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As participants in this meeting, we need to be mindful of the constraints of antitrust laws. There shall be no discussions of agreements or concerted actions that may restrain competition. This prohibition includes the exchange of information concerning individual prices, rates, coverages, market practices, claims settlement practices, or any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Each participant is obligated to speak up immediately for the purpose of preventing any discussion falling outside these bounds.

🛠 Operating Guidelines

  • To incorporate all potential business entities in the business processes that relates to the Estimate Services.

  • To work with the Estimate Committee to respond to group goals and timelines.

  • To provide an open working relationship with the Estimate Committee within the antitrust guidelines.

  • To recognize existing standards and use those base standards to build new standards and extend existing ones.

CIECA Message(s):

Estimate Services details of needed repair or damage estimate, including parts and dollars. (Vehicle Damage Estimate, Vehicle Damage Photo Estimate, Vehicle Damage Changing Part Type and Assembly, Property Damage Estimate (Glass), Phot estimate (vehicle Damage Photo estimate add, scheduling and next steps)

*Trucks, Farm Equipment, Boats, Specialty Vehicles; all have Vehicle Info / Vehicle Description aggregates and elements to define them clearly
*Motorcycle estimates differ from vehicle damage estimates primarily by the Line Item Category as motorcycles have their own Line Item Motorcycle Category code list


The Estimate Committee’s objective is electronically exchange messages relating to a vehicle rental assignment focus, with other parties to create efficiencies in the process. 

The emphasis is on improving customer service in the inspection and repair process being stressed by all segments of the industry. 

The Estimate Committee consist of several CIECA Standards Committees that contributed to the Estimate Service being merged.

The Estimate services standards and documentation from VDI, Calibration, CER, Glass, and SCAN committees were merged to create the Estimate Product.


CIECA’s Estimate Committee’s goal is to develop and maintain messaging standards aimed at the appraisal and/or restoration of a vehicle that has incurred a loss.  This includes but is not limited to work requests, appraisals, images, and repair invoices.  

All business needs will be identified to enable the vehicle damage assignment and estimate process to move electronically between parties.  Having standards allows the resolution of issues during the vehicle repair process, allows for accurate and timely transfer of funds, and reduces the need for multiple personal contacts.  

👥 Industry Segments

Damage Appraisers

Data Recipients

Glass Installers

Glass Suppliers

Information Technology Providers

Insurance Company

Paint Vendors

Repair Facility

Sublet Repair Vendors

VDI Provider

Meet the team

If you have questions on the committee’s activities, please contact a recent attendee.  If there is no date in column 1, they have not participated.

Chair(s): Phil Martinez and Greg Best



Industry Segment

Last Attended

Dan Webster


9/2020 (via email)

Don Porter

United Recyclers Group


Ed Mondragon

State Farm Insurance

New Member

Eric Brittain

Ginny Whelan

Automotive Recyclers Association


Greg Best

Greg Johnson

State Farm Insurance

Jeff Mueller

Jeff Schroder

Jim Townsend

Dent Wizard International

John H. Larson

Allstate Insurance

Joseph Hearn

Advanced Remarketing Services


Ken Seske

Marc Pobaschnig

Sublet Estimates LLC

New 1/2023

Mike Hastings


Paul Barry


Data Standards


Paulette Reed


Data Standards


Phil Martinez



Raj Pofale

Claim Genius

Richard Trevino

Verisk Insurance Solutions

Sandy Blalock

Automotive Recyclers Association


Scott Speckman


Stacey Phillips


Data Standards


Susan Holman

Allstate Insurance