Markel Business (Specialty) Insurance is a subdivision of Markel Coropration. The company offers property/casualty insurance products and services to commercial and individual customers. Markel was founded in 1930 and is based out of Richmond, Virginia. It specializes in providing underwriting solutions to hard-to-place customers. Examples include plans tailored to livestock management, human services, health clubs, medical transportation, special events, museums, pest control, schools, and more.