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Information on Home Fires

Jul 24 2018 Home Fires - In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. Learn About Fires - Fire is FAST! In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a... more

Insuring Jewelry: How to know if your coverage is enough

Jun 26 2018 Tis the Season, Wedding Season. Now is the time to make sure your new Wedding band or even a bracelet handed down through generations is properly covered. You don't need a separate policy to insure your jewelry,... more

What to do in the event of a Car Collision

May 22 2018 What to Do in the Event of a Car Collision: A Step-By-Step Checklist Car collisions often occur within a blink of an eye and catch many people off guard, leaving them wondering what to do in the aftermath. It’... more

Spring Cleaning Check List

Apr 3 2018 Room By Room Spring Cleaning Check List KITCHEN - Dust Refrigerator Coils Turn off power at circuit breaker or fuse box. Coils are usually at the bottom of the refrigerator, under the grill. Clean coils... more

Rules of the Road Refresher

Feb 6 2018 Vacaville is growing! More people means more vehicles which creates more traffic.... Driving can be a frustrating experience. With all this traffic and aggressive driving we can easily forget rules, get distracted,... more

4 Misconceptions About Renters Insurance

Dec 5 2017 After reading this excellent article about Renters Insurance By Jacquelyn Connelly on the ia Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent website, it was evident I needed to share this great information with... more

Coverges Included in your Home Owners Policy

Nov 14 2017 With the recent Wildfire tragedy your Gateway Agents have been discussing claims and two very important but often overlooked coverages included in most Homeowners insurance policies. We would like to draw... more

The top 10 safest places to live to avoid natural disasters

Oct 26 2017 Across the country, we have experienced some of the worst natural disasters in the last 60 days from tornadoes, flooding and wildfires. I came across this article today and thought it might be of interest to some... more

Why does My Auto Insurance keep increasing?

Oct 4 2017 "Hey Gateway! Why does my Auto Insurance Premium keep Increasing?" Excellent question Mr. Vin Diesel! In fact that's the number one Question us Gateway Gals receive and we have the answer and tips... more

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

Sep 26 2017 While spring is a common time for many homeowners to spend some extra attention on upkeep and maintenance, autumn is just as critical a season for preparing your home to withstand the potentially harsh... more

Do you Need Flood Insurance?

Sep 6 2017 We have all witnessed the increase in severity and frequency of flooding, and the destruction to lives and property that Mother Nature can unleash. In fact, 2016 was considered "the year of the Flood in the... more

Which Electric Car is the Most Affordable to Insure?

Aug 9 2017 Mercury Insurance put together a list of the 10 most affordable electric vehicles to insure, and Fiat, Kia and Nissan models top the list. Mercury researchers examined the 2017 electric vehicles available at car... more

BBQ Season is Here!

Jul 6 2017 I would say that the moment temps hit 95 Degrees, Summer was here! But July 1st marks the official start of BBQ Season and it is no mistake that July is also Hot Dog Month! How many Hot Dogs have you and your... more

Getting to know Your Gateway Agent- Barbara Noll

Jun 2 2017 Our Agent Barbara Noll loves to travel with her husband, and they have made many trips to Cancun, Mexico and have explored many of the Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula. She just returned from her last excursion... more

Celebrate Fiesta Days 2017

May 23 2017 One of the best parts about the Memorial Day Weekend in Vacaville is Fiesta Days! Fiesta Days has been a tradition in Vacaville for nearly 60 years and began as a celebration of the city’s Hispanic and Western... more

Are you Driving Distracted?

Apr 9 2017 We're all guilty of it. Driving while distracted. Whether it's as simple of changing the radio station, checking on the kids in the back seat or looking at your mobile phone, we've probably all done it at some... more

Join Us for Light of Hope Day

Apr 5 2017 Join the Gateway Gals in helping to shine a Light of Hope on April 24, 2017 to draw awareness on the tragedy of abused and neglected Children. CASA of Solano County is asking folks to take a moment of time on April... more

Why is every auto insurance company raising rates?

Mar 16 2017 Distracted Driving! Using your smart phone and eating while behind the wheel are the most common causes behind the increased number of accidents. You can watch a video here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/smartphone-... more

Operation PROMises Needs Your Help!

Feb 22 2017 Operation PROMises is a group that hosts an event for young women who need gently used prom attire in our community. NorthBay Healthcare and Soroptimist International of Vacaville are putting out the call for... more

Spring is coming to Vacaville!

