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It can be challenging to please customers who have recently faced the loss or damage of their property, but fast action and precision is key to making sure they iron out the issues all together, resulting in complete satisfaction. Most companies need some help balancing their pile of customer cases. That’s why it’s important to partner with an insurance company adjuster who understands the importance of prompt, efficient adjustments. All these issues and more are discussed here at Adjuster Talk's Podcast with industry leaders.

Aug 17, 2017

AT026 Independent Insurance Adjusting as an Alternative Career with Jason Martinson


Over the last 17 years, Jason Martinson has worked as a dedicated Fire Investigator, firefighter, paramedic, and CrossFit business owner based in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2017, he decided to expand his career knowledge into becoming an independent insurance adjuster specializing in residential property damage claims.


Jason joins me today to share his insight as a new adjuster in the field. He shares the similarities between working as a career firefighter and an adjuster, explains the importance of building your network as you learn the industry, and the importance of managing your time effectively as you advance your career. He also shares his most memorable experience while working claims and the most important lessons he has learned throughout his new career journey.


“It’s all about finding those people who truly want to help you. That’s the key.” - Jason Martinson


In Today’s Episode of Adjuster Talk:


  • The importance of effective time-management skills.
  • How he got started in the insurance adjusting industry.
  • His experience with getting his adjusting license.
  • The benefits of riding along with others as a new adjuster.
  • The importance of taking a course to learn Xactimate.
  • The benefits of outsourcing roof sketches.
  • The most memorable experience while working claims.
  • The impact that building your network can have on your career as a new adjuster.
  • His personal goals as an insurance adjuster.
  • Skill set similarities between firefighting and insurance adjusting.
  • The importance of setting goals for the future of your career.
  • Building and nurturing trust with insurers.
  • The importance of building and appearing confident while working with insurers.


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Jason Martinson’s Tips for Adjusting Success:


  1. When you’re just starting out, ask lots of questions.
  2. Slow down. Take your time on each claim and report.
  3. Stay organized.
  4. Stop talking.

Connect. Share. Inspire.


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If you’re interested in working with us, please feel free to email Jason at or Mindy at with your resume to apply to be on our approved adjuster roster today!