Who are we?

Prairie Adjusters Ltd is an independent, multi-line claims adjusting firm serving the property and casualty insurance industry. We provide valuable claims adjusting services to Insurance Companies, Third Party Administrators and Self-Insured customers. Prairie Adjusters Ltd. has assisted in addressing assignments including, but not limited to, auto appraisals, property estimates, complex casualty claims and catastrophic events of all classifications and venues.

We strive for exemplary customer service and outstanding quality therefore we provide 24-hour 7 days a week claims service. Our internal goal for each claim assignment is for the insured to be contacted within 30 minutes of assignment and attendance within 12 hours or at the insureds first availability. With the concurrence of exemplary customer service and fundamental principles of claims investigation we accomplish amicable results resolving issues.

To expedite the claims process our firm utilizes Xactimate software to ensure fair, market area pricing in settling losses. This tool levels the field for estimates of emergency and rebuild quotes and keeps expenses to a minimum while ensuring fair pricing for contractors and optimum results for your insured who have suffered the loss.

We are HAAG Certified for residential and commercial roof inspection providing insurers with the expertise to handle major hail and wind events. To ensure safe and through roof inspections and avoid hazardous conditions we gain access to problematic sites through a new technology option that provides an innovative solution. Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAVs), more commonly known as drones, can be used to obtain photographs or video of the potentially hazardous site. Drones can be remotely piloted, eliminating risks of personal safety but obtaining detailed photographs or video of most damaged areas. Estimates for repairs can be easily deduced based on the information collected.

Our Team

Keith Edwards

Owner/Founder/CEO/Senior Adjuster

After a three decade career in the residential and commercial construction industry, Keith was invited by a large Independent Adjusting firm to assist in addressing Insurance Claims in the wake of Hurricane Ike in 2008. After completion of this assignment, Keith accepted an offer to move to Canada from a Canadian Independent Adjusting firm. Keith and his family moved to Flin Flon, Manitoba and after six years of all lines adjusting in Northern Canada, moved to the Saskatoon area. Upon completing and receiving the Chartered Insurance Professional designation, Keith opened his own adjusting firm. Keith and his family enjoy the Canadian outdoors including camping, fishing and hunting. While it took a bit of adjusting to the weather, the Edwards family consider Canada home.

Claims Handling Abilities

  • Large Loss / Complex Loss Commercial and Residential
  • Condominiums / Strata
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Agricultural
  • Recreational / ATV / Snowmobile / Marine
  • Transportation / Cargo
  • Liability
  • Fraud

Accreditation

  • CIP-Chartered Insurance Professional
  • HAAG Certified Roofing Inspector – Residential & Commercial
  • Xactimate Level 2 Certification
  • Asbestos and Mold Remediation and Water Damage Certifications
  • Saskatchewan Commissioner for Oaths (Insurance Related Only)
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Sherry Edwards

Owner/Co-Founder/COO

After 20 years in the customer service division of a large telecommunications company, and banking industry Sherry supported Keith’s adventure to Northern Manitoba Canada, Flin Flon. While Keith built his career in adjusting, Sherry took on an office management position with the local Chiropractic Office. Upon their move to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan she accepted a position of Insurance Underwriting Associate/Customer Service Associate with a local Life Insurance Brokerage. As Prairie Adjusters Ltd evolved to an all lines adjusting company Sherry handles the day to day detailed report processing for adjusters, and bookkeeping.

Stanley Knight

Adjuster

Stanley Knight is a former member of the R.C.M.P. with 13 yrs. service. Stan did all his service in Manitoba with stints in Swan River, The Pas, Thompson, Norway House and several isolated reserves in the North. During this time, Stan was trained in Forensic photography, evidence gathering, report writing, testifying in Criminal and Civil matters as well as interpreting and applying all manner of laws, from Local By-laws to Criminal Code.

Stan later took a position with a large Building Supply store where he was primarily responsible for large renovations, new residential and commercial construction projects. Stan worked in this capacity for 10 yrs. During that time, Stan was trained in residential and commercial construction estimating and building. The work varied from small bathroom renovations to million-dollar homes and large commercial projects.
Stan currently resides in Brandon, MB with his wife of 32 years and their two daughters. Stan’s primary interests are fishing, hunting and carpentry.

Stan joined Prairie Adjusters Ltd. as a Level One Adjuster in April 2017 and is currently working toward his CIP accreditation.

Claims Handling Abilities

  • Large loss fire
  • Heavy equipment
  • Marine
  • Transportation/cargo
  • Liability
  • Fraud
  • Employee Theft
  • Residential Losses
  • Commercial Losses

Accreditation

  • Level 2 Adjuster License Saskatchewan
  • Level 2 Adjuster License Manitoba
  • Accreditation Xactimate level 1
  • Saskatchewan and Manitoba Commissioner for Oaths
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Rhonda McDonald

Rhonda McDonald

Adjuster

Rhonda has lived in Thompson for over 30 years.  She spent over 20 years in the mining industry before starting a new career. Rhonda brings an exceptional work ethic and strong computer and customer service skills to her career in claims adjusting.

Rhonda served on many community-based committees including Relay for Life, and the Thompson Fire Fighters Association.

As the mother of two grown children who also still reside in Thompson, she was an active part of their sports while her children were growing including Hockey, Lacrosse, Ringette and track & field, either coaching or serving on the boards.
Rhonda is an avid outdoorswoman who enjoys spending time hiking, canoeing, and fishing.

Rhonda Joined Prairie Adjusters Ltd. As a Level One Adjuster in January 2021 and is currently working toward her CIP Accreditation.

Claims Handling Abilities

  • Large loss fire
  • Heavy equipment
  • Marine
  • Transportation/cargo
  • Liability
  • Fraud
  • Employee Theft
  • Residential Losses
  • Commercial Losses

Accreditation

  • Level 1 Adjuster License Manitoba
  • Accreditation Xactimate level 1
  • Manitoba Commissioner for Oaths

Ian Schamehorn

Adjuster

Immediately after graduating high school in 2000, Ian started his apprenticeship as an electrician. In the past 20+ years in the electrical trade he worked in residential, commercial and industrial fields. This well rounded experience in construction and maintenance is a valuable asset in his career in claims adjusting.

Ian enjoys most things outdoors including hunting, fishing, camping and ATV rides. He resides in Flin Flon, SK with his wife of 20 years and their 2 Miniature Schnauzers.

Ian joined Prairie Adjusters Ltd. As a Level One Adjuster in June 2021 and is currently working toward his CIP accreditation.

Claims Handling Abilities

  • Large loss fire
  • Heavy equipment
  • Marine
  • Transportation/cargo
  • Liability
  • Fraud
  • Employee Theft
  • Residential Losses
  • Commercial Losses

Accreditation

  • Level 1 Adjuster License Saskatchewan
  • Level 1 Adjuster License Manitoba
  • Accreditation Xactimate level 1
  • Saskatchewan and Manitoba Commissioner for Oaths
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