Feb 3 2017 Now that Groundhog day has passed and we're about 6 weeks into 2017 , it’s time to start thinking about spring. (Or time to at least hope that springtime is coming, anyway.) And whether Punxsutawney Phil is right... more

Holiday Safety Checklist

Dec 9 2016 It’s the most wonderful time of the year and chances are you’ve made plans to visit family and friends. But, while you’re looking forward to these gatherings and the gift giving that ensues, there are others who... more

Pre-Season Checklist for Boats & RVs

Apr 4 2016 Start the season off right! Review these tips before you even leave the storage facility.Remove covers and inspect the entire vehicle to ensure everything is in good working order. Take your boat to a qualified... more

Safe, Secure Shopping: Tips for Black Friday

Nov 13 2015 It's become almost as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey and football: Black Friday, the morning-after (or in some cases evening-after) shopping spree. It's the biggest shopping day of the year, an event in its... more

Is A Hybrid Vehicle Right For You?

Oct 28 2015 What to know before buying a hybrid vehicle. - More and more people are swapping out their gas guzzling vehicles for electric and hybrid vehicles. Opting for a vehicle that does not depend on gas to get going can... more

Keeping Your Home Safe From Any Disaster

Oct 21 2015 Disaster protection considerations for your Vacaville, CA homeowners insurance. - The recent wildfires that ravaged through Northern California burned thousands of acres and destroyed many properties. As horrible... more

Make The Most Of The Fall Pumpkins With This Recipe!

Oct 14 2015 Try out this Pumpkin Cannelloni With Sage Brown Butter Sauce recipe this season. - One of the best parts of fall is getting to incorporate the delicious flavors of the season into your cooking. While pumpkin pie is... more

The Whole Family Will Love These Local Hiking Trails!

Oct 7 2015 Local Vacaville, CA hiking trails to try out. - Even though fall has officially started, the California weather hasn’t quite cooled down, which makes it the perfect time to head out into the local area to enjoy a... more

Simple Tips To Keep Your Newborn Safe

Sep 25 2015 National Baby Safety Month - September is National Baby Safety Month, which is the perfect time to make sure that you are doing all you can to keep your little bundle of joy as happy and healthy as possible. Keep... more

Get Your House Ready For Fall!

Sep 18 2015 Fall Home Maintenance - The first day of fall is just around the corner, which means that it is time to get your house ready for the changing season. Keep these fall home maintenance tips in mind to ensure that... more

Throw The Best Tailgate Party With These Recipes

Sep 11 2015 Football Recipes - The 2015 football season is just three days away, which means it is time to start planning for your next tailgate party. To help ensure that your tailgate is the best one in the parking lot, keep... more

Test Your Golf Skills At The Cowtown Classic!

Sep 4 2015 You are not going to want to miss out on the 26th Annual Cowtown Classic Golf Tournament on September 11th! From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., head out to the Green Tree Golf Course to enjoy all that this local event has... more

Stay Safe with These Labor Day Driving Tips

Aug 26 2015 As one of the busiest weekends on the road, plan and prepare to keep your trip safe and enjoyable. - Breaking down on the road, getting into an accident, or suffering from car failure is not an ideal way to spend... more

Does Your College Kid Need Rental Insurance?

Aug 21 2015 While the dorm room may not be large, it can house expensive items essential to your college student - From laptops, tablets, printers, TVs, and those all-important-textbooks, the items in your kid’s dorm room can... more

Wildfire Safety for Your Home 101

Aug 17 2015 Don’t let your house get caught in a wildfire, and prevent the risk of one starting - It has been discovered that the physical geographical location is the most important factor of determining wildfire risk, over... more

Wow with These Back-To-School Packed Lunch Ideas

Aug 12 2015 Give your kids a healthy, complete, and tasty lunch to start the school year with a smile - Get rid of the sloppy joes, tater tots, burgers, and pizza that your child is faced with for lunch at school, and replace... more

Save Money and Stay Cool With These Tips

Jul 31 2015 Home Cooling Tips As the temperatures continue to rise for summer, you may also find that your energy bill is going up. While turning on your air conditioner is an easy way to cool down, it can also lead to an... more

Fully Enjoy Your Vacation With These Tips

Jul 24 2015 Keep These Travel Tips In Mind! No matter if you are planning a vacation in state or traveling across the country, planning for your next summer trip can be very exciting! Taking the time to properly prepare for... more

Enjoy Your Summer With These Kid Friendly Activities

Jul 17 2015 Give These Summer Activities A Try! Summer is here, and while your kids may be jumping for joy, you may be scrambling to find fun activities to do with them. Keep these local summer kid activities in mind to keep... more

Protecting Your Rental Car

Jul 15 2015 Rental Car Coverage Renting a car during your summer vacation is one of the best ways to see a new area since it gives you the freedom to tour the location at your own pace. While there are many benefits of renting... more

How to Pass Your Next Smog Test

Jun 30 2015 Smog Test Tips To Remember In California, you are required to pass a smog check before you are able to register your car. If you fail the smog test, you are not able to renew your registration, meaning you cannot... more

Safely Enjoy Your Backyard With These Tips

Jun 26 2015 Backyard Safety 101 Summer is the perfect time to spend long days enjoying your backyard with all of your friends and family. Though you may think that nothing can go wrong while you are at home, there are plenty... more

Cars of the Future Are Closer Than You Think!

