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A builders risk policy is a specially designed property policy that covers an owner’s and or builder’s interest in materials and fixtures being installed in property.  The builders risk policy can cover property being built from the ground up or during remodeling.  READ MORE >>

The Porter-Brandenburg Agency has received a record number of orders for builders risk insurance in 2016 from fixer-uppers.  Chip and Joanna Gaines have popularized the process of buying older homes and restoring them on their hit HGTV program Fixer Upper. The TV show makes it look easy to remodel an old home and sell it for a profit. READ MORE >>

During the year 2015 Porter-Brandenburg Agency, Inc wrote general liability, workers compensation and builders risk insurance for two start-up home builders, both of which had previously worked for major homebuilders. READ MORE >>

Construction cranes are everywhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2016.  The greatest concentration appears to be along the Dallas North Tollway and Sam Rayburn Tollway (121).  That area known as Legacy Park in Plano, Texas is where Toyota, Liberty Mutual and FedEx are building office towers. READ MORE >>

There are many benefits to using insurance agent versus some faceless insurance company on the Internet. Here are five of them: You Have Somewhere to go if You have a Question. If you have an online insurance policy and need a question answered, you will likely have to call an 800 number. READ MORE >>

According to the U.S. Consumer Reports Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers.  Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer vent, reducing air flow to your dryer, backing up dryer exhaust gases, creating a hazard. READ MORE >>

What if someone asked you whether or not you had an umbrella policy?   Would you consider it a silly question about your umbrella carrying habits?  As in, whether or not you take an umbrella out the door based on the forecast or the way the sky looked? READ MORE >>

A lot of people are seeking extra income nowadays to help make ends meet or to get out of debt.  Dave Ramsey is a big proponent of getting out of debt and he encourages his listeners from his nationally syndicated radio program to seek a second job to get out of debt. READ MORE >>

As a small business, you have many obligations and expectations to fulfill. Your clients look to you for advice. They need solutions to their problem. And, they want you to share insight with them. Many times, your projects are quite valuable. Having the best type of business insurance is essential. READ MORE >>

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