Category Archives: Petschauer Insurance

2016 New Year Message from The President

As I reflect on the past year, I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge my team, whom I proudly call “the Amazing Team Petschauer”.  I continue to be so impressed by their commitment, perseverance and resiliency, especially during our very challenging year of transition as we moved from our original home in Ridgewood, New…
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What We Learned At Our Team Building Outing

For the past decade here at Petschauer Insurance, we have used our annual outings for team building and professional development.  We always strive to stay current with how to best meet the needs of our clients and communicate in the most professional way.  This year for staff building we focused on collaboration and clear communication…
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Petschauer’s Guide to Camping 101: Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks Last week we gave you some tips on how to insure your RV or camper for your next camping trip. This week we wanted to share some awesome safety and space saving tips to make your time out in the wild as amazing as possible. And here is an article with some…
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Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Future of Petschauer Insurance

The Future of Petschauer Insurance We have grown from a staff of 3 to 14 insurance professionals since first opening our business and now we have outgrown our space here in Ridgewood. With the goal of the Petschauer Legacy continuing, we needed to find a new home with more space.  Hence the move so we…
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Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Legacy Continues

THE PETSCHAUER LEGACY CONTINUES The value of family and community was so integral to my dad, John Petschauer – or JP as we lovingly called him - as a person and as a professional.  He looked to his family to continue to develop and perpetuate his business.  JP always embraced the concept of moving forward. …
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Thank You Ridgewood

As we begin to say farewell to Ridgewood and our neighbors, we want to extend a warm thank you to all of the community for their loyalty and for being like family to us for 58 years. We are ready to take our next big step forward and will always cherish our ties to our…
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Planning For Hurricane Season

Typically, hurricane season runs from May 15th to November 15th of any given year. Some of the lessons of SuperStorm Sandy are that you don’t have to be on the coast to suffer extensive damage to homes, commercial property and the loss of income associated with business closures and the resulting loss of earnings. Many…
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How Much Insurance Do I Need?

An interesting question and perhaps the most frequently asked when trying to determine the limit of insurance necessary to protect your property in case of loss. In insurance lingo, this concept is known as “insuring to value.” When trying to determine what this limit should be, most people immediately think of the market value of…
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Ask Sherri – Professional Liability Insurance Policy

Our agent Sherri Cosentino shows you the risks of not having a Professional Liability Insurance Policy. Own a business in Queens, NY? Than you might want to take this insurance into consideration because a General Liability Policy might not be enough for you.
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The Importance of an Independent Insurance Agent

For the last two weeks we have been discussing different elements of a policy that affects a premium. We stressed that not all policies are written the same way even if the Dollar amount of coverage is the same and this, of course, will affect the premium. Therefore, we determined that it was extremely important…
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Donate To Toys For Tots Today!

From now until December 17th, Petschauer Insurance is proud to be a drop off center for the Toys For Tots Foundation. You can help by donating a new, unwrapped toy and help make one child's Christmas in our community a happy one. So come on down to our office! We are located at 66-10 Forest…
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What To Consider When Choosing A Contractor

Recently the Independent Insurance Agents Association of NY came out with a series of interesting tips regarding the choice of a contractor. This was in response to the destruction resulting from Hurricane Sandy and the snowstorm that followed the week after. The article was helpful and informative, however, in reviewing their suggestions, it struck me…
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Have You Updated Your Homeowners Insurance Policy Lately?

When was the last time you updated your Homeowners Insurance? Have you ever updated your coverage? These are important questions to ask yourself. If you have not reviewed and updated your insurance lately, there may be several reasons why you may now be underinsured. 1. Recently Remodeled Your Home 2. Made a Big Purchase 3.…
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Square, one of the latest sensations in the business world

Square, the mobile credit card transaction processor, has been a new sensation in the business world. CEO of Square and co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, created a mobile technology that is very practical, functional, and user friendly — so easy that it only takes about 15 minutes to create and be able to use your…
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Company Saves Money and Invests in Employees

Safety was a major reason for the development of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) at Chamberlain, a paving contractor in Laurel, MD that specializes in parking lot maintenance. During a three-year period, the company’s increases in Workers Compensation and Commercial General Liability exceeded 100%. By implementing a Safety Awareness Program, the company saw an immediate…
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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
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.
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
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 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
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
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.
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