Jun 22 2015 New Car Technologies To Keep An Eye On With all the new technology that is popping up each day, it is no surprise that cars are becoming more and more advanced. While some automakers are adding new technology to... more

Celebrate Your Freedom With These 4th of July Events!

Jun 17 2015 4th of July Events Do you have plans for the Fourth of July yet? As the local community starts putting out their American flags and you pull out your favorite red, white, and blue outfit, it is the best time to... more

Protecting Your Home From the Next Big Quake

May 29 2015 Earthquake Insurance Basics California is one of the most sought after destinations to live. Along with beautiful coastlines and warm weather, California also comes with the threat of experiencing an earthquake.... more

Properly Protecting Your Condo

May 22 2015 Condo Insurance 101 Owning a condo is slightly different from owning a house, since there are some common areas that you share with the other tenants. While you still need insurance to protect your condo, you may... more

New Features Keeping You Safe on the Road

May 15 2015 Automotive Safety Features It is no surprise that newer cars are much safer than older ones. While you may love driving around your 10 year old car, it may be time to consider an upgrade so that you can take... more

Get Ready For Fiesta Days 2015!

May 8 2015 Fiesta Days You will not want to miss out on this year’s Vacaville Fiesta Days! From May 21st through the 25th, head out to downtown Vacaville at Andrews Park with the whole family and enjoy all that Fiesta Days... more

Financial Tips For New Parents

Apr 29 2015 Babies and Finances Having a baby, especially if it is your first child, is a major life change. From the late nights and early mornings to the bags of diapers and bottles that fill your sink, your whole life will... more

What To Do After a Car Accident

Apr 22 2015 Steps to Take After a Car Accident Each time you get behind the wheel of your car, you have the chance of getting into a car accident. With all the stress and anxiety that can surround an accident, it can be easy... more

Make Your House Shine With These Spring Cleaning Tips

Apr 15 2015 Spring Cleaning 101 Spring is in full swing, which means it is the best time to get started on your spring cleaning list. To help your house shine from top to bottom this season, keep these spring cleaning tips in... more

Delicious Spring Pasta Recipe

Apr 8 2015 30 Minute Caramelized Shallot, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Garlic Butter Pasta Spring has sprung, which means more time spent outside and less time spent in the kitchen cooking dinner. Keep this simple 30 minute... more

Choosing The Right Coverage Based On Your Unique Needs

Mar 27 2015 Replacement Cost vs. Actual Cash Value When insuring your car, there are many factors to consider. From deciding if you need the extra comprehensive coverage, to deciding on your liability limits, it can be... more

Insuring Your Antique Car To The Fullest

Mar 20 2015 Antique Car Insurance 101 When you own a classic car, you own much more than just another vehicle, you own a piece of history. Investing in the right antique car insurance policy is the best way to ensure that you... more

New Home Technologies to Look Out For

Mar 13 2015 Home Automation Advancements New home technologies are popping up every day, helping to make life at home a little simpler and easier. If you are thinking about installing new technology into your house, consider... more

Delicious St. Patrick's Day Recipe to Try

Mar 6 2015 Southwestern Shepard's Pie Recipe St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away, which means that it is time to start preparing for your holiday party. To impress all of your friends and family, keep this delicious... more

Do You Have The Right Home Insurance Policy?

Feb 28 2015 Types of Home Insurance When looking for the right homeowners insurance policy, especially if it is for your first house, you may be surprised to learn that there are many different types of policies. Knowing what... more

Advantages Of Working With An Independent Agent

Feb 27 2015 Independent Agent Benefits Finding the right insurance policy, whether it is meant to provide coverage for your home or your car, can be stressful and confusing. With all the different coverage options and policies... more

Benefits Of A Long Term Care Policy

Feb 13 2015 Long Term Care Benefits Many people overlook long term care insurance when investing in insurance policies. With all the other insurance policies that you invest in, it can be easy to assume that you do not need a... more

Protection For Your Valentine's Day Gifts

Feb 6 2015 Insuring Your Valuables Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it is the perfect time to start thinking of the best gift to give your special someone. Keep these ideas in mind to show your... more

Cut The Cost Of Homeowner's Insurance

Jan 30 2015 3 Money Saving Tips If you own a home, chances are you are forking out large sums of cash for homeowner’s insurance every year. Homeowner’s insurance is well worth the money it costs, but that does not mean that... more

Protect Your Holiday Gifts With Renters Insurance

Jan 23 2015 Protecting Your Expensive Items If you received expensive items over the holidays, you have probably been considering taking out an insurance policy to protect them. You can do this with renters insurance that will... more

Are Your Prescription Drugs Covered Under Your Insurance?

