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Team USA Sets Golden Standard For Insuring Your Valuables

Congratulations to Michael Phelps, the “Final Five,” and all of Team USA for participating in the summer Olympics! All of these athletes have surely set the golden standard by their efforts in Rio, while also seeing to it that their medals are insured. Have you followed their winning example? Our blogs have previously discussed the…
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Certificate Of Insurance 101: What Business Owners Need to Know

One of the first priorities for a new business owner is negotiating a lease with the landlord. Regardless of whether a business operates out of an office, store, or showroom, a lease agreement typically obligates a tenant to carry specific limits of insurance. Landlords often request proof before the tenant takes possession of the space.…
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Building Our Communicative & Collaborative Skills At Our Team Building Outing

For 12 years, Petschauer Insurance has committed to annual team building outings so that all employees have a chance to develop professionally. JP, our founder, always invested in being honest and having integrity when he related to his staff and clients. We are honoring and promoting his legacy and brand by honing our collaboration and…
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2016 Happy Father’s Day Message from Our President

  In memory of my dad and our founder, JP, on this Father’s Day, I acknowledge the values that he passed on to me, which I now use as the foundation for the values we uphold in our company. These values are honesty, integrity and trust.  JP always felt these values were critical for building…
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Disability Income Insurance: What Every Professional Needs to Know

Most people know they need to insure their life, their car, and their home or condo.  But they often overlook insuring their most important asset - their ability to earn an income.  Your income is the primary source of funding for a lifetime of things, from basic necessities to the hopes and dreams you have…
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Does My Auto Policy Cover A Rental Vehicle?

Question: Does my personal auto policy cover a rental vehicle? Answer: Maybe.  Don’t you just hate answers like that?  Let us try and simplify this complicated question which our clients ask frequently. First, it depends on what state you live in so always contact your insurance agent for advice before renting a vehicle. If you were our…
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2015 New Year Message From The President

In reflecting on my personal and business experiences in 2014,  I would like to offer my New Year wishes to you, our valued client, friend and follower: In 2015, may you be open to creating opportunities or new beginnings and find the courage and conviction to be true to yourself while never losing your sense of…
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Petschauer Insurance’s Best of 2014

Before we leave 2014 and get ready to embrace the exciting plans for 2015, we can’t help but remember all the great memories. We also want to celebrate all the great content that the Petschauer team published this past year! Here are some of the highest viewed videos, blogs, and articles of 2014. We are very…
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Private Company Directors & Officers Liability Renewal Premiums

In speaking with the underwriting community about private company D&O renewal policies, they are unanimous in their assertion that there has been a significant deterioration in claim experience. Historically, losses were the result of Employment Practices Liability claims, especially following the economic meltdown of 2008. Now that the worst is behind us, private company D&O…
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Thanksgiving Message From The President

I am feeling very blessed and now that  the Thanksgiving Holiday is here, now is a perfect opportunity for me to express my gratitude.  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 insure the property and…
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How To: Lower The Cost of Homeowners Insurance

In the age of super-consumerism, everyone is looking to make the most of their money.  Insurance is no exception, so here are some valuable tips to keep in mind when purchasing or renewing your insurance : Raising Your Deductible - Basically, your deductible is the “skin” you have in the game, or the amount you will…
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What Do You Think A Competitive Automobile Insurance Premium Should Be?

I recently read an article stating that three-quarters of American consumers believe that with no accidents and tickets, their annual auto insurance premiums should be somewhere between $250 to $500. REALLY? Everyone knows that insurance is a business and nobody is in business to lose money! So, I got to thinking and researching some of…
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Insurance Tips For International Traveling

Dear Sherri, I am sending my son on a trip to three different countries in Europe next summer; do you have any insurance tips for me? - Sincerely Worried Traveler Dear Worried Traveler, First, I am a pitiful orphan whom you should adopt and send all over Europe! I love you mommy! Meanwhile, while the…
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The Petschauer Corner – Heliummm

In this episode of The Petschauer Corner we visit Heather Hammond who is the founder of "Heliummm Aerial Dance and Entertainment". Our crew took a look at one of her aeriel dance classes in Downtown Manhattan where she teaches all kinds of flips and tricks. If you like what you see in the video you…
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Is firework damage covered under my Homeowners Insurance?

Dear Sherri, Every year my neighbor puts on a fireworks show for the entire block. If a Bottle Rocket should come flying through my window, do I have coverage? Sincerely, Rocket Frazzled in Ridgewood Dear Rocket Frazzled, First of all, Ask Sherri in no way condones this behavior! I cringe every year while watching those…
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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 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
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.
Excellence in customer service and it’s a one stop shop for all my insurance needs.
Tom Haines
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
Petschauer is great. I never had a problem.  They always call me back. Fabulous employees who are always willing to help.
Marty Bruno
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.