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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.

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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Tips For A Successful Home Renovation (Part II)

As you continue on with your home renovation project, there will be more items to consider as the job gets underway. We are here to help and are excited to share PART TWO of our home renovation series with you. Following up on part one, these next five tips will help you and your contractor…
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Tips For A Successful Home Renovation (Part I)

When planning a home renovation project, choosing the right contractor for the job is a critical first step in your process.  As you look to evaluate, we are here to assist your decision-making process by unveiling PART I of a two-part-blog series with five steps to launch your home renovation project! 1. Get Multiple Estimates…
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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
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
From the first time I spoke with Lori Halloran at Petschauer Insurance, I knew she was a special person. She is a woman that conducts herself professionally, with compassion and full knowledge of all types of insurance Petschauer has to offer. While speaking with her, as she explained and answered all of my questions, I felt like I was speaking with family…which is another way to describe this company. She has a way of making very confusing decisions so simple and easy to understand. I even added another insurance policy to my two renewal policies because of her. My last renewals could have been processed via mail but I really wanted to take the time to drive and meet this wonderful woman face to face. She greeted me with this huge beautiful smile, which matched her personality perfectly. So, I just had to go back another time just to say “Hi” and bring her flowers in appreciation for all her help and also celebrate a new friendship. The Petschauer “Family” has been there for me since my first policy when I was 19 years old, and now I’m a “senior”. I’ve been with them forever and don’t plan on going anywhere else. Thank you Lori for your dedication and to the rest of the Petschauer staff.
Jane Deitlein
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
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
Excellence in customer service and it’s a one stop shop for all my insurance needs.
Tom Haines
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