Jan 16 2015 Drug Coverage Tips With the health care changes that have been going on, policies may have changed, and the drugs that are covered may have changed too. It does not take much time or effort to see what drugs are... more

Eliminate Gaps In Your Coverage For The New Year

Jan 9 2015 New Year Insurance Review Every New Year people take a look at their lives and pledge to lose weight, get organized, or set other goals for themselves. Why not take this time to take a look at your insurance... more

Keep Your Car Running Its Best This Winter With These Tips

Dec 29 2014 Car Maintenance Tips for Winter As the weather cools down for winter, it is important to make sure that your car is ready for the colder temperatures. Preparing your car for the cold is the best way to ensure that... more

Check out These Local Christmas Light Displays!

Dec 22 2014 Don't Miss Out on These Local Christmas Light Displays Happy holidays from Gateway Professional Insurance Services! While you are preparing for your holiday celebration, it is the best time to look around in your... more

Protection For Your Holiday Party

Dec 15 2014 Protect Your Holiday Party With the Right Insurance With the holiday season in full swing, you may find yourself planning a fun holiday party for all of your friends and family. While you are planning the perfect... more

Do You Need Collision Coverage?

Dec 8 2014 Dropping Collision Coverage Can Help You Save Money When looking for the right auto insurance coverage for your car, there are many different coverage options to choose from. If you have a new car, investing in... more

Open Enrollment is Open!

Nov 26 2014 Open Enrollment is now open! Make sure to look over your health insurance options for 2015 and invest in the right policy before Open Enrollment ends on February 15, 2015. If you do not invest in a new individual... more

Protect Your Home With the Right Alarm System

Nov 21 2014 The holiday season is almost here, which means you may be packing your bags to visit your loved ones far away. If you are traveling this fall, it is important to make sure that you do all you can to protect your... more

Important Air Bag Recall Affecting 10 Automakers

Nov 17 2014 Almost 8 million vehicles are being recalled due to defective and dangerous air bags that are installed in the vehicles. The air bags are manufactured by Takata, and explode with too much force, causing metal and... more

Have a Safe Thanksgiving With These Safety Tips

Nov 14 2014 Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means it is time to pull out your favorite family recipe and get your home ready for the Thanksgiving visitors. While you are getting ready for the holiday, it is vital... more

To Buy in an HOA, or Not to Buy?

Oct 31 2014 Looking for a new home is a very exciting, yet stressful time. With so many options, it can be hard to decide on the perfect house. When considering homes that are part of a homeowners association, or HOA, there... more

Lowering Your Commercial Auto Insurance Premiums

Oct 24 2014 If you own company cars that you allow your employees to drive, you know how important it is to make sure that you are covered. While there is no way to avoid the cost of a commercial auto insurance policy, there... more

Simple Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

Oct 17 2014 Fall is perfect to spend extra time in your home with loved ones watching a movie, or reading on the couch. Before the weather gets too cold, it is important to make sure your home is prepared for the cold, fall... more

Happy Halloween!

Oct 10 2014 Halloween is just around the corner, which means it is the perfect time to decide on the right costume and pick out the best pumpkin. While getting ready for the holiday, it is important to remember to stay safe... more

Choose the Right Life Insurance Policy with these 4 Tips

Sep 30 2014 This September marks the 11th anniversary of Life Insurance Awareness Month, or LIAM. If you do not already have a life insurance policy in place, this month is the perfect time to look into investing in a new... more

Tips for Storing Summer Toys this Winter

Sep 26 2014 With the cold winter weather just around the corner, it is a good time to make sure that all of your summer toys are properly stored away. Keep these simple tips in mind to ensure that your boat and RV are safely... more

Importance of a Personal Umbrella Policy

Sep 19 2014 It is easy to assume that you are covered from any situation with your already existing insurance policies, such as your auto insurance and homeowners insurance. However, these policies only have a limited amount... more

Check out These Fun Local Events!

Sep 12 2014 Living in California allows you to enjoy mild temperatures all year round, which makes it the perfect place to spend some time outdoors this fall in your local community. Make sure to keep these fun and exciting... more

Are Your Child's Belongings Covered While they are at College?

Aug 22 2014 When getting ready to send your child off to college, it can be easy to forget a few important details, such as making sure their assets are covered with the right insurance coverage. When your kids are taking... more

Check out the 2014 Art, Wine, and Brew Festival!

Aug 20 2014 Looking for something to do this weekend? Make sure to mark your calendar for the 2014 Art, Wine, and Brew Festival in Downtown Vacaville. The fun filled 3 day event is full of some of the best wines and microbrew... more

Who is Responsible for a Fallen Tree?

