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Quick Tips for Winterizing Your Home

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As the bitter cold New England winter approaches, these 5 quick tips for winterizing your home will help you stay safe, stay warm, and save some money on utility bills that always seem to spike this time of year.

1) Let’s start with the basics: smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Many experts recommend changing the batteries in these devices at least once a year. This… Read More »


Help us collect food to stock the Avon Food Pantry!

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 Food Drive Alert!! 

Help us collect food to stock the Avon Food Pantry! During the Summer months, food pantries can experience shortages because most donors tend to make their contributions during the holiday season. Two of our agents Duncan Olaechea & Jeff Borges have set up a donation box… Read More »


Essential Grilling Safety Tips

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Follow these essential grilling safety tips to guarantee great food and a great time!

Memorial Day weekend has arrived, and millions of Americans will be grilling up their favorite meats & veggies and spending time outdoors with family and friends. As your insurance agent and trusted risk adviser, we feel it’s our duty to remind you of the dangers your grill can pose and help… Read More »


5 Essential Spring Home Maintenance Tips

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These 5 essential spring home maintenance tips should keep you nice and busy as we patiently endure chilly April showers for the promise of May flowers . Once the warm weather rolls around you’ll be glad you already checked these off your list. 1) Check/change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

Truth is….you should do this monthly, but most people don’t.… Read More »


It’s Almost Boating Season; Do You Have the Right Insurance Coverage?

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Is there anything better than spending time out on the water here in beautiful Connecticut? With warm weather right around the corner, it’s time to make sure your boat is fully covered with the right Connecticut Boat Insurance package. Boat Insurance is not required by law in Connecticut, but we highly recommend it. You should always protect yourself and your valuable assets, and your… Read More »


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