OneGroup & Syracuse Builders Exchange Growing Titanium Toolbox Program

Brett Findlay, Vice President, Business and Construction Risk, Onegroup

Recently, Syracuse Builders Exchange Executive Director Earl Hall announced that OneGroup and the Syracuse Builders Exchange were further developing their risk management program, the Titanium Toolbox. The Exchange Agency, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Syracuse Builders Exchange, transferred their health, dental, disability and life insurance benefits for clients to Syracuse-based OneGroup Risk Management and Insurance.

For over 40 years, the Syracuse Builders Exchange provided benefits insurance to its members through The Exchange Agency. The Exchange Agency ceased operation in January and all policies and services were transferred to OneGroup, a leading benefits, HR, insurance, and risk management firm.

The relationship between the Syracuse Builders Exchange and OneGroup has been developing since 2017 and was formalized in 2018. During that timeframe, through a number of employees’ dedicated efforts, OneGroup was invited to provide Syracuse Builders Exchange members with property, casualty, and other risk management insurance services.

At the time of Hall’s 2022 announcement, the relationship has only grown further. The program now offers those same business insurance services alongside a host of others, including but not limited to:

  • Property / Casualty (Business Insurance)
  • Human Resources Consulting & Support
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Contractual Risk Transfer guidance
  • Employee Health, Dental & Life Insurance
  • Risk Management
  • Disability Insurance
  • Wealth Management / Retirement
  • Benefits Consulting
  • Plus, a significant number of additional resources

This developing partnership was founded upon a mutual respect and understanding for client and member service and appreciation. “The Association is always seeking to provide the best possible services and value to our member employers,” said Hall. “I and the board felt that the time was right to partner with a company that could offer broader and more in-depth risk management related services to meet our members’ ever more complex needs.”

“We are pleased to have chosen a local company with significant resources to serve the needs of our 940 member employers,” continued Hall.

“OneGroup had proven themselves to be a valued partner with the bench strength and expertise our members require.”

This new partnership will enhance Syracuse Builders Exchange’s value to its members and will allow members additional access to far more valuable services. This also provides a tremendous opportunity for OneGroup to help many more companies in the construction industry, an area of specialty for our agency. OneGroup is thrilled that the Syracuse Builders Exchange placed their trust in us to provide the highest level of attention, service and value to its members.

For more information on the Titanium Toolbox Program, you may contact Brett Findlay at 315-280-6376 or