The Crichton Group provides comprehensive capabilities in many diverse industries and markets. Our dedicated professionals are always looking out for your best interests. We’re here to help you find new and innovative solutions for your business or personal needs. As your trusted partner, advocate and advisor, you should expect nothing less.

Alternative Risk


The Crichton Group offers an alternative form of risk management called captives insurance. Captives insurance is fast becoming a popular way for companies to protect themselves financially, while having more control over how they are insured. Captives are considered part of what is often called the “alternative market,” or “alternative risk transfer (ART) market.” And for certain companies, it’s a great plan of action.

The Crichton Group can help you identify if captives are the proper route for your company and employees. We can help you establish and maintain yourself as a captive through developing a risk funding formula, establishing a flexible unbundled program structure, managing proactive loss prevention, handling claims management and much more.

Is establishing your company as a captive the right choice for you as a risk transfer alternative?
Contact Scott Stone or Dan Hite to find out more.

Scott Stone Director of Alternative
Risk Solutions


Dan Hite Vice President
Commercial Lines
Dan Hite


Specialties Construction


If you are building it, we have an insurance and risk management solution for it. We offer full risk control including OSHA compliance, forklift training and more. We manage claims, develop alternative risk solutions, provide surety bonds and access to the best construction markets and carriers in U.S., for any coverage you can imagine.

Contact Phil Barnes or Patrick McCoin to help determine what is the best-customized construction coverage for your project and company.

Phil Barnes Vice President
Phil Barnes


Patrick McCoinCommercial Insurance Advisor
Patrick McCoin


Specialties Real Estate


The Crichton Group’s comprehensive real estate division can protect you and your investments from the unexpected and unavoidable. The Crichton Group’s real estate division has more than 130 years combined experience and insures more than $5 billion in property values across 20 states. We are proud to be Middle Tennessee’s largest real estate insurance broker. We can help you mitigate risk, control loss and cut costs.

And as proud members of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), we have a veteran and talented staff of licensed insurance professionals whose sole focus is serving the insurance and risk management needs of our real estate clients.

Contact Bob Jackson or Mac McFarland to find out how our tailored risk control resources can help exposure to property and liability claims.

Bob Jackson Board Co-Chair


Mac McFarland Commercial Lines Advisor
Mac McFarland



Nonprofits are needed now more than ever. At the same time, they have to deal with more stringent regulations in a tighter economy. It isn’t easy to navigate this alone.

The Crichton Group is uniquely qualified to guide you through the current landscape. We are endorsed by the Center for Nonprofit Management, the primary association focused on helping nonprofits continue to conduct business. We can provide you access to about 250 nonprofit and social service agencies. And we can help you identify the proper partnerships for your nonprofit.

Nashville is one of the most philanthropic communities in the country. As our city – and its charitable resources – have grown, The Crichton Group has kept pace with Nashville’s growing generosity.

Our specialty nonprofit focus is second to none. We understand what it will take for your nonprofit to thrive.
Let Cooper JonesRob Sentell or Chase Miller to show you how.

Cooper Jones President
Cooper Jones


Rob SentellDirector, Social Services
Rob Sentell


Chase MillerCommercial Insurance Advisor
Chase Miller


Specialties Personal Protection


You worked hard to get where you are today. Protecting your assets takes careful consideration.

Individuals with high net worth have greater exposure to many common and unique risks. The Crichton Group has resources available to provide personal protection worldwide for homes, high value vehicles, aviation, collections and excess liability protection up to $100 million.

Our personal and confidential review process is thoughtful and thorough. We have a team of experienced Account Managers who will review your insurance account, and work with you to determine the appropriate coverage to accurately protect all personal exposures that could put you at risk.

Contact Ansley Douglas or Bob Jackson to help you coordinate an insurance portfolio that fits your individual needs.

Ansley DouglasAccount Executive, Personal Lines
Ansley Douglas


Bob JacksonBoard Co-Chair



Being headquartered in Nashville, The Crichton Group has a natural bond to the healthcare world. Often described as the Healthcare Capital of the United States, Nashville is currently home to sixteen publically traded healthcare companies and over 400 healthcare companies overall.

The Crichton Group’s healthcare practice is a highly specialized group of professionals that provides insurance brokerage and consulting services exclusively to health care providers and organizations. By concentrating specifically on the unique needs of the healthcare industry, we have developed extensive knowledge and expertise in this ever changing, highly regulated industry.

Our healthcare practice has a high level of focus on medical malpractice, patient and data security, workers compensation, and employee benefits and related compliance and technology needs. We take a tailored approach with each client to ensure that we are focusing on the unique challenges and needs of each organization. We make sure we have a perfect understanding of a company before creating a customized a program that contains the coverage and services that are needed.

As the healthcare world continues to adapt and evolve, allow us to help you grow both safely and profitably.

Contact Dan Hite or Blake Wiedmanto help you coordinate an insurance portfolio that fits your individual needs.

Dan HiteVice President
Dan Hite


Blake WiedmanVice President


Private Equity

Let’s face it; insurance isn’t the first thing on your mind as you’re going into the M&A process.

The fact is, Insurance and Risk Management is something that is often overlooked in the world of Mergers and Acquisitions, particularly in the middle market arena. Perhaps Directors & Officers Liability is required, or there are cursory reviews of health insurance plans. But companies generally have no consistency or follow up.

At The Crichton Group, we have brought all of the resources typically reserved for $100M+ investment size deals to the middle market. Our team can provide top quality due diligence, pre vs. post-transaction budgeting, analysis of current policy structure and program, review of losses, health insurance benchmarking, analysis of risk/benefits related technology platforms, and beyond. And, in the majority of cases, we can also provide traditional post-transaction brokerage services to those portfolio companies related to Property and Casualty, Group Benefits, and Key Man Life insurance.

Additionally, we have the capability to place Reps & Warranties insurance with a wide variety of carriers, on a wide variety of deals. As the market has changed in the last couple of years, we have seen a huge emergence of Reps & Warranties insurance placed in the middle market.

Our goal, at the end of the day, is to protect our M&A partners from future unfunded liabilities and to help achieve strategic business initiatives that drive greater ROI. Let us work with you to make better, more informed investment decisions.

Contact Blake Wiedman or Logan Young to help you coordinate an insurance portfolio that fits your individual needs.

Blake WiedmanVice President


Logan YoungEmployee Benefits Advisor
Logan Young



In addition to our Construction Practice Group Insurance Services and Products, we have our Surety Division with Tom Powell, Evers Miller, and Robert Harris, licensed in all 50 states and providing more than 60 years of experience devoted to supporting our clients’ Surety Bond needs. TCG has relationships with the major Sureties that provide resources and capacity for our clients, specifically providing lines of authority on behalf of our clients’ needs that allow flexibility and timeliness in responding to Bid, Contract, and Miscellaneous Bonds.

Contact Tom Powell or Evers Miller for more information on how we can help with your surety bond needs.

Tom PowellSurety Bond Manager


Evers MillerCommercial Insurance Advisor
Evers Miller