Construction experience includes 23 years of working in the field including new construction and remodeling of commercial buildings, multi-family homes and single family homes, from minor repairs to complete ground up new construction.
In 2001 I started Choate Custom Homes where we specialized in building new custom homes in the North Texas market. In 2005, I became a licensed insurance adjuster and in 2006 I became a licensed insurance agent. Since 2005 I have been heavily involved in adjusting, inspecting, photographing and estimating damaged properties throughout the United States. I have inspected and adjusted properties at various levels of the market for both property owners and insurance carriers. I have received extensive training from Allstate and Pilot Catastrophe Services in analyzing wind, hail and water losses. I have inspected and adjusted well over 3500 properties during my career documenting wind, hail, and water damage and the effects of that damage on the various building materials.
My extensive construction and insurance background allows me to easily navigate through the insurance claim and repair process to properly address each loss on its own merits. This experience allows me to seamlessly participate in insurance claim consulting and adjustment as well as the appraisal process, for both my corporate clients as well as individuals.
Gary brings with him years of experience in many facets of the industry. He has vast experience in general construction. He is a general adjuster, appraiser, mediator, and umpire. He writes estimates and scopes losses in over twenty-six different trades. His experience includes catastrophe, complex claims, farm, fire, flood, hurricane, wind, mold, tornado and much more, for both commercial and residential claims. He is certified in multiple states as well as NFIP Flood Certified. Gary lives in the Hill Country with his wife and loves spending his free time outdoors and spoiling his grandchildren.
Born and raised in Miami Florida until 2002. Joined Marine Corps Following September 11th attacks. Trained in explosives and weapons and held many job titles such as Military Police Field Training Officer, Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Officer, Designated Shooter (MARSECDET Sniper Course), Range Coach, Range Officer, Ordnance SNCOIC, Company GySgt, F18 Hornet Maintenance Supervisor and more. Multiple deployments to include Iraq and aboard Aircraft Carrier USS Enterprise in support of Operation Iraqi freedom and Enduring Freedom. Left Marine Corps after 13 years in order to be home with children. Acted as Independent Insurance Adjuster for 5 years performing inspections and estimates on every type of loss to include large losses, hurricanes, tornados, fire, vandalism, lightning, etc.… Currently licensed as a Public Adjuster, in order to assist homeowners and businessowners get what they deserve.