Construction & Development

The construction and development industry. . .  not just another target market at Stanhope Simpson.  It’s our passion.  It’s our specialty.  It’s what we do best.


The construction and development industry represents our firm’s strongest area of specialization.  We are proud to be the leading construction insurance brokerage in the Maritime Provinces.

Perhaps your business operates as a supplier or service provider to the construction industry, as a sub-contractor, a general contractor, owner or developer – small to large, mono-line to multi-line – no matter where you operate along the supply chain, we have you covered.  Our locally unmatched experience and expertise makes us uniquely qualified to provide our clients with insurance and surety solutions that balance both protection against risk and cost effectiveness.

The Stanhope Simpson Difference.

Whether you own or operate a small contracting business or a large multi-lined group of diverse companies, we invite you to contact us to arrange a consultation and experience the Stanhope Simpson difference first-hand.

We have worked hard to develop strong relationships with all of the major construction, development and infrastructure insurers doing business in Canada.  These long-standing supplier relationships, combined with our industry-leading expertise and locally unrivaled experience, allow our firm to boast unique levels of  buying power that are locally unmatched.  Our clients benefit from these distinct levels of buying power and technical expertise by enjoying custom policy wordings and other unique coverage solutions that only those brokers who truly specialize in this industry are equipped to provide.

“Insurance is my profession.  The construction industry is my passion.” – Victoria Stanhope, MBA, FCIP, CRM

Locally Unrivaled Experience.

Our experience in this region’s construction industry is unparalleled.

We have recent experience developing, procuring and managing insurance and surety bonding programs for single projects valued well in excess of $1 billion including arranging Builder’s Risk coverage with single project limits in excess of $500 million.  We also have experience with the procurement and management of insurance and surety programs for projects located all over Canada and beyond.

At Stanhope Simpson, we recognize the unique needs of businesses that operate in the construction and development industry.  Whether we are consulting on contract specifications or managing our clients’ relationships with risk management firms that financiers or government bodies designate, the commercial team at Stanhope Simpson goes beyond selling insurance policies to providing full-service risk management services.

Click here to schedule a consultation and experience the Stanhope Simpson difference. But first, we invite you to read what our clients and suppliers have to say about us.

Client Testimonials

squisher“Stanhope Simpson is more than competent enough to provide insurance and surety advice and procurement on the largest infrastructure projects in Canada.  Their consultancy stands out among competing insurance advisers.  Always available on short notice to respond to our company’s needs, Stanhope Simpson continues to be our insurance professionals of choice for projects across Canada and beyond.”

- Andrew Inch, Corporate Affairs, Municipal Group of Companies (Including Dexter Construction Company Limited)

More to come!



Testimonials from Suppliers

Northbridge-English-257“Stanhope Simpson is always striving to get the best coverage at the best price for their customers.  Their extensive experience and knowledge of the construction and contracting sector – along with their tough negotiating skills – are why they’re one of our top performing broker partners.”

- Todd Black, MBA, CIP, Northbridge Insurance (Formerly Lombard Canada)



“Stanhope Simpson is our largest broker partner in this region’s construction industry.  They are true experts in this sector.  It is also impressive that they are working hard to ensure that the original (senior) brokers at the firm will be succeeded by a highly competent, professional and engaged group of emerging young leaders.”

- Alan Spruin, FCIP, RSA Group (Royal & SunAlliance Insurance)


aviva_logo“The commercial teams at Stanhope Simpson and Aviva Canada have a strong history writing business together in this region’s construction sector.  They are one of our leading broker partners in this region, particularly in surety bonding, due to their highly specialized expertise and extensive experience in this field.”

- Stacey Purcell, BA, CIP, Aviva Canada


Industry Involvement

Giving back to the industry that represents our firm’s strongest area of specialization is a core value of our organization.  The Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) is the foremost non-profit organization of which many of our clients belong.  As such, our extensive involvement with CANS is something we are proud of.  We are also happy to support other construction industry groups.  Click here to learn more.