You need cold hard facts. In signing an agreement to manage, with an option to buy, L&W’s South Florida franchise, he’s acting on both.
“There’s a real synergy between the South Florida Market and the North Florida market and it gives us a tremendous opportunity to maximize our current clients and contacts,” said Balmer.
Balmer officially took over the management of the South Florida office from Joe and Judy McCloskey on December 1, 2007. A member of L&W’s National Advisory Committee, Balmer has played an integral part in developing the five-year-old company’s investigative procedures and policies.
“L&W has enjoyed exponential growth over the past few years because we don’t think like the typical mom & pop investigation firms. Part of that is having a network of offices nationwide to give clients the best possible service while, hopefully, reducing their expenses. Our taking over the South Florida office is a good example of that. With our North and South Florida offices and some support from L&W’s Orlando and Tampa offices, we have coverage of the entire state. That’s a claim no other private investigations firm in Florida can make,” said Balmer.
L&W works with a variety of organizations-- insurance companies, third-party administrators, self-insured companies, law firms and municipalities—on fraudulent workers compensation, disability, liability, auto and property claims. L&W’s offerings include:
• Activity/Disability Checks
• Asset/background investigations
• Medical audits/clinic inspections
With 35 locations nationwide in 23 states, the L&W typically employs three to eight investigators at each office. While many traditional “mom and pop” investigative firms are typically a haven for retired law enforcement officers who treat the job more like a hobby, L&W employs seasoned investigators who specialize in investigating insurance fraud cases. All L&W investigators go through extensive training and have access to the
most state-of-the-art surveillance equipment.
“Steve’s done a great job with the North Florida office and been an invaluable member of our advisory council. We look forward to seeing him continue that good work with the South Florida territory,” said Neal Lyons, CEO and chairman of L&W Investigations, Inc.
For more information on L&W Investigations, Inc, you can call their corporate offices at (508) 616-9370 or visit the Website.
Not your everyday investigations firm
With 35 offices in 23 states, L&W Investigations, Inc. (lwinvestigations.com) specializes in fraudulent insurance claims. In addition to nationwide coverage, L&W investigators are highly trained specialists equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance technologies and other advanced systems to provide second-to-none results and service. That includes online case status reports, video delivery by digital download or CD, DVD or VHS tape, rush services at no extra charge and much more.
Current offices are located in Arizona (Phoenix); California (Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura) Colorado (Boulder); Florida (Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa); Georgia (Atlanta); Hawaii (Honolulu); Idaho (Boise); Illinois (Chicago); Kentucky (Louisville); Maine (Portland); Massachusetts (Boston); Minnesota (Minneapolis); Missouri (St. Louis); Montana, (Missoula); New Hampshire (Nashua); New Jersey (New Brunswick); New Mexico (Albuquerque); New York, (Long Island); North Carolina (Charlotte, Raleigh); Oregon (Portland); Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); Rhode Island (Providence); South Carolina (Charleston); Tennessee (Nashville, Memphis); Texas (Houston, San Antonio, Dallas); Utah (St. Lake City); Vermont (Burlington); Virginia (Arlington); Washington (Seattle, Spokane); Wisconsin (Madison; as well as Puerto Rico (San Juan) and the Caribbean islands; and Canada (Toronto).
Franchise locations are still available and the company has set a manageable growth plan at 15 new units per year.
For additional information, visit the Web site at lwinvestigations.com or contact L&W’s corporate headquarters located in Westboro, Massachusetts.