Chief Operating Officer
Jeffrey Major joined Canopy Claims Management as Chief Operating Officer in 2012. One of the country’s leading forensic building estimators and property claims consultants, Mr. Major has more than two decades of experience in all areas of property claims consulting and adjusting.
Prior to joining Canopy Claims Management, he founded both Major Property Consulting and Property and Casualty Solutions, which served private clients as well as commercial policyholders and property/casualty insurers. Earlier, Mr. Major was president of a regional public adjusting firm established in 1953.
Previously, he was a builder and general contractor for nearly 10 years. In this role, he was involved in insurance damage restoration, including repairing and rebuilding residential and commercial properties. This experience ultimately led him to begin writing estimates and preparing inventories for insurance claims.
During the course of his career, Mr. Major has provided estimates for damages totaling over $200 million. He has also adjusted or consulted on more than 600 commercial claims and thousands of residential claims. Beginning with Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Mr. Major’s post-disaster work has involved virtually every major storm from Hurricane Ivan in 2004 to Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Over the years, he has served as an expert umpire or appraiser in various claim disputes, and often has served as an expert in various litigation matters. He has been certified by the courts as an expert in: building damages & estimating; personal property damages and evaluation; depreciation, The Broad Evidence Rule; policy language and interpretation; and construction defects and repairs practices.
A member of the National Fire Protection Association and the Philadelphia Insurance Society, Mr. Major is a licensed Public Insurance Adjuster in the states of New Jersey, New York, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and Utah.