Probuilders is a consulting firm and a licensed general construction firm located in Cary North Carolina, owned and operated by Lewis and Linda O'Leary. Lewis is a 3rd generation builder with nearly 40 years of experience in commercial and residential construction. His academic achievements include formal training as a property adjuster, a Bachelor's Degree in the fields of Mechanical Engineering and Architecture, a HAAG Engineering Certified Roof Inspector and holds a variety of Certificates of Completion of seminars on Failure Analysis involving Roof and the Building envelope offered by HAAG and the Roofing Consultants Institute.
Starting in 1969 with Hurricane Camille, Lewis provided direct support to the insurance industry with efficient plans for complicated repairs by combining technical skills with a builders insight.
Lewis has amassed vast experience in the insurance industry, providing him with an unusually well rounded set of skills dealing with insurance claims. He is able to converse on a skilled level with regarding:
- Construction/ Repair Practices
- Forensics of Property Damage (cause & origin)
- Standards of care and practice of the insurance industry
- Theory of design
- Solid estimating skills
All of this gives Lewis an advantage to assist in every negotiated conflict arising from a disputed insurance claim.
Lewis has a 98% success rate in assisting to defuse conflicts between insurance carriers and their policy holders via a little known process called "Appraisal". For a more comprehensive and detailed explanation of this Alternate Dispute Method, take a look at our Benefits section.