Ben Hirasawa

More than two decades of international legal practice in five continents provides perspective in evaluating the quality of advisory services.  Jim’s comprehensive knowledge of the market practices of a behemoth and secretive by nature industry instantly impressed.

His ability to quickly distill the relevant issues and strategically apply this wealth of knowledge to create viable and efficient solutions for his clients is exceptional.  It took a very short amount of time to realize that Jim is in the top echelon of his profession and an advisor that cares about his clients’ best interests and aiding people in need of assistance.

Highly recommended, especially when facing Machiavellian organizational adversaries with a war chest of resources and manpower, Jim instantly levels the playing field.  This is a person you want on your side when it matters.

Thank you, Jim.


Ben Hirasawa

TBL Real Estate

Jim Bushart is an expert Public Adjuster; he is professional and works tirelessly for the consumer. 
We own a commercial property in West County, St. Louis, and had three flat roofs damaged by a storm.  We filed a claim with our insurance company, and they sent a 3rd party paid engineer to generate a report which was referred to when they denied the claim. 
We called Jim Bushart and explained the situation, provided him with all the facts, all the insurance company correspondence, photos of the damage, and the engineer’s report.  He pointed out numerous inconsistencies in the report and proceeded to work on our behalf directly with the insurance company.
Shortly thereafter, the insurance company sent us a six-figure check for all the damage. 
We highly recommend Jim, he is a great advocate for owners like us, and be assured, you will need one going against the big insurance companies. 
Thanks again Jim for all your hard work.
TBL Real Estate

Andrew Kestner

After a few hours of being away from the house running errands, we arrived home to find water POURING out of the ceiling of the main floor of our house, only to find out that a water pipe had burst on the 3rd floor of the house which resulted in flooding all 3 levels of our house! Since I had never filed an insurance claim before, I was under the impression that the insurance company was on my side, therefore would take care of the damage on the property I had been paying them to insure … after all, this was MY insurance company, right? I soon found out just how wrong I was.

The insurance company’s adjuster came out about a week after the pipe burst and inspected the damage to the house. Then we anxiously awaited his figures so that we could begin the work and get our family moved back into our home. We were shocked at that point to find out that the insurance company only wanted to pay us $11,000 to fix all three stories of our flooded home. I immediately called my agent for help and, despite his good intentions, I quickly discovered that no matter how well you know your agent and you good you think they are, they have absolutely no pull with the large insurance company. It was at this point that I knew the insurance company had no interest in helping me and I realized I would have to help myself, so I began searching the internet for options to help with insurance claims.

When I began doing research online for help with my insurance claim, I discovered the profession of a “Public Adjuster”, which I had never heard of before. I found a few different companies online and began calling around, as I wanted to ensure that I found someone that was reliable. I was not impressed with the large companies that covered the entire US, as they just treated you like another number … I did not feel that they would provide the personal level of service that I was looking for to address this major event that I had going on. I then called Mr. Bushart who personally answered the phone, listened to all of the problems I had, then explained how he could possibly help me. By the time I got off of the first call with him, I was very relieved … I finally had found help!

I have to admit though, at first I was leery of committing to pay the fee a public adjuster charged, so I thought about it for about a week before I committed to hiring Mr. Bushart, but in the end, I would have been more happy to pay him twice as much as he charged. Not only due to the eventual insurance payout of nearly quadruple their initial estimate, but more importantly because of the personal level of service he provided. He actually made two 9 hour trips to my house … first to view the damage, which I expected, but then he came back the second time when the insurance company sent their adjuster back out to address the discrepancies between their adjuster’s estimate and Mr. Bushart’s estimate. I was very glad that he did make it back the second time … it was worth every penny I paid to be able to sit there and watch Mr. Bushart use his vast knowledge to effectively address what I believed to be an unfair and arrogant adjuster sent by the insurance company.

I hope to never have to go through another insurance claim again, but if I do, I will call Mr. Bushart in on Day #1!

Richard and Mary Beauchamp, Manchester MO

“My wife and I were having work performed on our property by a contractor that convinced me that I needed more work done to my house than was needed and destroyed it in the process. After paying this contractor a considerable amount of money, we tried to get the materials delivered to our property that was due to us. He either could not or would not produce these materials. We called our attorney and he advised us that we needed someone who could represent our case to the insurance company since this contractor took our money and destroyed our house. We received Mr. Bushart’s name from our financial advisor who was helpful in finding such a person. Mr. Bushart is a Licensed Public Adjuster who handles cases between insured persons and their insurance companies. His expertise is vast and his knowledge is convincing. Without his expert handling of my case with my insurance company, I would not have recovered anything. I can with all faith and honesty recommend James H. Bushart. Without his help I would have made many mistakes and suffered greatly.”