Tom brings a wealth of insurance background to Tutwiler & Associates. His passion for helping others eventually led him to where he started his insurance career in 2012 with American Strategic Insurance, now owned by Progressive Home. Tom excelled in working on the Catastrophe Team working various types of claims from wind, hail, tornado, hurricane, water, freeze, fire, lightning, theft and even flood losses. Tom graduated from the adjuster Vale Training program in Dallas, TX. After a little over 4.5 years with the CAT Team, Tom worked as a field adjuster in the St. Petersburg, FL area.
In 2017, Tom changed carriers and went to work for United Property & Casualty where he worked handling Public Adjuster’s, Attorneys and Assignment of Benefits Claims. Within 6 months, he was promoted to Claims Manager over the Northeast Territory (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts) and managed teams up to 18 adjusters at one time. During this time, Tom assisted other adjusters and insured’s working their claims in a fair and proficient manner to closure. Eventually, Tom moved back to the Catastrophe Team where he managed up to 30+ adjusters handling various types of losses. More recently, Tom managed multiple teams of adjusters handling Public Adjuster, Attorney and Assignment of Benefits claims.
Tom’s extensive training, knowledge and understanding of how insurance company’s work, operate and handle their claims, gives him an advantage when working with insurance companies. He knows firsthand what it takes to get claims settled in a fair and timely manner.
Tom was born and raised in the Clearwater, FL area. He went to High School at Clearwater Central Catholic and then graduated from St. Petersburg College. Tom married his wife Erica in 2020 and had their first child Tommy “TP3” in December of 2021. In his free time, Tom enjoys spending time with his family and friends and playing with their yellow lab Hudson. Tom enjoys the outdoors, golfing, watching football and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
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