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Our blogs are written to provide key information about our industry and coverages available in a format and style that is easy to read and understand. The goal is to help you make good insurance decisions for yourself, your family and your business.

Your Child’s Financial Future Begins With Juvenile Life Insurance

September is Life insurance Awareness month, as children get back to school many families settle down after busy summer vacations to review their finances. As a parent you may want to take this time to re-evaluate your life insurance policy to ensure you have adequate coverage.  Here’s a policy you may not have considered:  Juvenile…
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Prepare Your Home and Property for Hurricane Season

As Hurricane Florence approaches, we would like to share some helpful information from our partners at PURE.  This information and the additional resources are intended to help you reduce risk to your home and family. Develop a hurricane plan. Your family may not be together when a storm or other disaster strikes. How will you…
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Juvenile Life Insurance: Protecting Your Baby’s Future

For new parents, welcoming a child into the world is a celebration of new life. We do all we can to provide financial protection for our children as long as we can. As parents we opt to purchase life insurance policies on ourselves, so that our children are financially supported in the event we die.…
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A Heartfelt Client Testimonial That Celebrates Legacy of Petschauer Insurance

July 2018 marks Petschauer Insurance’s 60th anniversary! In celebration of this accomplishment, we would like to share a heartfelt message from Linda Schmidt, (one of our longstanding clients) that perfectly highlights our firm’s legacy and continued mission to build & maintain honest and trusting relationships. It all began in Richmond Hill in 1964 when I…
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Special Event Insurance Can Provide Peace Of Mind On A Special Day

The spring and summer months open a window of opportunity for family and friends to come together and create wonderful memories.  While it’s always a luxury to have the sun shining brightly, hosting an event comes with many other factors to consider. What if your venue goes out of business or a key attendee falls…
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Does your vehicle qualify for Classic Car Coverage?

As the weather warms up, there are drivers who eagerly anticipate the opportunity to roll out their favorite vehicle after a cold winter. Along with the spring and summer months comes the chance to take that long drive to the beach, showcase your car at an expo or parade, or catch up with old friends…
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2018 Father’s Day Message from Our President

As with every Father’s Day, I reflect on my relationship with my dad, our founder, who passed 12 years ago.  And, sadly, this year, I also lost my dog, Gracie, on the same day and same time as my dad.  I truly believe that was no coincidence. While I feel this tremendous loss, I reflect…
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Will your boat insurance keep you afloat this summer?

With the warmer temperatures arriving, boating season is officially here! As you prepare your boat and look to embrace the summer season, do you ever wonder if you have adequate coverage or what else determines your insurance rate? Let us share some boating information with you. Your basic boat policy will include Physical Damage, Liability, and…
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2018 Mother’s Day Message from Our President

In honor of Mother’s Day, everyone on our Petschauer Team wants to honor our In-House Mom and Founder, Ingrid Petschauer. Since Ingrid (aka Mrs. P) isn’t fully aware of just how her presence is such a support to all of us, the JPI team would like to take this opportunity to publicly share their experiences…
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How is your car insurance rate determined?

Have you ever wondered what determines the price of your car insurance? How and why do your rates change? Why are you paying more (or less) than you were at this time last year? These are all questions that go through a consumer’s mind when evaluating their respective rates. Allow us to walk you through…
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Safety Practices To Help You Enjoy the Season of Spring

We certainly received plenty of snow this past winter! As we thaw out from the colder temperatures, the months ahead will also provide us with the opportunity to open up the windows and start our annual spring cleaning rituals. The warmer weather is on its way! As you look to enjoy the season, here are…
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Water Is Not Always Your Friend

What’s the difference between a flood and a sewer backup? With the forecast calling for more rain and snow into next week, it’s important to understand the differences between the two so you are protected in the event either one happens to you. A flood involves rising waters, such as those caused by rain, melting…
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Drive Safely: The 3 Second Rule That Could Save Your Life

There are many factors drivers need to be aware of as we look to keep ourselves (and everyone around us) safe on the road. As the video below from Travelers Insurance notes, timing is key to maintaining enough space between you and the driver in front of you. Every extra second makes a difference. Watch…
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What Can You Do To Prevent Tax & Identity Fraud?

When it comes to filing taxes, there are plenty of reasons to file early instead of waiting until the last minute. The two most obvious are to get your refund back sooner and to avoid long lines in the early-April post office rush. One of the most compelling and more surprising reasons to file your…
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Keeping You Safe, Happy and Healthy On St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) is a great day to wear your green and celebrate with family and friends. In addition to enjoying the warm company and all of the festive food and drink options, it’s important to do all you can to keep yourself and those around you as safe as possible!  We are here…
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Quality attentive service is hard to find, but at Petschauer Insurance that’s what you can expect from their always friendly staff . It’s what we’ve experienced for all these many years.
John from Forest Pork Store Inc.
I have had the pleasure of working with various members of the Petschauer Team, both personally and professionally for 20+ years. And I couldn’t have done it without them. They go above and beyond. Heidi, Narima, Sherri and LuAnn don’t just bring to us the products they offer, they help me to understand the specifics and evaluate what makes the most sense for me, my family and my employees. I always feel I have a better understanding of an industry I have no understanding of so that I can evaluate the offerings in a smart way, cost effective way. They are proactive with renewals, allowing us the time to do our due diligence, evaluate our plans to be sure we’re properly covered and are always there to listen and help with special circumstances. Their kindness, caring and willingness to lend an ear when needed, really makes them stand apart from the rest. Heidi and her family have built a beautiful culture at Petschauer and I highly recommend them to anyone I meet.
Jamie Stedman-Novo
My company has called on Petschauer Insurance for many years for its insurance needs: liability, liquor, auto, etc. Working with Erwin and his team has been a pleasure from beginning to present. They are quick to answer any question and provide sound advice. I have always felt that my and our needs are important to them, in theory and practice. They go the extra mile, and we continue to be well served.
Stephen Kennard from Canard Inc.
Petschauer is great. I never had a problem.  They always call me back. Fabulous employees who are always willing to help.
Marty Bruno
I have been with Petschauer Insurance for over twenty five years. The staff is knowledgeable and professional. Petschauer writes both my personal and commercial insurance and they provide excellent counseling. I truly trust the firm and their staff. Thank you.
Mike Matonti
Spence-Chapin has had the pleasure of working with the wonderful John Petschauer, Inc. for 15+ years. They have always provided excellent service to us–with great knowledge, expertise, and patience — even in the most challenging situations. There has not been one time when they have not been immediately accessible to us, even at a moment’s notice. We thank them for their work and celebrate their 60th anniversary, while looking forward to working with them for another 60 years and beyond!
Spence-Chapin
I have worked with various individuals at Petschauer and have found each to be responsive, courteous, and thoughtful. Each year, the contact for my auto policy proactively seeks new bids and has consistently saved me money on my policy.
Ryan Huber
I have been with Petschauer Insurance for a long time. My account executive Lori Halloran is like family to me: she is always there when I need her and is very knowledgeable and understanding. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my insurance needs.
Vincent Falcone
My family and I are long time personal and business clients of Petschauer Insurance. We sincerely appreciate your responsiveness and the quality of service that Petschauer provides. We have recommended your company to others because of our satisfaction with your service. We look forward to doing business with you for years to come.
Greg Weiss
Excellence in customer service and it’s a one stop shop for all my insurance needs.
Tom Haines