SCM Insurance Services Acquires Granite Divisions to Become a Leading Force in the Canadian Insurance Services Industry

25 August 2014

Edmonton, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario, - SCM Insurance Services (“SCM”) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the property and casualty (“P&C”) businesses of Granite Global Solutions (“Granite”).The businesses being acquired are known by the following names: Granite Claims Solutions, a national adjusting firm; Granite Health Solutions, a provider of medical assessments and health services; CKR Global, a national provider of risk mitigation and investigation services; and Rochon Engineering, a forensic engineering and environmental consulting company.

“Our two companies are stronger together, and poised for further growth and opportunity,” said Larry Shumka, FCIP, President and CEO of SCM Insurance Services, who will lead the combined entity. “This transaction is consistent with SCM’s philosophy of building strong, autonomous brands, and a larger, more diverse company will better serve our customers with a portfolio of best-in-class services.”

“SCM brings scale and a focus on leading-edge technology that will make the combined entity a force in the industry, serving both insurance and corporate markets with the best possible solutions,” said Murray Wallace, President and CEO of Granite Global Solutions. “Granite’s employees, contractors and customers could not ask for a better home than SCM.”

SCM Insurance Services and Granite have worked diligently to ensure a smooth transition for customers and employees. The claims, health and investigations businesses will be added to the corresponding business units in SCM Insurance Services, respectively ClaimsPro, Cira Medical Services and Forensic Investigations Canada (FIC). Rochon Engineering will continue as a standalone company.

Day-to-day operations will continue seamlessly with services completely unaffected. Customers can continue to contact their existing client representatives for any needs they may have.

The executive leadership of the business units is as follows:

ClaimsPro and Granite Claims Solutions, as a combined company, will be led by Bob Fitzgerald, President of ClaimsPro. Michael Holden, President and CEO of Granite Claims Solutions, will serve as a special advisor.
Cira Medical Services and Granite Health Solutions will operate as distinct brands. Karen Seward remains President of Cira and Ian Elliott remains President of Granite Health Solutions, which operates under the brands of Total Rehabilitation Management (TRM) and Multi Disciplinary Assessment Centre (MDAC).