As I reflect on my dad’s (our founder) life and legacy on this Father’s Day, there is a common theme that resonates how he lived his life at work and with family and friends. He valued working together as a team or family to achieve a common goal. I so value this as well. My dad instilled this in me and I continue to carry this theme throughout my own personal life and here at Petschauer Insurance. In our professional office environment, we now call this theme “JPI Team Collaboration.” I truly believe this theme encourages and allows every team member to feel that their contributions at JPI have value. My deep belief is that if everyone feels this sense of having value, we can increase our level of competency and confidence to be the best insurance consultants we can be – even in the presence of our challenges or obstacles.
Team collaboration also holds true when working together at home with your family and friends. This value will allow you to be more open to sharing and communicating with those you love and hold dear. My dad was on to something here! The more successes you experience and the more value you feel, the more you will grow as a company and as a family. To me, that is what life and living is all about!
As you are being honored and celebrated by those that love and respect you this Father’s Day, my message is simple: whether you are a dad, mentor, coach, teacher or in any other position of influence, may you always maintain the value of team collaboration!
Today in particular, as I honor the memory and legacy of my dad, this value always lives in me.
Happy Father’s Day!
Mother’s Day is a day to reflect on the lives of the special women who have impacted your world like no one else. They may be your mom, a relative, a friend, a neighbor, a doctor, a teacher. She is any woman that has the gift to help you realize your potential and worth, help you through the tough days, share your joys on the awesome days, and simply help you love and be yourself.
On this Mother’s Day, I celebrate and honor the amazing woman in my life, my Mom. Her soft voice and encouraging words help to always keep me grounded and focused during my busy days leading our Petschauer team. She truly is like a mother to each of our team members in the office. During those care free days we spend together, she makes me laugh and helps me feel so loved and relaxed. There are no words to express how grateful I feel for her constant love and support throughout my life.
I wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day filled with love and laughter, as you are being celebrated and honored for all you do.
For those of you whose special women are no longer present, may the memories of their lives and love fill your hearts and your Mother’s Day with smiles and joy, as they are with you in spirit.
Happy Mother’s Day!
As we celebrate “Love Your Pet Day” on February 20th, it only seems appropriate that we recognize our President Heidi Petschauer’s love for her dogs. For years, she has demonstrated a selfless passion, donating her own time and money to the care of animals in need. Heidi has volunteered at Pets-Alive animal shelter and works closely with the Tri-State Collie Rescue to ensure a higher level of care and better overall life for dogs.
Heidi has a special place in her heart for senior Collies. Over the last twelve years, Heidi has adopted five different senior Collie rescue dogs. This stems from her belief that such animals are not only deserving, but appreciative of and receptive to the love someone like Heidi provides.
In a true act of dedication, Heidi impressively taught Vanna, a deaf dog and one of her earlier rescues, the art of sign language. She came to understand that the dog was able to communicate through sign and added vibrations as well. She was nine years old.
Heidi currently lives with and cares for two nine year old Collies that she rescued three years ago. Dobie, a gorgeous Rough Collie, is 80% blind. Gracie is a mixed Smooth Collie who maneuvers on three legs after recently going through an amputation of her front left leg. Heidi says that Gracie’s passion to live, much like her own to love and embrace her pets with open arms, has never wavered. Even prior to adopting Gracie, Heidi paid for her care and treatment while waiting for a forever home. She later drove from New York to Cleveland, Ohio to adopt Gracie herself. Heidi took a road trip to Detroit, Michigan to rescue Dobie.
We are fortunate and grateful for the special display of integrity Heidi continues to show through her passion.
In 2016, we at Petschauer Insurance, focused on putting down our roots in our new home here in Garden City. Our goal was to enhance our client experience by promoting our brand of honesty and integrity so that we could continue building strong and trusting relationships. It was also equally important for us to promote our brand within the Petschauer Team. We believe that being honest, relating with integrity and building trust by using our collaboration skills, enables us to work together as a team so that we can share our knowledge with you. Together, we can build the best insurance protection plan so that all your needs are covered.
I wholeheartedly thank my entire awesome Petschauer Team for their continued dedication and commitment to enhancing their insurance knowledge and for embracing our professional development and values. Their amazing perseverance, independence and team spirit is what fuels our success.
I also thank you, our clients, for giving us the opportunity to help protect you and provide you with the most current information to help you make good insurance choices for you and your family.
As this New Year begins, I wish everyone health, love, happiness and success throughout 2017.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
This is the time of year when we all stop to give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. I would like to share my appreciations:
To our loyal clients: Thank you for all the trust that you have in our agency and staff. You are all very open to our knowledge and expertise as we protect you, your family and your business. Every year we focus on ways to enhance your experiences so that you always feel safe.
To my amazing and knowledgeable staff: I am so blessed to have your commitment and dedication to our firm and our clients. Each one of you truly embraces our Petschauer Brand of honesty, integrity and trust. You also bring your team spirit and collaboration in your work with our clients, our projects and our Petschauer team.
To my family and friends (and my dogs Dobie & Gracie): Thank you for all your love and support. I truly feel so blessed to have you all in my life.
To my dad and our founder: Thank you for creating a Petschauer Insurance philosophy that has now become your legacy. Your wisdom continues to guide us every day.
May everyone have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.