For over 20 years, Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services has been serving a wide range of clients, from national construction companies and large public agencies to small contractors and non-profit organizations. Below is a sample of what some of our current and past clients have said about us.

City and County of San Francisco

It has been my experience that Merriwether & Williams fills the role as a professional partner quite well. Our overall organizational wellbeing improved as the result of their participation in projects ranging from Owner Controlled Insurance Programs, to creative coverage vehicles, to internal risk management communication models. I highly recommend this organization in either a broker services or consulting role.

– Errol Fitzpatrick, ARM, former Risk Manager, Risk Management Program, City & County of San Francisco

Gap, Inc.

[Their] firm is very responsive to our needs. When we need to deal with specialized exposures, we depend on MWIS to advise us on what is reasonable to expect from the current insurance marketplace. The research performed for us has been quite diverse, and each resulting work product has been well thought-out and comprehensive. We have grown to rely on Merriwether & Williams and […] value the work [they] do for us.

– Myriam Fontaine, Senior Director, Risk Management, Gap, Inc.

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

MWIS staff has an extraordinary ability to communicate complex insurance concepts well, and has provided wise counsel in many areas, not necessarily limited to insurance.

– Luz Cofresi-Howe, Project Manager, San Francisco Municipal Railway Construction Division


The true value of [their] team has been in the recognition that a project such as Mission Bay is going to be unique, the depth of [their] understanding of risk management issues as they pertain to the construction community, and the use of [their] OCIP experience as the beginning to the process of developing solutions..

– Scott Allen, Director, Risk Management, Catellus

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Merriwether & Williams has provided property, casualty, and surety brokering, and related services. SMUD is the provider of electric service in Sacramento County. Merriwether & Williams has been very responsive to the needs of our District. [Their] staff has been resourceful, proficient and a pleasure to work with. [Ingrid Merriwether’s] leadership is outstanding and the MWIS team has been particularly creative in developing and implementing programs to assist small contractors to meet surety requirements of public agencies. I consider MWIS a leader especially in the development of surety relationships for small contractors and in the administration of OCIPs. I highly recommend MWIS as a broker.

Daniel G. Delac, Senior Risk Management Analyst, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District

HerreroBoldt Construction

We have a first of its kind Integrated Project Insurance Program on these projects. Merriwether & Williams has been instrumental in helping educate and enroll our subcontractors and design consultants in this program, as well as advising us on risk management and logistics issues.

– Paul Klemish, Project Director, HerreroBoldt Construction

UrbanCore Development

My confidence in [Merriwether & Williams’} ability comes from knowing that [they] are aware and familiar with the challenges of placing insurance for homebuilders in today’s environment. [Their] staff took a complex process and made it “turn-key” for our firm and our contractors. I appreciate doing business with a company that nurtures its clients – it’s a rare quality these days.

Michael Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of UrbanCore Development, LLC


Some of our other current and past clients include:

San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Judicial Council of California
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles World Airports
Alameda County
County of Los Angeles
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
Moscone Center
Southern California Edison
Bay View Hunters Point Foundation
Great Schools
Five Points
Millennium Partners
East Bay Municipal Utilities District
Cornerstone Concilium


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