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Shady Side Academy is a nationally respected private school that functions like a small college. Spread across four campuses in greater Pittsburgh, its 1,200 students thrive in world-class facilities: robotics and computer labs, a cutting-edge maker space, performing and visual arts centers, football fields, tennis courts—even a hockey arena.
A decade ago, Shady Side had a crisis on its hands. A major mechanical failure had hit its hockey rink, and the ice was melting fast. To make a bad situation worse, the academy’s former insurance carrier wasn’t much help with its claim. “It turned into months and months of meetings,” says the school’s controller, Amy Szlachetka. “In the end, we didn’t get the help we were expecting.”
That letdown spurred Amy and her team to search out a new insurance broker. This time, they wanted a genuine partner—one who would take the time to understand the academy and take its interests to heart.
They found all that—and more—in Henderson Brothers.