damages your workplace so badly that you can no longer continue operating. Commercial real estate insurance makes the crisis something you can handle. Before you start shopping, though, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • The first thing you should do is take stock of the company's physical assets. This includes your building, any paper records, inventory, office equipment, signs located outside, and anything else that qualifies as a physical asset.
  • You may not need to insure everything the business owns. If you decide something is not worth insuring, removing it from your policy could lower your monthly premiums and make it easier to insure what truly matters.
  • Most policies cover either the replacement cost (RC) or the actual cash value (ACV) of the insured items. Policies that include replacement cost are more expensive, but allow for full replacement without calculating any depreciation. Actual cash value policies consider the loss of value over time, and factor this difference in to any claims on the policy.

If you're not sure which policy options make the most sense for your company, ask one of our agents for more information and they'll help you make a decision.

Our Locations

Fitts Agency, Inc.

1806 6th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Main office: 205-881-2556
Fax: 205-342-3467

Merchants & Farmers

301 Prairie Ave
Eutaw, AL 35462
Main office: 205-686-6279
Fax: 205-372-0852

Our Providers

Testimonials

The Fitts Agency, Inc. has been taking care of my personal and professional insurance needs for over 25 years. They have done an exceptional job to insure we are properly covered with all aspects of our complicated business insurance needs including property, automobile and equipment, bonding, life insurance, liability and specialty insurance. Their professional service follows through the claim process as well, demonstrated by the spring 2011 Tuscaloosa tornadoes and the damage we received from same. With their extensive help, excellent support staff and prompt response, we were able to get back in business with minimal wasted time. I highly recommend the Fitts Agency, Inc. for your insurance needs.

Thomas D. Jamison - President, J & P Construction Co., Inc.
We are writing this letter to document the performance of the Fitts Agency, Inc. Fitts Agency has been very instrumental in providing for all our business insurance needs. Since 2007, they have seen to our General Liability, Workman's compensation, Auto, Builder's Risk, Professional Liability and Umbrella policies. Their service is excellent; quick and accurate, and always with a friendly, helpful attitude.

Christopher L. Swain - VP Operations, Monumental Contracting Service, LLC
It's so refreshing to have an insurance agency that actually cares about their clients. I was with a "national brand" company for many years and never knew that I could have other great choices for my home and automobile insurance. These folks are great and I would recommend them to anyone wanting great rates and service.

Maggie Miller - Tuscaloosa, AL
Before the sun set on April 27 (after the devastating tornado), Forrest Fitts had a team on our roof surveying the damage. Two days later the debris was completely gone, the sheet rock was replaced - even the landscaping was repaired.

Mark and Liz Obradovich - Owners of Tuscaloosa Holiday Inn Express & Suites
When the April 27th tornado struck my business, the Fitts Agency made sure we were covered. Thank you Tim Donahue and your top-notch staff for doing just that. I could not think of a better team than the Fitts Agency, Watkins Construction Co., Inc. and FCCI Insurance to assist Spiller Furniture with disaster recovery.

Shane Spiller
We favor the Fitts Agency and any of their competitors would truly have an uphill battle to overcome prior to us ever making any notable changes. Specifically to the fact that although we will price multiple sources, we have learned that Tim and his team have been the most helpful and in the long run, equally competitive with anyone we have considered in the past 25+ years.

Mark Rettig - Vice President, AHR Metals, Inc.
Nobody could have taken care of me better than the Fitts Agency after the storm. I've been with the Fitts Agency for over twenty years - home, autos, and my business before I retired. I would never go anywhere else for my insurance.

Ernest Woodruff - Tuscaloosa, AL