Category Archives: Mother’s Day

2016 Happy Father’s Day Message from Our President



In memory of my dad and our founder, JP, on this Father’s Day, I acknowledge the values that he passed on to me, which I now use as the foundation for the values we uphold in our company. These values are honesty, integrity and trust.  JP always felt these values were critical for building trusting relationships with our clients as well as our colleagues.  These core values have helped our company provide a level of excellence when servicing our clients.  My dad’s values were the foundation of our relationship and because of his influence and support they resonate throughout my personal life as well.

Today, I wish all the men who are fathers or mentors a very happy day of celebrating your values with those you love and have guided through their life’s journey. Please enjoy your special day and embrace that you do make a difference!

And today, for myself, I embrace the memories and values my dad instilled in me.   I am feeling blessed and grateful for the love and songs in my heart.  Your legacy continues dad and you still make a tremendous difference. Thank you Dad. 


2016 Mother’s Day Message from Our President

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If I had to use one word to describe how I’m feeling on this Mother’s Day, it would have to be “Blessed”.   I am so blessed to have the love and support of my mom, Ingrid Petschauer.  It is her encouragement, smiles and gentle voice that keeps me energized and positive during my busy work days and her check-in calls or our fun shopping dates that help me refuel and laugh on the weekends.

On this Mother’s Day, I find myself reflecting as we recently celebrated our first anniversary in our new home in Garden City.  Where does my strength, positive attitude, perseverance and resiliency come from that has allowed me to take the opportunity to move our home and build a professional  team of insurance consultants to continue to promote our Petschauer brand of honesty, integrity and trust?  There is no doubt in my mind that it is the wisdom and strength of my mom that is the powerful “force” behind the success of Petschauer Insurance !

This blog is dedicated to my mom as I wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day.  It is my wish for you that you are recognized and celebrated in a fun and loving way so that you feel as extraordinary as you are.

And I offer a spiritual Mother’s Day wish for those whose special woman is no longer present.  May the memories of her life and love fill your day and your heart with smiles and joy as she is with you forever.

Wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day !

On Mother’s Day – A Time for Personal Reflection

Another Mother’s Day is here and I find myself once again reflecting and feeling very lucky.
mom and me school signFirst, I like to wish all moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. Secondly, I’d like to acknowledge that I have an amazing mom, Ingrid Petschauer. She has this incredible gift to make you feel so loved and cherished while saying very few words and not needing or wanting to be noticed. In fact, it is her silent presence that gives me the strength from within to just go be the best person I can be! Every time I think of my mom, I remember a famous saying that was so popular when I was growing up: “Behind Every Successful Man is a Great Woman”. The reason our founder and my dad was able to succeed and grow Petschauer Insurance is because he had a wife and partner, Ingrid, who supported his efforts and let him go be the best insurance person he could be. All she wants is for those that she loves to be happy and healthy, inside and out. The reason we have a strong sense of love, family and respect is because my mom is behind the scenes sharing her love, strength and knowledge with us every day. And for that I’m truly grateful and wish her a wonderful Mother’s Day.

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For myself, I chose not to have my own children; however, when I married 10 years ago, I had no idea that I would be blessed with such a special step-son, Chris. He has shown me so much about the meaning of life, love, happiness and courage. Every year he wishes me “Happy Mother’s Day” and that is very special to me.

For those of you with mother’s that are “angels in heaven”, I hope those thoughts of your mom will bring you happy memories and joy on this special day !

Heidi Fox, CIC
President, Petschauer Insurance