Aug 13 2014 Trees are a great addition to any property. They will not only provide shade, helping keep cooling costs down in the summer, but they can also add to the overall value of your home. If one of your beautiful trees... more

New Crash Avoidance Technology - Does it Work?

Aug 6 2014 Getting into a car crash can be a very scary event for all those involved. Many car companies have be developing many crash avoidance systems to help deal with this problem. If you are looking into buying a new car,... more

Choosing the Right Contractor

Jul 30 2014 Choosing the right contractor to remodel or repair your home can be one of the most important and stressful choices you make as a homeowner. While the majority of contractors will have your best interest in mind,... more

25th Annual Cowtown Classic

Jul 23 2014 Make sure to check out the Cowtown Classic Golf Tournament on September 5th. The 25th annual golf tournament will take place from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Green Tree Golf Club in Vacaville, California. The event... more

Tips to Stay Safe While Driving During an Earthquake

Jul 18 2014 Earthquakes are one of the biggest threats to California residents. With no warning, it is important to make sure you are prepared for an earthquake at any time, even while driving. If you are driving while an... more

Keeping Your Teen Safe on the Road

Jul 14 2014 Having a teen driver can be a scary time for parents. Since you cannot always be in the car with your teen, make sure they remember these tips while behind the wheel. Put down the phone. While it may be hard to... more

Auto Theft in California

Jul 9 2014 Buying a car comes with the possibility of the car being stolen. Luckily in California, auto thefts are at an all time low in the recent years, but that does not mean that you are not at risk. A car is stolen every... more

Extraction Companies for After a Flood

Jul 4 2014 Dealing with a flood can be a very stressful time. When it comes to finding the right water extraction company, it is important to do your research to ensure that all of your problems will be taken care of in a... more

Safety This July Fourth

Jun 30 2014 Everyone loves a patriotic picnic complete with the pop and sparkle of fireworks. Unfortunately, each year around the Fourth of July holiday, emergency rooms see a huge surge in fireworks related accidents. These... more

How to Prepare Your Home for Wildfires

Jun 25 2014 When the Santa Ana winds are blowing, that usually means one thing - wildfires! When you live in California or any state that is prone to wildfires, you need to be prepared. When the embers start to fly, and you... more

Fourth of July Events in the Vacaville, CA Area

Jun 20 2014 This 4th of July gear up for some fun with the family. Pack them up and head out for good times. Just remember to stay safe while you do.  And, if you need a few ideas on where to go to celebrate in the Vacaville... more

Pulling Off Your New Summer Renovation Project

Jun 16 2014 Have a new Summer home renovation project in mind? That's great, the Summertime is the perfect time to update your home. Just be sure to get everything in order before you start. Renovation projects came get rather... more

Take Care of Your Car This Summer

Jun 11 2014 The heat of the summer can be rough on anyone. We always have to take proper precautions to protect ourselves from the heat and sun. This summer, don't forget to give your car that little extra attention as well.... more

Are Your "Toys" Covered for the Summer?

Jun 6 2014 Summer is the time we all tend to be a lot more active. We plan vacations, take weekend trips, and perhaps even walk or bicycle a bit more. It is also time to bring out the "toys". Of course as we get older our... more

A Look at Life Insurance for Baby Boomers

May 30 2014 When it comes to getting insured, the baby boomer generation has some advantages, but also faces some challenges. Many find that health care and long term care costs are creeping up, and some auto insurance... more

Start Planning for Summer Fun Now

May 28 2014 Summer is just around the corner, bringing with it a lot of fun things to do. Here are a few things to put on your calendar: Celebrate Vacaville (May 30) This annual fundraiser is free to attend and will take... more

Barbecue Safely This Summer

May 26 2014 Summertime is well on its way. This time of year is perfect for getting together with family and friends to enjoy great food and even better company. A summertime staple (and favorite) among homeowners barbecuing.... more

Do Auto Insurance Premiums Always Increase Following Traffic Violations?

May 23 2014 It isn't uncommon to get a ticket every now and then. However, the problem with receiving traffic violations is that they go on your permanent driving record. This can lead to higher insurance premiums. Now, it is... more

The benefits of purchasing traveler's insurance

May 19 2014 Insurance coverage is probably the last thing on most people's mind when preparing for a business or a leisure trip. Yet, obtaining insurance coverage while traveling can help individuals mitigate some of the risks... more

Construction Insurance is Important

May 14 2014 If you own your own construction business, then you know very well that you need to protect it. After all, there's a good chance that your business is likely the largest asset that you own; this is especially true... more

Play Golf for a Cause

Apr 30 2014 The Chardonnay Golf Club is hosting the 2014 Vacaville Neighborhood Boys and Girls Club Golf Tournament on Friday, May 9th. The event benefits the Boys and Girls Club serving youths in Vacaville. This is an... more

