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Roof Replacement Options

Over the past 2 summers, we have had many clients hit with hail.  Whether you are replacing your roof due to a claim or paying out of pocket to upgrade an old roof, there are a few things to think about. For a claim, the insurance [...]

Lori’s Update: Checking in on Fall

We hope you all enjoyed your long Labor Day weekend.  Depending on your viewpoint, this either marks the sad end of summer and all things sunny and carefree or the delightful beginning of fall with pumpkin spice and organization returning.  As kids return to school and sports, [...]

UBI: Help Control Your Auto Insurance Rates

The term Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) may sound unfamiliar to you, but have you seen advertising for Progressive’s Snapshot? Each company has a different term for the way they implement their UBI, but these telematic devices are becoming common and could save you money! For years, auto [...]

Jan’s Update: Check out our New Website & Portal

Over the past six months, we have been working on some technology upgrades here at The Insurance Place, Inc.  We previously shared with you that we have added texting capabilities.  That phone number for texts only is 720-619-2123.  We are now ready to share the final items [...]

Lori’s Update: Welcome Spring

Even with more snow in the forecast, I can’t help but look forward to spring. Seeing the tulips and daffodils start popping up always brings such bright color, especially after the dry, brown winter we had for a few months. For my yard, I have to wait [...]

Tips for Your RV

It's never too early to start planning your next vacation! There’s nothing quite like taking a camping trip, whether you stay in Colorado or venture across the country. In most cases, it is a way to relax and reconnect with nature while not having to lug [...]

Lori’s Update on changes to serve you better

We hope you have had a great start to 2018! The New Year always brings the feeling of starting fresh and seems like a good time to make changes. The Insurance Place is no different and is working through a transition of our internal management system which [...]

Jewelry Protection and Other Valuable Items

Have some new jewelry in the house? Receive a piece of artwork for your collection? Protect it! Ah, Valentine’s Day is near, and love is in the air. Well, love and a few other things, such as chocolates, romantic dinners, flowers - and, of course, jewelry. It’s [...]

Breakfast Pizza Recipe

Lori has been making this breakfast pizza for her family for a few years now and wanted to share it with you. It is from one of her trusty Southern Living cookbooks. Maybe you can start a new Christmas morning tradition at your home.  To save time [...]

Lori’s Thanskgiving plans and a Thank YOU!

It feels like this year has gone even faster than most. We have Thanksgiving this month which means Christmas and the New Year is just around the corner. Are you ready? I don’t think I am, yet! Jim and I are taking a true vacation this month [...]

Does Your Personal Insurance Provide Protection When Travelling?

Jim & Lori on beach in Florida With Jim & Lori heading to Mexico this month, it seems a perfect time to discuss how your insurance covers you when traveling, especially internationally. Experiencing a loss on vacation is bad enough, but to find out that [...]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

There is a reason that EVERYTHING comes in "pumpkin spice" flavor this time of year - it is delicious!  This pumpkin recipe ranks right up there in our family.  My daughter isn't a big fan of pumpkin pie, so pumpkin cheesecake is our compromise for Thanksgiving dinner.  It [...]

Lori’s update on Hurricane Irma

Jim hanging our hurricane shutters on the Florida house Well, we made our trip to Florida as planned, but decided to return a few days early and avoid Hurricane Irma. When we bought our Florida home, it was built to the latest [...]

Jan shares her experience tracing her ancestry

My daughter, Jaci, in Munich, Germany Why is it that the older we get, we start to feel the draw of knowing our family history? Sometime last year I decided to sign up for the free 30 day trial at Ancestry.com. I think I had [...]

Dangers of night time driving

A little extra caution can go a long way while driving at night.  Summer has ended and while fall and winter have their own pleasures - like football and skiing - longer nights mean increased danger on the roads. You might think you drive just as well [...]

Camping, Comprehensive, and Bears – Oh My!

No lions and tigers here; just bears, camping and comprehensive coverage. As August wraps up the last full month for good summer camping, we want to make sure you are prepared from your city home to your outdoor home. Here is a list of things to consider [...]

Peach Amaretto Crisp – Serves 6

August is Colorado Proud Month! In honor of one of the juiciest Colorado staples – Palisade Peaches – Lori would like to share a favorite Sunday night dessert recipe with you. Ingredients: - 5 cups peeled, sliced fresh peaches (about 6 peaches) - ¼ cup [...]

A Day at Guided Hope

  We’re finally getting around to summer - even as we barely escape the grasps of winter and spring weather. And what a month May was! We certainly had our hands full after the major hailstorms, as we’re sure many of you did too. If you are one [...]

Severe Weather is Just Beginning

“Insured losses due to natural disasters in the United States in 2016 totaled $23.8 billion, according to Munich Re, more than the $16.1 billion total for 2015.” -Insurance Information Institute Severe thunderstorms amounted for the most of that list at “$14 billion,” while winter storms/cold waves tied with the [...]

Small Business insurance needs for Small Business Week

In honor of Small Business Week (April 30 – May 6), a Small Business Administration event, we have compiled a few mini-articles to help out those of you who already have or are thinking of starting a business. Being a family-owned small business, we are excited [...]

Gooey Butter Cake recipe

Have graduation parties you will be going to this month? Memorial Day barbecues? Potluck wedding events? Baby Showers? The following is a recipe Tawny wants to share with you out of her family cookbook. Her mother Debbie originally got this recipe from her father’s friend in 1975 [...]

A Letter from Megan: A Farm Girl at Heart

  Some of the animals on Megan's farm: mama goat and kids, Bucket the hog, and the barn cat    I wasn’t born on the farm. In fact, I actually grew up in the back room of The Insurance Place. My husband [...]

