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Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  Which means LOTS of expensive gifts will be exchanged.  Well, let's face it guys-you'll be doing the majority of the giving.  Valentine's Day gift buying will tally approximately $17 billion in retail sales.  That's a lot of jewelry and chocolate! READ MORE >>

We've been on a weather roller coaster these last few weeks-and there's more ups and downs in the forecast.  As snow comes and goes, many homeowners experience ice dams building up in our gutters or on low-sloping roof areas.  Unfortunately, this means that a blockage has been created and the water from melting snow on your roof has no place to go. READ MORE >>

It's that time of year again.  Everyone is thinking about what their New Year's Resolutions are going to be-hitting the gym, dieting, spend more time with family, stop smoking, save money.  The list can go on and on.   What about insurance resolutions? READ MORE >>

Winter is upon us.  And with that comes slippery roads and blowing snow.  The following tips can help you and your family stay safe when traveling this holiday season. 1.  Keep at least a 1/2 tank of gas in your vehicle at all times. 2.  Pack an emergency bag to keep in your car. READ MORE >>

Thanksgiving is behind us and 'tis the season for Christmas cheer!  Most of us look forward to decorating the house and sitting by the fire sipping a steaming hot chocolate with the snow falling outside.  Below are some tips for keeping your family and home safe this holiday season. 1. READ MORE >>

And just like that October is in the books and November is upon us!  We enter the month with our final days of beautiful fall color and end it with the possibility of snow covered trees.  November is the month in which we are all reminded of the things we should be thankful for. READ MORE >>

It's almost time for the little ghosts and goblins to come knocking for Halloween treats!  Below are a few tips on keeping the kids, yourself, and your property, safe this Halloween season. 1.  Before dark, take a walk around your property and look for any tripping hazards. READ MORE >>

Your home is probably your largest and most important asset.  It keeps you warm in the winter months of frigid temps and blowing snow and cool in the sizzling summer heat.  Therefore, in the case of a total loss of your home, you want to make sure the insurance value is correct to rebuild your home. READ MORE >>

Did you know that roughly 50% of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11pm and 7am?  Below are some tips on staying safe and preventing damage to your home. 1. Smoke alarms save lives.  Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each bedroom and on every level of your home. READ MORE >>

Football season is in full swing!  Whether you spend the season in front of the TV or at a stadium, it's time for team spirit and tailgating.  Here are a few safety tips on having a safe and fun experience with your fellow fans: 1. Dress for the weather, not the TV cameras. READ MORE >>

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