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Derek Firth


Senior Construction Cost Consultant

Mr. Firth’s multi-faceted construction experience provided an excellent background into entering the Insurance industry in 2017. A background of over a dozen years in the construction industry ranging from commercial to residential projects in the Alberta area. Spending nearly two years in Fort McMurray after the 2016 wildfire, provided hundreds of claims experience ranging from attic inspections for fire damages to homes damaged by an LNG house explosion. Since moving to Vancouver Island in January 2019, Mr. Firth has continued working through hundreds of large loss insurance files, ranging from condo unit fires and floods, total loss residential and commercial fires, windstorm structural losses from tree impacts, LNG house explosions and vehicle impacts of both commercial and residential structures.


  • Detailed Site Estimations
  • 360 VR Tour Creation
  • Bid Preparation, Distribution & Reviewer
  • Cost-plus Auditor
  • Repair vs Replace Analysis
  • Xactimate
  • Symbility
  • CoreLogic
  • Roof Specialist
  • Structure Appraisals for Replacement Cost & Actual Cash Values
  • Drone Pilot


Haag Education Haag Certified Inspector


Haag Education Haag Certified Reviewer Level IV