About Suncoast Claims

When a weather event impacts your property, Suncoast Claims can help you recover a proper settlement from your insurance carrier. We are a family business that brings expertise and integrity to the claims adjusting process from the Atlantic to the Gulf Coast.

We inspect and measure your loss, review your policy, confirm the date and type of loss, and claim appropriate loss amounts based on a thorough site inspection. We advocate on your behalf until the claim settles, even if that means attending Mediations, Depositions, or testifying in Litigation.

We have been instrumental in obtaining payment on property claims from nearly every major hurricane landfall in the southeastern U.S. since our founding in October 2005.

Suncoast Claims is licensed in Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas. We work for the insured only.

Meet Our Team

For over 10 years, Suncoast Claims has been helping homeowners and commercial property owners and managers work through the insurance recovery process. Understanding your insurance policy can be difficult, and insurance companies depend on this lack of knowledge in order to settle for less. At Suncoast Claims, we advocate for you. We are certified to read the small print and understand the regulations so you don’t have to.

Don Wood B.A., P.A., C.P.E.
Don Wood B.A., P.A., C.P.E.Chief Executive Officer & Principal License Holder
Don is a licensed Public Adjuster in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma. Don has several decades of experience in the related fields of construction, general contracting, and property insurance, and is a thought leader in the public adjusting industry. Don has delivered Continuing Education programs for public adjusters in Texas and New York. In addition to public adjusting, Don is a Certified Professional Estimator with the American Society of Professional Estimators, member of the International Code Council, and a Windstorm Network Wind Certified Appraiser and Umpire.
Don is President of the Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (TAPIA) and a Member of the National Association for Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA).
Karl Wood B.A., P.A., Sgt.
Karl Wood B.A., P.A., Sgt.Vice President of Operations
Karl is a licensed Public Adjuster and possesses Level 1 certification in Xactimate loss estimating software. He assists property owners through on-site loss inspection, rigorous claim documentation, and accurate preparation of loss estimates. Karl is a veteran of the U.S. Airborne Army, where he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant during his service in Afghanistan. Karl earned his B.S. magna cum laude from Texas Christian University with Departmental Honors in Mathematics and a Minor in Business Administration.
Yvette GonzalesAdministrator, Executive Assistant
Yvette, the pleasant voice on Suncoast Claims’ phone, has 10 years experience with attorneys and paralegals. She and her husband and son live in Arlington, TX. She is the voice of Suncoast.
Tom StoneLicensed Public Adjuster, Senior Adjuster
Tom is a licensed Public Adjuster in multiple states with 40 years experience. He is not only a large loss and residential expert, but also a historic preservation specialist. He has extensive experience in hail damaged buildings and hurricane damaged properties.