Insurance coverage and risk management solutions for companies in various industries.
Specialized business insurance throughout Central New York.
Different businesses have different insurance needs. We’ll thoroughly assess your business and situation to develop creative, comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that fit your needs.
Each industry has its own set of unique risks and requires specialized insurance to protect what matters most. Our insurance advisors have in-depth knowledge and experience with a variety of industries, including those featured below.
Which business insurance is right for your company?
Explore how having the right business insurance can protect your company from the unexpected.
Utility vehicles or ATVs designed for use on farms can increase liability. This is mainly because these vehicles are known to be associated with high-risk behaviors, such as operating the vehicle without the use of protective equipment.
If you routinely ride your ATV or utility vehicle, be sure to always use good judgment and wear proper protective equipment, such as a helmet. Additionally, avoid behaviors that are known to increase risk of injury, such as riding on roads that are intended for automobiles.
Say, for example, that the beef produced from the cows raised or kept on a farm causes illness in a consumer when it’s eaten.
To combat this risk, add an endorsement that modifies your insurance policy to protect you from these potential mistakes.
Equipment used on a farm has a high risk of mechanical breakdown. For example, a farmer's combine or chopper could ingest a rock causing equipment failure.
Add Foreign Object Ingestion coverage so the repairs on your combine or chopper will be covered on your policy. Ask your agent if your policy has this coverage since it is not "automatic" on most farm policies.
During harvest, a farmer often stores grain in grain bins, and this grain usually sells within a few months. Coverage is needed while the grain is on-site, but it could get expensive to fully maintain this coverage during the rest of the year when no grain is present on the farm.
Cover the grain under peak season. This option tailors your coverage to provide increased amounts of insurance during the months in which you have grain on your farm. This type of coverage can be applied to any harvested crop, not just grains.
Pollution is an increasing risk that can occur due to the improper storage or application of pesticides and fertilizers, runoff, and above ground or underground storage tanks.
It is difficult to control pollution risks on your farm, but it is not impossible. You can protect yourself against this type of risk by obtaining environmental insurance that provides protection for both bodily injury and property damage caused by a farm pollution incident.
What happens when your farm faces a large liability loss that exceeds the basic limit of your standard policy?
A commercial umbrella insurance policy increases your liability limits by adding protection over and above your current farm policies - providing real financial value, as well as priceless peace of mind. Commercial umbrella insurance is available either by an endorsement to your farm policy or as separate coverage.
If you're caring for livestock owned by others on your farm and an unfortunate event occurs causing the death of some or all of this livestock, you may be held responsible.
To protect yourself and your farm from this type of risk, add care, custody, and control to your insurance policy as an endorsement.
Does your farm provide services for others? If so, you may be held responsible for the business activities related to these services.
To protect yourself from any type of incident relating to these business activities, add an endorsement for custom farming to your insurance policy.
There are many uncontrollable factors that affect the growth of field crops, such as weather. Are you prepared for what might happen if your crops are devastated by an uncontrollable incident?
You can protect your livelihood and investment from this type of unavoidable risk with the addition of multi-peril crop insurance.
If you have a barn or farm structure, a loss to these structures can be catastrophic, potentially putting the farm out of business.
Be sure you have adequate property coverage to protect your farm from potential catastrophic loss.
If your tractor, combine, harvester, or other farming equipment has cab glass, that glass could break. It can be an expensive repair and cause your equipment to be unavailable for an extended amount of time.
Be sure you have coverage to help pay for repairs or other service work for broken glass.
Owning a brewery can present unique risks. Specialty brewery insurance combines elements of liquor liability insurance, property insurance and general business insurance to develop one, simpler policy.
Child Care Center Insurance
Parents trust child care centers with their children from the earliest days. As with any facility that caters to the care of young ones, there are special risks in addition to the ordinary risks of running a business. Our specialized insurance policies will keep you covered.
Contractor insurance isn't one-size-fits-all. A specialized policy allows you to easily customize and simplify your insurance coverage to ensure that your business' unique needs are protected.
Condo Building Insurance
Condo building insurance can be complicated. Specialty condo insurance recognizes the many different risk types and provides clarity regarding which parties are responsible for covering which risks.
