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Contractors Prevailing Wage Insurance Services

 Since 2003, CPWIS has offered a range of value-added products and services for prevailing wage contractors. Our services include:

• Implementing cost-saving employee-benefits strategies

• Offering education about Davis-Bacon (and Little Davis-Bacon) rules and regulations

• Empowering clients with valuable guidance about wage decision interpretation

• Providing payroll and accounting integration guidance

• Installing recording procedures which reduce administrative burdens 

• Developing tailored forms and templates that streamline document filing

By reducing job-costs and streamlining your business, CPWIS' benefits strategies enable your bids to be more competitive... so that you can make more money!

John W. Sedberry, CEO

John has been an innovative leader in the insurance industry since the 1970’s.  As a partner in Tromp & McKinley, a mid-sized insurance brokerage in Eugene, Oregon, John’s management led to significant growth and increases in revenues. Through his systematic approach to product marketing and program development, as well as a strategy designed to speed growth and diversification, John’s leadership led to a more than ten-fold increase in the agency’s employee benefit revenues. The firm’s success led to Tromp & McKinley becoming an acquisition target, with the partners selling their agency to the national insurance brokerage Coroon & Black (which later became Willis).

Following his success with Tromp & McKinley, John started The Sedberry Company, a boutique insurance brokerage in the early 1990’s. With the addition of Kimberley Tobin, the Sedberry Company became CPWIS - a nationally recognized leader in prevailing wage benefits products. CPWIS currently provides benefits services to more than 200 companies nationwide, from 5 employees to 1500.

John has served as President of the Health & Life Underwriters Association of Eugene, Oregon and continues to serve in the San Diego chapter. 

Kimberley Tobin, COO

As the leader of Contractors Prevailing Wage Insurance Services’ (CPWIS) prevailing wage line of business, Kimberley Tobin brings more than 2 decades of specialized experience to the employee benefits market. 

Kimberley got her start in accounting and software as an assistant project manager for an accounting software provider, developing employer-specific procedures and workflows to transition client companies to new accounting systems.  Moving from software to construction, Kimberley served as an AR manager for a large construction company, overseeing collections in excess of $1 million dollars per week. From there, Kimberley provided full-service accounting for a prevailing wage contractor. 

Since becoming a co-owner, Kimberley has been instrumental in developing and implementing CPWIS’ specialized prevailing wage benefits programs, including CPWIS’ industry-leading Supplemental Unemployment Benefits (SUB) plan.

Kimberley has been a featured speaker on both federal Davis-Bacon and California state prevailing wage regulatory and compliance matters for numerous industry trade organizations, including the Associated Building Contractors, National Association of Women in Contracting and the American Subcontractors Association, among others.

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