Category Archives: Ask Sherri

Ask Sherri: Renters Insurance and Liability

Moving into an apartment is a big first step for many of today's young working class and students, and is an unfamiliar experience for anyone who has never lived on their own. It will bring on new responsibilities which can be overwhelming for some, and may lead them to forget about resources that are available to protect renters.   In this episode of Ask…
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Ask Sherri – Moving To Garden City

In this episode of Ask Sherri, she answers everyone's question: "Why is Petschauer Insurance moving?". Credits: Starring: Sherri Consentino & Lori Halloran Filmed and edited: Daniel Bonilla
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Ask Sherri: Insuring Your Valentine’s Day Gifts

With the spirit of love in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches, it is only appropriate for us to bring back our classic Valentines’ Day episode of Ask Sherri. If you plan on proposing this Valentine’s Day or just getting your loved one an expensive gift, we highly recommend that you check out this episode.…
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Keep Premiums Low When Adding Newly Licensed Driver to Auto Policy

Dear Sherri, I’m adding my newly licensed son as a driver to my auto policy; I know this change is going to be expensive.  What can I do to offset the increased premium?            Mom in Panic Dear Mom in Panic, First, take some deep breaths, meditate, and if that doesn't work out, hit the liquor…
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Protect Your Holiday Gifts With Off Premises Theft Coverage

Dear Sherri, I’m planning on doing all my holiday shopping the day after Thanksgiving, which is commonly known as “Black Friday.”  I will be leaving many gifts in my car while I shop the entire day.  If someone breaks into my vehicle or worse, steals the vehicle with all the gifts in it, will I…
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Should I Report A Claim Or Pay Out Of Pocket?

Dear Sherri, A tree on my property fell and damaged my roof. The estimate to repair the roof is approximately $2,900. Since I have a $2,500 deductible, should I report this claim to the company? - Timberrrr in Park Slope Dear Timberrrr, Well, now we have confirmation that “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”. Or at…
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Ask Sherri Forrest Gump Special

With the 25th Anniversary of Forrest Gump happening this week, Petschauer Insurance decided to pay homage to this classic film in it's Ask Sherri series. Enjoy!
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Ask Sherri – Happy Holidays 2013

Petschauer Insurance is happy to release its Holiday Ask Sherri Video. While it may be brief, it contains an important reminder for all of us during this Holiday Season. Happy Holidays from all of us to you!
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Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

Dear Sherri: I sit on the Board of a large non-profit organization that already has Directors and Officers Liability. As a result of my work on this Board, I was recently asked to join another Board of Directors also of a non-profit organization. Will the policy I am currently insured under provide coverage for me…
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Is My RV/Camper Covered While Being Towed By Vehicle?

Dear Sherri,Is my Camper covered while being towed by my vehicle to our vacation destination? - Having fun in the sun Dear Having Fun, Ahhh camping; driving on the open road, having the whole family together, cooking, cleaning up… Good God why would you do this? Anyway, in response to your question, while being towed,…
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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
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
Excellence in customer service and it’s a one stop shop for all my insurance needs.
Tom Haines
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
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 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
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.
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
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