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NEXT Insurance is a one-stop shop for construction business insurance. With our easy online platform, you can quickly get the coverage you need at an affordable price to win bids, protect your employees and your gear.

Oh, and you’ll save 10% when you bundle two or more of our policies.

We specialize in business insurance for construction trades

Choose your profession for more information or get a customized quote for your business.

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Why do construction contractors need business insurance?

Business insurance can help you save money if there’s an accident involving your business, and it’s usually required before you can start working on projects for your clients.

When you have the right construction business insurance, you can go to work knowing that you’ll be covered if someone gets hurt or property is damaged while you and your team are on the clock.

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How construction liability insurance protects your business

Construction liability insurance can help pay for damaged property, client injuries or work mistakes that you’re accused of causing at a job site.

We combine two types of liability insurance in our business insurance packages:

General liability is the insurance coverage that most construction business owners buy first. It can help cover costs if a client or vendor accuses you or your employees of causing an injury or damaging property — two of the most common types of accidents at construction sites.

Learn more about General liability for construction.

Errors and omissions insurance (also known as professional liability),helps to pay for alleged work oversights that cause a client a financial loss. For example, a client could claim you are responsible for project overruns. No matter if it’s accurate or not, if someone says you didn’t deliver the services you said you’d provide, they can ask you to pay for any losses. Professional liability can help cover the costs to defend your business or fix the problem.

Learn more about Contractors’ E&O for construction trades.

How much does insurance cost

How much does construction insurance cost?

You can save up to 25% when you buy construction insurance with Next. The exact amount you pay will depend on: 

  • The kinds of projects you do
  • The locations where you work 
  • The types of jobs your employees do and how much you pay them
  • How many vehicles you drive for work

Other important business insurance coverage for construction contractors

Liability insurance covers some of the most common construction accidents. You may also want to add other types of coverage to your insurance package to protect your business from other types of incidents.
We typically recommend:
Workers' Compensation Insurance
Workers’ Compensation for constructions workers

In the construction trade, workplace injuries happen more frequently than you might think. Workers’ comp makes those situations easier by helping to pay for medical bills for injuries and illnesses that happen to you or your employees while on the job. Workers’ compensation for construction business can also help to cover lost wages while recuperating from tripping over scaffolding and breaking your ankle.

This coverage is required for businesses with employees in every state except Texas.

Learn more about workers’ comp.
Commercial Auto Insurance
Commercial Auto insurance for construction businesses

You’ll need commercial auto insurance in most states to cover any work vehicles that are titled to your business. Even if you drive your own truck to job sites, it probably won’t be covered under your personal car insurance.

Learn more about commercial auto.
Tools & Equipment Insurance
Tools & Equipment insurance for construction contractors

Tools and equipment insurance can be added to your general liability insurance to help cover the cost of repairing or replacing your gear, whether it’s ladders or jackhammers.

Learn more about tools & equipment.

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Customer reviews

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I am totally excited about my new insurance for my small business. I am happy that the price was in a range that I can afford, the terms were easy to understand and it was so simple to purchase my first policy. I look forward to doing business with you in the future.
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I was looking around trying to compare insurance and I am so lucky I found NEXT. I was able to compare levels of coverage, and all the options, without pressure from a salesperson or time limits. I was able to check out prices and it was more coverage for less than the “traditional” company I looked at.
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I needed liability insurance for my new small business brick & mortar location. I got the run around from another company, but NEXT provided a competitive insurance quote in a timely manner. I now have the insurance that I need and it was stress-free!
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Frequently asked questions about construction insurance

What insurance should I get if my work involves multiple construction trades?

If you specialize in more than one trade, such as general construction and carpentry, you can get an instant quote for general contractor insurance and share an estimate of how much time you spend with each type of work. That way, we’ll offer you construction insurance coverage specifically designed to meet your needs.

Can I add an additional insured to my construction business insurance?

Yes. We know this is a common need for contractors to add an additional insured to their coverage, so we’ve given you the power to create certificates of insurance and add additional insureds for free. If your client needs special language on the certificate or other forms (called endorsements), please send a sample certificate to and an agent will be happy to review those requirements with you. Learn more about additional insureds.

How does the claims process work with NEXT Insurance?

  • If you’re a policyholder, you can file a claim any time by logging in to your account at and clicking the “File a claim” under the "About us" tab. You can expect a call from us shortly after you submit a claim to go over the details.

  • If you do not have a policy with us and are filing against one of our policyholders, you can head over to our website at, select “Help Center” under our “Support” tab, and under “Quick Actions for Customers” click where it says ”Not a policyholder and want to file a claim?”

  • If you cannot access your online account and require help from our support team, please visit our online help center.

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