(813) 287 -8090
FL License: P006003
Also licensed in: New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas, Minnesota, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Rick is a second-generation public adjuster whose interest in the profession began at an early age after witnessing firsthand how disasters can impact people’s livelihoods. He officially joined Tutwiler & Associates in 2005 after completing the Property Loss Adjustment Program from Crawford & Company’s University in Atlanta, GA, the only adjuster’s education program of its kind. Since then, he has successfully settled numerous claims involving fire, flood, windstorm, hurricane, vandalism and theft, water losses, and lightning claims for both commercial and residential properties. He has also acted as an appraiser for various insurance claims resulting in very successful outcomes for the insured. Rick is also a certified umpire under the Windstorm Insurance Network certification program. In addition to Florida, he also holds licenses in New York, North Carolina, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Most recently, Rick was in charge of heading up the New York office following Superstorm Sandy.
One of the things Rick enjoys most about being a public adjuster and working with clients is helping someone put their life back together after losing their home, valued personal possessions, or a business that they’ve worked hard to establish. By nature, Rick has always been interested in the claims resolution process after observing the difficult and sometimes very adversarial process people had to endure during their insurance claim recovery efforts. His growing reputation in the industry, professional approach in handling insurance claims, and the working relationships he has developed with other insurance executives/leaders has helped him quickly establish his expertise and credibility throughout the industry.
Rick is a member of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA), Board Member for the Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND) where he also heads up the marketing/membership committee, past Board Member for the Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (TAPIA), Community Association Suncoast Chapter (CAI), USF College of Business Alumni Chapter, a past member of the President’s Circle of the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce and actively involved as a Big Brother in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa. In 2008, Mr. Tutwiler earned the Property Claims Law Specialist (P.C.L.S.) designation from the American Education Institute and recently upgraded his license to an All-Lines Public Adjuster license in 2013.
Originally born and educated in Tampa, Florida Rick graduated from Jesuit High School of Tampa, before going on to earn his B.A. in Business Management from the University of South Florida’s College of Business Administration. In his spare time Rick enjoys spending time with family, traveling to other countries, the outdoors, learning new things, spending time with his little brother, boating, fishing, friends, and attending sporting events.
Contact public adjuster Rick Tutwiler if you have a question about or would like a free consultation about a property insurance claim.