Drone Hobbyists: The Latest Buzz in Insurance

The last week of March marked the “Unmanned Aircraft Systems Symposium.” In a speech by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta in its first day, he states the number of online drone registrations over the past 15 months is at “770,000 and counting.“ In short, that [...]

Terrariums: Colorado’s Easiest Gardening

In Colorado’s fickle climate, it’s no wonder this trend has really hit home the past few years. Check out the list of our favorite DIY terrarium tutorials to help you brighten your home this spring. Examples of terrariums you can create using [...]

Welcome Change

As we said goodbye to 2016, we said goodbye to those we loved. Sadly, Jan joined me with the loss of a parent in 2016 as her father passed away suddenly on December 31st. She was touched by those of you who reached out to her and appreciated [...]

Why Do My Auto Rates Keep Increasing?

It is 2017, and so far we know it is a year of big changes. Another change to add to the list is auto insurance rates. No one ever wants to hear the words “rates” and increase” in the same sentence. So maybe it would help us [...]

Our Office is Moving!

As of January 1st, you will be able to find us at our new location: 2750 S Wadsworth Blvd, Ste C-208, Lakewood, CO 80227. Luckily, you will not have to travel too far. We will only be a little north of our current location. You can find [...]

Final Days of Fill the Kennel Drive

Freedom Service Dogs of America is a non-profit organization that trains rescue dogs to learn special commands and turns them over into service dogs to assist people with a range of disabilities. Not only does the organization save two lives at once, but they provide all lines [...]

From Alaska to Colorado: Jim & Lori’s adventures

We promised pictures! As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, Jim and I took our first trip to Alaska in early August and we would like to share our experience with you. After flying into Anchorage, we took the Alaskan Railroad to Denali National Park, a six [...]

October Is Buy Nothing New Month: Check Out Some Halloween Hacks

If you are an avid Pinterest user, then you may know that October is known as Buy Nothing New Month. If you do not have a Pinterest App on your phone with anywhere from 14-167 boards (there are worse addictions), then maybe this whole saving money thing [...]

Don’t Let Winter Catch You Off Guard

As winter nears (let’s face it; it’s Colorado – Fall has practically come and gone), we must force ourselves into preparation mode. Being an insurance agency, it is only in our nature to prevent the things we can or have coverage in place for the things we [...]

Agency Update: Welcome Lincoln!

Lincoln at the hospital as a newborn and Lincoln at almost a month old! August is here! Or should we say Augustus?! This summer we said goodbye to a very loved family member: my mother, Alyce Knutson. I cannot express enough our gratitude [...]

Millennials Like Renting, But Not Insuring – Let’s Change That!

As we have seen in recent years, even around our own city, a particular age group prefers renting their homes as opposed to owning their homes. Have you guessed it? Millennials. Not only are millennials the largest age group to choose rent, they are also flocking to [...]

Changing season at the agency

Much like the weather here, Colorado is ever-changing. It is always growing (whether we like it or not) before our eyes, and yet it always feels too fast. While we understand we must let it grow to fulfill its potential of great economic stability, we can’t help [...]

Remodeling? Remodel your insurance

As the season of changes begins to sprout, so do home improvements. Paula and her husband George have started a new just in time. This includes doing some work on the interior and exterior of their home. What home improvements have you considered doing this summer? Whether [...]

Watch Out for Misleading Quotes

All of us here at the agency would like to wish you and your families a happy spring! We’re sure you’re as excited as we are to start getting outside more and enjoying our beautiful and sunny Colorado weather. Everything in the agency has been going very [...]

Product Spotlight: Umbrella Insurance

Have you ever considered getting an umbrella policy? Most people tend to think that they would never be involved in a large lawsuit or major car accident, but unfortunately it happens much more often then we expect. An umbrella policy can cover you for those losses [...]

Spring Cleaning Tips

Of course, because spring is a time for new beginnings, cleaning and organization around the house are very popular this time of year. If you’re ready to tackle that monumental chore, read on for some helpful information. (And if you’re so tidy and organized throughout the year [...]

New phone system for agency

It may be a bit belated, but Happy New Year!! Everyone here in the office had a great time with their families over the holidays and we are excited to be back servicing our customers and hearing about your great holiday celebrations. Lori and Jim had a [...]

Coverage for your Drone or UAV

Considering all of the talk recently about self-driving cars, hoverboards, and drones it seems that we may have suddenly found ourselves in the “future” that we once thought belonged only to Mr. and Mrs. Jetson. Well, we might not quite have their flying cars, but it is [...]

Is Uber All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

It is no secret that ride-sharing apps such as Uber and Lyft are revolutionizing the taxi industry. Whether it be full time taxi drivers quitting their jobs or college students and stay-at-home moms working in their spare time, many people all over the nation are taking up [...]

The Ugly Truth: Drowsy Driving vs. Drunk Driving

What's worse? Driving drunk or driving tired? We're guessing a majority of you answered driving drunk almost immediately. Maybe you chose it because of all the attention it gets in the media or maybe because you would never drive drunk but have driven tired on multiple occasions. [...]

Hiring a contractor? Ask for a certificate of insurance

Let's take a quick survey. In the last year, have you hired any type of contractor or repairmen to work in your home or on your property? Were they doing any work that could be considered dangerous? Prior to beginning work, did you see their certificate of [...]

Coverage Spotlight: Loss Assessment

Condo owners and those with an active Homeowners Association, listen up! You probably have your basic insurance, at least we hope you do, that covers your personal property as well as any damage that may occur within your own personal unit. But have you ever thought about [...]