Entries by theayresgroup

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 […]

Get it Covered

Insure your business from the start. Question: I’m starting my business and know I should obtain various types of insurance. Since my funds are limited, what do you recommend to start? Answer: Virtually every business needs: Fire insurance extended for conditions including storms, explosions, smoke damage and other disasters Liability insurance for bodily injury occurring […]