About BIIAStable. Affordable. Local.
Building Industry Insurance Association is a stable company providing comprehensive insurance products at reasonable rates. Each of our insureds, regardless of size, receives personalized attention including loss control and safety training at no additional cost. We do this to ensure that their business plan is not negatively impacted by preventable losses that deteriorate their business’s capital, effectiveness, and efficiency. This is a mere reflection of our commitment to Virginia Domiciled businesses.
Building Industry Insurance Association has been providing workers compensation coverage throughout Virginia since 1999. While it was originally designed by and for those in the home building industry, it has since been expanded to service a wide range of business professionals.
In 2004, BIIA developed a general liability product to respond to the needs of the industry. At the time, contractors were finding it increasingly difficult to find affordable coverage among carriers that had renounced writing residential contractors or had dramatically increased their rates.
The commercial auto program was introduced in 2011. Since then, we have extended our products and services to provide businesses with all of their insurance needs in one package.
Marketing SpecialistHobby: Reading
Favorite Saying: “It takes all kinds to fill a freeway”
Most Proud of: My nieces and nephew who knew such smart, witty, personable and awesome people could come out of the Kabana gene pool
Folks may not know that: I have two different color eyes
Underwriting ManagerHobby: Hanging out in junkyards
Favorite Saying: “Don’t let your alligator mouth overload your humming bird butt”
Most Proud of: Myself for staying in the insurance industry for 15 years without ending up in a mental hospital
Folks may not know that: I was a licensed Private Investigator with a weapons permit
Loss Control SpecialistHobby: Gardening, kayaking, hiking, biking, horseback riding
Favorite Saying: “Music…will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
Most Proud of: Outstanding Leadership & Service Award 2003, Virginia and National Independent Insurance Agents
Folks may not know that: I have a theology degree and worked in missions for a year
Underwriting SpecialistHobby: Playing pool on APA league
Favorite Saying: “Amen to that one!”
Most Proud of: My daughter Alyssa DeSimone
Folks may not know that: I have 2 Border Collies Mixes that are “My Girls – Carly & Miley,” and I am related to Betsy Ross
Programming ConsultantHobby: Crosswords, blogging, swimming and diving, sailing
Favorite Saying: “Piece of cake!”
Most Proud of: Our blended family of children thru great grandchildren
Folks may not know that: I review academic scholarship applications for VA Tech’s local board
Hobby: crocheting, diamond painting, reading and a lot more
Favorite Saying: “Do unto others as you want them to do to you”
Most Proud of: Buying my house by myself
Folks may not know that: I’m a very sensitive person
Mary Beth Lemmon
Underwriting AssistantHobby: Finding deals at thrift stores.
Favorite Saying: “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may realize they were the big things. ”
Most Proud of: My three kids. I never had big dreams of being a doctor, lawyer, etc. I just wanted to be the best mom I could be.
Folks may not know that: I want to build things, table, bench, gazebo, brick grill…anything. I have all these things I want to make but no space to do it.
Part-Time Underwriting Assistant
Hobby: Heavy metal concerts and goat yoga
Favorite Saying: “Gahhbage!”
Most Proud of: Working two jobs to pay for my education while maintain Dean’s List throughout my college career
Folks may not know that: I am a molecular research technician on the Native Bee Project