Ralph Weiner, the founder of the company, opened our agency in 1951, by placing insurance coverages for small businesses located throughout Chicago. Almost 70 years later the placement commercial insurance for both small and large businesses remains as a staple of our agency. From local retail/wholesale shops to manufactures of internationally sold products, we provide top line, highly rated insurance carriers for every coverage you’ll need including property, general liability, products liability, workers compensation, and all business-related coverages.
Ralph Weiner has placed General Liability coverage for every type of small and large commercial business since 1951. The agency has specifically specialized in the placement of Professional Liability since the 1980s and is adept at providing the expertise, recommendations, and coverage for all lines of liability, including products liability as well for whatever business you’re in.
In 1951, when Ralph Weiner first opened his doors, the first major account he placed was for a local company specializing in the manufacturing of commercial vehicle seating for busses, rail, delivery trucks, and public transportation. Nearly 70 years later, this company still manufactures and provides commercial seating throughout the united states and internationally throughout the world, with Ralph Weiner & Associate’s still as their agent through family generations. For startup, both big and small and local or national manufacturers, we have the expertise, experience, and A-Rated carriers to provide and fulfill all your commercial manufacturing insurance needs.
Regardless of size, and even if you are a new startup company, it is crucial for all small and private business owners to carry small business insurance. The right small business insurance will cover your claims for your real and personal property, business income, liability, workers’ compensation, and if needed products liability. We have been writing such coverages since 1951, small package policies are available at minimal cost and we have proudly partnered with hundreds of small business owners in obtaining the specific coverages you need to protect your livelihood. We will tailor your companies unique and specialized needs, with top-line carriers at the lowest cost in the marketplace.
With both business and personal technology everchanging daily, the need for Technology and Cyber liability insurance has now become a pivotal coverage for small and large businesses alike. We represent the top carriers in the industry in the placement of cyber liability, technology errors & omissions, network security, and the necessary coverages to keep up with these new risks inherent in today’s constantly transforming technological coverage.
One of the most enjoyable and fulfilling aspects of our business is working with eh owners of hospitality and small retail businesses in the placement of insurance coverage for restaurants, tavern/bar owners, liquor liability, diners, county clubs, hotels/motels, and any facilities with sports-related activities and the service of food or alcohol.
Our A-rated carriers are the best in the hospitality business, and our in-house experts will find you the ideal products you need at the best prices available for your general/professional/products and liquor liability needs, as well as your workers' compensation, excess/umbrella liability, commercial auto, cyber liability, employee dishonesty, and employee benefits needs. Whether for a local corner establishment or a national food chain member, we have the carriers and expertise to cover your back.
While many insurance agencies claim they concentrate or specialize in commercial or private real estate holdings, very few actually do. Our agency has been placing small, medium-sized, and large real estate property and liability insurance since the 1950s. We have long standing relationships with both regional and national A-rated insurance companies specializing in your property ownership and management needs, including CHUBB, Hartford, Travelers, Selective, Nationwide, QBE/Arrowhead, Society, and Guide One among many others. Our specialty areas of expertise include property ownership and management, retail/wholesale outlets, malls, and commercial strip centers, offices, builders’ risk, and lessor’s risk, and of course small and large habitational risks as well.