The risks associated with owning a dealership are diverse, no matter what you sell. From workers' comp to coverage for customers' vehicles, we'll help you navigate the complexities and design a policy that keeps your business running smoothly.
It can be overwhelming to think about insuring your farm if it's both your home and your business. Farm insurance eliminates the confusion and allows you to simplify your insurance into a single policy.
Fitness Center Insurance
As a gym or fitness center owner, customer waivers are usually not enough to protect you from potentially damaging financial risks. A specialty fitness center insurance policy can fill the gaps.
Fleet insurance is the simplest way to cover all of the cars and trucks owned by your company with a single policy.
Garage Repair Shop Insurance
Garage repair shops face high financial risks simply because of the nature of the business. A specialty insurance policy can protect your garage repair shop from potentially devastating financial losses.
Golf Course Insurance
Golf is a relaxing pastime that many people enjoy, but operating a golf course isn't such a walk in the park! Specialty golf course insurance can protect your business from financial risks associated with property damage, extreme weather, liquor liability and much more.
Manufacturers come in all shapes, sizes and product lines. But no matter what type of manufacturing business you're in, there's one thing in common: the need to protect your business. We can help you design the right manufacturer's insurance policy.
Medical Office Insurance
Just as your patients need to maintain insurance coverage, so should you. Your medical office comes with a unique set of risks and a specialty medical office insurance policy can keep you protected against a loss.
Even though your organization's goal is to help people, you are still running a business. That means your non-profit needs to protect itself against the risks that small business owners face. We'll help you design a non-profit insurance policy that covers your organization's unique needs.
Professional Services Insurance
When your business handles services that are very personal, it's important to have the right insurance in place to protect your clients and your business. Professional services insurance is a great way to manage this.
Property Manager Insurance
If you manage residential or commercial properties, you face a diverse set of risks and potential losses. From liability issues to damage protection, we'll help you navigate the world of property manager insurance and design coverage that's a perfect fit.
Real Estate Investor Insurance
Real estate investment is an exciting, and sometimes risky, venture. There are unique liabilities and factors to consider when insuring your property. We'll help manage those risks and keep your investment protected.
Restaurants carry a very unique set of risks. We can customize a menu of insurance solutions to meet your specific needs. Reviewing the options and developing a plan for restaurant insurance coverage is the perfect recipe.
Retail Business Insurance
As a small business owner, you have a lot to think about. Customized retailer insurance coverage can help to take some of those worries off of your plate.
Technology Firm Insurance
Technology firms face unique risks due to the nature of their work. Specific tech firm insurance can help to combat and prevent these risks.
Does your company make use of commercial trucks? If so, you may need to consider commercial trucking insurance, which covers more risks than your typical auto insurance would.
Wholesaler and Distributor Insurance
As a wholesaler or distributor, your business has heightened risks because of the amount of stock kept onsite. A specialty wholesaler and distributor insurance policy protects you from the unique financial risks associated with this type of business.
Veterinary Office Insurance
As a veterinary office, you’re tasked with maintaining the health of your clients’ furry family members. This very important and highly-specialized responsibility creates a need for proper veterinary office insurance to cover your unique needs.
Landscaping Services Insurance
As a landscaper, you probably spend most of your day out with clients. While you’re on the road, the last thing you want on your mind is your insurance coverage. However, there are many reasons why a basic business insurance package just isn’t enough. A broad landscaping services insurance program needs to take your equipment, your employees, and your specialized risk into consideration.
Landlord and Rental Property Insurance
Because properties can vary greatly in many ways, an off-the-shelf insurance package won’t likely be the right fit. Your location, building specifics, and the number of dwelling units all may factor into your insurance policies. It’s important to understand the unique nature of your risks based on the type of property you are insuring.
Wineries have elements of many types of businesses – they’re part manufacturer, part event venue, and some may offer a wine bar that’s open to the public. Insurance for these unique risks requires specialized coverage.
Pet Business Insurance
There are many different types of businesses in the pet industry. You might own a retail establishment, a non-profit that handles pet adoptions, a training business, or a grooming shop. You could even have a combination of specialties. Whatever services your business offers for pets and their owners, one thing is for certain. You need pet business insurance that offers coverage for the unique needs of your operation.