Founded in 1998 in Rocklin, California, Builders & Tradesmen’s Insurance Services, Inc. (BTIS) is the brainchild of Norbert Hohlbein. With the help of his sons Paul and Hank, his daughter Lisa, and his son-in-law Jeff, he built BTIS around a Small Artisan Contractor General Liability program. From the ground up this program was focused on speed and ease of use for insurance producers. An online price indication system, comparative rater, and email correspondence paired with unparalleled customer service made for the fastest and simplest way for producers to quote and bind commercial accounts.