Time to Check Your Coverage

Apr 23 2014 Businesses should always keep sufficient general liability insurance at a level that protects its assets. Growing organizations need to diligently review their coverage regularly with their insurance advisers. You... more

It's Almost Boat Season! Get It Ready Now

Apr 18 2014 If you're like most people, you've probably had your boat packed away for the last couple of months, waiting for the weather to truly warm up. Now that Spring is here, you've been doing Spring cleaning and home... more

Get Renter's Insurance for Your New Place

Apr 14 2014 Keeping expenses down is a priority for many. In the interest of saving money, they cut corners wherever they can, and live without little luxuries that others enjoy. If you're renting a home or apartment, once you... more

Changing Tires: You, Too Can Do It

Apr 9 2014 When you watch a NASCAR race, you watch a pit crew change 4 tires and fill a car with gas in less that 14 seconds. For F1 pit crews, that same pit stop for 4 tires and fuel can be under 6 seconds. Unfortunately,... more

Three Tips to Stretch Your Food Budget

Apr 4 2014 In the last few years, the costs of food have skyrocketed. Most people have had to devote extra cash to their grocery budgets just to provide basic food items for their families. While many people use coupons and... more

Mitigate Business Threats to Control Insurance Rates

Mar 26 2014 Business owners will learn the importance of following every recommendation from the insurance company.  Risk of loss is the primary factor in setting annual premiums for a business insurance policy.  Multiple... more

Cleaning out your Life this spring

Mar 21 2014 As we spring into spring, we just can't wait to tidy up our lives. We clean out the nooks and crannies, neaten up our desks, and prepare to make the leap into a fresh new season, unburdened by the dustiness of the... more

Follow Baby's Arrival With Insurance Updates

Mar 17 2014 Life changes dramatically when a new baby enters the family.  Nursery preparation is the primary focus to make certain that Baby has everything necessary for comfort and safety.  In the fray, parents forget the... more

Teenage Dream: A Safe Car for your Teen

Mar 12 2014 Getting your teenager home safely begins with good driving habits; but every good driver needs a good vehicle. If you're considering a car for a teen driver in your life, there are some safety features you will... more

Singer and Songwriter Competition Wednesday, March 12th in Vacaville, CA

Mar 10 2014 Are you a singer or songwriter who is looking to get on stage? If the answer is yes, then come down to the Blondies Bar & Grill in downtown Vacaville, California. This community event is sure to get the local... more

Spring your RV into spring

Mar 7 2014 Spring means that it's time to prepare for road trips; and that means getting your RV road-worthy once more. Here are a few tips to get you on the road in no time. First things first: check your tires. Factors like... more

All About California Burn Laws and Fireplace Safety

Feb 24 2014 Did you know that approximately one in three Californians owns and regularly uses a wood-burning fireplace? Furthermore, according to the United States Fire Administration, approximately 36% of all house fires are... more

Key Factors that Determine Your Auto Insurance Premium

Feb 19 2014 You can take some positive steps to reduce your auto insurance premiums, although a few factors are out of your control. Here's why: Things you can control: Your driving record If you have moving violations or... more

Tips for Choosing the Best Insurance Policy for Your Business

Feb 14 2014 Whether you are a new business owner or an exiting business owner wanting to make sure your business is protected, it is important to be knowledgeable when it comes to business insurance. There are many different... more

Healthy Family Recipes: Freezer To Oven Meals

Feb 10 2014 Healthy meals can be a challenge for busy families with sports and other afterschool activities. Too often, it is easier for the family to grab a fast food meal. More often than not, families have parents who both... more

Long List of New Laws for California Start in 2014

Feb 5 2014 The state of California has a laundry list of new laws that start this year in 2014. Here is a sampling of a few of them. Immigrants - AB 60 provides driver's licenses for immigrants who are in the country... more

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Renters Insurance

Jan 29 2014 If you are a renter and do not currently have a renters insurance policy in place, then it may be time to consider buying one. Before you do, here are some of the most frequently asked questions about this type of... more

Top Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe

Jan 20 2014 Gateway Professional Insurance Services wants pet parents to know how they can help their furry friends stay safe and well. Keep food and exercise routines on track to help stress levels stay low Make certain your... more

Plan Motorcycle Riding Around Weather Conditions

Jan 17 2014 Motorcycles are an exciting and economical way to travel. The ability to bypass traffic and the feel of the open air turn your daily commute to work into something special. But, the downside is that the weather... more

Vacaville Jumps into the New Year With Great January Events

Jan 13 2014 Vacaville, California is wasting no time after the New Year getting a start on fun events. Following the scores of New Year’s Eve events are these following exciting January events. - 10 Years of Bliss - The Bliss... more

