In 2020, Roofing Insights was made aware of a lawsuit in Iowa involving State Farm and 33 Carpenters, a local roofing company out of the Quad Cities.
The lawsuit, which has since concluded, included State Farm claiming that 33 Carpenters could not properly assess storm damage for homeowners because they were not a licensed public adjusting company.
The case made it all the way to the Supreme Court in Iowa and generated a lot of publicity in the Quad Cities area.
Ultimately, 33 Carpenters lost their case against State Farm, as well as millions of dollars in business due to having their once-solid reputation sullied.
As a result, Austin Nelson, the vice president of 33 Carpenters, approached Roofing Insights in order to share his account of what happened and hopefully give viewers a new perspective on the legal battle his company held with State Farm.
But first, it is important …