Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Partners

As a long-time leader in the public adjusting community, Tutwiler & Associates has always been a proponent of promoting the value and ethical practice of the public adjusting profession and has pioneered new organizations as well as taken leadership positions in many. The firm is also proud to partner with complimentary business partners who have the best interests of property insurance policyholders in mind. We also take active roles in related trade groups that represent our residential, condominium, commercial business, industrial, and government policyholders that we serve. We are happy to make ourselves availalbe to educate and speak to these groups about trends in property claims. 

Windstorm Insurance Network

The Windstorm Insurance Network or WIND is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote awareness of windstorm insurance issues through the application of educational initiatives, shared member resources, and technology designed to support and improve the professional delivery of windstorm-related insurance services. Tutwiler & Associates is a participating member of WIND. Charles R. "Dick" Tutwiler also has been pleased to serve as a Director on the Board of the Windstorm Insurance Network and is past President of the organization for 2004/2005. He is the recipient of the 2011 Presidential Recognition Award. The public adjusters from Tutwiler & Associates are regular presenters and trainers at Windstorm events. In 2015 Rick Tutwiler is Co-Chair of the Conference Committee, Chair of the Marketing/Membership Committee, and the Nominating Committee and sits on the Board of Directors

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The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) represents members who are experts in the profession of public insurance adjusting and have joined together for the express purpose of professional education, obtaining certification and promoting a rigid code of professional conduct and ethics. The organization represents the best interests of the public adjusting community throughout the United States. Tutwiler & Associates are recognized members of this national organization and Charles R. "Dick" Tutwiler has himself formerly served as a Director on the Board and conducted several seminar presentations for the NAPIA membership at their bi-annual meetings and at the First Party Claims Conference held every October in Providence, RI. Visit Affiliate's Site


The Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA) consists of members and associate members that have joined together for the express purpose of protecting the public and acting on their behalf as Consumer Advocates. To be considered for Membership, a person must be licensed Public Adjuster in the State of Florida. To be considered for an Associate Membership a person, company or firm must conduct business that serves the best interests of Insureds and not that of the Insurance Companies. F.A.P.I.A. also promotes professional education and a rigid code of professional conduct and ethics. Visit Affiliate's Site


The Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, or TAPIA, is an organization dedicated to protecting the interests of Texas insured home and business owners who have suffered property insurance losses. As public insurance adjusters who work on behalf of the insured policyholder, our focus is:

  • Providing continuing education for public insurance adjusters
  • Protecting the public insurance industry in Texas
  • Protecting the rights of insurance consumers in Texas
  • Upholding a strict code of ethics

Public insurance adjusters in Texas have joined together to form TAPIA to promote professionalism and ethics within the public adjusting industry, and to protect the rights of consumers who have sustained an insured property loss. Rick Tutwiler of Tutwiler & Associates previously served on the Board of Directors of TAPIA.
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Founded in 1973, the Massachusetts Association of Public Insurance Adjusters united for the purpose of ALL Public Adjusters to gain mutual understanding, protection, and preservation of the profession. We are here to serve, benefit, and protect the general public when dealing with property insurance claims. Our concern is to establish and maintain the highest professional standards, to protect our rights and provide means for solving and dealing with our common problems. MAPIA is an Affiliate Member of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA). Visit Affiliate's Site

Community Associations Institute

Member of Community Association Institute (CAI) Suncoast Chapter and West Florida Chapter. This national organization is dedicated to fostering competent, harmonious community associations and provide education and resources to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals and companies that provide products and services to these associations. Tutwiler & Associates is a regular participant in CAI trade events. Visit Affiliate's Site

United Policyholders

United Policyholders is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 and dedicated to educating policyholders on insurance claim issues and being an effective voice for consumer rights. UP has helped change laws in favor of policyholders, exposed and corrected wrongdoing and helped bring about successful claim settlements after fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and business interruption losses. If there is a major catastrophic event in the U.S. you can bet UP is involved and advocating for the consumer. Tutwiler and Associates is proud to be a sponsor for this great organization.Visit Affiliate's Site


Anderson Kill Loss Advisors Network

The Anderson Kill Loss Advisors Network is a collaborative effort of North America's leading public adjuster & loss advising firms, and Anderson Kill Insurance Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C., the leading law firm in the representation of insurance policyholders for over twenty years. The Network is dedicated to helping policyholders obtain the most out of their insurance. Tutwiler and Associates is pleased to be a member in good standing of this excellent organization, which among other things, has been a champion of disaster victims including our 9/11 victims. Visit Affiliate's Site

Risk Assessment International

Risk Assessment International is a consulting company employing highly skilled and trained individuals who have decades of experience successfully counseling corporate and sophisticated policyholders, brokers and their legal counsel on asset protection, disaster response and insurance recovery. Risk International's goal is to ensure that when disaster strikes or litigation ensues, our clients are prepared, their assets protected and our response immediate, so they can focus on the business of their business. Tutwiler & Associates is proud to be part of their pre-loss planning and disaster response team. Visit Affiliate's Site


Since 2001, James Lee Witt & Associates has been committed to providing critical planning and consulting services to governments, businesses and non-profits. Their award winning consultants continue that commitment today by implementing solutions to prepare for and recover from disasters and crisis. Tutwiler & Associates is please to partner with this fine group of professionals as a preferred public adjuster. 
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Property Manager Pages

FAIR is a non-partisan, non-profit educational organization that works to educate Florida consumers and insurance industry stake-holders about the effects of insurance public policy. Unlike other organizations that represent specific constituencies, FAIR works with all constituencies to facilitate ongoing dialogue and transparent communications. FAIR believes that there is a solution to every insurance problem that both promotes a robust insurance market and also protects consumers and policyholders.  Tutwiler & Associates is proud to support this group.  Visit Affiliate's Site

Please visit our Success Stories page to see examples of how we have settled property insurance claims for others like yourself.

Contact a public adjuster from Tutwiler & Associates if you have a question or would like a free consultation about a property insurance claim. Or call 1.800.321.4488