Doug Branham, CEO, Colonial Claims, Inducted into University of Pikeville Business Hall of Fame

(LEXINGTON, Ky.) – Doug Branham, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Colonial Claims, one of the largest independent claims companies in the U.S., was inducted into the Burlin C. Coleman College of Business Hall of Fame at the University of Pikeville on October 12, 2023.

Branham earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Pikeville College in 1971. He was honored by the university for hosting many UPIKE alumni events over the years, which provided an opportunity for UPIKE graduates and regional leaders to make valuable connections.

Branham has previously been recognized by the university with the Distinguished Alumni Award, presented to alumni whose contributions have enriched the lives of others and who bring honor and distinction to the individuals, their families, and the University of Pikeville.

Doug and his wife, Felicia, founded Colonial Claims in 1982. With two offices located in Lexington, Ky., and Dunedin, Fla., they’ve handled more than $50 billion in damages from catastrophes to daily claims during their four decades in the business. Colonial maintains a network of thousands of highly trained and experienced adjusters, servicing claims nationwide, including all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and all U.S. territories.

Colonial Claims is a member of Claim Assist Solutions, which operates several entities that provide people, processes, and technology to leading insurance carriers in the personal lines auto and property, flood, and complex and commercial claims industry.

About Colonial Claims

Colonial Claims services all types of property and liability claims, including wind, fire, hail, flood (NFIP and private), tornado, and earthquake for residential and commercial properties. Colonial Claims provides both field and desk adjusting resources, as well as appraisals, dispute resolution services, mediation and arbitration services, litigation, and alternative defense services, and TPA services. From our leading-edge technology to our sincere and personal service, Colonial Claims continues to lead the adjusting industry in providing the best, most comprehensive adjusting solutions to carriers and their policyholders. In a world of intensified weather risks you need Colonial Claims by your side.