Entries by theayresgroup

Replacement cost for your home’s contents

If you want to restore the comforts of your home in the event of a loss, it’s best to choose replacement cost coverage on your household contents. It could be worth hundreds, even thousands of dollars to your family. Most homeowners insurance policies cover personal property for its actual cash value. To cover your contents […]

Your roof may be aging faster than you realize

The roof of your home is its first line of defense against the elements. But as a roof ages, its ability to protect lessens. The manufacturer’s estimated lifetime rating for roof shingles is determined under ideal circumstances, but actual conditions that your roof endures could be far from ideal. STORM DAMAGE Storm damage in the […]

Fire up the grill (but do it safely)

Fire up the grill (but do it safely) Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of backyard grilling season. The Insurance Information Institute estimated that Americans enjoy more than three billion barbecues each year. Unfortunately, each summer season also brings numerous home fires and burn injuries associated with outdoor grilling activities. A study of residential fires […]

Ayres-Rice Insurance Agency Named #4

Congratulations to the Ayres-Rice Insurance Agency who has been named#4 of the Auto-Owners Insurance Western Michigan Region Top 10 Agencies! The Top 10 Agencies qualified by showing the greatest increase in Property/Casualty written premium in 2014. The Top 10 agency representatives met today with Dan &elen, Executive Vice President and Cathy Adcock, Regional Vice President—Western Michigan Region for a luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West […]

Top Safety Tips for Landscapers

Landscape contractors and their employees face increased threats of injuries because of the nature of their work – some as a result of nature itself. Severe weather, biting insects, sun exposure, and even animals are just some of the hazards that present safety challenges. Add back-breaking work, high-powered equipment use, and chemical applications, and you […]