Our History

Alexander & Schmidt was founded by Jim Alexander & Jim Schmidt in 1986, after they recognized a market opportunity for high quality insurance Loss Control. The company was created on a single principle: to offer property and casualty insurance underwriters a superior Loss Control Risk Assessment that could be used to properly select and adequately price the risk.

The business was started in the guest bedroom of Jim Alexander’s Yarmouth, Maine condominium, after the future partners befriended each other while working at Penn General Services Corporation (a third party administrator of self-funded workers compensation and group medical insurance).

In the early years of A&S, Jim Schmidt and Jim Alexander completed all the Risk Assessments themselves, using hard copy reporting in the pre-digital era. The utilization of outside Loss Control consultants to conduct the visit and write the report was a difficult but necessary shift, as the geographic service territory grew to include the entire Northeastern United States. It was also the impetus for a quality review of 100% of the Risk Assessment reports that A&S completes: a practice which continues to this day.

After the premature and tragic death of Jim Alexander in 1999, Jim Schmidt expanded the service area to those states East of the Mississippi River, and soon thereafter to include all 50 of the United States.

Throughout all those years of geographic and market share growth, Alexander & Schmidt has remained true to the guiding principle it was founded on: to provide superior quality insurance Loss Control reports that property and casualty underwriters can trust and rely on.

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