What is Builder Risk Insurance and Who Should It Cover?

Builder’s risk insurance, sometimes referred to as construction insurance, covers a contractor’s property, material and equipment relating to a building or project under construction. It can be used to cover ground-up new structures or the renovation of existing...

Why Is Flood Insurance Important?

You don’t have to live in a flood-prone area to encounter flooding in your home. This can happen at any time to anyone! Flooding can be caused by more than just natural disasters. If you own a home, you need flood insurance. There are two different types of flood...

Homeowners Insurance Facts

When you decide you want to buy your first home, homeowners insurance may not be the first thing you think about. However, most mortgage lenders require you to have homeowners insurance before they will approve your loan. There are a few things you should know about...

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall is a beautiful time of year. The air is cool and crisp, and the leaves are changing colors. As homeowners, it can also be a very busy time of year! Take advantage of the moderate weather to repair any damages to your home before the first frost sets in. Taking...

Vehicle Maintenance Checklist for Fall

The seasons are beginning to change and before we know it, cold weather will be here! The seasonal changes affect your vehicle in many different ways. Regular vehicle maintenance along with seasonal-specific car care tasks will help your vehicle last throughout the...

Proper Chainsaw Safety and Operation

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are about 36,000 injuries caused by chainsaws every year. Approximately 40 percent of all chainsaw accidents occur to the legs and well over 35 percent occur to the left hand and wrist. The average chainsaw...

 Hiring a Contractor for Home Updates

If you own a home, then chances are at some point you will need to hire someone to do repair work on your home. At Marquis and Coughlan Insurance Agency, we know that hiring a contractor or handyman to perform work on your home often comes with risks. Below are nine...

Garage Clean Out Tips

Imagine a world where you could actually park inside your garage. What if we told you that dream could be a reality with just a weekend’s worth of work? We rounded up expert garage cleaning tips and turned them into a five-step plan you can use to get your garage...

Grilling Tips for Safety

As the weather warms and summer returns, it’s time to GRILL!   There are risks that come along with grilling, regardless of which type of grill you are using. Every year, 7,000 Americans are injured while using  barbecue grills. It's usually a case of good products...

Spring Home Maintenance

Spring is here! After a long, dark and cold winter, the bright sun and warm winds of the spring are a breath of fresh air! The only downside? All that sunlight helps you see your leaf-filled gutters, cracked sidewalks, and dead plants in the flower beds. Get your home...