Gallagher Bassett is pleased to announce the acquisition of WCD Group; an organization with expertise for managing and mitigating risk for the environmental, construction, real estate, and insurance sectors.
As founder and CEO of WCD Group, Chip D’Angelo explains, “WCD started providing environmental claims and litigation support for insurance carriers in the field and the courtroom, and quickly moved upstream in the project lifecycle to provide environmental consulting, engineering, insurance consulting, and remediation and restoration management.
Scott Hudson, President and CEO of Gallagher Bassett says, "WCD Group’s extensive knowledge of environmental, safety and health issues combined with decades of expertise in the real estate, construction, remediation, property management and insurance industries, and a thorough understanding of claims and litigation, will be a welcome addition and a perfect fit into the GB family to help enhance and grow our loss control and risk management business. We are looking to WCD to become the environmental platform that will be able to provide highly specialized and necessary services to our global customers."
Mr. D’Angelo added, “WCD has attracted, and declined suitors for years. However, this opportunity became quite appealing because it solidifies the future for everyone at WCD. The complementary services and synergies will allow WCD to grow into a national and international operation. The commitment to quality, innovation and expertise at GB will provide growth for our people, not currently afforded under our current structure. Everyone at WCD agrees that becoming part of Gallagher Bassett and the larger Gallagher family is going to result in the very best outcomes for our employees and our mutual customers."
Gallagher Bassett is the world’s premiere provider of claim and risk management services, with demonstrably superior outcomes. Employer to over 5,000 global claims and risk management professionals, GB helps people, companies and organizations get back to their lives and their business by guiding those suffering a loss to the best outcomes for their future, guarding clients’ brands and assets with best-in-class products and services, and going beyond expectations in the continuous pursuit of a better way.