Jeff Tarwater

Senior Building Consultant, General Adjuster, Chief Estimator, Drone Expert

Introduction

Jeff is a natural carpenter and builder.  While pursuing a degree in engineering technology at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005, he was recruited at assist handle property claims associated with Hurricane Wilma.  Some 4000+ claim settlements later and with 20+ combined years claims handling and construction management experience, Jeff stands ready to assist our clients with their most complex damage assessment and property claims handling needs.  Jeff serves as our senior building consultant and general adjuster.  He also leads our drone services team and senior estimator

Birmingham, AL, Mobile, AL, Pensacola, FL, and Tallahassee, FL

  • (205)-518-4656
  • jtarwater@thedeftgroup.com
  • Deft Claims – General adjuster
  • IAS Claim Services – General adjuster 2017-2019
  • Buildsouth Construction – Founder, owner 2017-2018
  • Eagle Adjusting Services | Ryze Claims Solutions – General Adjuster 2010-2017
  • Wavelength Design & Construction – Founder, owner 2008 – 2010
  • Independent CAT claims adjuster – 2006-2009
  • Crosby Construction – Site lead carpenter, estimator – 2005-2008
  • Great Dane Construction – Site lead carpenter 2003-2005
  • CGA (certified general adjuster)
  • State insurance adjuster licensing
    • Alabama #425665 – property & casualty (resident)
    • Florida #W425741 – 7-20 all lines
    • Georgia #2696143 – property & casualty
    • Louisiana #511561 – property & casualty
    • Mississippi #10047864 – independent adjuster
    • North Carolina #8886959
    • South Carolina #929112 – property, casualty, commercial lines
    • Texas #1463730 – adjuster all-lines
  • FAA UAS Airman certificate – #4072836
  • University of Southern Mississippi – Bachelor Science 2008 – Engineering technology (emphasis residential/commercial architecture and construction)
  • Central Missouri State University – Architectural drafting – 1999-2001
  • University of Missouri – Engineering – 1998-1999
  • Osceola High School (Osceola, MO)