Tips for Adding a Bricks and Mortar Site to An Online Business

Jan 8 2014 Advice is plentiful for the retail store that wants to start an online sales division, but what if you have an online store and are thinking of beginning a bricks and mortar store. Since there are so many types of... more

Reviewing Your Insurance Policies: A Realistic New Year's Resolution

Jan 3 2014 On the list of life-changing New Year's resolutions reviewing your insurance policies may not seem that important. The staff at Gateway Professional Insurance Services wants you to start 2014 in the best possible... more

Best Holiday Gifts for the Car Lovers in Your Life

Dec 24 2013 If you can't afford to purchase a 2013 Lamborghini Aventador or Ferrari 458 Italia, you might want to consider these gifts for a car lover. A replica model is a more economical approach to getting someone their... more

Hosting a Holiday Party? Make Sure Your Homeowners Insurance is Enough.

Dec 20 2013 This time of year is filled with holiday parties. Some are with relatives, some with friends, and others may be work related. If you are hosting a party, are you sure your homeowners insurance will cover you and... more

Why We Love "Word of Mouth" Advertising

Dec 16 2013 At Gateway Professional Insurance Services, we are very thankful for the loyalty of our customers. We love being part of the Vacaville, California community, and appreciate it when people provide referrals and... more

Festival of Trees Gala Returns to Vacaville

Dec 11 2013 The Holidays are full of events to celebrate the season and one is set for December 2nd at the Vacaville Skating Center. That is the date for the annual Festival of Trees Gala. The 2013 Festival of the Trees Gala... more

Who qualifies for workers compensation?

Dec 6 2013 Today's worker has a number of challenges to face. Unfortunate situations do happen on the job and you should be prepared in the event something happens. Many people automatically think they qualify for workers... more

Begin Your Holiday in a Healthy Way

Dec 2 2013 During the holidays, we tend to over-eat and enjoy foods that are not particularly healthy for us. People love finger foods, so let's begin with an appetizer recipe that would add one element of healthier eating. ... more

Are Your Tires Good Enough for Winter?

Nov 27 2013 With winter rapidly approaching it is time to think about your tires. With all-season tires of today, many never consider the need for winter tires. The fact is, in a mild winter or in areas that see little or no... more

What Earthquake Insurance Will and Won't Cover

Nov 22 2013 Experiencing the violence of an earthquake isn't the only thing that makes survivors scared. If you're a home owner, finding out that you didn't have the right insurance to meet your needs can be really frightening.... more

Know Your Rights Under Worker's Comp Insurance

Nov 18 2013 Worker's comp insurance protects you against injuries sustained on the job. In the event of an accident on the job where you need medical care, your worker's comp policy will help pay for medical treatment for the... more

Ways You Can Drive Safer In The Rain

Nov 13 2013 Driving in the rain is a headache and hassle that no one truly enjoys. However, driving in the rain isn't just about how wet you get when you're not inside the car, its making sure you're driving safer since the... more

The Best Thanksgiving Means Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Nov 8 2013 When you think about Thanksgiving, you think about friends, family and great food. When it comes to great desserts, there's no better way to finish off an awesome meal than with Pumpkin Cheesecake! If you love... more

Thanksgiving And Kitchen Safety: A Must Have For True Enjoyment

Nov 4 2013 Thanksgiving is a great time of year. We get together with friends and family, watch football on TV and best of all, enjoy great food. The one thing that is rarely on anyones mind on Thanksgiving is their... more

Vacaville in November Means Lots of Fun

Oct 30 2013 Located as a growing community on the California Interstate 80 corridor between the Bay Area and Sacramento, Vacaville serves as both a bedroom suburb to San Francisco commuters and Sacramento, as well as a farming... more

Spoo-tacular Halloween Events in Vacaville

Oct 28 2013 The ghost, goblins, and witches take the streets of Historic Downtown Vacaville every Halloween. The annual Halloween Stroll provides a safe, family-friendly setting where youngsters of all ages can enjoy trick-or-... more

Why You Need D&O Insurance

Oct 25 2013 The day-to-day of running any operation, from a huge corporation straight down the line to a homeowners' association is exhausting. A president of a small non-profit has enough to deal with without the liability of... more

Master Condo Insurance Before Tragedy Strikes

Oct 21 2013 Condo insurance is a bird of a different feather, much like a peacock. Having a trusted and knowledgeable insurance agent like Gateway Professional Insurance Services makes the difference between being fully... more

Earthquake Insurance Coverage Provides You with Monetary Compensation for Repairs

Oct 16 2013 Representatives of Gateway Professional Insurance Services remind you to check your homeowner's insurance policy to make sure you have earthquake insurance coverage. You may think your homeowner's insurance policy... more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct 11 2013 October is national Breast Cancer awareness month. All over the country, those affected by this heartbreaking disease are gathering to raise funds for research, draw attention to their cause, promote early... more

