Placing You First.

Evan Aldrich

Phone: (310) 543-5707

1815 Via El Prado Suite 401  
Redondo Beach, CA 90277


I joined CRC in 2004. Since that time, my focus has been in establishing strategic relationships with select carrier and retail partners - those capable of withstanding the cyclical aspects of our industry while honoring their commitment to the insured. In 2018, our objective remains consistent: serve as an extension of your marketing efforts through the utilization of our E&S market relationships and industry specific expertise. Our mission is to be creative with our solutions, methodical in our processes, and consistently competitive in our proposals. After 20% growth in three consecutive years, my team remains committed to fulfilling the needs of your insured and we appreciate each and every opportunity to work with you.


  • Our Team Places Over $35MM of Premium into the E&S Market
    - Largely focused on primary and excess casualty placements

  • Construction & Real Estate
    - Wrap-Ups & Project Specifics: Over $3,000,000,000 of construction values bound
    - Residential & Commercial Contractors (Both GC & Artisan/Trade): currently arrange GL & excess programs for over 300 contractors ranging in size from $10k premium to over $2,000,000

  • Manufacturers & Distributors
    - Hard to place, loss-sensitive classes including auto related manufacturing, life sciences, construction equipment & materials, and imported consumer products

  • Environmental
    - Packaged environmental programs including GL, CPL, PL, and Umbrella
    - Monoline CPL or site pollution
    - Unsupported Excess over Environmental Primary programs

  • Excess
    - Capable of same day turnaround
    - Layered Programs
    - Lead Excess
    - Auto-Related including Long Haul

  • SIR/Large Deductible Programs
    - Distressed Accounts with Prior Losses
    - Admitted Market Non-Renewals


  • Minimum Premiums start at $2,500 for certain classes/coverages.
  • Casualty coverages offered include General Liability, Excess Liability, Pollution Liability, HNOA, GKLL, Liquor Liability, Products Recall, Discontinued Products, Successor Liability.
  • Property coverages offered include All-Risk, DIC (Wind, EQ, Flood), Builder’s Risk/ Course of Construction, Deductible Buy-Downs.

Casualty Capabilities and Expertise Include the Following Classes of Business:

  • All Construction - Residential, Commercial, Industrial, General Contractors, Artisans, Practice Policies, Project Specifics, Wrap-ups

  • All Manufacturing - Sporting Goods, Life Sciences, Automotive Industry {Tires, Wheels, Etc}, Imported Products from Outside the U.S., Industrial Products, Consumer Products, Fertilizer, Chemicals

  • All OL&T - Apartment Schedules, Section Eight Housing, Student Housing, Vacant Locations

  • Entertainment & Hospitality, Amusement Parks & Rides – Hotels/Resorts, Bars/Taverns, Nightclubs, Restaurants, Water Parks, Water Slides, Go-cart Tracks

  • Environmental - Available Monoline or In Combination with General Liability, Pollution, Professional
    Terms Can Include CPL, Non-Owned Disposal Site, Transportation Pollution Liability, Mold, Etc.

  • Distressed Accounts

  • Discontinued Operations

  • Product Recall

  • Excess Liability Programs including large capacity or difficult to place/complex excess participation

Property Capabilities and Expertise include the Following Classes of Business:

  • Real Estate Schedules - Financial Institutions, REITS, Property Management Firms

  • Monoline CAT Perils - Including Wind, EQ, Flood as Required by Lenders or At Insured Request

  • Vacant Buildings - Including Older Frame, Non-sprinklered

  • Industrial & Manufacturers - Paper Box Manufacturers, Recyclers, Plating

  • Inland Marine - Builders Risk Including or Excluding EQ/Flood or Wind, Contractors Equipment


Brian Pickford
Associate Broker
P: 310-543-5711

Brian comes to CRC after working 3 years for a specialized wholesale brokerage facility, with an emphasis on hard-to-place Property & Casualty risks. He prides himself on earning the trust of both retail and carrier partners through his persistence, responsiveness, and dependability. Brian's objective is to provide a value-added approach at every turn of the E&S insurance process. He earned Summa Cum Laude graduation honors while attending the University of California - Irvine, as well as four year Scholar Athlete recognition as a member of the Division I Water Polo team.

Vince West, ARM
Inside Broker
P: 310-543-5703

Vince started with CRC in 2011 following several years with a local surplus lines brokerage firm. His role includes the marketing, identifying, and arranging of appropriate insurance coverages for a wide array of our clientèle. Vince's 20+ year insurance career has included working for agency, carrier, and wholesale channels including stints at Alexander and Alexander, Fireman’s Fund, Lloyd’s of London, and Brown & Riding. Having this experience, Vince provides unique perspective in our team’s efforts developing agency and carrier relationships. Vince is a graduate of Santa Clara University.

Alvajean Gardella-Sakurai, CISR
Account Executive
P: 310-543-5714
M: 213-439-3415

In the role of Account Executive, Jean's duties are all-encompassing, but her technical proficiency and penchant for detail make her a service specialist with experience in a broad array of surplus lines placements for both property and casualty. Jean started with CRC in 2010 after multiple years working for a regional surplus lines brokerage outfit as a team lead and supervisor. Alvajean is a graduate of Cal State University - Long Beach.