TIS Insurance Services

Construction Division

We Understand Contractors and their Risk Management

Welcome to the TIS Construction Division. Since 1991 we have been committed to servicing the insurance and bonding needs of contractors throughout the southeast.

We understand contractors and the unique characteristics of their risk management programs. As industry leaders we continue to raise the bar for service with safety, loss control, technology and other benefits that help our clients succeed. We hope you enjoy visiting our website and we look forward to being of service to you!

safety & loss control

It is our belief that being part of the construction industry gives us the responsibility to contribute to the safety of workers in construction. We have been an industry leader in agency safety and loss control since the Construction Division was established in 1991. Our safety and loss control team spends their days on jobsites and in the training room helping our clients keep a safe workplace.

  • Mock OSHA Inspections
  • Jobsite Visits
  • Safety Handbook Consultation
  • Fleet Safety Consultation


  • Drug Free Workplace
  • OSHA 10 Hour
  • OSHA 30 Hour
  • Fall Protection
  • Trenching/Excavating
  • Traffic Control
  • Trenching/Excavating
  • Traffic Control
TIS Newsletters
Endorsements & Recognitions
  • TIS Construction & Surety Bond Division is celebrates 25 Years with TIS Insurance Services, Inc. | 2016
  • TIS Construction TIS Insurance Services, Inc. Construction Division is honored for a 25 year business relationship with Bituminous Insurance Company | (2013)
  • Largest Privately Held Independent Insurance Agency in Tennessee | Insurance Journal (2007-2015)
  • Top 100 Privately Held Independent Insurance Agency Nationwide | Insurance Journal (2007-2015)
  • Chad Martin named Region 8 Director for NASBP | National Association of Surety Bond Producers (2014)
  • Stuart Oakes named to National Construction Leadership Steering Committee | Associated General Contractors (2014)
  • TIS Insurance Services Surety Bond Manager Chad Martin named to  Top 40 under 40 | Greater Knoxille Business Journal (2014)
  • Firm of the Year | Associated Builders & Contractors (1992, 1997, 1998)
  • Industry Council Appreciation Award | Tennessee Association of Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors (2001)
  • R.L. “Bunny” Oakes served as President of the Insurors of Tennessee (2002-2003)
  • R.L. “Bunny” Oakes recognized as Executive of the Year by Insurance Professionals of Knoxville (2003, 2010)
  • “Best Practices” Agency | Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (2004-2009)
  • Excellence in Construction Supplier Award | Associated Builders & Contractors and Associated General Contractors (2005)
April 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Law Practice Today Expo

The Law Practice Today Expo incorporates nationally recognized speakers and successful business people both inside and outside the practice of law. Come visit TIS representatives at Booth 27. Account Executives on hand will be Jared Smith, Chad Martin, Kelly Thomas, and Jay Werner. We are looking forward to seeing you there. For more information or to set […]

Property Services

Builders Risk
Contractor’s Equipment Coverage
Building and Contents
Property of Others
Flood and Earth Movement
Business Interruption/Extra Expense
Employee Dishonesty (Crime)
Installation Floater
Commercial Auto- Physical Damage

Casualty Services

Workers’ Compensation
General Liability
Commercial Auto Liability
Umbrella/Excess Liability
Contractor’s Pollution Liability
Professional Liability
Employment Practices Liability
Rigger’s Liability
Directors and Officers
Data Breach/Cyber Liability
OCP’s/Railroad Protective Policies

General Services

Safety/Loss Control
Experience Mod Projection/Analysis
Subcontract Audit/Analysis
Audit Review
Contractual Insurance Requirements review
Claims Handling/Reporting
Certificates of Insurance

Contact our Brokers

R.L. “Bunny” Oakes, III
President, Construction Division

Jim Oakes
CIC | Contract Bond Agent

John Fritts
CRIS | Agent

Chad Martin
Contract Bond Agent

Stuart Oakes
CRIS | Agent