• boat
  • commercial bonds
  • church
  • collectibles
  • collector vehicle
  • commercial auto
  • commercial vacant
  • dwelling fire
  • flood
  • general liability
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  • workers comp

Grand General Agency

3030 Ivanrest Ave SW, Suite B
Grandville, MI 49418
Phone (800)869-2022
Fax (888)767-0826
Text Line: 616-606-FAST(3278)

gga@thehelpfulpeople.com
commercial@thehelpfulpeople.com
marketing@thehelpfulpeople.com

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We Are Thankful For...

As we approach Thanksgiving, here are some of the things our team is thankful for.

Tonya - Family, Friends, A job and co-workers, Mild Fall Weather
Susan - Family that are friends, Dogs, A sense of humor, Chocolate, A clear conscience, A peaceful morning, A good book, Good health
Bill - Great family, A good job, Good health
Marti - Family
Jamie - Salvation, Friends and family, My dog Kinko, Health, A job, Lilacs, Baby giggles, Netflix, People who hold the door for a stranger, The indescribable scent of autumn, Chocolate, Hot showers, and 24-hour grocery stores
Julie - An amazing interstate highway system which allows for safer & faster travel from one end of the country to the other. 
Chris - Family, Friends, My dogs, Coffee

Start thinking about what you are thankful for.  Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Churches & Houses of Worship - A Lucrative Class of Business

Many churches and houses of worship need special forms of coverage, and your expertise. While a little work can be involved, this can be a lucrative class of business to go after. Getting your foot in the door may not be the easiest, so we've put together some suggestions of how to generate this type of business.

Personally visit the primary contact at the church to introduce yourself and discuss coverage needs would be a good start. Don't be afraid to ask for referrals from current church customers. They probably know the correct people to talk to at other nearby churches. Talk to friends and see what churches they attend and who would be the best insurance contact there. Be active in local charitable events. Getting your name out there will help in later contacts. Get involved in your own house of worship. It's a great starting point. Advertise in local charitable or deonominational publications. Your current customer base is also a good source of leads. Ask your current clients for referrals to their churches.

Our church products offer coverage for small community churches, start-ups, storefront, inner city operations, mosques, temples, synagogues and congregations of any size. We will assist you with questions on any coverages or forms that you need help with.

Call us today or visit our Church Product page for an application and product information.

Vacant Dwellings, Vacant Buildings, New Construction, We've Got You Covered

Did you know that we are able to write many different kinds of vacant properties? Properties with and without renovations are acceptable, Builders Risk is available on new construction, 3, 6, 9, and 12 month terms are available.

Agents have binding authority on many categories which is helpful in a pinch. Let us know how we can help you expand your vacant book of business.  Give us a call today at 800-869-2022.

Have You Lost a Carrier?

Have you recently lost access to any of these carriers? Grand General can help!

            ACE/Chubb/Fireman's Fund   Aegis Security   American Bankers
            American Modern                 Dairyland          Foremost
            Great Lakes Mutual              The Hartford      Lexington
            RLI                                     USLI

You could allow your policies to roll to the carrier's house account and lose out on the commission you've worked so hard to earn, but why would you do that?

Instead, ask Grand General to help you complete a Broker of Record request. In most cases we'll be able to move these policies without new applications or signatures.

Call or email the Helpful People at Grand General and we'll help you keep your business!

Do you need to replace policies that are currently with other carriers? Give us a call, we'd like to see how we could help!