Troy Dohmeyer

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Construction Technical Specialist for the Loss Control department at Cincinnati Insurance, Troy Dohmeyer is responsible for all construction loss control issues, including developing company guidelines, overseeing quality and providing input on risk selection, conducting training and serving on corporate oversight committees. Troy provides direct support to loss control consultants, underwriters and agents and participates in the Contractor Liability Workshop for Agents. Troy holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and Biochemistry and is currently pursuing his Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.


Take a trip … and put it all behind you

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Every year millions of motorists by choice or necessity engage in a widely-practiced highway pastime: towing a trailer behind their car or pickup truck. I’m one of them. Growing up in Northern Wisconsin, I had hundreds of opportunities to tow trailers, boats, travel trailers and anything else you can think of, and over the years I’ve compiled a few tips and tricks to assist the occasional tower.


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Prepare your building to weather the cold

Temperature extremes from summer to winter place a heavy burden on the buildings we live in and the places we work. With little warning, gusting winds, heavy snow and bitter temperatures can create a weather event that could collapse your roof, freeze and rupture your piping and cause havoc in your life.


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Fire danger in the construction zone

Fires are a significant hazard on construction sites. According to the National Fire Protection Association, there were an annual average of 830 fires in residential buildings under construction from 2007 through 2011, excluding one- and two-family homes. These fires caused an average of $56 million in direct property damage per year. Over those same years, there were an estimated 400 fires annually in large residential buildings undergoing major renovation, causing an average of $17 million in direct property loss per year.


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