Keep Your Home and Your Guests Safe This Halloween

Oct 7 2013 Halloween is a scary time of the year. It is even scarier if you are not ready for the liability issues that you may face when hosting a Halloween party or by giving neighborhood children goodies. Here is a quick... more

Tips for preparing your home for Autumn

Sep 30 2013 Homeowners usually have a list of steps to take when they are preparing their homes for the spring. Steps should also be taken to prepare your home for autumn. Get these chores done now to avoid problems that can... more

...And Now a Word From our Customers

Sep 27 2013 At Gateway Professional Insurance Services we think we have some of the best customers in the world. They come from all walks of life in our community and they frequently refer friends and relatives to us. They... more

Insurance Coverage for Apartment Building Owners

Sep 23 2013 If you currently own an apartment building, you should be aware that you may have some unique insurance needs. As an apartment owner, you will require both business and property insurance. Your property insurance... more

Build Your Business Relationships on the Green

Sep 20 2013 If you live and do business in Vacaville and are not taking advantage of the area's many highly rated golf courses, you are missing opportunities. There's a reason that the golf course is one of those cliché places... more

Tips for Forming a Carpool

Sep 16 2013 In today’s busy life, anything you can do to save time is very important. Forming a carpool with other nearby parents to take kids to and from school or activities is one of the best ways you can save this precious... more

About Gateway Professional Insurance Services

Sep 11 2013 For over 30 years Gateway Professional Insurance Services has been serving the Vacaville, California area. What you may not know about us is that we believe being an excellent insurance company is more than... more

Fairfield Fire

Aug 28 2013 Dear friends, I wanted to let you know that when disaster struck in our community this evening you Salvation Army was there!  We first learned about the fire that consumed a number of homes in Fairfield around 4:45... more

How to Safely Handle a Blowout

Aug 28 2013 Even if you regularly maintain your tires it is very possible that you will experience a tire blowout at some time. Often it may be due to debris on the road or another circumstance that you can't adequately... more

Liability - What is it and Who Does it Affect?

Aug 23 2013 Liability is the term used to describe the type of insurance that protects you against claims that others may make against you for injuries they incur on your property or in your business, or for damage your... more

What is a Surety Bond and How Does It Work?

Aug 19 2013 A surety bond, at its most simple description, is a financial instrument that binds an individual to performing a particular obligation. Not doing the job as agreed upon allows for the breaking of the bond, and the... more

Downtown Vacaville: Farmers Market!

Aug 14 2013 Nothing beats the fresh taste of produce straight from the farm. The Vacaville Farmer's Market is just the spot to get quality, fresh produce grown by local farmers. Each Saturday between 8 a.m.. and 12 p.m.. from... more

Are you Familiar with the Different Types of Life Insurance?

Aug 9 2013 When thinking about life insurance, most people think there is one general policy and it will cover everything. Not true – there are distinct differences in each type of policy available. Here is a quick breakdown:... more

Do You Really Need Renters Insurance?

Aug 5 2013 If you are renting, you need renters insurance, no two ways about it. Your property is not covered by your landlord's insurance in the event something adverse happens. When a thief breaks into your home or a fire... more

2013 CreekWalk Summer Concert Series

Jul 31 2013 Residents of Vacaville and surrounding areas have been eagerly looking forward to the 2013 CreekWalk Summer Concerts series, which is set to take place through August. The acclaimed music series gives you, your... more

Riding Safety: Motorcycle Riding in the Heat Means Staying Cautious

Jul 26 2013 With the arrival of summer, motorcycle riders everywhere are taking to the open road. While the summer heat might tempt you to wear light clothing and relax during your ride, taking some precautions can keep you... more

How Much Life Insurance do I Really Need?

Jul 22 2013 When you are trying to determine how much life insurance to purchase for your family and financial goals, several consideration go into the calculation. Income Your income level plays a significant role in the... more

What You Need to Know About Workers' Compensation

Jul 19 2013 Workers' compensation is a necessary policy that you need to have when you have employees. It protects you, your business and your employees by providing benefits when an employee is injured. Following Workers'... more

It's Summer! Do you Have the Right Coverage for the Lake?

Jul 15 2013 Before you take your sailboats, jet boats or ski boats out on the water this summer, take time to evaluate your coverage. Do not assume that it is the right protection when you plan to fish and ski this summer.... more

Do you Own a Classic Car?

Jul 12 2013 When you are the owner of a classic car, taking measures to maintain your precious vehicle will provide peace of mind when you are planning to show it in the future. Basic Safety When you are looking for auto... more

Welcome to the Gateway Insurance Blog!

Jun 19 2013 Thank you for checking out our new blog. We hope this site will become a helpful source of information about getting a great deal on insurance and making sure you have sufficient coverage to secure what is... more

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