ABOUT US


THE LONGLEAF DIFFERENCE

Longleaf Forestry Insurance has written log truck insurance for over 20 years. Logging is an industry that threatens the lives and livelihoods of those who work in it daily. In this risky environment we are one of the only log truck insurance companies who have weathered the storm.

"Many of our competitors write several types of insurance for different industries. We do not."

Our log truck insurance experience allows us to create an insurance policy that matters. The design of our custom log truck insurance policies is to cover the common injuries and damages incurred in this unique industry. In addition to log truck insurance we offer all the other major coverages a logging contractor needs. In total we offer logging insurance policies that provide coverage for Commercial Auto, Commercial General Liability, Commercial Property, Inland Marine, Workers Compensation and Umbrella.

CUSTOMERS STAY WITH US

85% Come Back

85% of our customers return year after year. The service that our exclusive agents provide is something you will not get from those "other companies".

5+ YEARS TOGETHER
90% of our staff has been with us for more than five years. This means you get consistent service and a quality product.
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WE CARE...

In the logging industry the threat of injury or loss of life is ever-present. You need an insurance company that will not only protect your business, but also you, your employees, and family.

THE BEST OF THE BEST...

You should have peace of mind by dealing with our exclusive Longleaf agents. From this small, experienced group you will be buying insurance from the best in the country.

CUSTOMIZED INSURANCE...

At Longleaf we make sure our policies fit the specific insurance needs of the Forestry Industry. Offering over cut, fire damage, pollution, etc. to protect your operation to the fullest.

HERE FOR THE LONG HAUL...

Every year we commit to the industry. We have invested time and money in safety and educational resources. This investment is to make sure we both are around to pass on our businesses to the next generation.

DOES THIS LOOK LIKE A TYPICAL DAY AT THE OFFICE?

We understand and so does our team of exclusive agents. We only deal with a select team of log truck insurance agents who will not wear a suit out to the deck. Click below to find the one closest to you.

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MEET YOUR LOG TRUCK INSURANCE EXPERTS

At Longleaf Forestry we have the most knowledgeable underwriters in the industry. Over 65 years of combined insurance industry experience on both the carrier and agency side. 35 of those years have targeted the logging industry only. That fact alone should show that we understand the forestry industry better than anyone east of the Mississippi.
Jeremiah P. O'Donovan

Jeremiah P. O'Donovan

President
Jeremiah is a graduate of Xavier University, a Certified Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist, and a Certified Program Leader. Jeremiah began his career in the family business in 2005. He has handled projects such as complete branding several insurance programs, managing the transition to a paperless environment, and the implementation and administration of a full policy admin system. Throughout his career his focus has been identifying and recruiting top underwriting talent, developing better agency and broker management and improving internal process efficiency. With a keen eye always turned to the numbers, he is constantly creating new ways to measure and challenge himself and his staff to write efficient, profitable business. In his personal time, Jeremiah enjoys spending time with his wife and children, watching baseball and Redskins football, and playing golf.
Marsha Smith

Marsha Smith

Chief Underwriting Officer
Marsha is a graduate of the University of West Georgia and is currently finishing her Masters in Risk Management & Insurance at Florida State University. Throughout her 12+ year career, she has specialized in providing commercial insurance for risks performing logging, lumbering and log hauling for programs in excess of $20MM GWP. She is experienced in lines of coverage including Auto, General Liability, Property, Inland Marine, Motor Truck Cargo, Umbrella and Workers Compensation. Her expertise has allowed her to direct her teams pricing strategies based on actuarial rate indications, claim trends, underwriting initiatives, competition, regulatory and legal environments. Marsha joined Jeremiah in 2015 and has been an invaluable asset to the team. Her risk management acumen coupled with her Agency Management skills are what have led her to ascend to the Senior Executive level.
Brieanna Leakan

Brieanna Leakan

Underwriting Assistant

Brieanna is Jeremiah’s longest tenured employee having worked with him for over 10 years. Her career began in the rating department, where she didn’t last long.  Her hard work and ability to get things done, no matter what the task, are what have ultimately led to her being promoted again and again.  Outside of Underwriting, Brieanna has been involved in projects that include complete SOP documentation for all departments, new hire training, and systems implementation & integration.  Her diverse set of skills is exactly what any organization would want.  In her spare time, Brieanna enjoys spending time with her son & family, playing pool and reading.

Keyla Ferreiras

Keyla Ferreiras

Underwriting Assistant Manager

Keyla began her career with Nationwide on the retail side of the business. In 2014 she joined Jeremiah and immediately he recognized that he had a star on his hands. In two years, she went from being a Junior Assistant Underwriter to managing of an office of 10 employees. Her positive attitude and amazing work ethic are what make her a great leader. Keyla is the engine that keeps the organization running. When she isn’t at the office her interests include volleyball, Duke basketball, and outdoor activities such as camping and hiking.

Jackie Kastner

Jackie Kastner

Controller

Jackie has more than a decade of accounting experience, in both public accounting and private industry. She has spent most of her career focused on corporate taxation and financial reporting. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware. Jackie currently resides in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time at the beach and being involved in her children’s school and sports.

Jordan Hanson

Jordan Hanson

Underwriting Assistant

Jordan is a recent graduate from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. While she may have fallen into insurance like many of us, the entire Longleaf team is sure glad she did. Her aptitude, dedication and attention to detail are traits you rarely see in one individual. Jordan completed her insurance training and is looking to become more hands on with Longleaf Program. She resides in Glenwood, MD and enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family.

Mary Kuether

Mary Kuether

Staff Accountant

Mary has over 10 years of experience in corporate accounting, auditing and finance. She served as a substitute teacher in elementary and middle school for 7 years. Mary is a CPA and has her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Kent State University. She received her MBA from Loyola University of Maryland. Mary enjoys cooking, reading, scrap booking, kayaking and sailing. She and her husband spend nearly all their “free time” attending their son and daughter’s high school and club sporting events.

Sarah Hoover

Sarah Hoover

Customer Service Representative

Sarah is a recent graduate from Howard Community College with a Degree in Applied Science Business Management. Sarah is currently working towards completing her insurance training, which means very soon, beyond her extremely professional phone answering, our clients will experience what we all know and love. She resides in Elkridge, MD and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

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