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About Gold Star Adjusters®

Why You Need Gold Star Adjusters®

When disaster strikes, people try to handle the claim themselves. Or worse, they leave the claim handling up to the insurance company, hoping they will be treated fairly and get paid what they are entitled to under the policy. Especially at a time when insurance company resources are critically overtaxed, you have better odds of winning in Vegas than getting a good adjuster.

Think of it this way ... you turn over your taxes to a professional for a $2,000 refund, so why would you attempt to handle a $15,000, $50,000, or $100,000+ insurance claim yourself?

Unless you are experienced and trained in insurance claims, handling your own major loss would be like defending yourself in court, or performing your own root canal!! That's where we come in. We know insurance. More importantly, we know insurance claims.

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We are Florida insurance adjustment experts, and we will work only for you. We prepare, submit and negotiate the claim on your behalf, and only with your best interests in mind. We are able to explain the process, and inform you of your options every step of the way. Having decades of experience with the largest insurance companies in the country, we know what it takes to present a claim, and achieve the maximum settlement for your loss.

Insurance policies are confusing, and company adjusters are only human.

They have varying degrees of experience, knowledge and ability, they are under great pressure from insurance companies and other policyholders, and have huge time constraints. The bottom line - they make mistakes - mistakes which could cost you a lot of money. You need Gold Star on your side!

We only work for YOU!

We have the training, experience and know-how to recover the maximum for your claim, and we educate you in the process. With Gold Star, you get more. More knowledge, more power, more understanding, more control, more results, more of what you deserve from your insurance claim (insurance company lobbyists have made sure that Florida law prohibits us from saying you will get more money, but try us and see. If you don't get more money, we don't get paid!).

Don't just take our word for it. Check our results and review some testimonials. Then call! Like the rest of our clients, you'll be very glad you did.

Mark Goldwich, Owner
FL Lic. # A099530
Mark Goldwich is a dedicated insurance professional, putting his years of knowledge and expertise to work for you! Mark is available to speak to your civic, professional, condo or homewner associations, employee group, or other Jacksonville area groups at NO charge.

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Insurance
  • Licensed insurance adjuster in Florida since 1987
  • Over 17 years handling Property & Casualty claims for one of the largest insurers of homes and businesses in Florida and the country (chances are, you or one of your "neighbors" are insured with them) as a Claim Representative, Senior Claim Representative, Claim Specialist, Reinspector, Supervisor, Superintendent, Team Manager, and Catastrophe Team Manager
  • Member - American Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Member
  • Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Member
  • Florida Wind Network Member
  • JAX Chamber Member, and Mandarin Council 2009 Small Business Leader

Additonal Agents
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Peter LaFramboise
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  • Over 6 years experience as an exterior restoration contractor responsible for sales, installation, and quality control.
  • Over 6 years experience as a residential and commercial construction site superintendent.
  • Over 3 years experience as a residential and commercial framing and roofing installer.

Member - Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters.

Ashley Arnold

FL Lic. # W095048

Ashley is a hard working mother of two. Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Ashley has been a Florida resident since 1995. She is devoted to providing great customer service and has enjoyed working for Gold Star Adjusters.

  • Florida Public Notary since 2008
  • Executive Assistant at Gold Star since 2010
  • Licensed Florida Department of Financial Services since 2013
  • 10+ years of office management experience in insurance, real estate and customers service
  • Member - Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters


Brian Fitzgerald Ragin

Lic. # W234719, Jacksonville, FL, 904.200.5446

Brian is a Jacksonville native. In 1988 He began his career processing claims with BCBS of Florida. He transitioned to a more exciting career as a firefighter with the Jacksonville Fire Rescue Dept in 1991. He worked with the JFRD for 25 years, retiring as a Captain. Being an emergency responder, Brian has seen up close the devastation that can come with fire, water damage, wind storms, structural collapse and hurricanes.

• Experienced in residential structural rehab
• Background in fire investigation, hazardous materials and aircraft structural damage

Michael Goldwich

Michael Goldwich – FL Lic. # W457650

• Retired Investigator with Tallahassee Police Department (29 years of service)
• Licensed Private Investigator
• Owner - Proven Investigations Tallahassee
• Architecture major - Kent State University
• Has bought, repaired, renovated, and sold multiple investment properties

Cedrick Franklin Jones
Public Adjuster

FL Lic. # W461931

Tara "Yvette" Forrest

Public Adjuster

- FL License W529947
- GA License 3286204
- A native of Virginia, Yvette has called North Florida home since 2005.
- Having been best friends with her husband since grade school, she grew up in his family's construction business and was a partner in a construction company for many years.
- Established relationships and decades long exposure to the construction industry provides a firm foundation for Yvette as a Public Adjuster.
- Owned and operated two small businesses before taking a position with the Florida Department of Health as Administrator of Bureau of Radiation Control, where she was responsible for the statewide radiation regulatory program, and participated in numerous FEMA and Nuclear Regulatory Commission programs and training. Yvette was often called upon to represent Florida as a speaker and presenter at conferences across the country.
- Elected 2012 Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Mandarin Council Small Business Leader of the Year, and served on Mandarin Council board as a Board Member and Vice President.

Daniel Howard Baker

Public Adjuster Apprentice

- FL License W340958.

Britton Condo

Public Adjuster Apprentice
FL License # W120331

Marty Ran

Gold Star Adjusters®

3771 San Jose Place - Suite 24
Jacksonville, FL 32257
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